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  •  Unrec this story..... (0+ / 0-)

    Sorry for swearing so much in my last comment, but duh?  This is LAST week's story.  And by recommending these stories we, as a community, are only playing into the hands of the media and the GOP.

    As I pointed out in at least two diaries last week, the GOP and the media were drooling over the opportunity to bring this story up during the convention.

    That is why the Obama people forced Edwards out in the open on this story before the convention.  I don't know how exactly, but anyone with any media/campaign experience will tell you that there was no coincidence that the Edwards story broke when it did.  

    And how F-ing stupid is it that this site, in anyway shape or form, is playing into a story that claims that 'we' as a community, are picking on Elizabeth Edwards the cuckold and cancer victim.

    I thought people on this site had more damn sense than this.  Talk about it all you want, but Jesus Christ - don't put these stories on the friggin rec list.

    Tonight's story is HILLARY.  Period.  End of story.  I don't care if you love her, or hate her - we need to unify this party God Damnit.  Now.

    Get with the program people.  

    Q: What's the difference between liberals and cannibals? A: Cannibals only eat their enemies.

    by AdamSmithsInvisibleFinger on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 08:03:41 PM PDT

    •  You must have missed the past week (0+ / 0-)

      This isn't about Elizabeth Edwards as so much this is about the AP being called out as McCain surrogates (i.e. Ron Founier).

      In God we trust. All others must pay cash.

      by yet another liberal on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 08:15:34 PM PDT

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      •  I gather as much.... (0+ / 0-)

        Except that this is a trap.  Of course the AP is pimping for McCain.  And of course this story provides a chance for the mainstream media to put a stick in the eye of DailyKos and bloggers in general.  

        AP Headline: Leading liberal blog advocates shooting bambi; announces that they hate mom, apple pie and America.

        So what?  We need to get over it and move on.  

        My point is that putting two stories on the rec list on tonight of all nights - when we are on the verge of bringing the party together and setting ourselves to kick ass in Nov - is completely uncalled for.  

        People here need to learn how to 'take a punch' from the regular media establishment, and move on without getting drawn into this kind of 'off message' drama.

        Q: What's the difference between liberals and cannibals? A: Cannibals only eat their enemies.

        by AdamSmithsInvisibleFinger on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 08:22:27 PM PDT

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        •  I think this is one fight we need to fight (0+ / 0-)

          For example, when McCain put out that Ayers ad trying to create the impression that Obama is a terrorist, Obama responded forcefully, even with an ad making McCain look stupid because Obama was only 8 years old at the time.

          When the AP is shilling for the war mongers, they need to be exposed.

          And if they're attacking us, they're worried. Their propaganda is what's poisoning this nation. Fights on fuckers.

          In God we trust. All others must pay cash.

          by yet another liberal on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 08:27:31 PM PDT

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          •  Granted, yes we need to fight this... (0+ / 0-)

            but not tonight.  Anything that keeps the Edwards story alive right now is bad. That is last week's story. In fact, anything that distracts from party unity right now is bad.  

            And if there are constructive ways to fight back against the AP on this, then I am all for this.

            But if this ends up being the AP simply taking a hard, tough swipe at bloggers and KOS, then we need to suck it up.  As the old saying goes "It Ain't Beanbag".

            Q: What's the difference between liberals and cannibals? A: Cannibals only eat their enemies.

            by AdamSmithsInvisibleFinger on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 08:42:48 PM PDT

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