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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    "Who are you?" asked Etheridge, grabbing one of the cameras and pointing it down -- a move more typically seen from Hollywood bodyguards than congressmen. The second camera rolled as Etheridge, irritated, held the wrist of the first cameraman, then pulled the student to his side and grabbed him in a hug.
    Right Now - Who TMZ'd Rep. Bob Etheridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    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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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    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 hazlnut View Post
    Again, when you paraphrase or put words in my mouth, strive for some semblance of accuracy.

    I said, I ain't sayin' it's right, but I understand.
    What do you understand exactly? That the average citizen doesn't have the right to ask their elected representatives questions?

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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.
    You're making things up too.

    No, they really don't work all that effectively. There's a limited amount of time the politicians will give to locals to begin with, since they know that elections are won on money, not on being intimate with the voting base.

    If it's an issue they don't like, I don't care how damned eloquent the students are, they're not getting in.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    I can't believe some people are defending this guy. I don't care what ideology you adhere to, both parties host people who are on a power trip and think their **** doesn't stink. Has anyone posted his office phone number? I'd love to organize a phone raid to let this guy know his political career is over.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by somepeoplesay View Post
    I can't believe some people are defending this guy. I don't care what ideology you adhere to, both parties host people who are on a power trip and think their **** doesn't stink. Has anyone posted his office phone number? I'd love to organize a phone raid to let this guy know his political career is over.
    Why, because he made two little partisan hacks wet their pants.

    They'll live.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor View Post
    You're making things up too.

    No, they really don't work all that effectively. There's a limited amount of time the politicians will give to locals to begin with, since they know that elections are won on money, not on being intimate with the voting base.

    If it's an issue they don't like, I don't care how damned eloquent the students are, they're not getting in.
    Bull****.

    Our congressman appears at local high schools and lets the media dept. interview him.

    They won't respond to people outside their district and shouldn't have to.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    What do you understand exactly? That the average citizen doesn't have the right to ask their elected representatives questions?
    Write a letter. Make a phone call.

    Don't run up to people on the street and shove a camera in their face.

    Any jackass knows that.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    By the way, it's now the lead story on MSN.

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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.
    Newsweek tried to bury the Lewinsky story and turned Drudge into a household name.

    Joe the Plumber had to do more defending than Obama, for asking a simple question and letting Obama ramble to the point he revealed his true plans. No Lib journalist managed that... then they jumped Joe for doing their work.

    Two kids asked a Congressman a polite yet perfectly good question. One the press should ask every democrat.
    He acted unbecoming of a representative of the US House. He acted like a thug.
    Period.

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