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Rubio water-swig replay tally:
MSNBC 155, CNN 34, Fox News 12

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

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Posted By:CarrotFarmer87, 2/14/2013 9:34:13 AM

“Zero Dark Thirsty,” “Swing and a Miss,” “Parch Madness,” “Tough Swallow,” “Just Add Water,” and “Water Under the Bridge” were a handful of the phrases used on-air by MSNBC on Wednesday to mock Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for awkwardly pausing to take a sip of water while delivering the official Republican response to the State of the Union address. Throughout the broadcast day, between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. EST, MSNBC showed a replay of Rubio’s swig approximately 155 times — 101 of which came during “The Rachel Maddow Show ,” which played the moment on loop

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Yes, we knew the media were biased. But when you see this, you realize just how bad it is.

Reminds me of when the Iraqi reporter threw his shoe at Bush and they play it over and over and over and over again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/14/2013 9:54:35 AM     (No. 9175787)

And Rubio is trying to work with these bums.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/14/2013 9:55:19 AM     (No. 9175790)

All that State of the Union stuff is just so complicated.... Water is so simple...

It proves that you don´t have to have a brain to be a media slug.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vivi, 2/14/2013 9:55:55 AM     (No. 9175791)

Prepubescent behavior at msnbc and half of them are in need of a good thpeech therapitht.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/14/2013 9:58:41 AM     (No. 9175796)

...hmmm, think Dan Quayle or Sarah Palin....what else is new......they´re at it again. Don´t think it will work this time. They´re overplaying their hand.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 2/14/2013 9:58:47 AM     (No. 9175797)

I wish they would play Joe Biden´s gaffes over and over again. In the eyes of Washington, an idiot with longevity is called a statesman.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/14/2013 10:13:01 AM     (No. 9175827)

Rubio can defuse this very easily by poking fun at himself. Carry a bottle of water with you everywhere you go for the next couple of weeks and take a swig right in the middle of your next CNN interview.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/14/2013 10:15:10 AM     (No. 9175833)

Water also played an important part in Moses leading the nation of Israel across the Red Sea...just before the waters also annihilated the pursuing Egyptian army...

...just sayin´, DemoRATS. Keep overplaying your hand. You always do.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/14/2013 10:23:16 AM     (No. 9175862)

We MUST compete in quantity of Media outlets.

Until we can be heard we will be bullied and spoken for.

The left is wrong and evil and they know it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/14/2013 10:27:11 AM     (No. 9175875)

Well at least he wasn´t sucking on an infant pacifier like Dim politicians.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/14/2013 10:27:25 AM     (No. 9175876)

The Left will always tell you who they fear, and judging by the hundreds of mentions, they really, really fear Rubio. That is a good thing to know.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 2/14/2013 10:30:31 AM     (No. 9175880)

Sounds like an alinsky tactic- time to start doing the same on our side- civility doesn´t work.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/14/2013 10:33:35 AM     (No. 9175888)

As if the level of discourse and intellectual weight of MSNBC et. al. had to be underscored. And the true village idiot - Biden (not to mention his boss) get´s a free pass.

It´s time Republicans start adopting Alinsky-like tactics of ridicule and stop taking the high road which will is leading nowhere... A few more Greg Gutfields would skewer these nitwits quite well.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/14/2013 10:35:29 AM     (No. 9175891)

And please remind me to edit before sending "...taking the high road which is leading nowhere..."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: columba, 2/14/2013 10:37:40 AM     (No. 9175896)

A book titled IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? deftly explains the mentality of the media "reporters" AND their prime audience.
The book is from the ´70s and an easy read, but SOOOOO truthful.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: The Architect, 2/14/2013 10:47:12 AM     (No. 9175921)

Well, I for one am glad that the media has concentrated on what effects us the most, politicians drinking water. Never mind the hopeless unemployment figures. Never mind the abysmal state of foreign affairs. Never mind the staggering multi-trillion dollar debt that will have to be paid for by our children, grand children and great grand children. Never mind the drastic decline in public morality. Never mind the failing schools that annually cost more than all the other schools in the world. Never mind the gross corruption and incompetence in the Administration. Never mind our loss of preteige in the world. Marco Rubio took a sip of water on television for God´s sake!!! Oh the humanity!!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nimby, 2/14/2013 10:53:21 AM     (No. 9175938)

Should he be chugging beer instead and behave like these inebriated fools?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: DaveFromTampa, 2/14/2013 10:54:56 AM     (No. 9175941)

I don´t get it. Can a lefty explain to me how this is bad for Rubio? How this is even a gaffe, in any sense whatsoever? It´s not even funny.

I´m being serious. I want to know from somebody who thinks this is even a small deal much less a big deal?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Carpe Diem, 2/14/2013 11:03:48 AM     (No. 9175976)

@17, I´ve been trying to figure out the same thing. I must be missing something.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 2/14/2013 11:15:32 AM     (No. 9176013)

We certiantly can´t talk about what he said so.........

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pomom, 2/14/2013 11:27:47 AM     (No. 9176047)

The left is trying to turn an everyday event into a gaffe but it´s not working. They are showing their hand on this one because they fear him. He´s bright, articulate, well spoken, and they can´t stand it. His message was spot on but they ridicule him for taking a drink of water instead.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: LouD, 2/14/2013 11:28:31 AM     (No. 9176051)

Wow! He took a swig of water! How horrible! Can you imagine him stopping to take a quick drink if he was involved in a crisis like, say, Benghazi? Or bowing to the Saudi king? Oh, the humanity! /S

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Reply 22 - Posted by: EQKimball, 2/14/2013 11:43:16 AM     (No. 9176084)

Like "mean girls" trying to marginalize a school rival, the media exploit every opportunity to freeze-frame a popular Republican in an awkward moment. For Gerry Ford, it was falling down. For Dan Quayle it was misspelling potato. For Sarah Palin it was writing on the palm of her hand. For Mitt Romney, it was the image of once transporting his dog in a cage affixed to the top of the family station wagon.

My only criticism of Rubio´s splendid text is that he slightly rushed it. In public speaking, less is more. Whereas we read quickly, we hear slowly. The ear welcomes fewer words, slowly paced and punctuated with pauses. As for the water, next time put a glass of it in plain sight at waist level. Reach for it deliberately, say "excuse me," pause and sip. All speakers do it at one time or another.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tedinmich, 2/14/2013 11:47:40 AM     (No. 9176096)

I also don´t understand the kindergarten reaction to Rubio drinking the water.Public speakers do this all the time including I would guess members of the Toastmasters Group!!


Ted in Michigan

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Reply 24 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/14/2013 11:52:48 AM     (No. 9176112)

Better to drink water while talking about saving our country than urinating on the Constitution...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/14/2013 12:37:36 PM     (No. 9176221)

You have to admit that you´d never catch Ted Kennedy or Hillary Clinton drinking water.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dwa, 2/14/2013 12:38:40 PM     (No. 9176224)

Don´t know the exact amount, but seems to me there is more coverage of this than there was of Benghazi.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/14/2013 12:42:38 PM     (No. 9176235)

In every hyperventilating reaction by "conservative media" there is truth. Acute hatred for Senator Hagel, a fellow Republican and decorated war vet, and an unprecedented threat to veto a President´s nominee = an admission that he was right about Afghanistan and Iraq. Feigned indignation about "watergate" = an admission that Sugar Boy, emancipator of illegal guests, is not ready for primetime. We have two medias in this sad country: Marxist and Stupid.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: calicojack, 2/14/2013 12:51:51 PM     (No. 9176259)

The Comedy News Network (CNN) is trying to horn in on Stephen Colbert.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dman, 2/14/2013 12:57:39 PM     (No. 9176276)

Pure distraction. Stop watching the "other hand". Marco´s immigration proposal and Senate "gang" alliances are what merit serious scrutiny, thought, and consideration. IMO, the jury´s still out on that.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: kono, 2/14/2013 1:28:10 PM     (No. 9176339)

All this drama about a doggone swig of water.

The moment the first report suggested that the swig of water could be controversial, the news critter who began that astronomical idiocy should have been unceremoniously "un-existed".

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