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CNN SINKS NAVY
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Posted on 11/30/2005 3:14:34 PM PST by hipaatwo

A person who was at Annapolis today sent me the following about the AP photo CNN ran on its web site of Midshipmen asleep in the auditorium before the President’s speech:

This is bias. The mids started arriving at 0630 in the auditorium. Most have barely gotten any sleep because it's Army-Navy week. Almost all the mids were using the down time to get some rest while they waited the several hours. They were clearly all awake by 9:30 as things started to happen and certain all were awake for the speech.
As everyone who has attended a service academy will tell you, there is nothing more cherished than rack time. But CNN does a disservice to the Naval Academy to imply the mids would sprawl out asleep in the presence of the Commander in Chief. I think CNN owes these fine young Americans an apology.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; biased; cnn; deceit; iraq; midshipmen; msm; usna; waronterror; wot
Not surprised the Commies at CNN did this.
1 posted on 11/30/2005 3:14:35 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo
Reuters did the same...

Thread here:

Midshipmen catch naps as they wait more than an hour for Bush to deliver speech
2 posted on 11/30/2005 3:16:35 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: hipaatwo

Nothing these Junior High School "reporters" do would surprise me.


3 posted on 11/30/2005 3:16:49 PM PST by GungaLaGunga
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To: TomGuy

I saw that earlier. That's why I wanted this to have a separate thread.


4 posted on 11/30/2005 3:17:36 PM PST by hipaatwo (Denny Crane!)
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To: hipaatwo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1531528/posts
Midshipmen catch naps as they wait more than an hour for Bush to deliver speech
Great thread! Old stories of how many ways to nap while hurrying up to wait or even while marching on parade! ;)

I'm just surprised the caption did not imply it was during the speech.


5 posted on 11/30/2005 3:18:24 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: hipaatwo

Count on CNN to never miss a chance to knock the military.

I think everyone knows the trick of taking a "power nap".
Just a few minutes of sleep can totally refresh you.

To imply that the midshipmen catching a few Zees is disrespectful to the President is asinine.


6 posted on 11/30/2005 3:23:12 PM PST by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: MEG33

It's par for the course- TV show about West Point and what is the plot about? Cheaters.


7 posted on 11/30/2005 3:24:19 PM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: hipaatwo
I just heard the top-of-the-hour newscast out of WABC New York. After the President's speech, ABC ran right over to the Iraq Ministry of Defense and got a quote to the effect that "the Iraqi army is nowhere near prepared to fight." They were trumpeting this fact with glee, as though it contradicted statements made by President Bush. I heard most of the speech this morning; the President did not say that the Iraqi army was ready to take over defense of the country; to the contrary, he cited specific units and battalions that were prepared.

The fact that they are grasping at straws like this shows how effective the speech was, and how desperate the MSM/liberals are to keep their sorry excuse for an argument from collapsing.

(steely)

8 posted on 11/30/2005 3:26:45 PM PST by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: hipaatwo

This is in retaliation for the the Cindy Sheehan photo-op over the Thanksgiving weekend.


9 posted on 11/30/2005 3:29:25 PM PST by Dacula
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To: hipaatwo
Memo to CNN:

UP YOURS

10 posted on 11/30/2005 3:30:50 PM PST by ex-snook ("Come behold the deeds of the Lord, the astounding things he has wrought on earth.")
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To: ex-snook

...Or..."Suck My Torpedo!


11 posted on 11/30/2005 3:32:08 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: hipaatwo

It's Army-Navy week? Cool! Go Navy!!! Beat Army!!! Oh, and please get Kyle Kimbro in the game!/shameless plug for former quarterback of the football team at my old high school.


12 posted on 11/30/2005 3:33:13 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (One generation's satire becomes the next one's reality.)
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To: hipaatwo
I tried a google news search for quotes from the Presidents speech "Others have died for my freedom". You cannot find this on NYT, AP, Reuters. They are panning the text of the speech.
13 posted on 11/30/2005 3:34:00 PM PST by Fielding ( "OTHERS HAVE DIED FOR MY FREEDOM. NOW THIS IS MY MARK." "Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr")
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To: 76834
I think everyone knows the trick of taking a "power nap". Just a few minutes of sleep can totally refresh you.

To imply that the midshipmen catching a few Zees is disrespectful to the President is asinine.


As a former Infantryman and Ranger I know all about the refreshing qualities of a cat nap. Infantrymen almost all gain the ability to just conk out anywhere in seconds and then snap awake completely alert later. I can still do that.

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14 posted on 11/30/2005 3:43:01 PM PST by speed_addiction (And the Lord said, "Who shall I send? Who will stand for us?" Said I, "Here I am...Send me.")
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To: 76834; KarlInOhio

Hey, Karl. This thread's for you.


15 posted on 11/30/2005 3:47:45 PM PST by rabidralph (Beat Army)
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To: hipaatwo

The number two rule in the service, right behind never volunteer, is sleep and eat every chance you get, you never know when the next opportunity may come.


16 posted on 11/30/2005 3:52:08 PM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon (I will not support evil just because "It's the Law.")
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To: speed_addiction

Teach me, oh wise and powerful master! :)

(From a FReeper with iregular sleep cycles and constantly pulling all nighters.)


17 posted on 11/30/2005 3:53:43 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: hipaatwo
When I think of CNN, all I can think of is a big black

X


18 posted on 11/30/2005 3:54:05 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

Exactly. Somehow, I think this Commander in Chief would give his approval of a nap before his arrival.

God how I HATE the media.


19 posted on 11/30/2005 3:57:40 PM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: speed_addiction

Your right. The story didn't cover what the studs were doing before the visit.

RLTW


20 posted on 11/30/2005 4:00:25 PM PST by Liberfighter (A half truth is a whole lie)
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To: hipaatwo
It's a valuable lesson. It's important that the midshipmen learn how the media in this country operates.
21 posted on 11/30/2005 4:04:11 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: hipaatwo

When I was in the service any time we went into an auditorium to be lectured or listen to a speech we went to sleep in the time between getting there and the event actually happening. After that you better be awake because someone was going to toss you to the floor if you fell asleep. It is hard in the service, especially in an Academy of any type and a soldier, sailor, marine takes their sleep where they find it. I used to fall asleep during the 10 minute breaks we would get on 25 mile hikes, then jump up ready to go when the "boss" blew the whistle. Of course I was young then:)


22 posted on 11/30/2005 4:13:22 PM PST by calex59 (Seeing the light shouldn't make you blind...)
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To: hipaatwo

What's a CNN?


23 posted on 11/30/2005 4:18:48 PM PST by prairiebreeze (I am unapologetically and enthusiastically celebrating CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: Killborn

my son graduated from Anapolis in 05. Averaged about 5 hours of sleep and took cat naps whenever possible.


24 posted on 11/30/2005 4:27:30 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion it will give it to you.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

How do you control the length of sleep and when to wake up?


25 posted on 11/30/2005 4:29:17 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: Killborn
(From a FReeper with iregular sleep cycles and constantly pulling all nighters.)

Well, come over here and sit next to me. We must be from the same tribe. I've long since quite telling (okay...okay, crabbing) my husband about these "white nights". LOL! All he does is give me a puzzled look and advises, "Well, just quit thinking so much...just go to sleep."

(slaps hand to forehead) Duh! Now why didn't I think of that?

26 posted on 11/30/2005 4:42:39 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: yankeedame

I lsot count how many times I stayed passed my desired sleeping hour because of the thoughts run ning through my head. Curse and blessings from an active mind I guess. :/


27 posted on 11/30/2005 4:55:02 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: hipaatwo

CNN is dog crap.


28 posted on 12/03/2005 1:26:17 PM PST by pabianice (I guess)
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