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  •  Walters is just creepy. (10+ / 0-)

    It's a thing with her.


    Time travel opportunity. Must bring your own weapons. Your safety is not guaranteed, I've only done this once before. Call 866.555.1212.

    by IndieGuy on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 07:20:13 PM PDT

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    •  i haven't seen enough of her (6+ / 0-)

      to know. but if that clip is even close to typical...

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 07:24:06 PM PDT

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      •  Barbara will be 83 Sept 25. (8+ / 0-)

        She seems pretty much her usual style - which was criticized for being touchy feely rather than standard male impersonal of that time. Much more decorous than 95% of the current style talkers because of the era she grew up in. My parents are 4 years older. We still see the manners and attitudes they grew up with in how they interact and express themselves. I certainly see it in patients that age.

        I was quite appalled when a staff writer described an intro Walters did for a conservative guest with unnecessary graphic sexual comparisons. Barbara had done a fairly standard rundown of the woman's career, education and current book in a pleasant tone of voice and a sincere welcome to the show. Very similar to how Hartman and Colmes bring on conservatives. I prefer Hartman's ability to then become more challenging in questions. Colmes can get more interesting personal detail from his guests by maintaining a sympathetic and friendly attitude.  

        Courtesy as creepy is a sad example of how low the bar is at this point.

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 08:03:12 PM PDT

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        •  to be fair... the creepy was applied (2+ / 0-)
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          Matt Z, Dragon5616

          to the sympathetic handling of Zimmerman.


          In my honor he pulled out old forgotten dignity and walked straight in a crooked world. ~~poetry of young Barack Obama

          by bronte17 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 01:52:01 AM PDT

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          •  It was very clear. Why are manners creepy?nt (0+ / 0-)

            "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

            by Ginny in CO on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 08:16:34 AM PDT

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            •  Because there are manners and then there are (0+ / 0-)

              supporting mechanisms deceptively disguised as manners.

              Walters supposedly was ready to give out Zimmerman's web addy. That is not manners.

              I agree with your assessment of manners, but there are always tells of diversionary tactics and if you live long enough you learn the subtleties.


              In my honor he pulled out old forgotten dignity and walked straight in a crooked world. ~~poetry of young Barack Obama

              by bronte17 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 11:27:56 AM PDT

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