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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Yes you labeled the Congressman and I quote "the intended victim".
    I meant that in the 'gotcha' video connotation of the word. Think candid camera. But I think you already knew that and were just trying to be cute.

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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, welcome to the new age. Average people can now blog, report, etc. to their heart's content. Just because you don't deem it as legitimate doesn't mean that it isn't. They have a right to ask him a question just as anyone would. They weren't blocking his way. They simply asked a question and he got in their face. He could have easily kept walking, but instead decided to attack them. Because of this, he deserves the criticism he is getting.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    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.
    Missing the point.

    But the real journalists had to check the aspiring journalists work before it went on the air.

    With Joe's Blog, that doesn't happen.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    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.
    Celebrities do the same exact thing. There's not a single ounce of sincerity in it. Some PR person wrote it up and posted it. If Etheridge were an upstanding and genuinely good person it wouldn't have happened in the first place.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Well, welcome to the new age. Average people can now blog, report, etc. to their heart's content. Just because you don't deem it as legitimate doesn't mean that it isn't. They have a right to ask him a question just as anyone would. They weren't blocking his way. They simply asked a question and he got in their face. He could have easily kept walking, but instead decided to attack them. Because of this, he deserves the criticism he is getting.
    And so do they.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I meant that in the 'gotcha' video connotation of the word. Think candid camera. But I think you already knew that and were just trying to be cute.
    I don't care what connotation it was in, the bottom line is that you have been trying to paint the Congressman as the victim since the begining. Let me know how the SA recruitment interview goes. Seig Heil.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    And so do they.
    Check your PM's.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    And so do they.
    For doing what? Engaging in paparazzi politics? A celebrity can get away with attacking a paparazzi person. They are also in the entertainment industry. I would like to think that a politician, being an elected official and all, would be held to a higher standard. He could have simply kept on walking and ignored them.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    And so do they.
    For what asking a public servant a simple question on a public sidewalk? You're delusional.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    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.
    Don't let this get turned into an argument over media bias, as that helps obscure that what happened in this instance was not about partisanship, it was about basic human interaction.

    The consensus of pretty much everyone in this thread is that the Congressman was flat out wrong to do what he did. If hazlnut wants to keep defending him, point out the flaws in that argument.
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