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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Are you kidding? A well-written letter outlining the specifics of the interview and asking for no more than 5 minutes... Very likely.
    Have you ever worked in a Congressional office? The chance that two kids will get a videotaped interview with a random Congressman is roughly 0%.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    That way the video is shot (close ups) and edited (re-showing certain parts over and over) I'm sure this won't go away fast.

    Legitimate news organizations won't show this without knowing the boys names and school. And hopefully asking for a copy of the full video.
    Bob Etheridge Altercation With "Student" Caught on Tape, Goes Viral - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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    Video: Congressman Clashes with College Student - The Note

    N.C. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D) Apologizes For Outburst Capured On Camera : NPR

    Etheridge, Caught on Video, Apologizes - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

    Rep. Bob Etheridge apologizes 'profoundly' for actions [Video] | D.C. Now | Los Angeles Times

    Does that about cover it?
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did I say victim?
    Yes you labeled the Congressman and I quote "the intended victim".

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Is there something wrong with citizen journalism?
    Jesus, where do I start...

    The problem with the internet is this: When some no-talent hack writes a screenplay or a book and posts it on the internet, they get ignored because most of us know real authors and filmmakers have their work published and produced.... But Michele Michelle Malkin has a website. Any jagoff with a computer can start a blog. That doesn't make you a journalist.

    Reporting the news takes practice. Not everybody can do it.

    Now, if you have no desire to be objective -- don't call yourself a journalist. Because you're not.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    You're absolutely right that it could be argued that they assaulted him.

    You'd be wrong, but you could argue it.
    Give hazlnut a break. He's once again protecting his own, and he's once again backed himself into a corner.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    That should be the end of it, right there. 'Sorry, boys, I lost my cool. Come by the office and I'll give you 2 minutes.' Bam. Done.

    But no-oooo Fox and Druge are going to have a field day blowing this wa-aaay out of proportion. (as the partisan far-righties have already done here)
    How does a generic apology absolve him of wrongdoing? He can apologize until he's blue in the face, but it doesn't change the fact that he acted inappropriately.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Jesus, where do I start...

    The problem with the internet is this: When some no-talent hack writes a screenplay or a book and posts it on the internet, they get ignored because most of us know real authors and filmmakers have their work published and produced.... But Michele Michelle Malkin has a website. Any jagoff with a computer can start a blog. That doesn't make you a journalist.

    Reporting the news takes practice. Not everybody can do it.

    Now, if you have no desire to be objective -- don't call yourself a journalist. Because you're not.
    So in other words you don't feel that the average citizen has the right to question their elected officials and not only that, but asking questions of your leaders is tantamount to assault and punishable by physical violence. I'm sure you would have made a good SA recruit. Seig Heil.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    How does a generic apology absolve him of wrongdoing? He can apologize until he's blue in the face, but it doesn't change the fact that he acted inappropriately.
    I say we give the blue face thing a try.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Jesus, where do I start...

    The problem with the internet is this: When some no-talent hack writes a screenplay or a book and posts it on the internet, they get ignored because most of us know real authors and filmmakers have their work published and produced.... But Michele Michelle Malkin has a website. Any jagoff with a computer can start a blog. That doesn't make you a journalist.

    Reporting the news takes practice. Not everybody can do it.

    Now, if you have no desire to be objective -- don't call yourself a journalist. Because you're not.
    Well, it took a bunch of jagoffs to "discover" that Dan Rather and company had forged a document in Microsoft Word and tried to pass it as authentic.

    Your ideal "journalists" are so in bed with you and yourn that objectivity is a inconvenient nuisanace to be ignored at every turn.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    How does a generic apology absolve him of wrongdoing? He can apologize until he's blue in the face, but it doesn't change the fact that he acted inappropriately.
    I wish we'd do away with these political apologies altogether. If you said, or did it, then own it and take the heat. Save us with your "I'm sorry I got caught" meaningless diatribes.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I guess you've never seen his movies. There's a few street interviews. But I've never seen him 'bust' in someone's office.

    Take a lesson from Moore, if you're going to spin, stick close to the truth...
    pfft, Michael Moore busted into the K-Mart offices to try to get refunds on the bullets that were in two kids from Columbine who he had brought with him. These kids asked a simple question from a public servant on a public sidewalk. But you're right there really is no comparison, Michael Moore is a gotcha ambush yellow journalist, and the students in the video are serious journalists.
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