Free for All: 03/10/13

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  1. imnotblue Says:

    ^ When people say, “Chavez wasn’t that bad,” we see the same type of people.

    I can’t say I’m surprised. Saddened, but not surprised.

    There’s a reason why I don’t travel with my ring on.

  2. NewsNation debuted a new theme song just now.

  3. imnotblue Says:

    ^ When Republicans complain about media bias, the lack of party identification in stories like that, are one of their strongest arguments.

    Unacceptable.

  4. Tonight appears to be when Piers Morgan Tonight becomes Piers Morgan Live.

  5. Unfortunately a pier to a polluted lake regardless of changing the name of the lake.

  6. No, Republicans want people like that identified as Democrats so they can say all Democrats are corrupt. Just read the comments. Not to mention, FOX goes out of its way not to identify corrupt Republicans as Republicans — anyone remember “Governor Mark Sanford (D)” and “Congressman Mark Foley (D-FL)”?

  7. In fact, it’s actually fairly common not to identify a former whatever’s party five years after they’ve been removed from office and served time in prison. It’s not important. Period.

  8. A countdown clock to the 2016 election???? Kill me now.

  9. savefarris Says:

    Andy, then surely you’ll be protesting AP’s use of Larry Craig’s party in Paragraph 4: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CRAIG_FEC_LAWSUIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-11-11-50-58

    NOPE, NO DOUBLE STANDARD HERE!!!

  10. imnotblue Says:

    Ugh… the stages of Political Denial:

    1) Deny the problem:
    Since when has it been “common” to not identify former politicians by their party? What source do you have for that gem?

    2) Predict what “the other guy” would do:
    Spare me the “they want to” hypothesizing, okay. Since when is it the business of a newspaper or media outlet to anticipate how ideologues on the right will interpret the facts, and alter their reports in response?

    3) Blame someone else for something similar:
    Yeah, I know, “FOX News… BAD!” *sigh* So just like that instance, I assume you’ll demand a correction by CNN? Or is this “different” enough that they’re okay, but you’ll still whine about FOX?

    4) Deny the problem again, and demand other people agree:
    “It’s not important. Period.” Why was it left out of the story? Was the author careless? Did it not add to the content of the story? Was it not a relevant fact of the matter? Why, journalisticlly, was it not included?

  11. savefarris Says:

    More Articles Andy purports to be “not important”: a story on Scooter Libby has the party ID in paragraph 2: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/28/bob-mcdonnell-scooter-libby_n_2786526.html

  12. savefarris Says:

    More Articles Andy purports to be “not important”: a story on Former SD Governor Bill Janklow has the party ID in paragraph 3: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-bill-janklow-20120113,0,5959275.story

  13. savefarris Says:

    More Articles Andy purports to be “not important”: a follow-up on Jesse Jackson Jr has the party ID in paragraph … NEVER: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/jesse-jackson-jr-memoir-d_n_2774582.html

  14. imnotblue Says:

    Um… farris… didn’t you notice that Andy said “Period.”

    That means we’re done talking about this. Leave your logic, evidence, and contradictions at home. We’re done. He said so.

  15. icemannyr Says:

    Hamid Karzai is a putz. MSNBC needs more coverage of this story and less republican bashing today.

  16. Yeah, comparing stuff about things people did while in office in articles written within a week is different than some nobody who has been in and out of prison for the last five years. Your rants have nothing to do with integrity, it’s all about the paranoid universe you all live in where everyone’s out to get you.

  17. imnotblue Says:

    ^ What?!

  18. savefarris Says:

    Cleanup on Aisle Andy!

  19. There isn’t a good reason an article of that length would neglect to include party affiliation.

    NY Times: “Mr. Kilpatrick was seen by many as a future star of the Democratic Party”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/us/kwame-kilpatrick-ex-mayor-of-detroit-convicted-in-corruption-case.html

    CBS News / AP: “The Democrat spent 14 months in prison”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57573586/kwame-kilpatrick-ex-detroit-mayor-convicted-of-racketeering-other-corruption-charges/

    NBC News: “Kilpatrick, a Democrat, was just 31 when he was elected mayor in 2001.”

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/11/17269402-ex-detroit-mayor-kilpatrick-convicted-of-range-of-corruption-charges?lite

    Reuters (first sentence): “Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, once seen as a rising star in Democratic Party politics, was convicted on Monday”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/usa-crime-kilpatrick-idUSL1N0C32WN20130311

  20. I smell PR at work. Matt Lauer didn’t want Curry as a co-host, and said they had no chemistry, but he advised management to slow down, and was super-duper supportive of his good buddy Ann. Cover all bases much?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/11/matt-lauer-s-bruising-year-after-ann-curry-s-ouster-devastated-thetoday-show.html?source=socialflow&account=thedailybeast&medium=twitter

  21. LOL – RE: Click through. For the children.

    http://www.politisite.com/2013/03/11/whos-courageous/#.UT43n0Ju68C

    Laura has been trying her hand at writing for us. Appreciate you all supporting her.

    Al Milliron
    Politisite

  22. Ha Ha… I had already read this and liked it without noticing Our own Laura (I’m claiming her) had written it!

  23. “Detroit is a microcosm of what’s going on in America, except America can still print money and borrow,” John Boyle, financial consultant hired to review the city.

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