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Dana Milbank: Future Scholars
Will Be Shocked By Number of
F-bombs Dropped By This White House

Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/10/2013 9:26:13 PM

UPDATE AT END OF POST: Ari Fleischer responds to accusation Milbank made about him in this segment. The Washington Post´s Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration. Appearing on CNN´s Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they´re going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMom, 3/10/2013 9:29:25 PM     (No. 9218532)

What else would we expect from a bunch of 14 year olds?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jar, 3/10/2013 9:30:07 PM     (No. 9218534)

I doubt it. Language comes and goes, and goes out of style. There was a day when the word "Marry" was considered a swear word. The f-bomb and other words will have their day and new ones will appear, so that one day the F-bomb will seem just as quaint as "Marry" does today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56, 3/10/2013 9:30:28 PM     (No. 9218536)

No, they won´t, Dana.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Caljeepgirl, 3/10/2013 9:34:19 PM     (No. 9218542)

Just must be wonderful working in such a professional environment!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 3/10/2013 10:26:49 PM     (No. 9218583)

#2 - - I agree, but that misses the point entirely. It isn´t just the "word", it´s how and why it is used.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PageTurner, 3/10/2013 10:37:35 PM     (No. 9218591)

I hope the next president forbids the use of the f-word out of respect for the dignity of the office and makes its use a firing offense. That ought to make the contrast clear.

Can you imagine the great President Reagan or any of his talented lieutenants ever using such toilet-mouthed language as the Obamatons do?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: god of irony, 3/10/2013 10:37:54 PM     (No. 9218593)

No Dana Milbank they won´t. Obama is a radical Marxists and like all radical Marxists they hate societal norms, are of low intelligence and have no couth. Given that most scholars are radical Marxists.

Had you listen to us informed conservatives, you would have already know this.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MissMann, 3/10/2013 10:42:22 PM     (No. 9218597)

I think when they see the pictures of them with their feet up on the furniture, they´ll figure it out.

Whether they´ll report it will be another story...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 3/10/2013 10:51:45 PM     (No. 9218605)

Whether a foul word comes into and out of style is kind of beside the point. I think the point is that this is a group who has little regard for the people of their own time, you know, we people who are around now and find that kinf of language disrespectful. I don´t really care what future scholars think, I don´t like the lack of respect displayed to us, today.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jl80863, 3/10/2013 10:55:04 PM     (No. 9218610)

What they will be shocked about is how many lies obama told.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/10/2013 11:01:36 PM     (No. 9218619)

You were expecting something more professional from this group ?

I wasn´t a big GW fan, but at least the man (and his wife)respected the office.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Michaelus, 3/10/2013 11:05:24 PM     (No. 9218624)

I believe the President´s close friend Mr. "Jay-Z" is also prone to using this word.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 3/10/2013 11:08:36 PM     (No. 9218627)

Class tells.

Hillary can´t get a sentence out in private without effing and blinding so the current crop of Democrats following suit is no surprise.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: annie xango, 3/10/2013 11:24:22 PM     (No. 9218641)

If they are #1 then the Clinton WH has to be a very close #2
PIAPS,,every other word was a vulgarity.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: berthabutt, 3/11/2013 12:02:56 AM     (No. 9218667)

Future Scholars will be shocked that Dana Milbank was considered an unbiased journalist.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 3/11/2013 12:20:54 AM     (No. 9218672)

correct me if I am wrong, but wasn´t Shakespear´s word "enjoy" the same as today´s f -word, actually I find the most offensive word IS the f- word FAILUREof this regime

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Reply 17 - Posted by: PatPiano, 3/11/2013 12:37:41 AM     (No. 9218681)

#7, Ronald Reagan was born of a different generation - the greatest generation; Obama was at the tail end of the boomer generation - the people that talk about questioning authority...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 3/11/2013 1:26:54 AM     (No. 9218704)

This comes as no surprise. I´m sorry that the article ends with providing an excuse for the WH. IOW - culture and society is cussing more, so it can only be expected that this would also occur in the WH. Oh - piffel!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 3/11/2013 2:01:50 AM     (No. 9218715)

From #14, what is "blinding"?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: steveW, 3/11/2013 2:49:44 AM     (No. 9218727)

Forward, forward, forward, forward, forward
(the biggest f-bomb lie of them all)

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/11/2013 2:50:50 AM     (No. 9218728)

#17, no, that was the context in which it was used. For Shakespeare to use "enjoy", he was using innuendo.

#2, the f-bomb has ALWAYS been a vulgar and disrespectful word. And it has been around a long time. The difference is that most of CIVILIZED society did not use such words in mixed company (at least while sober) in previous generations. Only since the late 60s did we start allowing such words to be accepted in everyday language.

The fact that this administration is so crude as to use the word all the time just shows how uncouth, rude, classless, uncivilized, disrespectful and just plain nasty they are. But they are also immature and very ignorant and lacking intelligence. My mother used to say people who must use those words are displaying low intelligence or are extremely lazy because they are not smart enough to use more appropriate words to convey their thoughts. I agree, and, yes, I am guilty of allowing myself to fall into the trap of using such words in anger despite many years of vehemently being against swearing. But I am trying to change that back.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/11/2013 4:01:24 AM     (No. 9218743)

Today´s leftists look at dropping the F bomb as some sort of bizarre proof that they´re no conformists.Non conformity is the order of the day with the current crop of uncivilized leftists. Look at the kick they get when someone drops an F bomb on a live TV show.

We already know the left has no respect for women so I doubt they check for any before launching into an anger trade against this or that.I don´t use the F word around women or kids but I´d make an exception for a low life like Kathy Griffin.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/11/2013 5:07:14 AM     (No. 9218751)

F-bombs are the common language of thugs.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 3/11/2013 5:12:12 AM     (No. 9218753)

It is the disgusting natural consequence of trusting the presidency to a stupid vulgarian.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: keeptherepublic, 3/11/2013 5:26:25 AM     (No. 9218755)

Prolfic use of the F-bomb by Pres. Nixon (as revealed in the tapes) is what lost the support of the people for Nixon during the Watergate hearings. I remember the deep shock most ordinary people felt when those tapes were first released. "Benefit of the doubt" flew out the window in a matter of weeks.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/11/2013 7:22:15 AM     (No. 9218812)

They type of people who would think they are "cool" (or "hot", or whatever the going term these days) to use that kind of language probably would think it humorous to decorate the White House Christmas tree with condoms and drug paraphernalia.

Former FBI agent, Gary Aldrich, says in his 1998 book, Unlimited Access, that the 1994 White House Christmas Tree was decorated with condoms and drug paraphernalia. George Steponallofus, et al., said it wasn´t so. No record of how many "F-bombs" were dropped in the denials.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/11/2013 7:23:47 AM     (No. 9218815)

That would be "The" type of people.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/11/2013 7:31:31 AM     (No. 9218826)

Only proves you can take the boy out of Chi Land but you can not take Chicago out of the boy. At least the first of every month they don´t go around firing guns or mooning visitors...not yet anyway.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/11/2013 9:58:54 AM     (No. 9219087)

It is who they are...they want to F America...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: plumnellie, 3/11/2013 12:13:45 PM     (No. 9219368)

Actually, I am surprised that so many people think nothing of four language Is showing the lack of language development and concern for expressing ones thoughts and beliefs in reasonable ways not just to argue or fight. Many on both sides of an issue are more concerned with attacking the other person rather than stating a well thought out viewpoint. I see it from posters. Is seems to be the only reason many have to post here..to strike down personally another person. I have no clue what the moderates or brand republicans believe or think. All I know is they attack conservatives. Seems to be their only mission in life.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Paleoconserv43, 3/11/2013 3:28:52 PM     (No. 9219733)

I hate being around foul mouthed people. But we have to be fair here..GW Bush and Sarah Palin are also known to be big F-bomb droppers. Do I respect them less because of this? Yep.

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