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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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Daily Mail [UK], by Jane Fryer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 6:16:57 PM     Post Reply
Every time Lord Tebbit looks in danger of getting a bit worked up, his wife Margaret gently interjects. ‘No, Norman. Oh dear. Oh no, Norman. Don’t get into that, darling. You mustn’t work yourself up.’ [Snip] He, grey and stooped in slacks, beige socks and leather slippers. Margaret, immaculate in pink and grey, aloft an enormous electronic wheelchair that took four tries to get through the narrow doorway and looks like something out of Star Trek. She has been in this chair, and others before it, since the IRA planted a bomb under a bathtub in the Grand Hotel during the 1984 Tory

Choc horror: It might be Easter but the
world is running out of chocolate because
demand in China is outstripping cocoa
bean production and forcing prices up
Daily Mail [UK], by Emma Glanfield    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 5:41:28 PM     Post Reply
The price of chocolate could soar over the next few years as surging demand puts further pressure on the global cocoa crisis--and experts predict the demand could become unsustainable by 2020. Experts are warning that a growing taste for chocolate in Asia--particularly in China--means cocoa farmers will need more help to provide a greater amount to export or manufacturers will be forced to use less cocoa in their products. It is predicted chocolate prices will soar to keep up with the rising demand--otherwise consumers will increasingly be offered products filled with substitutes, such as nuts and fruits, to ‘pack out’ chocolate bars.

Girls were ordered to sit at the back
of classes and Christian pupils left to
´teach themselves´ at state schools
targeted for takeover in Muslim ´Trojan*
Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Pleasance    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 5:33:16 PM     Post Reply
An investigation into Birmingham schools at the centre of a plot to introduce hardline Islamist teaching has found pupils were illegally segregated and non-Muslim students were discriminated against. [Snip] Department for Education inspectors were ordered into Park View School and its sister schools, Golden Hillock and Nansen, after a letter dubbed ´Trojan Horse´ was uncovered apparently outlining a plot by Muslim hardliners to drive moderate headteachers out of schools. The unsigned and undated letter claimed that a small but radical group of Muslims was pursuing its own agenda in the classrooms, with uncooperative headteachers and governors forced out.



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´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
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Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
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Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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