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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    WTF are you talking about? They asked a simple question of a public servant on a public sidewalk, what exactly leads you to believe that they are anything but student/citizen journalists?
    No they didn't, they went into there with rhetoric being dicks. "Obama agenda"? Gimme a break.

    I don't support what the congressman did at all, and the fact these college students were being dicks doesn't mitigate it. However, these two weren't innocent little angels.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No they didn't, they went into there with rhetoric being dicks. "Obama agenda"? Gimme a break.

    I don't support what the congressman did at all, and the fact these college students were being dicks doesn't mitigate it. However, these two weren't innocent little angels.
    why is it so abborent that two muckracker wannabees would ask a democratic congressman if he supports the agenda of the democratic president?

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Most journalists would have no qualms about identifying themselves, because:
    1) Their names will not make the Congressman any more friendly
    2) They're not being paid to do this
    3) There's no risk in not disclosing their names
    4) If people got angry and started criticizing the students, it's highly likely that it would negatively impact their job search/employment situation.
    Where I come from journalist are held accountable for there actions and what they report. By hiding in anonymity their legitimacy goes way down.

    4) If people got angry and started criticizing the students, it's highly likely that it would negatively impact their job search/employment situation.
    So maybe they are not NPR material but Fox seems to love stuff like this.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No they didn't, they went into there with rhetoric being dicks. "Obama agenda"? Gimme a break.

    I don't support what the congressman did at all, and the fact these college students were being dicks doesn't mitigate it. However, these two weren't innocent little angels.
    "Do you support the Obama agenda" is a simple non-offensive question. It wasn't a "have you quit beating your wife question," whatsoever.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Where I come from journalist are held accountable for there actions and what they report. By hiding in anonymity their legitimacy goes way down.



    So maybe they are not NPR material but Fox seems to love stuff like this.
    Of course it's not NPR Material, they were questioning a Democrat, and not being uber-nice and ultra polite about it.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No they didn't, they went into there with rhetoric being dicks. "Obama agenda"? Gimme a break.

    I don't support what the congressman did at all, and the fact these college students were being dicks doesn't mitigate it. However, these two weren't innocent little angels.
    How is asking someone about the President's agenda "rhetoric"?

    Personally, I don't think there was anything "dick"-like about their behavior or question. It was an innocuous question about the President's political agenda. I've heard Hellen Thomas ask way dumber questions than that, and she was talking directly to the President of the United States...

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    YouTube - Helen Thomas asks George Bush about Iraq

    President Bush should have rustled Hellen up and put her in a headlock.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Typical, Rev, still needs reading lessons.

    Hey, Johnny Cochran... Read my first post re: assault - I said DC may have a different statuary definition. Did you not read that???

    Stop trying to play the big shot who knows how to google and just accept that you didn't know the difference between assualt and battery until TODAY.

    WHEN I TAUGHT IT TO YOU.

    However, you are still wrong, and attempting to say that your state has a different definition than that of DC. here is your law.

    California law defines an "assault" under Penal Code 240 PC as an unlawful attempt… coupled with a present ability…to commit a violent injury upon another person.1

    Simply put, it means performing an act that is likely to result in the application of force to another person.

    An Explanation of California "Assault" Laws | Penal Code 240 pc

    So you either don't know what you're talking about, or purposely being deceptive....Either way.


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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Where I come from journalist are held accountable for there actions and what they report. By hiding in anonymity their legitimacy goes way down.
    I don't think anyone is basing their response to this video on the legitimacy of the two kids. It's the reaction by the Congressman that's relevant.

    So maybe they are not NPR material but Fox seems to love stuff like this.
    N.C. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D) Apologizes For Outburst Captured On Camera : NPR
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I don't think anyone is basing their response to this video on the legitimacy of the two kids. It's the reaction by the Congressman that's relevant.



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

    I get a kick out of NPR....They open up describing Etheridge as a 'Moderate' when a simply check of his voting record clearly shows that he is a solid populist, progressive favoring illegal immigration, and against abortion restrictions. he voted straight down the line for the bailouts, as well as Obama's non stimulus package.

    Moderate....hurumph!

    www.ontheissues.org/NC/Bob_Etheridge.htm


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