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BAD THOUGHTS (WHY LA TIMES WON'T RELEASE TAPE)
National Review The Corner ^ | October 30, 2008 | John Derbyshire

Posted on 10/30/2008 2:10:59 PM PDT by greyfoxx39

Bad Thoughts   [John Derbyshire]

Now here's a subversive little thought about that Khalidi tape that the Los Angeles Times is guarding like a cargo of plutonium.

When Sam Zell's office was called and asked about this (by a friend of mine who requests deep anonymity), they said the thought was ridiculous.

Which of course it is. Perfectly ridiculous. Utterly, impossibly ridiculous. Preposterous. Totally preposterous … (Rinse and repeat.)

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antichrist; conspiracy; digg; elections; latimes; obama; tape
It all becomes clear now...follow the money, as usual.
1 posted on 10/30/2008 2:11:01 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...

Ping


2 posted on 10/30/2008 2:13:03 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: greyfoxx39

If Zell is a Republican, why wouldn’t he want to release the tape, elect McCain and potentially get his piece of the pie (bail out)? Am I missing something?


3 posted on 10/30/2008 2:14:24 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: greyfoxx39

They won’t release it, because they want Obama to win.


4 posted on 10/30/2008 2:14:24 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Khomeini promised change too)
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To: greyfoxx39

There’s no question that the msm (or “approved” portions thereof) will receive a government subsidy under an 0bama presidency. All soviet style dictators require a propaganda arm.


5 posted on 10/30/2008 2:15:07 PM PDT by henkster (Lawyers will lead the Marxist revolution, armed with subpoenas...)
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To: greyfoxx39

The most amazing irony in all of this would be if it was the Ayers that provided the video to the Times...

If William or Bernadette had given me that video - whether I promised them that I’d not release it or not, I wouldn’t release it. Period. Those whackos have a history and a teeny weeny IED would take care of me and/or my family... not a risk I’d wish upon my worst enemy.


6 posted on 10/30/2008 2:16:31 PM PDT by conservative_guyz
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To: greyfoxx39

Uhmm except that if it gets released the next administration is republican and he gets his money.


7 posted on 10/30/2008 2:16:42 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: greyfoxx39

What is Tribune’s equity? $14.7 billion isn’t necessarily a lot of debt if you have, say, $15 billion in equity. And they’ll do well when they sell the Cubs.

But if they released the tapes, wouldn’t that mean President McCain would owe them?


8 posted on 10/30/2008 2:19:07 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Item: David Axelrod is a former Chicago Tribune City Hall Bureau Chief and politics reporter.

-PJ

9 posted on 10/30/2008 2:19:34 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Digg this article
10 posted on 10/30/2008 2:26:00 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: luv2ski

IMO, Zell isn’t banking on a McCain win, and even if Mac DOES win, he can say, “I gave you lots of money...turnabout’s fair play”.


11 posted on 10/30/2008 2:29:37 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Zell is a “major republican donor”..see the article. McCain will owe Zell if he wins.


12 posted on 10/30/2008 2:32:40 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: Thane_Banquo
The Cubs are going to the Philippines and will be called the Manila Folders!
(It's just a joke.)

HF

13 posted on 10/30/2008 2:33:59 PM PDT by holden
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To: greyfoxx39

obumpa


14 posted on 10/30/2008 2:36:06 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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To: Dajjal

“obumpa”....ROTFL!


15 posted on 10/30/2008 2:39:52 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: greyfoxx39

It will really upset me if a cent of that money is used to bail out liberal media outlets that are suffering because people are sick of their propaganda in the first place.


16 posted on 10/30/2008 2:41:04 PM PDT by Asceticon
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To: holden
And a pretty good one! Manilla Folders.....LOL
17 posted on 10/30/2008 2:51:38 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (W T H !!! How long was I asleep? Where'd Capitalism run off to?)
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To: greyfoxx39

You got it. Almost every evil can be directly traced back to money as it’s root in some way - not all, but most.


18 posted on 10/30/2008 2:52:28 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: greyfoxx39

Oops. its (not it’s)


19 posted on 10/30/2008 2:53:28 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Asceticon
It will really upset me if a cent of that money is used to bail out liberal media outlets that are suffering because people are sick of their propaganda in the first place.

That may be reason enough for conservatives to "take to the streets"!

20 posted on 10/30/2008 2:53:45 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: greyfoxx39
The left has fantasized before about 'public support' for the MSM. Not going to be discussed now during an election, but will come up during the interregnum.

The Truth -- So Long As It's Profitable ["Is publicly supported media the answer?"]

21 posted on 10/30/2008 3:05:31 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: luv2ski

because while the tape may be insidious, it may not be enough to sink Obama.


22 posted on 10/30/2008 3:11:07 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: greyfoxx39
Just like the Fairness Doctrine, the MSM subsidy has been talked about among the left, but kept under wraps until they can get Obama elected.

September / October 2007

The Uncle Sam Solution

Can the government help the press? Should it?

By Bree Nordenson  

This past spring, the Columbia Journalism Review convened a panel of top editors and a media investor to discuss the somewhat tiresome topic of the future of newspapers. The situation is undeniably bleak. One need merely consult Romenesko, the media-news aggregator, to witness the freefall in circulation, the unending editorial cutbacks, and the closure of foreign bureaus at so many major metropolitan papers...

...government should play a role in ensuring the future of journalism: “To the extent that the for-profit business model doesn’t provide the level of information that we think society should have, that’s what government is for, and I believe that.”

23 posted on 10/30/2008 3:23:27 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: greyfoxx39

Nothing is ever what it seems on first examination. A box in a box in a box....


24 posted on 10/30/2008 3:34:07 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Stop worrying about crap and just show up and vote.


25 posted on 10/30/2008 3:39:50 PM PDT by rabidralph (Yeah, she's all that.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Dugg!


26 posted on 10/30/2008 3:50:13 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: rabidralph
Stop worrying about crap and just show up and vote.

I HAVE voted...have you?

And I don't make the news..."we report, you decide"...crap to you may be gold to someone else.

27 posted on 10/30/2008 4:14:34 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: greyfoxx39

AND.... who published Congressman Ryan’s divorce papers, thereby eliminating all competition for Obama to become a congressman, hmmmm????? Could it be.. NO, it can’t... Perhaps the LA Times?

Congressman Ryan IS Joe the Plumber. How did they get his divorce papers?

This is the way the mafia works. Is there still a mafia in Chicago?


28 posted on 10/30/2008 4:19:23 PM PDT by The Californian
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To: greyfoxx39

Yes, I voted two weeks ago by absentee.


29 posted on 10/30/2008 5:10:05 PM PDT by rabidralph (Yeah, she's all that.)
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To: henkster
There’s no question that the msm (or “approved” portions thereof) will receive a government subsidy under an 0bama presidency.

Hence, it's no longer "The Main Stream Media", but rather "The Government Media" or "The New Government Media".

My coalescing theory is that it was "The Shadow Government Media" during the Bush Administration, dedicated to undermining the actual administration at every turn.

How are they going to deny it now, after their innumerable Palin suicide runs?

30 posted on 10/30/2008 8:15:42 PM PDT by an amused spectator (I am Joe, too - I'm talkin' to you, VBM: The Volkischer Beobachter Media)
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