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  •  Imus (5+ / 0-)

    is a personal friend of Tim's.  Their children play together.  They have a fondness for each other's company.

    For Tim, this was HIS most important topic

    by aaraujo on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 02:42:42 PM PDT

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    •  Good point. (5+ / 0-)

      I'm not saying he wasn't technically correct, it WAS more important, but the reason that it was more important is telling.

      And - (this is not directed at you, just a comment) - I'm surprised at how ugly the comments have turned.  It looks like a lot of people missed the point of the diary.

      I can empathize with the diarist so I get it.  This isn't about Imus, or that the Imus story isn't something about which we should have a substantive dialogue, that BTW the talking heads have been having for days and days already ad nauseum and again to the exclusion of Gonzogate, or whether or not it is important.  This is about MTP deliberately, IMHO, running out the clock so they wouldn't have to discuss the biggest story in DC that has much larger political implications than anything close to what the Imus flap has.  Let's not forget, MTP is a political talk show.

      Sure, the Imus story is important.  Is it so important that they had to spend the entire show discussing it to the exclusion of a much more important - again, IMHO - story?  No.

      And I think it was as deliberate as Fox News scrubbing the story from their site.  It makes Bush and the GOP look worse than they do now if that's possible, and who do MTP's advertisers - the guys that pay their bills - overwhelmingly support?  Do the math.

      Ironically, it's very similar to the Imus story.  Imus "messes up" and then "apologizes" later.  Oops, just an innocent mistake, tee hee.  Just as innocent as Timmeh "oops" running out of time to discuss Gonzogate.  Just as innocent as Karl Rove's "oops, I accidentally deleted 5 million of my emails", hence my ire about it.

      You keep lyin' when you ought to be truthin' and you keep losin' when you ought to not bet - Nancy Sinatra

      by democracy inaction on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 03:03:33 PM PDT

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    •  Yes (0+ / 0-)

      And that's exactly why he shouldn't have covered it.

      It wasn't like everyone else hadn't done it to death.  

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