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  •  Reporters With Machine Guns (2+ / 0-)
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    It's interesting to see some people pretend that there's nothing unusual whatsoever about a reporter firing a semi-automatic or fully automatic gun in place of doing their usual standup about the establishment on which they are supposedly reporting.  The reporter's display of gun-love was completely gratuitous and telegraphed the tone of the rest of the report.  Should they report about cockfighting while holding a rooster in their hand with razors on its feet?  Do a piece on a satanic cult with a pentagram on their forehead?  Either action would be legal, but would also be a gratuitous, aggressive violation of the rule that the reporter is not supposed to be the story.

    •  Tipped for the comedy. (1+ / 0-)
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      Should Rick Sanchez have been tazed himself on camera?

      Probably not.

      But it was funny as hell for months after.

      If you haven't seen report slide on the, test drive cars, eat hot dogs, ride carnival rides... then I guess you don't watch a lot of news.

      "An exact science is one that admits loss" -- Genesis P-Orridge

      by jethrock on Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 11:33:40 PM PST

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      •  Bad typing on my part. (0+ / 0-)

        that was supposed to read:

        "If you haven't seen reporters slide on the ice... "

        "An exact science is one that admits loss" -- Genesis P-Orridge

        by jethrock on Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 11:36:35 PM PST

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      •  I watch the news regularly (0+ / 0-)

        And I'm a student of history. For some reason I missed the footage of Walter Cronkite leaning out of the 6th floor window of the Texas School Book Depository in his hand.  I must have missed the broadcast where David Brinkley mimicked the Boston Strangler's motions, or the radio broadcast where David R. Murrow did a simulated Nuremburg speech by Hitler completely in German.

        •  With a Rifle (0+ / 0-)

          "with a rifle" in Cronkite's hands, that is.  Looks like I am sliding on the ice, too.  Rick Sanchez GOT tazed.  He didn't taze a mannequin or a random person on the street.

          •  Thanks for the diary. (1+ / 0-)
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            Bad news report.

            I just disagree with your assessment that the reporter was imitating Jared Loughner.

            Have a nice night.

            "An exact science is one that admits loss" -- Genesis P-Orridge

            by jethrock on Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 11:46:36 PM PST

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