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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:05 AM

We loathed Dubya but never ever did I stand in the checkout line & see anything like this:

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I don't give a rat's ass if it is The Globe - there needs to be backlash for this.

It's one thing for the teanuts to pass this around in their chain emails but to put this in print and have it staring at every person going thru the checkout line?

Playing politics with the horrible death of James Foley - what the HELL IS GOING on here?

All of the shit that Cheney and his puppet pulled - never did I see anything like this. Shame!

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Reply We loathed Dubya but never ever did I stand in the checkout line & see anything like this: (Original post)
jillan Aug 2014 OP
DontTreadOnMe Aug 2014 #1
jillan Aug 2014 #2
Prophet 451 Aug 2014 #3
jillan Aug 2014 #4
Prophet 451 Aug 2014 #12
MADem Aug 2014 #25
steve2470 Aug 2014 #29
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #54
steve2470 Aug 2014 #5
Prophet 451 Aug 2014 #13
rpannier Aug 2014 #18
steve2470 Aug 2014 #20
rpannier Aug 2014 #21
steve2470 Aug 2014 #24
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #55
steve2470 Aug 2014 #56
csziggy Aug 2014 #65
customerserviceguy Aug 2014 #42
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Aug 2014 #52
Drunken Irishman Aug 2014 #6
KT2000 Aug 2014 #7
merrily Aug 2014 #10
undergroundpanther Aug 2014 #8
merrily Aug 2014 #9
newthinking Aug 2014 #11
jillan Aug 2014 #14
Niceguy1 Aug 2014 #35
mdbl Aug 2014 #64
Niceguy1 Aug 2014 #73
mdbl Aug 2014 #74
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2014 #16
Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2014 #69
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2014 #75
pansypoo53219 Aug 2014 #17
rpannier Aug 2014 #19
LAGC Aug 2014 #34
vlyons Aug 2014 #22
former9thward Aug 2014 #58
Faryn Balyncd Aug 2014 #23
jillan Aug 2014 #26
Faryn Balyncd Aug 2014 #27
freshwest Aug 2014 #28
deutsey Aug 2014 #30
jillan Aug 2014 #43
bobGandolf Aug 2014 #31
The Wizard Aug 2014 #32
handmade34 Aug 2014 #33
spanone Aug 2014 #36
Cha Aug 2014 #48
fredamae Aug 2014 #37
L0oniX Aug 2014 #38
steve2470 Aug 2014 #45
leftyladyfrommo Aug 2014 #47
NuclearDem Aug 2014 #39
rock Aug 2014 #40
ThoughtCriminal Aug 2014 #41
jillan Aug 2014 #44
leftyladyfrommo Aug 2014 #46
handmade34 Aug 2014 #49
steve2470 Aug 2014 #60
daredtowork Aug 2014 #50
elleng Aug 2014 #51
voteearlyvoteoften Aug 2014 #53
DFW Aug 2014 #57
karynnj Aug 2014 #59
Archae Aug 2014 #61
Tiger58 Aug 2014 #62
proReality Aug 2014 #63
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #66
0rganism Aug 2014 #67
PoliticAverse Aug 2014 #68
steve2470 Aug 2014 #70
jillan Aug 2014 #72
No Vested Interest Aug 2014 #71
B2G Aug 2014 #76

Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:07 AM

1. I agree.. this is way over the top

 

There needs to be an organized effort against The Globe for this.

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Response to DontTreadOnMe (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:08 AM

2. Thank you - there is actual comfort knowing I am not the only one to feel that way.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:12 AM

3. How credible is The Globe?

I'm British so I don't know if this is coming from some respected bastion of journalism akin to the NY Times or some disreputable gossip monger like the National Enquirer.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:15 AM

4. It is trash - it is the National Enquirer. While they do publish insanity - this crosses the line..

half of the country will believe this. They are feeding the tea-slime and blaming our President for Foley's death which is disgusting.
I guarantee you this will become the new talking point coming to a CNN show within the week.

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:48 AM

12. Oh, probably

The unending cycle of outrage seems to go:
Radical right -> Rush -> Mainstream right -> Fox -> Mainstream media.

Those shouldn't be thought of as distinct steps but rather overlapping spheres of influence. Also, there is vitually no seperation between the crazies and the mainstream right anymore.

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:42 AM

25. It is NOT the National Enquirer--that rag actually gets a lot of gossip right!

The Globe is in "Batboy" territory. The National Enquirer is the Congressional Record by comparison!




Stories that the Enquirer got right: http://mentalfloss.com/article/24291/7-stories-national-enquirer-actually-got-right

They're equal opportunity, politically speaking--they broke John Edwards' mistress/baby story, and Rush Limbaugh's "make the maid buy my oxy" story. The nailed Gary Hart AND Bob Dole.

The Globe doesn't have anything close to that kind of track record.

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Response to MADem (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:59 AM

29. good info ! nt

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:51 PM

54. Well, not really--it's not the National Enquirer by any means.

The Enquirer has standards. Low standards admittedly, but standards. Enough, anyway, to hold down the frequency of libel suits in recent years.

The Globe (or Glob, as I prefer to think of it) has no standards.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:16 AM

5. sometimes those tabloids get it right, a la John Edwards

However, from what I know, they usually get it WRONG. This is obvious almost partisan sniping at the President, and the facts are probably wrong or distorted by either omission or commission. Almost partisan = it's like the Globe is an arm of the RNC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Edwards_extramarital_affair (National Enquirer was first with the scoop)

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:49 AM

13. Thanks

Here, tabloid newspapers routinely publish stuff like that.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:28 AM

18. You mean Batboy isn't real and he didn't join the army after 9/11

I'm stunned

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Response to rpannier (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:30 AM

20. yea they got that one wrong :) nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:35 AM

21. In all seriousness

As I wrote below
I think they're probably bleeding readers and are hoping this will get them cheap publicity and increase their sales
I'd consider e-mailing them and telling them they suck, but it would mean acknowledging they exist

on edit:
At the top is a newstory about Brave Kate and her Miracle Baby
That also speaks volumes about the Globe

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Response to rpannier (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:39 AM

24. I hate to say this but....

I think tabloids like The Globe aim for the low information voters who aren't motivated enough to find out if this is BS or not. The National Enquirer was in the right place at the right time, but I'm not aware of any other tabloid scoops like it, maybe there are some.

I think a boycott/protests are a good idea but as I said above, their target audience may react with curiosity and buy MORE copies, not less. "Why are those liberals all upset", that kind of thing.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:52 PM

55. Link?

Prove they got it wrong about Batboy.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #55)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:54 PM

56. Golly gee, I'll have to comb Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo for days for that one !

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Response to rpannier (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 12:16 AM

65. Batboy was in the Special Forces - it's in his biography

Going Mutant: The Bat Boy Exposed!

Neil McGinness, Weekly World News, Bat Boy LLC
Simon and Schuster, Sep 14, 2010 - Humor - 224 pages

The Weekly World News team uncovers the definitive and faux-tastic story of Bat Boy, from his hardscrabble origins in the caves of West Virginia to his global influence in the twenty-first century. Going Mutant reveals how Bat Boy has heeded a call to service that has embarrassed less forthcoming mutants: During the Gulf War, he deployed with the Special Forces. He later earned a special commendation from George W. Bush for his use of sonar, which led troops to the spider hole housing Saddam Hussein. And now Bat Boy joins forces with an unlikely crew of soldiers, scientists, and swamp mamas to battle a global pandemic that threatens to destroy our planet.

This is an intimate look at the half-bat/half-boy, who has until now been shrouded in mystery (despite countless sightings and a megahit musical). Here, Bat Boy’s life is illuminated through a series of public and private documents obtained by the equally mysterious Dr. Barry Leed of the University of Indianapolis and through Weekly World News clippings. All this information comes together in this new Bitingsroman that reveals an archetypal American trickster who has risen from his lowly origins to become America’s favorite freedom fighter.
http://books.google.com/books?id=LRoZN2gTL6gC

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:51 AM

42. Nothing in a US supermarket checkout line

is anything but trash. When you're waiting to have your groceries rung up, you're a captive audience, and the printed materials all try to grab you with the two second glance you're practically forced to give them. A lot of high-sugar junk is stationed there to get attention, too.

We have self-checkout lines in most US supermarkets, they don't bother with most of that trash in those places.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #42)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:27 PM

52. Actually, I just bought a very interesting magazine 'special edition' on canning recipes

that I pulled out of a checkout line stand a day or two back. And I think I picked up one on crock pot recipes a few years back as well.

But I will certainly grant that those are the exceptions rather than the rule when it comes to what's in the checkout magazine slots.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:20 AM

6. Fuck 'em. That is such huge bullshit. My God.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:23 AM

7. Efforts to discredit Obama

have really amped up lately - just in time for the elections.
It appears that nothing is off limits.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:40 AM

10. Bingo. Elections.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:28 AM

8. wtf...

thats the most scummy bullshit ever.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:39 AM

9. I saw some awful things about Dimson on message board while he was in office.

Then again, some of those posts I saw then were my own.

I didn't pay attention to what the tabloids were saying about him back then, but I don't think they see Democrats as their target demographic. Tabloids know who tends to buy them and what their customers want to read.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:47 AM

11. How can we get back to some format of standards for truth in the news media

Yes, the globe is not a real news organization, but when people present news there should be some standards that can't be crossed.

And that includes stuff like this and should also include restrictions for planting false stories; even if they come from the government.

I Know that would not be an easy thing to regulate. But surely there must be some way to have at least some kind of standard.

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Response to newthinking (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:50 AM

14. This crosses the line, imho - talk about his golfing when this was happening but accusing him of

Foley's death?

It makes me sick.

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Response to jillan (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 08:47 AM

35. it's par for the course

Nowadays...bush had his fair share of smears, too. Sad state of politics.

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 12:03 AM

64. Can you name a bush smear that was false?

I can't.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #64)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 05:55 AM

73. truthfully

the other side says the exact same thing.

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #73)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 08:57 AM

74. Well the truth aint in the middle.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:05 AM

15. This makes me so sad. I am just sick with sadness and shame.

The human race is despicable and stupid.

My President is trying to look out for us and he is treated this way.

How can a I respect myself
and advocate for others when people behave like this, reported as news invades my planet as truth?

This is pure evil. He is a very strong man. I am sad and I apologize.

President Obama, please forgive and forget. I'm sorry on behalf of the ignorant, deceived and evil ones. Please consider my apology from and for them.



Love, Peace and Shelter.
~ littlemissmartypants

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:06 AM

16. Recently one of the tabloids claimed Michelle was furious and moved out of the White House....

 

People don't believe that crap HOWEVER those tabloids register on the subconscious if you don't actually notice them.

That's classic hypnotic suggestion fulfilling an agenda of lowering Obama's personal approval numbers.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 01:38 AM

69. Not to mention how sick it is that we are socialized to want to hear those kind of stories.

I actually used to subscribe to celebrity gossip magazines, but it eventually occurred to me that there's something wrong with our society's obsession with that sort of thing. I also started noticing that the people I knew who were the most wrapped up in that sort of thing were the same people who believed and forwarded every ridiculous chain email that came around. The same people who wanted the most dramatic, sensationalized stories to be true. The same people who watched Nancy Grace. Ugh.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #69)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 10:22 AM

75. The chain mail with the angels get me....

 

I picture some bored, snowed in housewife in Minnesota believing her soul will be damned if she doesn't forward it.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:19 AM

17. what was 9/11 then? and since georgee's way escalated all this, this also is georgee's.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:29 AM

19. WTF is the Globe?

They're probably on life support and trying to gin up readers

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Response to rpannier (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:08 AM

34. Tabloid trash, but the bottom-feeders lap it up.

Low-information voters at the Walmart check-out line love this shit.

Seedy gossip, without any care in the world as to accuracy, whatsoever.

It's disgraceful.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:38 AM

22. Did you complain to the store manager?

The Secret Service will probably be calling on the Globe's publisher.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:00 PM

58. Exactly why would they do that?

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:39 AM

23. Any store that carries this trash should be boycotted.












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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:43 AM

26. That's probably every single grocery store chain in America. They always have these trash mags.

Usually I laugh at the headlines - but not today.

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Response to jillan (Reply #26)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:51 AM

27. The trash business is now being run by fascist propagandists....



Grocery stores need to re-think what they peddle.








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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:55 AM

28. These and the National Inquirer are the same kind of scum. I saw their headlines one day:

Michelle Obama says to Barack, 'How dare you disrespect veterans!'

Talk about a right wing hate rag!

Michelle leaving Obama because of his affairs with foreign women and his gay lovers!

Yes, filth multiplied...

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:06 AM

30. Look at this shit headline I just saw on Yahoo.com:

CIA now admits that President Obama is a radical Islamic enemy of America

Today, a former CIA agent bluntly told the newspaper, World Net Daily, that America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have said in private, but declined to say on-the-record. Clare M. Lopez is the Vice…
Examiner.com from RSS

I didn't bother clicking to the article (World Net Daily? ), and I don't normally look at the headlines on Yahoo.com, but this pile of crap has no place on Yahoo's "news"feed, such as it is.

I wonder what the hell alternate universe I've awakened in some mornings.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:49 PM

43. Why is there so much silence on our side? There was so much backlash from the right

if we dared to even criticize dimson publicly. We had troops on the ground. We were siding with the terrorists....
and we never went this far.

Who is speaking out against this bullshit against President Obama?
Media Matters and Jon Stewart. That's pretty much it. Where are our leaders?

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:19 AM

31. It has grown throughout the country....this hatred (read racism) of President Obama

and the news print just following along.

Makes me sick!

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:42 AM

32. Was it the Globe that reported

Boy 11 trapped in refrigerator eats own foot to stay alive? Normal people know the Globe is idiocy in print.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:47 AM

33. if I see this in a store

I will likely grab up all copies and hide them someplace in the back of the store where no one can see them... Oh, is that wrong??

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 08:50 AM

36. fuck this media toilet paper

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Response to spanone (Reply #36)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:05 PM

48. question to cashier.. "you're selling toilet paper by the register now?" :(

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:18 AM

37. Why I don't Buy

and, won't read and Why I won't Listen. If we, collectively simply stop "Buying it, reading it and listening to it"...."it" would Stop getting attention.
I know-It's Outrageous-but we're being played by the "outrageousness of "it""
They count upon the "distraction" of "outrage". I stopped giving them what they want.
When they notice "something called "it"" doesn't work anymore? They toss something else on the heap--Tan Suits, No American Flag Lapel Pin, and bullshit headliners like this.

imo.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:50 AM

38. My comment to the cashier: What kind of idiot buys that garbage?

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #38)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:23 PM

45. people addicted to gossipy type "news"

I admit, I like people-related news, but those tabloids are 99.99% trash.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #38)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:39 PM

47. I buy them. Not the Globe.

I'm kind of an expert on the rags. But I never buy anything that is trash talking the Obamas.

Most of the rags don't get involved in politics. Just the Globe and the Enquirer. Most of the time it's just untrue Hollywood trash.

The Enquirer did bring down John Edwards. They are trying to bring down John Travolta and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:57 AM

39. So what? It's a tabloid rag, I don't expect anything better out of them.

 

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:49 AM

40. We have slowly been sinking into the shit for several decades now

Every since the repiggies decided to shit where they eat and where we eat. So even though "repiggies" has a "pig" in the middle of it, the pigs far outclass them.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:51 AM

41. And if the rescue mission had succeeded

the headline and RW talking point would be:

"Obama Risks U.S. Military Personnel to Save Journalist"

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #41)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:51 PM

44. You know it! Just look at Bergdahl.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:34 PM

46. The Globe runs headlines like that all the time.

They do it to the Clintons, the Obamas and Ellen DeGeneres.

And if you actually read the article it is all just smoke and mirrors. They just repeat year's old stuff over and over and over. But millions of people see those headlines every time they go to the grocery or drugstores.

It's horrible but it is a very effective political tool.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:05 PM

49. just came from a Publix

noticed that someone had already covered every stack of these "globes" with other magazines so that people couldn't see the cover

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #49)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:03 PM

60. good ! nt

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:09 PM

50. What happened to "we don't negotiate with terrorists"?

And Obama was supposed to do...what?

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:14 PM

51. Right.

I turn them around, when I see them.

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Response to elleng (Reply #51)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:35 PM

53. Me too

Every time

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:57 PM

57. How can you tell a staunch Republican?

He'll buy a rag like this, read it and take it seriously.

There are more of them than is healthy for our country, so don't laugh.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:01 PM

59. I agree with you on that

Whatever happened to you can't criticize a President when the country is at war? Something I disagreed with then, but always thought there were limits - limits this clearly crosses.



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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:21 PM

61. For about 5-6 years, my neighbor would buy the "psychic prediction" issues of supermarket tabloids.

Then a year later, we'd go through the predictions.

We'd cut out the really vague ones, "A famous actor will have marital difficulties..." or the really obvious ones. "There will be trouble in the Middle East." Duh...

In the 5 or 6 years we did that, you know how many "predictions" they got right? Zero.

As to the Globe, well, if we went by the "headlines" on the cover, Michelle and Barack Obama have divorced 6 or 7 times, had secret marriages to Hillary, (both of them!) and Laura Bush threw George out of the White House due to his drinking, and George threw laura out due to drug abuse.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:36 PM

62. jillan

 

Boycott..Globe and Burger King..

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:40 PM

63. There is nothing worse than hate.

Hate is more addictive than any drug and turns people ugly inside and out.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 12:38 AM

66. This just illustrates the massive propaganda advantage enjoyed by the Righties®.

I have never seen anything like it in this nation.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 12:55 AM

67. relax, this does more to discredit such statements than support them

RWnutjob acquaintance: "Obama let him die!"
You: "Oh really? Where'd you hear about that?"
RWnutjob: (slightly sheepish) "Read it in the Globe."
You: "Nice. Read it while you were in the supermarket checkout line buying hot pockets?"
RWnutjob: "yep."
You: "So it's really at about the same level of believability as other such checkout line gems as 'Psychic Cat Foretells Future on Scrabble Board', isn't it?"
RWnutjob: "... but Obama's a bad president."
You: "That'd be a matter of opinion. So who do you like in the AFC West this year?"
End Of Conversation Arc

BTW, 'Psychic Cat Foretells Future on Scrabble Board' is an actual tabloid headline i saw in a checkout line about 20 years ago. Feel free to substitute any similar article about Batboy if you prefer.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 01:15 AM

68. Perhaps you missed this one...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #68)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 01:59 AM

70. I saw that one

I assumed since it was in the Globe, it was BS.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #68)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 02:58 AM

72. But that is not the same. I don't mind the ridiculous headlines about personal bullshit even when

it's about Obama - or Michelle.

This is different. This is turning the most despicable tragedy and saying it's all the President's fault.
What's next week's headline going to be? Obama murdered Mike Brown while wearing a tan suit?

I don't give a shit if they say Obama uses drugs and is bi-sexual and has different lovers every nite....
but don't take a tragedy that the President tried more than once to have a different outcome and then say he didn't care.

There's stupid. There's ugly. And then there is this.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 02:02 AM

71. I noticed the magazine today also, in the checkout area.

Disgusted.
I guess we could complain to the supermarket customer service.

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Response to jillan (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 10:31 AM

76. You must have missed them then.

 

Google "Globe bush covers".

The Globe is trash.

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