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Ok, "WWE" and "Bad Taste" being used in the same sentence is not a new thing, but I thought the message put forth by the WWE via Rene' Dupree that if you are pro-American, you think the abuse of Iraqui prisoners at Abu Ghraib is "just ok". What's next, bringing the brutal massacre of Nick Berg into the storyline?
Its a good thing the marks are such lemmings, cuz this ploy wouldn't work anywhere outside of wrestling...
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Call me stupid, but I don't watch Smackdown. Can you provide some background for your argument against the WWE's stance on war via its' characters?



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I didn't see anything wrong with Dupre's comments because they fit perfectly with the character he's had all along. From day one, his character has been against America and the war, so you can't expect something to come out that makes the American side look bad and Dupre not comment on it. I don't think that particular instance (or really anything connected to La Resistance) intentionally (if at all) reflects Vince or the company's views on the war.

I am, however, curious as to if Taz actually realized what he was saying when he referred to "those poor, innocent Iraqi prisoners." I have a feeling he just slipped the 'innocent' in there without realizing it. Not to go off on a political tangent, it just made it sound like Taz was echoing Dupre's anti-American sentiments, which I don't think was quite what he intended.
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They're not putting forth a message, they're looking for cheap heat.



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I have to agree with fuelinjected on this one. The fact that Cole and Taz kept emphasizing the fact that they were going to have a "controversial" Cafe segment coming up seems to point towards it being simply cheap heat for Rene's character.



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Is that all he said? I got most of the Iraqi part bleeped out up here (the longest bleep in history too, by the way).


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I think what pissed me off was the inference that if you're a "Good American", you have to hate the French and think that the Iraqi prisoners "had it coming".

It also irks me that if you agree with Bradshaw's assertion that illegals should not be allowed to stay in the country, and that to "Lie Cheat and Steal" is a negative character trait, well then, you're a bad person (BTW, I am a big Eddie G. fan).

Having said all that tho, I fully realize that the sheep-like marks are the core of wrestling's money source, and so the words of the immortal Bobby Heenan remain true:
"Ya gotta keep it simple for the humanoids".
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I think the reason why they bleeped it out and because we already know Dupree is right with everything he says and Canadians dont need anymore convicing! LOL!



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    Originally posted by InVerse
    I didn't see anything wrong with Dupre's comments because they fit perfectly with the character he's had all along. From day one, his character has been against America and the war, so you can't expect something to come out that makes the American side look bad and Dupre not comment on it. I don't think that particular instance (or really anything connected to La Resistance) intentionally (if at all) reflects Vince or the company's views on the war.

    I am, however, curious as to if Taz actually realized what he was saying when he referred to "those poor, innocent Iraqi prisoners." I have a feeling he just slipped the 'innocent' in there without realizing it. Not to go off on a political tangent, it just made it sound like Taz was echoing Dupre's anti-American sentiments, which I don't think was quite what he intended.





I actually thought Tazz was being sarcastic with his Iraqi prisoner comments.




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    Originally posted by AmericanIcon
    I think the reason why they bleeped it out and because we already know Dupree is right with everything he says and Canadians dont need anymore convicing! LOL!
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