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  •  Yep. Cokie Roberts (53+ / 0-)

    Cokie is the perfect example.  If she really tried journalism - digging up facts and thinking - she might have to do some real work.

    But if she doesn't report facts, but simply what the "political" ramifications of various events means to the political pundits, well...you can get all that at a cocktail party whilst having your glass of scotch topped off and your cigarette lit.

    Cokie never reports facts.  Cokie reports what someone told her the facts might mean, and how President Obama is such a bad, bad man and the Republicans just want to really get along.

    Look.  Fox is owned by an Australian con man.  CNN is owned by a corporation.  What do you think they prefer - the real news that might inflame the average Americans to demand their government work for them, or pablum by talking heads with an inflated sense of self-importance? (Cokie, I'm looking at you)

    It's Morning in America (and the GOP has a hangover).

    by stlawrence on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 05:40:20 AM PST

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    •  Oy, vay, Cokie (10+ / 0-)

      I only hear her once a week, on her Monday morning NPR piece. When Cokie begins a sentence with "Look," I put my hand on my wallet, and I try to suppress my gag reflex.

      "Life is uncertain, eat dessert first!" -- Tony's Donut Shop, Portland, ME

      by DtheO on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 09:33:37 AM PST

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    •  Does the US Citizenship ceremony mean nothing?! (1+ / 0-)
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      Rupet Murdoch is a US citizen of more than 28 years standing.
      If he were a poor man just making his way, you would call him an American.
      Just because he is rich you say he isn't one of us - he's Australian.
      That's wrong. Murdoch hasn't been Australian since 1985 when he swore the Oath of Allegience. "Fox is owned by a con man," conveys all the meaning needed to make your point. His place of birth is irrelevant.
      Otherwise, you are quite right. More strength to your arm(keyboard fingers).

      To hold to the Olympic "ideal" of excluding politics is to be indifferent to the suffering of other humans - which is itself a political act.

      by HiKa on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 03:04:14 PM PST

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      •  Does the US Citizenship ceremony mean nothing?! (2+ / 0-)
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        I did not know that! I have always heard that he is Australian and assumed that was his country of allegiance.  This was heard in the context of it being against the law for a foreigner to own a U.S. media outlet.

        •  foreign ownership (2+ / 0-)
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          This was heard in the context of it being against the law for a foreigner to own a U.S. media outlet.
          Foreign nationals can own newspapers and other print media, as the First Amendment unquestionably guarantees freedom of the literal press.

          The courts have found that Congress does have the power to regulate ownership of radio and television stations, however.

          "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

          by thanatokephaloides on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 09:45:11 PM PST

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      •  In his case the Oath of Allegiance meant nothing (0+ / 0-)

        His only allegiance is to wealth and power.

    •  Cokie is completely compromised (7+ / 0-)

      She's a product of her upbringing. She's the daughter of Lindy and Hale Boggs, both members of Congress. Roberts was brought up in one of those privileged New Orleans families that ate brunch every Sunday at Brennan's and lived in a big house in the Garden District, but they were kind to their black servants I'm sure.

      Her father signed the Southern Manifesto opposing desegregation. He was opposed to the Huey Long Democrats in Lousiana, i.e., the real Democrats. In other words her father came from that wing of the Democratic Party in the South that would later become the backbone of the modern Republican Party. Only he sugarcoated his reactionary views with veneer of the genteel Southern Democratic tradition. He was a servant to wealth in a part of the country that still resembles the Third World in many places.

      Her brother is arguably the biggest lobbyist in Washington, and he ain't lobbying for the UFCW or UAW or Wilderness Society or Public Citizen, he's THE corporate pimp. Cokie is merely serving the family legacy. Her journalism, if you wish to call it that, consists of her using her family's Democratic Party brand to undermine anything progressive. She's the poster child for what's been wrong with the Democratic Party for a very long time. Fortunately the only persons who listen to Cokie Roberts are people like Cokie Roberts and that is a small, insulated tribe to be sure.

    •  Cokie (0+ / 0-)
      Cokie is the perfect example.  If she really tried journalism - digging up facts and thinking - s
      Her head might explode!

      Sometimes I wonder just how cokie Cokie really is, snort, sniff......

      /snarque

      "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

      by thanatokephaloides on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 09:38:10 PM PST

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