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Sharron Angle: We shut out the media because they're unprofessional

A perfect coda to the Nevada Senate race: In a radio interview this morning, Sharron Angle blamed the media for her campaign's decision to shut out reporters, slamming the press as "unprofessional" and adding that she thinks candidates should teach the media a "lesson" whenever they have the "opportunity."

Angle also described that recent episode where a reporter tried to ask her questions in an airport as "an ordeal."

Angle's comments came in a conversation with conservative talk show Heidi Harris, which you can listen to right here. Asked about the airport episode, in which local reporter Nathan Baca tried in vain to get her to answer basic questions about her issue positions, she griped about "the ordeal in the airport" and complained that it was "the wrong place for a press interview."

"Truly we should have had a better place to have a press conference than at the bottom of the escalator," Angle complained.

In reality, the reporter had said he'd repeatedly asked the campaign for interviews and for clarification of her positions, only to get nothing in return. He tracked her down at the airport as a last resort.

Angle also complained about the media's lack of professionalism, and blamed it for her campaign's decision to stiff-arm the media.

"We need to bring back the professionalism into reporting, and I think that when we have an opportunity to teach a lesson we should," she said.

"It iisn't that we don't want to talk to them," Angle added. "It is that we would like to have objective questioning and true professional reporting. That is really all we are asking from them."

In truth, throughout this race Angle never really viewed an adversarial press as playing any kind of legitimate role in the political process. She's boasted about her success in using friendly news outlets to raise campaign cash. And she has said that she wants the media to "ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported."

Now we've come full circle: Angle is now denouncing the press as "unprofessional" for refusing to adopt the friendly, non-adversarial role she envisioned for it. We'll soon find out if her posture is any kind of impediment to winning a Senate seat.

In other Angle/media news, Stephen Colbert had a grand old time yesterday lampooning Angle for using decoys to escape the press, comparing her to Saddam Hussein: "It has been a while since we've had a strong leader from a desert land who uses decoys."


By Greg Sargent  | November 2, 2010; 2:24 PM ET
Categories:  2010 elections, Political media, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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I have an excellent question: Where was Obama on election day 1994???


Sure seems like Obama was not paying ANY attention that day, because it appears that Obama didn't learn any lessons from the whole experience of 93-94.

Seriously folks, it's like Obama was on a nother planet.


Same with Afghan policy, all the Generals learned from the failures of Rumsfeld's "small footprint" strategy - and the successes of Bush's Surge.

However, Obama would not listen to anything the Generals had learned from those experiences.


SAME with 1994 - it appears that Obama refuses to listen to anyone who had the experience with health care in 93-94 and Obama refuses to learn those lessons.

Hillary is off in foreign policy and I doubt Obama is listening to her, not like she really was good at strategies either.

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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle

The media spends months trying to support Harry Reid's smear campaign attempting to say Sharon Angle is a little crazy - which is completely untrue.

So what does the media expect? They have been mean and unfair - the media has been unAmerican in their reporting.


What is wrong Greg ? Sharon Angle didn't send you an invitation to her party either?

Is that the problem, what did you expect?

Greg, even your reporting on Sharon Angle has been shameful and disgraceful.

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Shutting out the media = the HEIGHT of unprofessionalism.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | November 2, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Ethan is begining to capitalize again.

That is against the rules, and should lead to banning.

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"I don't have to answer those questions on the Senate floor by my colleagues: they are unprofessional/Democrats/______."

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | November 2, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle just announced that, if elected, she will not answer any questions until she leaves office.


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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Related: "In a noon email alert to supporters, Coons campaign manager Christy Gleason said close monitoring of voter turnout in the state’s 41 representative districts showed “lower turnout in New Castle and Kent counties than we’re comfortable with."

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/11/02/coons-camp-expresses-turnout-worries/

via hotair

Posted by: sbj3 | November 2, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Kevin, I had pretty much given up on this blog.

Posted by: JkR- | November 2, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

OT for Wrestling fans:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/vince-mcmahon-helps-wifes-campaign-by-pooping-on-blumenthal-sign-in-wwe-skit/

Posted by: sbj3 | November 2, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

@JkR-: You are most welcome. Never give up!

Semper fi.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

MyHairLooksFantastic DUDE!!!

President Obama is the BOSS.
Commander in Chief
President of the USA
and
Congress and the Senate Listen to him.

Seems he did well, despite the Party of NO.

He got passed more great and useful legislation than any President since President Carter.

Stuff that protects YOU!!


ISA

Posted by: vettesport | November 2, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

"I promise to start answering questions from The Media, once they become professional, and stop asking me any questions". Sharron Obtuse Angle.

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

If I have to listen to right wingers defending this freak for the next six years, my head is going to explode. I'm sure that would please some of you, savethehairdude comes to mind.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 2, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this will send a message to the press that their conduct is not appreciated by everyone in America.

Mr Sargent seems to believe that the press is some sort of modern day sanhedren, the keepers of all that is holy and right. Well the Obama election and subsequent buyers remorse demonstrated to America that the press is not a source of valid, objective information. Yesterday's revelations about the Miller event shattered any illusions about impartiality most people still had.

The press is interested in itself. It is no longer interested in its "customers" as we can see by the dreadful financial performance of so many of the old line outlets.

sharron Angle did the right thing here. Putting aggressive reporters in their place is something more people in America should do. I can think of an easy way for America to demonstrate its lack of faith in the press: turn off the TV

Posted by: skipsailing28 | November 2, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

What goes around, comes around.

Mrs. Angle's supporters may praise her hiding out from her perceived enemies (the media), but it will come around again.

When Mrs. Angle's supporters start to criticize her because she won't be able to deliver on her promises, then these critics will become the new perceived enemies, and she will avoid them too.

Watch for it, it will happen.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | November 2, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"Putting aggressive reporters in their place is something more people in America should do."

That's very Mussolini'ish of you.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 2, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Skip.

No More News!

In fact, while we're at it, No More Education! Our kids will be just fine with twitter and tv commercials. Globally competitive? No. Skilled? No. Forward-thinking? No. But who cares? We are Amurrrikkka!

Posted by: Ethan2010 | November 2, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

vettesport | November 2, 2010 3:09 PM

How come you don't list the things Clinton accomplished?

- the Free Trade deals

- the repeal of Glass Steagall

- the deregulation of derivatives

- the SubPrime Mortgage programs


Clinton had his accomplishments too.

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

The media should treat her in kind, and send no one to cover her tonight.

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

That tv station did something blantantly unfair to Christine O'Donnell - which summarizes the unfair treatment she got overall from the media.


That tv director made Christine's O'Donnells closing argument for her.


The newspapers were correct to point out that Obama had a 30 minute commercial too which was run on tv before the election.


Christine O'Donnell.


She might win. She is dynamic on tv and she has a GREAT SMILE. What more do you want?

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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this will send a message to the press that their conduct is not appreciated by everyone in America.
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Yes, I agree that our Congressmen and Congresswomen should only talk to media that they want to talk to. That's true leadership. They're the lamestream media, what's to be afraid of?

Posted by: ashotinthedark | November 2, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

yeah, yeah, typical know it all psycho babble.

the press in America is both rude and arrogant. We need to hit the reset button on these boors. I think that Ms Angle is doing the right thing to keep these jackals at bay.

Reading Mr Sargent everyday gives me all the insight I need into the workings of a liberally biased press.

Ethan, can you say "macaca"? do you know how many times the WaPo printed that word in its pages between the time it was first uttered and the day of the election? I doubt it.

but the simple fact is the WaPo sought to impact that election and succeeded. Walter Cronkite got Tet completely wrong. Dan Rather LIED. The list goes on. Angle and others who have been on the recieving end of smug jerks with a liberal education and microphone are right to push them away.

Once again, name calling won't change the facts. ABC was caught yesterday. We've all seen the journ o list shenanigans. Bias is real. Rudeness is real.

time to take the press down a notch. They think they are very powerful forces in America today. But their power wanes if we ignore them and the real movers and shakers don't give them the time of day.

Oh, and liberals, isn't it interesting that the Democrats refused to allow Fox to host a debate during their last primary season? the only non coward in that group of pansies was Dennis the Menace who said that people of conviction should be prepared to make their case anywhere at anytime.

so granting access selectively is the exclusive province of the Democrats now? Really?

Posted by: skipsailing28 | November 2, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse


Even with voting already under way, President Barack Obama furiously worked the phones to urban-format radio stations Tuesday, arguing that his agenda would be "all at risk" if Republicans trampled Democrats.


____________________


The last group in America which Obama is looking for votes from

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

May the universe bless you Kevin Willis...

Posted by: dkleind | November 2, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Angle is a total whack job.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | November 2, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"Putting aggressive reporters in their place is something more people in America should do."

They should be more than "put in their place". They should be imprisoned if they have more than a high school diploma. We can't have "news" telling adults about the world beyond their front yard and disrupting children from the intense studies of their friend's girlfriend's facebook page.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | November 2, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Angle is a total whack job.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | November 2, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

MyHairLooksFantastic, perhaps you didn't see the part about O'Donnell's campaign forgetting to deliver the commercial to the TV station. They can't air what they don't have.

And she wants to be the U.S. senator from Delaware?

Posted by: chi-town | November 2, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Unprofessional??? Sharon, you must know better. Media has not been unprofessional. Media has become an utterly corrupt fraudulent active participating propaganda machine of the radical left-winger Progressive Party of the United States. Their job is not about reporting anything anymore; they are leading participating actors in this tragicomedy of our Union.

Posted by: pouran-doukht | November 2, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Unprofessional??? Sharon, you must know better. Media has not been unprofessional. Media has become an utterly corrupt fraudulent active participating propaganda machine of the radical left-winger Progressive Party of the United States. Their job is not about reporting anything anymore; they are leading participating actors in this tragicomedy of our Union.

Posted by: pouran-doukht | November 2, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse


Greg Sargent (July 15,2010) - Pelosi fundraising email: You're damn right we're keeping the House!

YOU HAVE TO LOVE THIS, from Nancy Pelosi's latest fundraising email for House Dems, emailed over by a Democrat:

Here is what will happen in November. Democrats will keep control of the House. Period.


Still "loving it" Greg? :)

Posted by: popopo | November 2, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Outstanding post over at NRO for those of you who were all fussed about Tea Partiers wanting to "Take back America".

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/251979/paging-eugene-robinson-jonah-goldberg

Posted by: ScottC3 | November 2, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

@12Bar: "Mrs. Angle's supporters may praise her hiding out from her perceived enemies (the media), but it will come around again."

I'm all for challenging reporters premises, and avoiding ambushes (ala the Couric interview of Palin), but just avoid the press entirely ain't gonna work. If you cannot articulate your views and policies effectively even to a moderately hostile press, you are in a position to advance any kind of real agenda that involves convincing anybody of anything,

We shall see how it works out for her. If she wins, it will definitely be a testament to Harry Reid as a candidate and Obama's sabotaging of the Nevada tourism industry.;)

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

chi-town they got the commercial 3:44


Skipsailing has a great set of points


The Conservatives are attempting to engage Greg Sargent just by reading him. In exchange, does Greg Sargent come back with a minimum of honesty and even-handedness??


I keep on looking for it - and indicating that it would be appropriate.

The $500 Billion which Obama transferred from Medicare to his health care plan is one glaring example.


It would be better if real discussion could take place free of the half-truths and outright ridiculous partisanship.


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Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes. Republicans love elections... just not fair democratic elections:

Rep. Tom Perriello's Charlottesville, Va., office was vandalized last night -- and the vandal posted a sign for the Democrat's opponent, Republican Robert Hurt, outside the building.

The office was unoccupied early in the morning, between the hours of 2 a.m. and about 5:30 a.m., Perriello spokeswoman Jessica Barba told POLITICO. The intruder bent a screen and stole a box of door hangers that had been prepared for volunteers, who were to leave them for voters to direct them to the correct polling place.

University of Virginia students received fliers on their doors, pointing them to the wrong polling place, and the incident has been reported to police.

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/live/tpm-midterms-wire/#1274

Posted by: Ethan2010 | November 2, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm all for challenging reporters premises, and avoiding ambushes (ala the Couric interview of Palin), but just avoid the press entirely ain't gonna work.
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Not to mention she isn't avoiding the press entirely. At least that would be even handed. She's just avoiding media outlets of her choosing.

She just giving certain people the silent treatment. I remember doing that as a child.

Posted by: ashotinthedark | November 2, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Chi-town at 3:44


NO YOUR hair looks fantastic.


Which part of chi-town are you from?

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Angle, the media didn't make you say what you did, behave how you did, nor did they not cover you. You did everything on your own. All they did was report it. Hey, they aren't clever enough to make any of that up. I just find it incredible anyone in Nevada is taking you seriously. I'm sure that if you get in office, come January there will be 100% employment in Nevada.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 2, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"Rep. Tom Perriello's Charlottesville, Va., office was vandalized last night -- and the vandal posted a sign for the Democrat's opponent, Republican Robert Hurt, outside the building."

The tip off was the note left on DNC stationary that said: "Courtesey of your Friendly Neighborhood Tea Party Republican! No, Really!"

Yeah! And there was this Obama supporter who attacked this girl and carved a backwards 'B' into her face . . . oh, wait, that was obviously staged.

"The intruder bent a screen and stole a box of door hangers that had been prepared for volunteers, who were to leave them for voters to direct them to the correct polling place."

Because, of course, local Republicans knew where all that stuff was an how to get it.

"University of Virginia students received fliers on their doors, pointing them to the wrong polling place"

Hmm. Curiouser and curiouser. If it turns out to be an actual Republican who did it, I'll eat my hat. Or I'll buy a hat, and then eat it.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | November 2, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Greg Sargent (July 15,2010) - Pelosi fundraising email: You're damn right we're keeping the House!

YOU HAVE TO LOVE THIS, from Nancy Pelosi's latest fundraising email for House Dems, emailed over by a Democrat:

Here is what will happen in November. Democrats will keep control of the House. Period.

__________________________


Ouch.

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Nevada deserves Sharron Angle.

Old economic engine, mining, tourists' wallets mostly.

New economic engine...open up Yucca Mountain to anything that glows.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Chris Coons apparently seems to be desperate to get people out to vote today.

Last night's rally which only had a turn-out of 200 people must have spooked them out.


Maybe Christine O'Donnell really is a witch.

______________________________


Everytime I write Coons' name I feel like it is a racial thing.

I wish the society wasn't so sensitive to everything - I would rather avoid every use of his name if I could

Posted by: MyHairLooksFantastic | November 2, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

The Surge did not work. It just kicked the slaughter down the road.

Today in Baghdad.

"Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes in mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed 76 people and wounded nearly 200 on Tuesday, calling into question the ability of Iraqi security forces to protect the capital.

The blasts — at least 13 separate attacks — came just two days after gunmen in Baghdad held a Christian congregation hostage in a siege that ended with 58 people dead. Tuesday morning, hundreds of Christians gathered at a downtown church to mourn their lost brethren.

"They murdered us today and on Sunday, they killed our brother, the Christians," said Hussein al-Saiedi, a 26-year-old resident of the Shiite slum of Sadr City where 21 people were killed in the most deadly incident of the day. He said he was talking to friends on a busy street, when the blast occurred."

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

All, check this out: Dem enthusiasm is down sharply not just since 2008, but since 2006:


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/11/dem_enthusiasm_down_sharply_si.html

Posted by: sargegreg | November 2, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Kevin, you ever done campaign work? Specifically GOTV?

Anyone who's done it knows everything will be out in the open in easily marked boxes for early distribution when people show up in droves.

Switching these around, even in an office you don't work, wouldn't be a big issue at all.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | November 2, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

liam still wants to argue Iraq. What better sign is there that the Democrats are dealing with doom and gloom?

Ashotinthedark, did you note my point about selective media access? Isn't it interesting that you're willing to criticize Ms Angle, but thus far have no response to my point about the Democrats debate.

Also, let's note that Obama refused to even acknowledge the Fox reporter during pressers and the white house refused to provide anyone for Fox's sunday shows for quite a while.

Once again liberals are demanding that we do as they say, but not as they do.

Angle is right to shun reporters who cross a line she gets to draw. She's the candidate. The press isn't in the race. The press has ceded all its credibility and no longer seems to care that Americans don't trust them. OK fine. then prominent people can legitimately shun those "reporters" who they don't believe will give them a fair representation.

Posted by: skipsailing28 | November 2, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Kevin_Willis, um, what?

You're telling me that you think a Democrat would sabotage his OWN OFFICE the night before the most important night of his political career?

Do you honestly believe that?

Posted by: Ethan2010 | November 2, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Today's news from Iraq reveals that the Terrorists are back to their old ways. Only partisan right wing creeps are now willing to try and bury that reality. They do not care that the Iraqi people are still being slaughtered on an ongoing basis.


The Surge did not work. It just kicked the slaughter down the road.

Today in Baghdad.

"Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes in mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed 76 people and wounded nearly 200 on Tuesday, calling into question the ability of Iraqi security forces to protect the capital.

The blasts — at least 13 separate attacks — came just two days after gunmen in Baghdad held a Christian congregation hostage in a siege that ended with 58 people dead. Tuesday morning, hundreds of Christians gathered at a downtown church to mourn their lost brethren.

"They murdered us today and on Sunday, they killed our brother, the Christians," said Hussein al-Saiedi, a 26-year-old resident of the Shiite slum of Sadr City where 21 people were killed in the most deadly incident of the day. He said he was talking to friends on a busy street, when the blast occurred."

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

liam still wants to argue Iraq. What better sign is there that the Democrats are dealing with doom and gloom?

Posted by: skipsailing28
++++++++++++++

That's right. We should all be like you, and ignore human suffering because, hey, Americans got tired of reading about it and it isn't on the front pages anymore, so it isn't really happening. Not like it is as important as how Bristol is doing on Dancing with the Stars . . .

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

OMG, Angle is an idiot!!!

Posted by: Leslie51 | November 2, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Liam, of course it didn't work. What, did someone say there would be no civil war after we left? The surge resolved the Shia/Sunni regional rivalry? Quark (German for nonsense).

When we lost the Vietnam and Laotian war and set the stage for the Cambodian genocide, until Reagan came along, we all thought it was for no good reason. But you see in America, the victors don't write history, we do.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Ethan,

Let's take up a collection. We should buy Kevin a really, really big hat.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

But you see in America, the victors don't write history, we do.

Posted by: shrink2 |
+++++++++++

We don't really write history, we film it. In a few years, we can bring Sylvester Stallone out of cold storage so Johnny Rambo can win the Iraq war, just the way he kicked Viet Cong butt. And then everyone can feel good about all the blood and treasure we squandered fighting a people who never attacked us.

Posted by: bearclaw1 | November 2, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"then prominent people can legitimately shun those "reporters" who they don't believe will give them a fair representation. "

I agree.

From now on, no more talking to reporters of any kind. No more news. No more education. Just stop. Stop the spending. Stop the education. Stop progress. Stop everything. Then, hopefully, we can stop the Constitution by rolling it back one amendment at a time. That way we can start this country from scratch the way it should have been in 1789 before the Founders decided on all of these freedom-stealing ideas like no establishment of religion and separation of powers. We need to start over with a brand new country as God The Patriot intended it. The NEW USA: a country built to serve the Christian, white, wealthy elite... and nobody else. Other "minorities" can live here, but only to serve their Christian, white, wealthy elite masters who are the only true Patriots (just like God!).

Posted by: Ethan2010 | November 2, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Skip-
I would argue that refusing to have a debate on Fox isn't the same as refusing to talk to entire segments of the media while running for political office.

But seriously, how old are we? You're defending giving people the silent treatment in part because "he did it first".

Posted by: ashotinthedark | November 2, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Liam, of course it didn't work. What, did someone say there would be no civil war after we left? The surge resolved the Shia/Sunni regional rivalry? Quark (German for nonsense).

When we lost the Vietnam and Laotian war and set the stage for the Cambodian genocide, until Reagan came along, we all thought it was for no good reason. But you see in America, the victors don't write history, we do.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 4:25 PM

.................

Would that be that same Ronald Reagan who fled from Lebanon, after terrorists blew up the US barracks, and killed hundreds of our marines?

Remember when he then wagged the dog in Grenada, to divert people's attention away from the fact that he had given the terrorists in Lebanon just what they wanted?

Of course, he also traded missiles for hostages with Iran. That showed those hostage takers who was boss, right?

Posted by: Liam-still | November 2, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

It is so very sad and disheartening to hear the ignorance and gullible low intellects making some of these comments, who obviously have no comprehension of the breadth of responsibilities or activities of our president. Idiots should be protected from information above their brain levels because these are the kinds who become dangerous.

Posted by: Maerzie | November 2, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for today's collective insult and homily Mearzie, now where were we...oh yeah,

Liam, Osama bin Laden wrote that he first realized what had to do after the Lebanon Marine barracks disaster (it is widely reported the Clinton era's Mogadishu/Black hawk Down disaster annealed his conviction).

Posted by: shrink2 | November 2, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Skip-

Is it fine for Angle to ignore the press because it's the right thing to do or because Democrats have done it?

Because you seem to be arguing that it's both.

Posted by: ashotinthedark | November 2, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

no ashotinthedark I'm not. I think you're speaking of a distinction without a difference. The Democrats were selective about press access. Period

Paragraph.

They cannot now hold Ms Angle to a different standard and expect credibility.

And again, who is the candidate and who is not? what "right" does the some jerk with a microphone actually have? Surely Ms Angle can decide what is best for herself and if shunning selected members of the press is her choice, what compulsion can the Democrats bring to bear?

In short, this is just whining.

and bear claw you're letting your doom and gloom get the better of you. I never said I would ignore it. I merely pointed out that liam still wants to talk Iraq and I suspect that this is because he (she?) (it?) does NOT want to talk about the election defeat the liberals are about to experience.

I'll gladly take you on about Iraq pal. Any time. so spare me the snot. It does nothing for you.

Posted by: skipsailing28 | November 2, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

no ashotinthedark I'm not. I think you're speaking of a distinction without a difference. The Democrats were selective about press access. Period

Paragraph.

They cannot now hold Ms Angle to a different standard and expect credibility.

And again, who is the candidate and who is not? what "right" does the some jerk with a microphone actually have? Surely Ms Angle can decide what is best for herself and if shunning selected members of the press is her choice, what compulsion can the Democrats bring to bear?
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So if Obama had chosen not to allow Fox reporters anywhere near him throughout his campaign it would have been the same as not having a debate on Fox?

There's obviously a difference between the two.

Of course the reporters have no such right. I certainly never claimed otherwise.

What's amazing is that you cry censorship when one reporter is fired, but are fine with giving the silent treatment to an entire segment of reporters with opposing ideologies? That's not censorship? Would it be fine for Angle to continue this when if she is elected?

Posted by: ashotinthedark | November 2, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

We're so screwed.

Posted by: larsonlk | November 2, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

So there are people posting here that think not having an adversarial press is a good idea?
How does that work out for the voters?
We are just to assume that the candidates are telling the truth about their views and backgrounds?

Angle is extremely arrogant to think that she should not have to answer questions about things she has said and is on tape saying.
Sadly I think the voters in Nevada will reward her instead of shaming her like they should.

And to whoever claimed Obama never called on the FOX news reporter in any pressers...BS he calls on that idiot Major Garrett all the time.

Posted by: vintagejulie | November 2, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I have no pity for the Democratiers losses they are incurring today. They have earned their failures. They work hard to lie to the American tax payers and abuse the powers of their office. I am so excited and happy to see them get voted back into the closets. Go Tea Party and Conservatives!

Posted by: Templeton62 | November 2, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

It might interest Mr. Sargent to know that Mangle's campaign banned the TV station from its election night party, and agreed to let the station cover the party and the station agreed not to send Mr. Baca to cover it. Think about it.

As for Ms. Mangle, if my fellow Nevadans elect her to the Senate, they will deserve the nuclear waste dump, the mining law repeal, and the increased federal attention to gaming and its revenue that Harry Reid has blocked for 24 years.

Posted by: TruthtoPower4 | November 2, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are fond of analogies to ordinary Americans and their families, so here's one...

How many employers do you know who would be stupid enough to hire an employee who, at the job interview, said "I refuse to answer any of your questions, until AFTER you give me the job!"

Posted by: Zoomie1 | November 2, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

As for Ms. Mangle, if my fellow Nevadans elect her to the Senate, they will deserve the nuclear waste dump, the mining law repeal, and the increased federal attention to gaming and its revenue that Harry Reid has blocked for 24 years.

Posted by: TruthtoPower4 | November 2, 2010 6:14 PM
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So you're saying that it's okay for Harry Reid to protect those that lined his pockets and put him in office? Isn't that endorsing and protecting tax evasion? How is this a good thin....wait a minute, just got a call from Geitner, it's all good.

Posted by: splitbill | November 2, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Last I checked, the voters in Nevada put Reid in office...

And protecting gaming, the single biggest source of employment and revenue to his state, is kind of what people want their elected officials to do for them normally...

Posted by: Zoomie1 | November 2, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Who is this Sharron Angle your talking about??

Posted by: ok4u | November 4, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Who is this Sharron Angle your talking about??

Posted by: ok4u | November 4, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

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