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So much for fair and balanced

Original post made by OhlonePar, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Sep 6, 2008

The real question is why Fox hasn't fired this guy--he's on his second offense.

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Usual slurs on patriotism, very funny given the Alaskan buddy of secessionists.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 6, 2008 at 3:20 pm

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Typical libs - fire the folks who badmouth libs but appoint terrorists and murderers to tenured professorships.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 6, 2008 at 3:25 pm

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umm..OP, even the DNC spokesman admits the flags were in bags to be tossed. So, in fact, it is a true story. What is not acceptable about the story, to some, is that someone running for President should know how to treat our flags, no matter how small, with the prescribed respect. Now, are little hand-held flags part of this treatment? Or are they just little party favors? Ok, that was the cheap political shot by Cameron etc. But worth firing over? Hmmmm....if every reporter who put out a cheap political shot were fired, 90% of all "journalists" would be fired...actually, you may be onto something there.

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"Damon Jones, spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, released a statement saying McCain should applaud the fact that thousands of American flags were “proudly waved” at their convention.

“But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,” he said."

"U.S. Code says the proper method for disposing of an American flag is actually burning, provided it is “no longer a fitting emblem for display.”

The United States Flag Store, which sells full-sized and miniature flags, says on its Web site that flags can also be put in the trash, when they are “worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair.”

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 6, 2008 at 3:28 pm

While the full extent of the relationship between Barack Obama and the terrorist William Ayers, and the utter failure of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge to produce results after spending over 100 million dollars, are of no interest to the nation's major media, the possibility that Sarah or someone related to her might have made a mistake is the highest priority for many.

The most appropriate word for the left today is "frenzied."

They are in the process of destroying themselves as a political force capable of mobilizing Middle America, which is repelled by the viciousness of attacks on Sarah and her family.

The left media and their minions in the blogosphere are so desperate that they will try anything, no matter how disgusting to normal people, to discredit Sarah.

And the people are smart enough to see it and react with disgust, without the help of a community organizer.

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 6, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Ummm, Perspective,

That's the story for which Fox apologized.

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm


Wow, you're on a first-name basis with Palin now.

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 6, 2008 at 4:13 pm


From the other thread. I know conservatives--and I also know what someone of them will say behind closed doors. Some people, particularly of the older generation, will have a very difficult time voting for a black man as president. I know some conservative Democrats who will have the same issue. It's unfortunate, but it's there. I'm of the school that deducts a percentage point or two from Obama's vote because of that. Again, unfortunately. That Obama managed the nomination says a great deal about his political talents.

The Jon Stewart show this week did a better job than I could have just showing how many contortions the GOP leadership has had to manage over the Palin thing. Bill O'Reilly blaming the parents for Jamie Lynn Spears' teen pregnancy followed by exoneration of Palin in the same situation.

Numerous turnabouts on Hillary Clinton v. Palin.

Karl Rove on experience.

The only consistent thing these past 8 years has been power at any cost.

Maybe those aren't your personal values--but it has very much been the (lack of) values of the GOP.

I mean they're asking you to believe that a guy who's been in the Senate for 23 years, has a major lobbyist for his campaign chair and has voted with Bush 90 percent of the time is going to *change* things in Washington?

Well, it also showed McCain's numerous position reversals in an effort to court the conservative wing. That was actually kind of pathetic. It's not pretty seeing someone sell his soul.

Oh yeah, there was also the comparison of McCain's speech with Bush's in 2000. No change there.

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Posted by Not my thong
a resident of Triple El
on Sep 6, 2008 at 4:21 pm

My my my we get our panties in a not knot the simplest of things.

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Posted by Samuel
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Trying to introduce a "WHITE GUILT" meme at this stage in the game will be suicide for the obama team, have you not noticed how obama has avoided this like the plague.

That his supporters in Palo Alto are now raising this meme shows how completely demoralized the obama people are, they have lost discipline around message, things are falling apart, the whole Potemkin Village is about to be revealed

Even david axelrod admitted that the obama campaign had been caught on the hop by Palin’s nomination:

“I can honestly say we weren’t prepared for that. I mean, her name wasn’t on anybody’s list.”

nice try, hillary in 2012 I guess

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Posted by Walter's Walrus
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Walter--why don't you tell us what you were really doing in North Korea in the early 50's???

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm


It's not about white guilt. It's just a reality. Look, that smear campaign against McCain having an illegitimate black baby was very effective in South Carolina.

It is one of the reasons I never got on the Obama train--I know a little too much about people who don't live in California (and some who do). It's a hard line for some people to cross. They're not going to be overt about it, but there's a discomfort level that's there.

And, no, that doesn't mean I think anyone who supports McCain is a racist--but the issue's not non-existent either.

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Posted by Samuel
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 6, 2008 at 5:14 pm


I hope as many leftists as possible express your corrosive sentiments, as they do so our side will control the White House and the Supreme Court for generation and more and the democrats will collapse into identity politics , so please, keep it up, only LOUDER.

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Posted by OhlonePhoney
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 6, 2008 at 6:24 pm

I am right with you Samuel on the Hilary candidacy.
Except you have the year wrong: 2112 not 2012.

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