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#81 Jun 22, 2012
I think your man is desperate!!!
Don't give anyone a present. Spend the money on ME!
What a joke!

http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/the-oba...

“The NRA sucks”

Since: Nov 11

No Tea for me

#82 Jun 22, 2012
you decide wrote:
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MSNBC..Chris Mathews
Now there's top notch reporting!!! He is NOTHING but a JOKE!!!
Matthews worked in print media for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner (1987–2000) and two years as a nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. In 1997 and 1998, his research in the National Archives produced a series of exclusives on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews has covered American presidential election campaigns since 1988.

In 1997, Matthews began his own talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which originally aired on CNBC but is currently on MSNBC. Hardball features pundits and elected officials as guests.

In 2002, The Chris Matthews Show began airing in syndication. The show is formatted as a political roundtable consisting of four journalists and Matthews, who serves as the moderator. He is estimated to earn more than $5 million a year. He also wrote a book called Hardball.[19]
Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish American parents and is a Roman Catholic.[2] He attended La Salle College High School. He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[3][4]

Matthews served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970[5] as a trade development adviser.

What are Shawn Hannity's credentials? He went to High School...Fox is a joke,only dummies watch Fox. Hi dummie!

Since: Oct 10

Loveland, OH

#83 Jun 22, 2012
Flip Flopper wrote:
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Matthews worked in print media for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner (1987–2000) and two years as a nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. In 1997 and 1998, his research in the National Archives produced a series of exclusives on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews has covered American presidential election campaigns since 1988.
In 1997, Matthews began his own talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which originally aired on CNBC but is currently on MSNBC. Hardball features pundits and elected officials as guests.
In 2002, The Chris Matthews Show began airing in syndication. The show is formatted as a political roundtable consisting of four journalists and Matthews, who serves as the moderator. He is estimated to earn more than $5 million a year. He also wrote a book called Hardball.[19]
Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish American parents and is a Roman Catholic.[2] He attended La Salle College High School. He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[3][4]
Matthews served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970[5] as a trade development adviser.
What are Shawn Hannity's credentials? He went to High School...Fox is a joke,only dummies watch Fox. Hi dummie!
Matthews also admits that the media is "establishment liberal"



Your such a hoot trying to sell Matthews as a journalist, let alone an impartial one. Have you ever thought about jousting with a windmill?

“The NRA sucks”

Since: Nov 11

No Tea for me

#84 Jun 22, 2012
thud333 wrote:
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Matthews also admits that the media is "establishment liberal"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZiAE2lJ7JtMXX
Your such a hoot trying to sell Matthews as a journalist, let alone an impartial one. Have you ever thought about jousting with a windmill?
Have you ever thought about anything? Compared to the jokers on Fox, Mathews is a journalist extraordinaire. I'm not really a Mathews fan but he does research his material and he's a good interviewer.
GBA

Saint Marys, OH

#85 Jun 22, 2012
Ata Boys, you got em on the run!

Since: Oct 10

Loveland, OH

#86 Jun 22, 2012
Flip Flopper wrote:
<quoted text> Have you ever thought about anything? Compared to the jokers on Fox, Mathews is a journalist extraordinaire. I'm not really a Mathews fan but he does research his material and he's a good interviewer.
Well - considering the fact you've never watched Fox in your life (and I know you claim you don't but that statement does not reflect reality), then your opinion really carries no weight. I look for all this "unfairness" you talk about and I see for the most part, particularly in the hard news, the story told from both perspectives. You issue is you want to hear it from only one perspective - yours. That's what makes it so ironic for you to accuse anyone of "not thinking".

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

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#87 Jun 22, 2012
Flip Flopper wrote:
<quoted text>
Matthews worked in print media for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner (1987–2000) and two years as a nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. In 1997 and 1998, his research in the National Archives produced a series of exclusives on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews has covered American presidential election campaigns since 1988.
In 1997, Matthews began his own talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which originally aired on CNBC but is currently on MSNBC. Hardball features pundits and elected officials as guests.
In 2002, The Chris Matthews Show began airing in syndication. The show is formatted as a political roundtable consisting of four journalists and Matthews, who serves as the moderator. He is estimated to earn more than $5 million a year. He also wrote a book called Hardball.[19]
Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish American parents and is a Roman Catholic.[2] He attended La Salle College High School. He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[3][4]
Matthews served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970[5] as a trade development adviser.
What are Shawn Hannity's credentials? He went to High School...Fox is a joke,only dummies watch Fox. Hi dummie!
Shawn's credentials are his ratings. Number 2 in the business. Only Rush has a larger audience, I think. Maybe Al Franken on AIR AMERICA has better ratings. Can you find out about Air America's ratings & let us know? Also, could you check with Matthews & see if he still "gets a tingle up his leg," while OBAMA is speaking?
Todd Palin

Buckeye Lake, OH

#88 Jun 22, 2012
Fox...hehehehehe news for dummies..my dumb wife Sarah is on Fox and she is dumb..she was kicked in the head by a mule when she was a child and loved the brothers in when she was in college.

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#89 Jun 22, 2012
Todd Palin wrote:
Fox...hehehehehe news for dummies..my dumb wife Sarah is on Fox and she is dumb..she was kicked in the head by a mule when she was a child and loved the brothers in when she was in college.
Very goog post. Probably written by a scholar.
Todd Palin

Buckeye Lake, OH

#90 Jun 22, 2012
DON W SOUTH wrote:
<quoted text>Very goog post. Probably written by a scholar.
Yours was also very goog
Grandpa Jones

Bellefontaine, OH

#91 Jun 22, 2012
Flip Flopper wrote:
<quoted text>
Matthews worked in print media for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner (1987–2000) and two years as a nationally syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. In 1997 and 1998, his research in the National Archives produced a series of exclusives on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews has covered American presidential election campaigns since 1988.
In 1997, Matthews began his own talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which originally aired on CNBC but is currently on MSNBC. Hardball features pundits and elected officials as guests.
In 2002, The Chris Matthews Show began airing in syndication. The show is formatted as a political roundtable consisting of four journalists and Matthews, who serves as the moderator. He is estimated to earn more than $5 million a year. He also wrote a book called Hardball.[19]
Matthews was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish American parents and is a Roman Catholic.[2] He attended La Salle College High School. He is a 1967 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[3][4]
Matthews served in the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland from 1968 to 1970[5] as a trade development adviser.
What are Shawn Hannity's credentials? He went to High School...Fox is a joke,only dummies watch Fox. Hi dummie!
Hello, Egg head

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#92 Jun 22, 2012
Todd Palin wrote:
<quoted text> Yours was also very goog
GOOG is the stock market symbol for google....my guess is that Don checks the google stock in his immense portfolio daily on his iPhone and the thing just replaced "good" with "goog". Happens all of the time.

damn you autocorrect!

Lol.

“ +IAN, AMERICAN, OHIOAN, BELLE”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#93 Jun 22, 2012
Ethel K wrote:
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GOOG is the stock market symbol for google....my guess is that Don checks the google stock in his immense portfolio daily on his iPhone and the thing just replaced "good" with "goog". Happens all of the time.
damn you autocorrect!
Lol.
Ethel, Ethel, my Ethel...what am I to say. Why do you like to "hassle" me so? Are you falling in love with me?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#94 Jun 22, 2012
you decide wrote:
I think your man is desperate!!!
Don't give anyone a present. Spend the money on ME!
What a joke!
http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/the-oba...
From the comments below it, it doesn't look like it is going over too well either.

In his defense, I would imagine/hope he hasn't seen it, and would have it taken down if he knew about it.
Todd Palin

Buckeye Lake, OH

#95 Jun 22, 2012
Bellefontaine Forum wrote:
<quoted text>From the comments below it, it doesn't look like it is going over too well either.
In his defense, I would imagine/hope he hasn't seen it, and would have it taken down if he knew about it.
You will be able to tell when he is really getting desperate, he will do a fund raiser with Donald Trump

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#97 Jun 22, 2012
DON W SOUTH wrote:
<quoted text>Ethel, Ethel, my Ethel...what am I to say. Why do you like to "hassle" me so? Are you falling in love with me?
Are you sober?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#98 Jun 22, 2012
Ethel K wrote:
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Are you sober?
I don't think he realized you were joking. He's old. I'm old. That's what sucks about typed words.
Light-hearted humor can't be heard or felt.
Truth Hurts

Bellefontaine, OH

#100 Jun 23, 2012
DON W SOUTH wrote:
<quoted text>Shows how out of it u r. Many people watch FOX. If you were to do so, u would be informed. For wxample, only Fox gave coverage to the House of Representatives Fast & Furious hearings,
which have been going on for months, until just recently.
That's false. I've been watching the Republican witch-hunt on C-Span without all the Obama hating rhetoric from "fair and balanced" (not), FOX and Friends, Hate President Obama, Murdoch owned FOX Network. Please go on. Dig what personal credibility you possess a shallow grave while we laugh and watch. Go ahead and keep proving to us where you get the stupid trash at to post the stupid crap you do.
you decide

Springfield, OH

#101 Jun 23, 2012
June 20th

CBS

CBS has done an excellent job with Fast & Furious since February 2011. Sharyl Attkisson has been the only reporter in the mainstream press who has been on top of this story and kept it alive. Tonight, CBS led its program with a report on the economy, but the contempt vote was the second story and it was well balanced. No spin, no jabs.

After that, Scott Pelley spoke on camera Ms. Attkisson and she gave an in depth history of Fast & Furious and the great human cost of the ATF's gunwalking operation. She even mentioned Brian Terry and the hundreds of Mexican victims, including the brother of a Mexican official, and how some guns took down a military helicopter.

Kudos to CBS and Ms. Attkisson for doing a stellar job.

ABC

ABC World News started tonight with the absolute most important story of the day--a heat wave in the northeast! Then there was talk of a brand new flood zone.

The Fast & Furious scandal and President Obama's first-ever invocation of executive privilege received only third-highest priority during ABC's broadcast. Anchor Diane Sawyer spoke as if the 18-month old scandal was itself breaking news. In fairness, it would be breaking news to viewers of ABC World News. A quick search of the program's coverage yields zero results.

Ms. Sawyer described today’s vote as “a political storm over an undercover operation called Fast & Furious.” She characterized the program as botched (it was not) and just mentions a border patrol agent was killed. She failed to say his name was Brian Terry.

As further damning proof of the previous lack of coverage, anchor Jake Tapper had to tell the entire story of Fast & Furious in a few seconds in order to get to today’s story. If Ms. Sawyer covered it regularly over the past 18 months, ABC wouldn’t need to waste precious airtime getting World News viewers up to speed.

Mr. Tapper has talked about Fast & Furious before. He shows a clip of a one-on-one interview he did with President Obama back in October which included a discussion of the scandal. Also, during an October press conference, Mr. Tapper was the only reporter to ask President Obama about Mr. Holder.

The anchors did mention Brian Terry, though briefly. They made no mention of the 300 Mexicans killed by F&F weapons or the fact that guns have been found at 12 crime scenes in America.
you decide

Springfield, OH

#102 Jun 23, 2012
NBC

Brian Williams did not look happy at the beginning of NBC Nightly News tonight, and I don’t blame him. The House Oversight Committee voted Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. This meant the controversy was, for the second time ever, too large for him to deny its newsworthiness.

Though Fast & Furious was the lead story for Nightly News, it was full of spin and jabs against Republicans. According to Mr. Williams,“Washington has blown up into a caustic partisan fight, and a showdown is coming over the power of the American president.” Mr. Holder was not found in contempt because of executive privilege. He was found in contempt for withholding documents. He could have avoided this if he just showed up to yesterday’s meeting with the 1,300 pages he promised. The president's interference was not the genesis of this conflict.

Then Mr. Williams called Fast & Furious a "badly botched sting operation." It was not botched. Fast & Furious happened exactly how it was supposed to happen.

He ironically mentions that for anyone “not following the complexities of all of it, it just looks like more of our broken politics & vicious fights out in the open.” It’s ironic, because his viewers aren’t following Fast & Furious. His program only recently mentioned the story at all and gave the 18-month investigation 30 seconds of air time.

Tonight's recap of Fast & Furious was very brief and didn’t go into much detail. Brian Terry was mentioned once. They did show Rep Desjarlais talk about him and the slain Mexicans. That was the only mention, though.

The coverage of today’s events did show some clips of House Republicans but gave most of the time to sound bites from those defending Mr. Holder. There was no discussion of how Chairman Issa has bent over backwards to compromise for these documents. NBC didn’t say anything about how the original request was for 70,000 pages, but the Congressman skimmed it down to just 1,300.

In fact, anchor Kelly O'Donnell misleadingly states Holder has handed over "thousands of documents" without the context of how many tens of thousands he did not. Rep. Elijah Cummings is given time to claim Holder was "prohibited by law from producing" the documents. In contrast, Rep. Trey Gowdy, whose speech today succinctly summarized the Republican case for voting Holder in contempt, was given five words--"I can give them this"--before O'Donnell began speaking over him. Since no full thought of Gowdy's was given air time, it appears NBC merely had him on to depict Republicans as angry & unhinged.

As the Fast & Furious investigation now involves the White House itself, we can expect to see partisans like Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer continue to spin the story to protect Obama. Meanwhile, actual journalists like CBS's Atkisson will continue to follow the facts instead of contorting them to protect the powerful. As the House of Representatives votes on the measure to hold Eric Holder in contempt tomorrow, we will see which of the mainstream news networks displays the worst bias in their coverage.

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