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ludwigb Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:21 AM
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These Massive Media Egos
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 11:22 AM by ludwigb
Is anybody else watching the debate ticked off about how these media people keep interrupting the candidates? I say just let the candidates have a discussion and stop butting in.
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eaprez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:33 AM
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1. I was thinking the same thing.
They ask a question and when they dislike the answer they interrupt.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:36 AM
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2. The candidates are holding there on
I am so proud to be a Democrat!
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ludwigb Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:40 AM
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5. They seem to want soundbyte answers
for each question. We have wonderful candidates with substantial answers and they aren't allowed to elaborate.
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ludwigb Donating Member (789 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:36 AM
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3. Whoever the woman is....
She's the worst of all.
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eaprez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:39 AM
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4. She Doesn't
even wait for the answers to her own questions. They should go back to the "timed" answer....this relaxed atmosphere doesn't work.
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jbfam4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:40 AM
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6. You got that right
Who is she?
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RichM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:16 PM
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8. She is Elizabeth Bumiller of the NY Times.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:41 AM
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7. I'm ready for one debate moderated by independent media
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 11:45 AM by cosmicdot
... BuzzFlash, et al ...

corporations have ran the others ... give the people of the Democratic Party a chance to ask questions ...

our Media is irresponsible, sensationalist, narrow-focused, etc.

if this Media was contemporary of John Kennedy running for President, we wouldn't have had one brief shining nano-second ...

... when we lose the 4th Estate to special interests, we're facing a tough time ...

... the 4th Estate got itself together on a tennis court in France ... now, they meet on one for doubles and cocktails ...
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:18 PM
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9. I shut it off.
I really can't wait to see the debate between chimp and our nominee. It ought to be completely disgusting.
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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:21 PM
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10. they are a bunch of actors that take themselves too seriously
I think the politicians almost deserve the derisive treatment - since they KEEP VOTING to allow the corporations to buy all the media.
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kevinam Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:24 PM
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11. that was awful.
You are exactly right about egos. Gees, were there 4 Dem candidates, or 6?? That was not the way to hold a debate. I think the vast majority of questions were posed to either Edwards or Kerry. That was entirely unfair, and I think Sharpton was right to comment that the media was trying to determine the nominee. I think the moderators had more time talking then Kucinich and Sharpton. Yea, haha, it is New York, that isn't funny, it is rude to the candidates, and the viewers that wanted to hear answers from the candidates. It doesn't matter what part of the country you come from, you shouldn't interrupt constantly when people are speaking, well unless they are republicans :)...Kevin.
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:27 PM
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12. after larry king...
thought surely dan rather would choose thoughtful journalists with important questions, and uplift the process :argh:

du'ers, methinks we need to laugh:

"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."
Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the California recall campaign... :crazy:
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:29 PM
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13. HAHAHAHHAHAHAH
"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."
Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the California recall campaign... :crazy:


this is toooo funny. i didn't hear of it until now. but it's really got me laughing and i need it after this disgusting debate.
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:07 PM
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14. you guys...
make me laugh all the time. glad i could repay.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:17 PM
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15. What I love about DU is when I see something like ...
the candidate debate this morning and want to express my resentment or jubulation or whatever, someone here has already done it. I could not agree more. The Inquisitioners were rude, ill-informed, illogical and boorish. All of the candidates were far more polite than the dolts doing the questioning deserved.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:32 PM
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16. YES! Happened in the last debate also.
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