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   PoliticsPresident George W. Bush Headlines For 2004


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To: MrLucky who wrote (54)4/1/2004 9:30:55 AM
From: Quahog
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I frequently find that many people are so influenced by the headlines that they approach the real content of an article from a biased perspective. The headline really shapes one's opinion of what a story says.

In my experience with media relations, it doesn't matter how much time you spend with a reporter to make sure the facts are right, or to try to get a favorable slant to a story. The reporter doesn't write the headline, the editor does based upon the newspaper's political/social/economic objectives. Can't tell you how many times I see headlines that say the exact opposite of the content of an article.

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To: Quahog who wrote (55)4/1/2004 10:09:44 AM
From: MrLucky
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Agreed. Of course news is not news and cannot be reported, unless it is bad. Example - The good things happening in Iraq get little coverage. The bad are on the pages or the telly for days. The headline is nearly always driven by the media's perspective of the issue. In the case of politics, it is either the right or left bias. I find the major media to mostly left slanted and some cable (FOX) to be right slanted. Newspapers are mostly slanted left. After adding in the political correct filter you have no news. Instead you are blessed with the opinion of some lazy or biased journalist who is intent on making the news versus reporting actual facts. Example of bias - Rueters is a classic in terms of how they report on terrorists and terrorist events. NYT - liberal stronghold on all reporting of politics. LA Times - same deal. Can't leave out the internet since it may have more bias than any of the other media. A need for the discerning eye... :-)

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To: MrLucky who started this subject4/4/2004 7:53:04 AM
From: Quahog
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Bush is the 'most corrupt president', says Nixon aide jailed for Watergate perjury

By Julian Coman in Washington
(Filed: 04/04/2004)

John Dean, Richard Nixon's legal counsel who was jailed for his part in the Watergate scandal, has accused the Bush administration of trumping even the Nixon regime in secrecy, deception and political cynicism.

In the latest book to attack the conduct of the current United States administration, Mr Dean says that it has created potentially the most corrupt, unethical and undemocratic White House in history. . . . .

telegraph.co.uk

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To: MrLucky who started this subject4/4/2004 11:16:00 AM
From: PROLIFE
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How the Bush-hating media abetted Richard Clarke's lies and attempts at character assassination

brookesnews.com

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To: Quahog who wrote (57)4/4/2004 2:37:18 PM
From: MrLucky
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Quahog, For the record the headline reads: Bush's Administration Is Worse Than Nixon's, Says Watergate Aide

Comment - It is noted that this is another book selling effort by the perjuring lawyer for Nixon. Oh well, ultimately we shall see if the GWB administration is "actually" the most corrupt. It is easy at this stage to make accusations of "potential" corruption for the purpose of selling his book. I love freedom of speech. We can say anything at any time. <g>

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To: MrLucky who wrote (59)4/4/2004 5:49:04 PM
From: Quahog
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That is odd, because at the time of my post the headline was accurate. I just did a cut & paste, and added a little html.

You can see it is still referenced in Google's search, at the top: google.com

Maybe they're just trying to get a little more mileage out of the story by changing headlines.

For the record, I have no idea whether GWB is the most corrupt President ever. I do know, though, that he is the one who most resembles a monkey.......followed closely by Nixon of course.

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To: Quahog who wrote (60)4/4/2004 6:47:52 PM
From: MrLucky
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Is that a Capuchin(o) monkey, a Howler monkey or a Baboon monkey? What will Kerry resemble? A French monkey?

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To: MrLucky who wrote (61)4/4/2004 7:18:37 PM
From: PROLIFE
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sacredcowburgers.com

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To: MrLucky who wrote (61)4/4/2004 8:14:39 PM
From: Quahog
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According to these guys, it's not really a monkey at all. I think chimps in the ape family:

bushorchimp.com

The funny thing is, I hadn't seen that site when I wrote the previous post. I really and truly do think Bush looks like a monkey.

I saw this in the site's guestbook, so maybe Kerry has already been there: "Formidable, quelle ressemblance incroyable!"

As for Kerry, he is clearly not a handsome man, but he doesn't look like a monkey. A little like Frankenstein maybe, the way his head is shaped.

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To: MrLucky who started this subject4/6/2004 5:45:47 AM
From: Quahog
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At awards show, Morissette skit protests U.S. censorship

Knight Ridder News Service
Tue, Apr. 06, 2004
dfw.com


Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette didn't bare her breast like Janet Jackson did, but she did bare her soul Sunday night at Canada's annual music awards, demonstrating her disdain for what she called "hypocritical U.S. censorship."

Hosting the 2004 Juno Awards ceremonies, Canada's version of the Grammys, Morissette disrobed onstage to reveal a skin-colored, naked body suit with nipples and pubic hair.

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The satirical act, Morissette said, was aimed at U.S. government institutions for overreacting to cultural free expression as a result of the fallout surrounding Janet Jackson's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," when her breast was exposed to millions of TV viewers.

"As you may or may not be aware, recently in the United States, I ran into a little problem with regards to a lyric in one my songs," Morissette told the near-sellout audience of 17,000, referring to her latest release, titled Everything. The lyrics include the words, "I can be an a------ of the grandest kind."

"Well, I am overjoyed to be back in my homeland, the true North ... strong and censor-free."

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I see government censorship issues as being a hot topic in the upcoming election. FCC is cracking down on radio, Oprah and soap operas? Having had little success with its "War on Drugs," or its "War on Terrorism," is the GOP moving on to the "War on Indecency?"

It is strange, and somewhat embarrassing to me to see another country (even worse, Canada) rightfully mocking the U.S.A.'s crackdown on Free Speech. I guess the First Amendment ain't what it used to be.

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