I just wanted to add that the press should always try to ask questions.<br><br>But Chelsea should have the right, as everyone has, to answer questions from the press or not. <br><br>If the press were asking citizens on the street questions while you are out shopping at the mall, you have the right to answer or not answer their questions. The press should be treated just like market research questioners or just like pollsters who call during dinner. The press doesn't have the right to expect anyone, vips, stars, polliticians, or your average nobody citizen to answer any questions.<br><br>Chelesea, or the family, has set the ground rules with the press. The press should honor their decision. If the press wanted to publish Chelsea's opinions, all they have to do is listen in on her questions and answers sessions with the public at the public events she attends.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Yes, the common vernacular! <br><br>Funny, I'm reading a story on the missile shoot to knock out the falling satellite and I get this:<br><br>To him, the satellite shot is a chance for the military to try out its missile defense capabilities; a way to keep secret material out of the wrong hands; and a warning to the Chinese, after they destroyed a satellite about a year ago. He shared some educated guesses: My first thought is that MDA [Missile Defense Agency] is always looking for ways to pimp their systems and provide further justification that they...<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Yes, your quote there means to me that this "pimping" slip wasn't even worth any attention. Imus knew he was playing with fire when he made his comments, the "pimping" comment was nothing like that. Period. Dictionary.com lists one definition of pimp as a verb as: to exploit - a word that itself can have positive or negative connotations...<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
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it wasn't like he said this during the nightly news. those shows on MSNBC at that time are entertainment and commentary about the news. they are going to have opinions and they are going to share them. this is how they try and generate ratings.<br><br>True. But it wasn't a political commentary during a political show, nor was it a guest who made the degradatory remarks responding to a question. It occured while the news anchor was asking a question during a news show.<br><br>It certainly wasn't a comedy TV show, nor was it billed as such. The question wasn't asked by a comedian either. I don't recall anyone laughing at the remark either. So, the show wasn't what I would call entertainment.<br><br>Maybe they should change the name of MSNBC News to MSNBC Comedy, and have Jay Leno asking the question while attempting to get a laugh. That would have been appropriate, politcal satire. But during a news show, that's not good journalism.<br><br><br><br><br>
I can understand that but when one is out there campaigning trying to wrassle up votes with all kinds of possible half-truths that campaigners use, then they can expect to have to answer more questions than you or i would. My opinion any way. <br><br>dave<br><br>
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You are right there. It would make a difference who said it. I can see those comedians like Bill Maher and such who make their lunch money on hyping up political intrigue. Not that Maher would say that but he says other things about other candidates. <br><br>dave<br><br>
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Ron, MSNBC is competing with online resources and a bazillion other network and cable sources as well. providing "the news" as we traditionally think of it would ensure a drop in ratings and a show being canceled. the comment was made while Shuster was filling in for Tucker Carlson. the show is "Tucker" and it is far from being 'the news.' here's how his show is described on MSNBC:<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Tucker Carlson is the host of MSNBC’s Tucker, a fast paced, no-holds-barred conversation about the day’s developments in news, politics, world issues and pop culture. <p><hr></blockquote><p>"no-hold-barred conversation" is certainly much different than a serious news show; in fact, it's a show about the news and not the news. the whole show is set up to try and get ratings by using sensationalism. that's what works for the media and i don't see it ever changing. tune in to PBS if you want to get the news in a serious manner. everywhere else, the ratings come first.<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>We do not need to know who she is dating or photos of her in a restaurant although she likely puts up with that already.<p><hr></blockquote><p>What if she was in a naked mud wrestling match on HD pay per view against Jenna Bush?<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>What if she was in a naked mud wrestling match on HD pay per view against Jenna Bush?<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>I watch that! <br><br>Well, if it was... you know... for charity.<br><br>
In much the same way as other politicians kids aren't off limits during election season - no, I don't think she should be off limits. However, I don't think that her actions should be described as pimping - unless you're applying the same ticket to the Bush twins or Cheneys progeny.<br><br>I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
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