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Since: 11.7.02
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Amazing how this seemed to not get a lot of national attention:

Edwards plans campaign meeting at Confederate site

William Aiken, for the record, was the largest slaveholder in the South.

Somehow, Edwards seems to meet the NAACP's guidelines for the South Carolina boycott. I can only imagine what the press and/or NAACP would've done if this was W.



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Remember Grimis, there is a big difference between Bush (or another Republican) and Edwards (or another Democrat). If a Republican did this, they would be spitting on the legacy of the Republican Party, as there were no Republican slaveholders, whereas Edwards is only honoring the legacy of the Democratic Party. This is why a Republican would be held to a higher standard by the media.



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Yes, this is why the press was so tough on Jr. and totally gave Gore a free pass. Not to mention the collective blowjob they gave John McCain. Anyone who says the press is biased needs to take a hard look at that campaign.



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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    Yes, this is why the press was so tough on Jr. and totally gave Gore a free pass. Not to mention the collective blowjob they gave John McCain. Anyone who says the press is biased needs to take a hard look at that campaign.






While mentioning the blowjob for McCain (which is true), lets not forget the press bending over for Bill Bradley in the months leading up to the primaries. McCain really didn't become a media darling until the press realized they backed the wrong horse on the Democratic side.



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Of course the media gave McCain the blowjob; he started walking and talking more and more like a Democrat the further we got into the campaign. He started looking less like a Reagan Republican and more like a Rockefeller.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by MoeGates
    Yes, this is why the press was so tough on Jr. and totally gave Gore a free pass. Not to mention the collective blowjob they gave John McCain. Anyone who says the press is biased needs to take a hard look at that campaign.


Yes, but without the liberal press and Al Sharpton, what would the Republicans have to bitch about?

And if getting a story carried on CNN.com ISN'T national attention, then what is?

I know, I know, liberal media.. they would've done worse to W... look at what Jesse Jackson's been doing lately, why don't they get on him?... Bill Clinton... blah blah blah.

By the way, the reason people jumped on McCain's bandwagon, wasn't because he changed his tune, it was because we thought that he believed in what he was saying. He was still a Republican, still a conservative, but I think Democrats were willing to cast their lot in with him because he had an attribute that Bush will NEVER have.... he was genuine. When I hear Bush, I hear Karen Hughes and Karl Rove.

(Of course, some others may have voted for McCain because he was the lesser of two evils and they were worried that putting an inexperienced millionaire playboy in the White House would have disastrous ramifications. How stupid were they?)



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    Originally posted by asteroidboy
    By the way, the reason people jumped on McCain's bandwagon, wasn't because he changed his tune, it was because we thought that he believed in what he was saying. He was still a Republican, still a conservative, but I think Democrats were willing to cast their lot in with him because he had an attribute that Bush will NEVER have.... he was genuine. When I hear Bush, I hear Karen Hughes and Karl Rove.


Excuse me, but Mc Cain conservative? or genuine? Please. I'd hardly class McCain as a conservative. I'm much more likely to put in him the centrist class on most issues with an amazing ability to swing both ways on some issues. As far as genuine, I'd put him in the same class as John Kerry, although McCain is a bit less obvious in his political calculations. I'll freely admit that W needs Karen Hughes or (I've utterly blanked her name, Peggy? Patty?) Noonan to make him sound even remotely eloquent, but I still don't believe that W is merely the puppet of Rove and Cheney.

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Yep, Peggy Noonan. She used to be a speech writer for Reagan, although as far as I know she hasn't done any work for Bush. She has a column in the WSJ, she is awesome. David Frum, he of the bestselling book and the term "axis of evil", wrote for Bush and is awesome as well. I was never a fan of Karen Hughes.



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Maybe the press covered Bradley at first as they thought he was an actual challenger, then moved to McCain when it looked like he may have had a shot at getting the nomination? Maybe? No?



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    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    Maybe the press covered Bradley at first as they thought he was an actual challenger, then moved to McCain when it looked like he may have had a shot at getting the nomination? Maybe? No?

A fair assessment. The media loves the underdog. When Bradley dropped off and the media couldn't find on of their own, they took up with the next best thing. They certainly weren't going to pick up on Ralph Nader for all of the reasons that became obvious that November.



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and the fact that the media is corporate run, and doesn't like to report on things that could shake up America. The "liberal" New York Times bashed Nader to hell and back in the editorial pages.



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    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    The "liberal" New York Times bashed Nader to hell and back in the editorial pages.

Probably because he fucked up the chances of their horse Gore.



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