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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:06 AM
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Tavis Smiley interviews Jeremy Scahill on Osama bin Laden (May 2)
In case you missed it, here's video of investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill appearing on Tavis Smiley on Monday. For example, Scahill criticized the celebrations of the killing of bin Laden: "I think that quite frankly its idiotic to treat these kinds of international events like sporting events, like its the World Cup that were cheering for here. I think in a way it really is insulting to those whove lost loved ones in these wars and who lost loved ones on 9/11, to trivialize it by jumping up and down like that." He also defended the Obama administration's action: "I think that President Obama treated this as a law enforcement operation to try to bring a culprit to justice rather than invading a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, and I think our response to that should be one of reflection on where we go from here, because this certainly isnt over." (Scahill seems to be a smart guy, but why does he have to precede everything with "I think that"? Otherwise good interview.)
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 06:04 AM
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1. Obama's success is just eating some folks alive.
I absolutely love it.

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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:01 AM
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2. and they will NEVER, NEVER, give him credit......
:mad: :mad: :mad:
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:17 AM
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3. I know it's not original - but if he walks on water
they say it's because he can't swim.
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 07:43 AM
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4. Ugh......I know.
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:11 AM
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5. I get a lot of pleasure out of seeing them cry too.
And then I picture that beautiful grin of his every time I hear them weep and wail.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:40 AM
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6. Smiley must have been grinding his teeth into powder.
He detests President Obama because he didn't bow down to Travis' massive ego and kiss his ring, and I hope his hatred and jealousy of this president is eating him up inside like acid.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:44 AM
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8. So Smiley is not an Obama supporter? Is he a repuke, oh nooo nt
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:14 AM
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9. No, he is a vain, self-appointed guardian of all things Black.
Doesn't make him anything except a fool with a damaged ego when talking about President Obama.

Al Sharpton took him down a peg or two.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:21 AM
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10. Thanks.
I googled and found the story about how Obama didn't go to his blah blah meeting. Lameness. I'll look for the Sharpton takedown
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:35 AM
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11. The sad part is, I like Tavis, he's a smart guy.
Like his show a lot, but he let his ego get the best of him over, well, nothing of import.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:43 AM
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7. Are you saying that Scahill is upset with Obama's success?
I guess he is in the very left category that will criticize based on his ethical stance but I'm not sure it's exactly eating him alive.
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