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Here is the trouble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double Down, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    On Feb. 28, Mo writes a fawning love letter to Al Gore, stating, more or less, that the world would be better off had he won the presidency in 2000. And she wonders who "Goracle" blames, late at night, for the fact that people focused on all his flaws instead of his strengths. Naomi Wolff? Ralph Nader? Bob Shrum? The Clintons?

    But not Maureen Dowd. Certainly not. By all means, no. Dowd, who belittled Gore as much as anyone during the campaign for his "wackadoo" beliefs on the internet, the environment, and eventually Iraq, and repeated over and over falsehoods about Love Canal, Father of the Internet, Alpha Male, now gets to pretend she never wrote any of that. And that it's a real shame that Gore can't focus on the future of this country because the Bush Family Cartel wants to drag us into the past.

    Of course, when you cover campaigns like a high school popularity contest, or as though the outcome is as unimportant as the society pages, and then have a good laugh about it over your $15 springtinis, you get what you deserve, right?

    Here is Media Matters, reviewing some of her past garbage about Gore.

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200703010001

    I'll post her column below, and just for fun, bold the most absurd parts.
     
  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

     
  3. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    Maureen Dowd just learns from the true masters of spin. Occasionally the truth leaks from their mouths and they blow everything up in sight.
     
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    The funny part is that Gore is saying that his biggest mistake/flaw is being to smart and to far ahead of everybody.
     
  5. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    Campaign/Election 2000 is one of the all-time lows for American journalism.

    It was an absolute disgrace. High school softball gamers had more substance.
     
  6. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    Why is it so easy now, that Gore has become popular again with an Oscar and a Nobel nomination, to believe we'd be better off with him rather than W? For someone soooo intelligent, that's a very simplistic view of our country, isn't it? Maybe we would have been better off with Perot, too.
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.

    We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."

    Al Gore, Former Clinton Vice-President
    Speech to San Francisco Commonwealth Club
    September 23, 2002

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,797999,00.html

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/09/24/1032734161501.html



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    Al Gore said last night that the time had come for a "final reckoning" with Iraq, describing the country as a "virulent threat in a class by itself" and suggesting that the United States should consider ways to oust Saddam Hussein.

    The New York Times
    Gore, Championing Bush, Calls For a 'Final Reckoning' With Iraq
    February 13, 2002
     
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    i can't take a thread seriously when i sense "touble" right at the start. also when a poster can't get his "too's" right. sheesh!! :eek: ??? :eek:
     
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    At first I thought Mo Dowd was having a touble ligation done.
     
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    For starters, it is pretty obvious that we would be better off electing ANYONE who happened to know the difference between a Sunni and a Shi'ite . . . something the current president didn't know.

    Secondly, whoever we elected would not have had Dick Cheney as his running mate, nor Donald Rumsfeld as his Secretary of Defense.

    Those are just two reasons. There are about 48,937 more just as obvious, given what we have learned over the past 6+ years.

    For the 23,000th time . . .

    . . . all the quotes in the world mean NOTHING for one simple reason:

    In February 2003 we had (drumroll please) WEAPONS INSPECTORS inside Iraq to once and for all to prove (or disprove) all these quotes.

    The inspectors found nothing. Repeat: NOTHING.

    Ergo, all these Democrats you keep quoting would have simply said "Good, that's a relief" instead of "Fuck you, Hans Blix, we're invading anyway."

    Are we clear?
     
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    Al Gore + carrying home state = President in 2000.

    Nothing can wipe away the absudity of him being unable to carry his home state. Anything that happened in the election of 2000 ultimately was his own damn fault.
     
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Re: Here is the touble with Maureen Dowd's brand of journalism

    Actually, it has been shown that press coverage was an absolute disgrace, but if the votes had been counted correctly, Gore would have won the electoral college, to go along with his popular vote win.
    Let's not forget, it was the press coverage that ripped Gore for not having a home state, since you know he was raised in a DC apartment building. But the RNC spun into him living at the Ritz, when he didn't.
    It was about that same time that Dowd wrote that Gore was so feminine he was "practically lactating."
    The death of newspapers, when it happens, will be traced back to the 2000 election coverage. An absolute joke from start to finish.
     
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