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Old 12-29-2005, 01:12 PM   #1
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25 Dumbest Media Quotes Of 05

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25) "The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar." --Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas

24) "Press passes can’t be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president." --Commentator Ann Coulter

23) "Hmmm, time to buy." --Fox News Anchor Brit Hume, sharing his "first thought" following the London terrorist attacks as he eyed the low futures market

22) "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society." --Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh( what a creep he is)

21) "This President is never gonna do the right thing.
I think somewhere deep down inside him he takes a lot of joy about losing people, if he thinks they vote Democrat or if he thinks they're poor, or if he thinks they're in a blue state, whatever his reasons are not to rescue those people." --Air America's Randi Rhodes, on Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina

20) "I'll tell you what. I've been in combat. I've seen it, I've been close to it... and if my unit is danger, and I've got a captured guy, and the guy knows where the enemy is, and I'm looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That's all I'm gonna tell you. The guy better tell me. If it's life or death, he's going first." --Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, who never served in the military, talking about his experience as a journalist in South America

19) "More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club. We've done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies." --"Real Time" host Bill Maher, on the Army missing its April recruiting goal by 42 percent

18) "I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?" --Clear Channel radio host Glenn Beck

17) "Had they not brought down Nixon, we wouldn't have lost Vietnam. Had [they] not brought down Nixon, the Khmer Rouge would not have come to power and murdered two million people in a full-fledged genocide." --Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh

16) "A lot of my trouble in the world is they've doctored my makeup and the colorized me in a lot of newspapers on my picture. I sympathize with her." --CNN commentator Bob Novak, sympathizing with Katherine Harris's image problems

15) "Oh, come on. That's like Hitler's dog loved him. That is the silliest reason." --"Real Time" host Bill Maher, after guest Christopher Hitchens said it was to President Bush's credit that he got Laura Bush to marry him because "she's an absolutely extraordinary woman."

14) "I'm telling you, folks, there's a part of me that likes this." --Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, on the kidnapping of peace activists in Iraq

13) "I am not going to let oppressive, totalitarian, anti-Christian forces in this country diminish and denigrate the holiday and the celebration. I am not going to let it happen. I'm gonna use all the power that I have on radio and television to bring horror into the world of people who are trying to do that." --FOX News' Bill O'Reilly getting into the spirit of Christmas

12) "I said I believed the information came from another source, whom I could not recall." --Jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller, on her explanation to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald about why the name "Valerie Flame" (sic) appeared in the notebook Miller used to record her conversations with Scooter Libby in 2003

11) "A spoiled child (Bush) is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little b*stard. [audio of gun being cocked]." --Air America Radio's Randi Rhodes

10) "Last night, we showed you the full force of a superpower government going to the rescue." --MSNBC's Chris Matthews, on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, with a completely straight face, Sept. 1, 2005

9) "And in all fairness to the Department of Homeland Security right now, I mean this is a brand new Department that was formed after 9/11. In many ways this is a 'learn by our mistakes and figure out what to do better' type of scenario." --CNN anchor Kyra Phillips, on the federal response to Hurricane Katrina

8) "You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals...many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold." --CNN's Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans' hurricane evacuees

7) "Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the
economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines, and Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse. Yet, in the same breath, they say that Social Security is rock solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you said you're going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?" --White House "correspondent" Jeff Gannon, asking President Bush a question at a news conference. Gannon, a Republican shill known for lobbing softball questions, is also known as James Guckert, a paid escort for wealthy homosexuals and the creator of Web sites titled Hotmilitarystud.com, Workingboys.net, and Militaryescorts.com.

6) "I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down." --Bill Bennett, former Education Secretary and host of Salem Radio Network's "Bill Bennett's Morning in America"

5) "I just wished Katrina had only hit the United Nations building, nothing else, just had flooded them out, and I wouldn't have rescued them." --FOX News' Bill O'Reilly

4) "If I'm the president of the United States, I walk right into Union Square, I set up my little presidential podium, and I say, 'Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you're not going to get another nickel in federal funds. Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead. And if Al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you, except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead.'" --FOX News' Bill O'Reilly, on San Francisco voting to ban military recruiters from city schools

3) "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don't wonder why he hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for his help because he might not be there." --Rev. Pat Robertson, after the city of Dover, Pennsylvania voted to boot the current school board, which instituted an intelligent design policy that led to a federal trial

2) "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with." --Rev. Pat Robertson, calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

1) "Well, I think that's bullshit and I hate that. Just let it go." --CNN commentator Bob Novak, to James Carville, before storming off the set
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My understanding is, that segment from the Randi Rhodes show was taken out of context. It was investigated by FBI and they determined there was no case to answer.

Incidentally, and I mean this as a perfectly sincere question, can any of the US FYM'ers explain to me why it is that Ann Coulter has not been prosecuted, or even, as far as I am aware, investigated for her inflammatory terrorist encouraging remarks over the past four years or so?
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, can any of the US FYM'ers explain to me why it is that Ann Coulter has not been prosecuted, or even, as far as I am aware, investigated for her inflammatory terrorist encouraging remarks over the past four years or so?
There are no legal grounds as far as I know for that, but given the way things are going here it might be coming soon..

Also who takes her seriously?
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Ann Coulter only got one?
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I think they were just trying to evenly distribute the recognition for egomaniacal, ignorant, insensitive stupidity

I will find some more of hers somewhere, it shouldn't be that difficult
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Also who takes her seriously?
With respect, that shouldn't matter. If she was a Muslim making those comments about Christians don't you think she would have received the attentions of law enforcement by now? I do.

The way I see it, it's a double standard.

Same applies to Glen Beck's comments re Michael Moore.
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Re: 25 Dumbest Media Quotes Of 05

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20) "I'll tell you what. I've been in combat. I've seen it, I've been close to it... and if my unit is danger, and I've got a captured guy, and the guy knows where the enemy is, and I'm looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That's all I'm gonna tell you. The guy better tell me. If it's life or death, he's going first." --Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, who never served in the military, talking about his experience as a journalist in South America

This one is fabulous. It's amazing how close Steven Colbert really does come to Billy Boy.
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Of course O'Liely never served in the military, practically none of the right wing rabble rousers ever did.

Cowardice and hypocrisy are the main features of US right wing pundits.
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Dec 7th 2005

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter cut short a speech at the University of Connecticut amid boos and jeers, and decided to hold a question-and-answer session instead.

"I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am," Coulter told the crowd of 2,600 Wednesday.

Before cutting off her speech after about 15 minutes, Coulter called Bill Clinton an "executive buffoon" who won the presidency only because Ross Perot took 19 percent of the vote.

Stupider?
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This one is fabulous. It's amazing how close Steven Colbert really does come to Billy Boy.

It's scary how good Colbert is at nailing O'Reilly.
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their ten funniest video clips

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/f...videos2005.htm
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Dec 7th 2005

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter cut short a speech at the University of Connecticut amid boos and jeers, and decided to hold a question-and-answer session instead.

"I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am," Coulter told the crowd of 2,600 Wednesday.

Before cutting off her speech after about 15 minutes, Coulter called Bill Clinton an "executive buffoon" who won the presidency only because Ross Perot took 19 percent of the vote.

Stupider?

I guess that means dear Ann doesn't get to engage in much repartee then, doesn't it?
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O'Reily, Limbaugh, and Robertson.

Three of the most annoying and disturbing guys on the planet.

Interesting list in general, though-the whole "open mouth, insert foot" phrase is coming to mind...

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im liking the springsteen names here

sorry abit of topic..
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#20, 11 and 2 are hilarious
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