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NBC under fire for reducing Bode
Miller to TEARS after bronze medal
win by repeatedly asking him
about brother´s death

Daily Mail [UK], by Daily Mail Reporter

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/17/2014 6:01:35 AM

NBC is under fire after one of its reporters questioned bronze medal winning skier Bode Miller so much about the death of his brother he began to sob uncontrollably. Correspondent Christin Cooper interviewed Miller just moments after he finished third in the Super G fnal, making him both the most medaled skier in history and the oldest person to win an alpine medal at the Games. [Snip] Miller was the first to bring up his brother, Chilly, a snowboarder who died in April from a seizure, but Cooper continued to push to the point that he had to walk away.

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What a horribly insensitive reporter! She must have no brains at all. The photos of Miller are heartbreaking. And at the end of the article he asks that people be gentle with the woman. He´s a much better person than I am! I´d like to think NBC will discipline their moron but I doubt it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Staunch repub, 2/17/2014 6:09:24 AM     (No. 9735410)

It was painful and angering to watch. Who are these idiot reporters?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bubby, 2/17/2014 6:20:08 AM     (No. 9735413)

I saw it and was disgusted and angry. The cameraman was just a bad zooming in for a closeup. I can´t stand anything with NBC in it. Insensitive jerks all on them. Bode was trying to keep his composure but the idiot report kept pressing about his dead brother. Classless! How I loathe the msm.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NancyD, 2/17/2014 6:28:18 AM     (No. 9735420)

I was so ticked while watching that stupid reporter continually press and press Bode Miller about how he "feels" about his brother´s death, etc...

I disagree with Bode, she was not doing her job. NBC is the worst News, Sports, Weather network in existence.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 2/17/2014 6:49:37 AM     (No. 9735435)

I want to barf just seeing those ´from the floor up´ views of the new Sig Freud (M. Lauer) with his peg leg, tight pants. (They haven´t yet shown the sausage in his pocket, but you know that´s coming..)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/17/2014 7:04:43 AM     (No. 9735446)

How unfortunate that these unprofessional inconsiderate arrogant jackasses are covering the Olympics. They have ruined them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 2/17/2014 7:06:05 AM     (No. 9735448)

This was mean spirited and totally out of line. That woman stole his moment,for a cheap emotional thrill. ´Dirty Laundry´. She should be fired, but I´ll bet she gets an ´Atta boy´ for persistent probing.I hope reps from NBC´s sponsors read this.I am going out of my way to boycott their products, and I´d urge others to comment publicly on their intention to do the same. And I´m in the demo they want!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Puffy1, 2/17/2014 7:07:41 AM     (No. 9735449)

Come on NBC. let´s see you ask the Marxist mulatto some tough questions.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/17/2014 7:08:49 AM     (No. 9735451)

I said to my Shannon that NBC would be hearing about this in the morning. Nailed it!

You know that there was a producer in the ditz´s ear telling her he was about to break down and to push harder to get him to cry.

There is a name for NBC and it has to do with a breed of donkey and several voids in the ground.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/17/2014 7:15:00 AM     (No. 9735459)

There should be a special place in hell reserved for christin miller.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 2/17/2014 7:32:57 AM     (No. 9735472)

Two items my wife wanted addressed.

First, NBC´s reporter crossed well beyond the line in her questioning of Bode Miller. She took a wonderful moment and intentionally crushed Bode to get a cry-shot. Did she get some kind of bonus for that? My wife was livid after watching it! The reporter owes both Bode and the American audience an apology, but especially Bode.

Also, my wife has watched all of the prime time viewing and repeatedly points out to me that NBC has yet to show an American receiving his/her medal. Her words: Is NBC afraid that showing the playing of the National Anthem might anger or offend its non-American audience?! For the record, I´m surprised my wife is still watching. I lost interest when NBC displayed its fondness for the old communist Russia.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: skedaddle, 2/17/2014 7:49:14 AM     (No. 9735479)

I refuse to watch the Olympics on NBC. I´m sick to death of the over-produced politically-slanted coverage. I just want to see the competition so I´ve found live streaming from BBC and Russia.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/17/2014 7:49:46 AM     (No. 9735480)

The reporter, Christin Cooper, is a retired champion
skier. Behind the scenes was a producer, who may have primed Chriistin Cooper, maybe in real time, to keep pressing Miller. I hate the mainstream. I particularly hate nbc.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Galtoid, 2/17/2014 7:54:12 AM     (No. 9735487)

Notice no such hard-hitting questions launched at BO about HIS brother in Kenya. Or about anything else in his past/personal life. NBC is a global embarrassment.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/17/2014 7:56:12 AM     (No. 9735489)

#6, totally nailed it. Ms. Cooper stole his moment of joy. What a prime example of insensivity. My heart went out to him. He handled it very well. Just once, I wish someone would say to these emotional terrorists, it´s none of your business!

Maybe some of these sports commentators/interrogators should switch to hard news. Seems they are the only ones who will press hard with follow up questions. I´d love to see Obama questioned with the same relentless zeal.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: raspberry, 2/17/2014 8:02:04 AM     (No. 9735500)

The contrast between class act Miller and crass reporter Cooper shows NBC for what it is. Those of us who have lost a brother tragically weep with Miller. His wife´s comforting embrace spoke for all of us while we wept with him.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 2/17/2014 8:05:03 AM     (No. 9735504)

We had the same reaction as the posters above.

We also realized that we had not seen any medals ceremonies where our athletes received there recognition, nor heard our national anthems played. Maybe NBC has shown a few, but we have not seen them.

So, for NBC Sports, badgering an athlete to tears is OK, our national anthem, not so much.

I am begging ABC Sports to reclaim some of their previous glory, and outbid NBC for the Olympics. And don´t hire Costas when you win, he is insufferable.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/17/2014 8:15:25 AM     (No. 9735523)

Sorry, poster 8, I failed to carefully read your post until just now.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: raspberry, 2/17/2014 8:16:16 AM     (No. 9735526)

She stole his moment of glory and turned it to grief. Now his triumph is forever tainted in his memory.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rustycfc, 2/17/2014 8:30:48 AM     (No. 9735549)

this is why I stopped watching nbc along time ago. this pure garbage.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: catfur27, 2/17/2014 8:44:54 AM     (No. 9735567)

...Baba Wawa was in tears too...because it wasn´t her that " made him cwy"

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/17/2014 9:18:15 AM     (No. 9735608)

Despertate for Drama, NBC has once again - and maybe worse than ever- botched the Olympics.

The commentators for the ice skating - especially the females (Bezic and a foolish woman called Dawn Wilson) natter on mindlessly and even Scott Hamilton is far too intrusive. Most want to simply WATCH the skating and LISTEN to the music. We don´t need insider dope in excruciating detail. And the commentator´s exclamations of "wow!"...we will figure all that out without their help.

They appear to have sent Costas home, but the even more dreadful than before Matt Lauer has taken his place.

The daytime live coverage on NBCSN is not as bad. But there´s still too much talk.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/17/2014 9:23:38 AM     (No. 9735614)

Re the poster above on Matt Lauer. Bald, beady-eyed, very odd facial hair that emphasizes his unfortunate mouth, and those stove pipe pants that cling to his bowed legs. He looks downright creepy.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 2/17/2014 9:24:12 AM     (No. 9735616)

This woman is disgusting. I´ve noticed too many interviewers will ask question to ´provoke´ tears. It seems to be what some are aiming for….more emotion and tears equals a more memorable interview. These stupid people who ask these intimate questions are not feeling the raw emotion that the ones answering the questions are dealing with. Stupid idiots trying to make a name for themselves at the expense of someone else.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rightproud, 2/17/2014 9:47:46 AM     (No. 9735655)

I have seen the national anthem played once....when our slope ski guys swept the medals. We have only won 4 gold medals so maybe that explains it.. I had to turn the channel when they kept badgering Bode. I thought itvw weird because the woman doing the interview is a former skier, not a reporter.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: starboard, 2/17/2014 9:58:45 AM     (No. 9735661)

#22 Perfect description of Matt Lauer.

As for Bode...Congratulations for winning the bronze at age 36 your sixth Olympian medal.
The interrogation he had to endure by that NBC reporter was totally unprofessional.
While watching it, you knew he was going to crack. You could see it coming, but she persisted and persisted. It was appalling. But what do you expect from NBC.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: geronimo, 2/17/2014 10:01:27 AM     (No. 9735665)

I agree with all the outraged posters above. The insensitive, even disgusting, behavior of this Babbling Barbie was no doubt in part due to the urging of NBC producers. They spent the entire event using Bode´s wife as a shill.

It was bad enough that they equipped her with a live mic so that every word she spoke on the sidelines, as to Ligety for example, was broadcast, but even her private comments to Bode during his struggles during the event were made public.

REPREHENSIBLE!!

NBC has been trying to milk as much of this private emotion as possible, dirty tabloid-fashion - as they did with the disabled brother of an Olympian earlier in the week.

Is this how they see their role? NBC stinks like week-old garbage.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arby, 2/17/2014 10:07:12 AM     (No. 9735671)

I saw this; it was pathetic. That person should get a job as a water boarder.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 2/17/2014 10:32:03 AM     (No. 9735708)

Bode Miller showed a lot of class when he didn´t grab the microphone and shove it down the reporter´s throat.

That would have been my first instinct. I felt so bad for him, and even when the reporter finally STHU and and went over and knelt down by the wall, a cameraman got right up on him and continued the torture. It was just beyond words.

Creepy is the first word that came to mind when I saw Matt Lauer after took over for Costas. The last time I saw Lauer he had hair and wasn´t a half-bad looking guy. What´s with the Hitler-like lip hair?

The daytime coverage of ice skating on NBCSN is just beyond strange, and I´m guessing that Johnny Weird in full tranny make up --emphasis on eyeliner and lipstick, and "costumes," may not be asked back to cover the sport again. Every time Tara Lapinski opens her mouth, he contradicts her, he´s snide and snarky, and he´s so flaming Gay that it´s an embarrassment --or if it isn´t, it should be. Just the make up and manner of dress is shameful.

We know you´re as Gay as Paris in in the 1920´s, Johnny. We don´t care. Stop making a fool of yourself. Stop making a fool of NBC.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/17/2014 10:37:36 AM     (No. 9735717)

The word nobody´s touched yet is ghoulish, and Christin Cooper is a ghoul to keep on at him and then have the gall to rub his shoulder like ´There, there...everything´s okay.´

Excellent job on the slopes, young man, your country´s proud of you! Don´t let that heartless ghoul ruin your moment!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: OhioPatriot, 2/17/2014 10:50:51 AM     (No. 9735736)

I was so angry - she was relentless and shameless - pushing and pushing and pushing until the poor man was driven to tears.

He should have walked away. The network should NEVER have broadcasted the torture she put him through. She should be fired.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: walcb, 2/17/2014 11:03:11 AM     (No. 9735748)

Not only were the questions meant to induce Bode to cry, they were poorly formulated and were essentially repeating the same question, not advancing the discussion. The fact that some of this was not fixed by the producer on the editing floor only shows NBC was proud of this shameful production. When I saw this last night I began cursing at the TV in front of my grandchildren, something I never do.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 2/17/2014 11:48:39 AM     (No. 9735801)

Evidently my decision to not watch NBC has spared me from this horrid spectacle.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/17/2014 11:49:13 AM     (No. 9735802)

OP
Ghoulish is the correct word.
Also, his wife seems to be a little too hungry for spotlight.
Note he is also in custody fight for infant son.
Lots going on in his life.
NBC used to be a great network - now it is just sensationalism and shills for Obama.
Will not watch Fallon and hisnRoots as they bring Michelle on for first week. More trash TV.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/17/2014 11:50:10 AM     (No. 9735804)

NBC is a big time liberal Democrat loving network. They keep shooting out little puff pieces about Obama, his spouse, and Hillary Clinton in the middle of their Olympic reporting at every turn. The way NBC handled that interview with Bode Miller was disgusting and insensitive preying on his emotions, no surprise as that´s what liberals always do.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/17/2014 12:25:49 PM     (No. 9735863)

Infamita! Christin Cooper ought to be fired. If you ever wanted a perfect example of why reporters are held in low esteem, her escalating and eventually successful attempts to reduce Bode Miller to sobs could be Exhibit A. She must have a piece of flint where her heart ought to be.

Years ago the Nashville Tennessean, apropos of nothing, ran a picture of two "grief stricken parents" a moment after their child had been run over in the street and killed. That tragedy happened half a continent away, and there was no text--just a picture. I took the Tennessean editorial staff to task in a letter.

There was a moral reason why the most powerful grief was kept offstage in ancient theater. The ghoulish Ms. Cooper treated Bode just horribly, and should pay with her job. There´s no reason for this kind of behavior other than stripteasing people´s grief in front of millions of strangers, most of whom don´t care.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Laotzu, 2/17/2014 12:28:17 PM     (No. 9735870)

There is simply no reason to watch the worst Olympic coverage in the world on NBC. Get yourself a virtual private network (VPN) software subscription for the month (about $15) and watch every event LIVE, on-demand, and commercial free from any country of your choosing. I have watched the opening ceremonies LIVE on my smartphone and events in which we have an interest LIVE on my media computer without having to watch the insufferable libtards that populate NBC broadcasting.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/17/2014 12:49:25 PM     (No. 9735892)

They also bore in on Katie Uhlaender and got her to tear up after she missed a bronze by .04 second in skeleton.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: PI65, 2/17/2014 1:38:52 PM     (No. 9735939)

It amazing how many of us say we never watch NBC, watch NBC. That said, the producer and reporter should be fired.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Leshno, 2/17/2014 2:01:31 PM     (No. 9735986)

Davis and White win gold and NBC cuts away from the medal ceremony. I am completely fed up with the Olympic coverage.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Gallo3, 2/17/2014 2:51:00 PM     (No. 9736053)

Time we took away NBC´s ( Nuttin Butt Commys) broadcast frequencies and auction them off to AMERICAN companies.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 2/17/2014 2:54:30 PM     (No. 9736055)

I think the reporter went over board and was most likely being pressed through her ear piece to ask those questions. However, this looks like pent up emotions coming through after finally getting something since he´s a competitor and was expected to do much better. Other things are factored such his full plate over the last year with the death of his brother, the loss of his unborn baby, this unsavory child custody against his ex where he is seen as the bad guy along with his wife.

Not excusing the reporter, she should have backed off after he answered once and she saw the look in his eyes. That scene where Bode walked away and kneeled down so exposed for everyone to see is also what made the interview worse.

Good for him in the Olympics. And too bad goodwill will not carry through in a couple of months from now, when he goes against his ex in court in a heart breaking child custody case. Expect reporters to hammer him for what they are doing to this child´s mother.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/17/2014 4:49:13 PM     (No. 9736172)

#22, apt description for Ichabod Crane and Matt Lauer.

I can´t stand to watch the Olympics. I tried, but I just couldn´t stand the incessant chatter, the choppy coverage, the annoying anchors.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: envirodude, 2/17/2014 5:02:51 PM     (No. 9736189)

NBC has ruined the Olympics with their coverge. And it didn´t happen this year, but probably in the last 12 - 20 years.

I have gotten so sick of their BS, I refuse to watch a single second on thier network.

I pity the athletes that don´t know how good ABC was with the Olympics before NBC got the monopoly.



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Reply 44 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/17/2014 6:58:57 PM     (No. 9736298)

I quit watching the Olympics on TV. The TV coverage just got full of talking heads telling whatever sob story they could find about the athletes. There was so much time taken up with stories and commercials, that you did not get to watch the actual competition.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/17/2014 7:18:23 PM     (No. 9736309)

We are surprised at this behavior? The same msm that covers for Obie, Holdie, Billary, Valjar, Ricie, Bite Me, Sebie, and {fill in the blank}?

Good for Bode to get the bronze. How cool is that?

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According to figures compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Moscow spent 4.1 percent of its GDP on defence in 2013, an increase of 0.6 percent over the past 10 years. By contrast, the United States spent 3.8 percent of GDP on defence and Britain spent just 2.3 percent. The only neighbouring country that spends more is Azerbaijan, with 4.7 percent. Defence spending in Ukraine has also rocketed by 16 percent in the space of a year following the crisis in Crimea and continued tensions with Russia over the eastern provinces of the country. Russia´s military spending relative to GDP is now

´Up to 11 killed´ as soldiers loyal
to Kiev seize eastern Ukrainian
airport from pro-Russian separatist
as ´anti-terror operation´ begins
Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Tomlinson, Damien Gayle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/15/2014 2:00:03 PM     Post Reply
Up to 11 people are believed dead after airborne Ukrainian troops seized an airport in the country´s rebellious east today in the first sign that a promised ´anti-terror operation´ had begun against pro-Russian separatists. Heavy gunfire was heard at Kramatorsk airport as Ukraine´s interim president announced that his forces had retaken the site from militants who been seizing control of cities since last week. Local media reported between four to 11 deaths in the attack, but there was no immediate confirmation of any casualties. Russia said it was ´deeply concerned´ over reports of casualties in the region today. It comes

How the Obama administration
turned the latest IPCC report
into meaningless gobbledegook
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/15/2014 8:09:47 AM     Post Reply
Even by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s own lamentable standards, its new report--by Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report--makes no sense whatsoever. [Snip] Before the report´s formal release, US officials--who had seen an earlier draft--wrote to the United Nations demanding it be amended. "The discussion of the economic costs of mitigation is too narrow and does not incorporate co-benefits of action." Loosely translated this means: "If we admit how much we´re spending to such little purpose, the taxpaying public is going to kill us." So the report was duly amended to suggest that the benefits of wind turbines, solar panels,



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Kim Novak responds to post-
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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
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Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Former US president joins
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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million


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