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November 6, 2008

Stuff We Had A Right To KNOW!

by at 12:40 pm.

NOW we get to hear about just how dangerous and uninformed Palin REALLY was? NOW? So much for the public vetting a candidate.


Thanks media, for hiding this from us. (Via BMG).

15 Responses to “Stuff We Had A Right To KNOW!”

  1. Eleanor Rigby Says:

    Not hiding, the mainstream media has been desimated! Reporters fired left and right! NO ONE IS WATCHING because no one is employed!

    Why is this coming now, From FOX? Because RM is a savvy politician himself and is “exposing” it now.

    Democracy is in trouble because there are fewer and fewer reporters on all levels watching out for us.

    The media didn’t hide it. The media (what’s left of it) didn’t KNOW!

  2. Kim Says:

    WOW! Can she spell potato?

  3. joe from Lowell Says:

    From now on, whenever I’m stumped by a question, I’m going to say “In what sense, Charlie?”

  4. Guy Fox Says:

    Kim,

    I don’t know about potato but I bet she knows jobs is a FOUR letter word right Mr. Biden?…..

    Just because this comes out doesn’t make it so. This could be all sour grapes from a wronged campaign worker or all true. I wouldn’t rush to judgement quite yet.

  5. Lynne Says:

    Oh my god, YOU want to talk about sour grapes???

    How anyone in their right mind can compare the competence of Biden to Palin and have Biden come up short is beyond me. Beyond help, even.

    And, it sounds a lot more like a bunch of pent up frustrated people coming out with knowledge they were forced to keep silent to me. There’re too many things coming out for them all to be just sour grapes in a losing campaign. Especially since some of the things are extensions of what we knew from BEFORE the campaign ended, like the extent of her little shopping trips.

  6. Guy Fox Says:

    Notice I said COULD be sour grapes? Notice how I was adressing Kim on this? Is she incapable of defending her position Lynne? Why rush to her defense? Was I wrong that Joe Biden can’t count the letters in the word jobs? Did I imagine the tape I saw of that speech? The answers to the above questions are-
    Yes.
    Yes.
    I don’t know yet let’s let Kim have a say.
    Because you can’t help yourself if someone even hints at a desenting (sp) view.
    No.
    No.
    I’ve seen and heard the tape he stuck his foot in his mouth.

    On some level I’m sure some of what will and has already come out is true about Sarah Palin. I’m also sure that some pissed off campaign worker is exagerating (sp) this stuff a tad. I’m at work right now and can’t see the link you have in the story (filters) so I can’t comment on that.

    Bottom line is your guy won handily so what’s the big freakin’ deal if this stuff comes out now? After Hillary lost the primary that was the first time I heard of her penchant for whipping ash trays at walls. Did that change the outcome? No it didn’t.

  7. Guy Fox Says:

    Oh and as far as the media goes, I’m with EB on this one. There’s hardly and honest journalist left. The slanted coverage either way in this election was deplorable AT BEST.

  8. Guy Fox Says:

    Sorry I meant ER

  9. Lynne Says:

    Guy, the jobs thing is so damned inane as to be completely irrelevant. And of course, lame.

    And I can respond to whatever I feel like, Guy, it was at last check a free country. Also. My blog.

    Dude, it IS a big deal that it came out now and not before. It’s scary how we as a public didn’t get to FULLY VET a candidate for the second highest office in the land - an office whose sole purpose is to be READY to take the helm as president. It’s important that we know everything there is to know about said person, and we didn’t. That’s scary as hell.

    Funny how it seems that it’s always the Republicans who select the dumbest VPs. Whatever you say about Gore, or Biden, or whoever, you can’t say they are not very intelligent people. Even LIEberman, as much as turned out to be a snake and a right wing shill, at least can hold a sentence together. (In fact, he had to correct Mr. McCain as I recall, over the Shia-Sunni idiocy he came out with…)

  10. Guy Fox Says:

    So let me get this straight- Potatoes being misspelled = funny. “Jobs is a three letter word. j-o-b-s Jobs.” (paraphrasing of course) is irrelevant and lame. Oh ok. Just making sure we’re all on the same unhypocritical page here…..

  11. Guy Fox Says:

    Again refer back to comment seven and my thoughts on the media during this election.

  12. Lynne Says:

    I didn’t say anything about potatoes being anything. But the Right seems to think that the “jobs” thing is some sort of gotcha…okaaay.

    Hypocritical nothing. I could care less about your potato whatever. I am just really sick of lame supposed “gotcha” moments that make no sense to drag out because, as I said, lame.

    It’s NOT lame to be frightened by Sarah Palin not knowing Africa is a continent with multiple countries. That’s just common sense.

  13. Dave Faneuf Says:

    Hello all,
    I lurk on this site now and again and don’t take part in the discussion but on this I just want to make a point.

    Lynne called job loss in journalism as it relates to coverage of stories “damned inane as to be completely irrelevant. And of course lame.”

    I do have to take some exception to that statement and agree with the posters who say the decreasing number of journalists has an impact what we read, see and hear, or in this case don’t read, see or hear.

    In 2007, newspapers cut more than 2,000 jobs in the final seven months alone - while in 2008 so far (May) more than 3,020 newspaper jobs have been cut.

    Add to those numbers, McCaltchy cut 1400 jobs in June and Gannett cut 1000 jobs in August.

    So in the past 18 months 7,420 newspaper jobs have been eliminated. No, not all in newsrooms but many of those jobs were news gathering positions related. With each one of those jobs is the loss of not only institutional memory, but contacts that will no longer lead to the development of stories.

    CBS has been eliminating entire divisions in recent weeks.

    Look at Lowell. When I first joined media in Lowell there were 16 broadcast reporters on two competing radio stations, each reporter with sources keeping them informed, on the newspaper side I can only leave that to someone who might have direct knowledge but based on what I have been reading lately vs when I was competing with the paper, there have been major cuts.

    Today, there is ONE broadcast news reader in Lowell.

    So to say that the loss of journalism jobs doesn’t directly impact stories that go unreported points to a lack of understanding about how journalism works.

    Thanks for your indulgence.
    Dave Faneuf

  14. Lynne Says:

    Actually, Dave, I do need to correct you. I was calling Guy’s reference of Biden misstating the # of letters in “jobs” as lame - not the media or its jobs situation.

    I find the situation with newspapers to be lamentable, and tragic for our democracy - I believe we need to break up the big media monopolies so they stop making stupid shooting-in-foot decisions regarding the quality (read: workforce) of their coverage due to too-high expectations of profit.

    Every time I hear about layoffs at the Globe I wince.

  15. Kim Says:

    Guy,
    dittoe to what Lynne said.

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