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Thu May 23, 2013, 09:20 PM

 

Media Makes Medea The Headline

forget the importance of this speech, many headlines read "President Heckled Repeatedly"



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Reply Media Makes Medea The Headline (Original post)
otohara May 2013 OP
dkf May 2013 #1
burnodo May 2013 #2
dkf May 2013 #6
Pragdem May 2013 #3
ucrdem May 2013 #7
ucrdem May 2013 #4
HiPointDem May 2013 #5
ucrdem May 2013 #8
HiPointDem May 2013 #9
ucrdem May 2013 #10
HiPointDem May 2013 #13
ucrdem May 2013 #14
ucrdem May 2013 #16
ucrdem May 2013 #17
ucrdem May 2013 #18
burnodo May 2013 #20
ucrdem May 2013 #21
bobduca May 2013 #11
morningfog May 2013 #12
SalviaBlue May 2013 #15
vanlassie May 2013 #19
HappyMe May 2013 #22

Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 09:54 PM

1. How many people will only see the heckling on the news and none of his speech?

 

This person has done the public a disservice. She sucked up the media attention for her own use and took away from what Obama was trying to do.

SHAME ON HER!!!

She is a blight to her cause.

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Response to dkf (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:09 PM

2. How many would have seen the speech on the news?

 

What news would have carried more than a snippet of the speech?

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Response to burnodo (Reply #2)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:23 PM

6. Yes he was going to get only a snippit and now she is part of the time they will allocate.

 

See even Lawrence had to show her.

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Response to dkf (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:14 PM

3. If all one can do is yell...

 

They are a blight to any cause they support.

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Response to dkf (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:23 PM

7. That's actually a good point but here's how I look at it:

if Medea hadn't handed them an "alternative narrative" somebody else would have. They'd be interrupting coverage with urgent updates on a fender bender in New Jersey if they had to.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:18 PM

4. Mission accomplished?

I respect Medea's past work but she jumped the shark in 2009. Now she's preaching the ratpack's gospel of drone and Scahill's defending her? I hope she's not being played.

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #4)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:22 PM

5. what is 'the ratpack's gospel of drone' and how is scahill defending her?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #5)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:23 PM

8. Where have you been the last year ?

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #8)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:24 PM

9. it's your phrasing that's the problem; i have no idea what 'ratpack gospel of drone' even means.

 

if you could simply explain.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #9)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:26 PM

10. Here let me help you:

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #10)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:30 PM

13. you made the statement. i politely asked what it meant. you won't tell me. goodbye, jerk.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #13)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:31 PM

14. Okay you don't do google, fine.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #13)

Thu May 23, 2013, 11:03 PM

16. Scahill defends Medea in real time via Twitter:

jeremy scahill ✔ @jeremyscahill

In disrupting Obama's speech, @medeabenjamin asked POTUS a question no journalist has: What about the killing of 16 yr old Abdulrahman?

11:58 AM - 23 May 2013


https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/23-7

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #13)

Thu May 23, 2013, 11:15 PM

17. Scahill and Benjamin banter on Twitter after the speech:

Looks like Medea is free to line up interviews and Twitter with her pals including Occupy Wall Street:

See you there, @jeremyscahill

jeremy scahill jeremy scahill ‏@jeremyscahill 6h

We should put @medeabenjamin in Guantanamo.
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Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin ‏@medeabenjamin 3h

Lots of press coverage from today. Will @BarackObama listen and #CloseGitmo & #StopDrones? http://www.codepink4peace.org/article.php?id=6413 Ö
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Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin ‏@medeabenjamin 4h

Here's my invitation from an anonymous admirer! You never know who is on @codepink's side pic.twitter.com/UMzMR9IIar
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allisonkilkenny allisonkilkenny ‏@allisonkilkenny 7h

Protesters are rude. Droning civilians is pragmatic.
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Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin ‏@medeabenjamin 6h

@HuffPostPol thanks. Drone strikes got the best of me.
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Occupy Wall Street Occupy Wall Street ‏@OccupyWallStNYC 6h

BREAKING! @BarackObama acknowledges heckler @MedeaBenjamin from @CodePink End the #Drone wars! http://ow.ly/ll2Im
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CODEPINK CODEPINK ‏@codepink 6h

Today @medeabenjamin spoke truth to power @BarackObama. Check out the transcript here: http://gawker.com/obamas-national-security-press-conference-just-got-hec-509566920 Ö via @Gawker #drones #gitmo
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Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin ‏@medeabenjamin 6h

Thanks for the support. Call Alli to schedule interviews: 860 575 5692.


https://twitter.com/medeabenjamin

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #13)

Thu May 23, 2013, 11:29 PM

18. Scahill explains why Obama is worse than Bush, Cheney, Romney, and McCain:

all in one paragraph. I underlined the 4 names so you won't miss them:

So, you know, I think that becauseóbecause itís a popular Democratic president, I think people have been convinced that things have really radically shifted, and in reality, they havenít.

And I think a lot of the Bush people stand in awe of what President Obama has been able to do, because they know that they probably wouldnít have been able to get it done themselves.

So, you know, there are ways in which Obama pushed the Cheney agenda far beyond what a President McCain or a President Romney would have been able to do, because he had his base of supporters.



http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/24/the_world_is_a_battlefield_jeremy


And that my friend is the ratbaggers' gospel of drone. Any questions?

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #18)

Fri May 24, 2013, 05:25 AM

20. I have a question

 

Can you dispute any of what Scahill said? Or is the Bush doctrine OK as long as Obama maintains it?

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Response to burnodo (Reply #20)

Sat May 25, 2013, 06:38 AM

21. Are you seriously asking if I can dispute Scahill's claim that Obama is worse than Bush?

And Cheney, McCain, and Romney? Because that makes me wonder if you're clear on the views members are expected to bring to this discussion. See if this helps:

Democratic Underground is an online community for politically liberal people who understand the importance of working within the system to elect more Democrats and fewer Republicans to all levels of political office. Teabaggers, Neo-cons, Dittoheads, Paulites, Freepers, Birthers, and right-wingers in general are not welcome here. Neither are certain extreme-fringe left-wingers, including advocates of violent political/social change, hard-line communists, terrorist-apologists, America-haters, kooks, crackpots, LaRouchies, and the like.


Obama is not worse than Bush, no. If that isn't obvious to you, this isn't really something I can help you with.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #9)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:27 PM

11. just a hunch

It is a clumsy attempt at a smear of anyone who speaks out in opposition to Obama's drone policy.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:29 PM

12. I'm sure the White House would prefer the focus be on her rather than the drone policy.

 

She did them a favor if, in fact, she becomes the story.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 10:33 PM

15. Why was she never mentioned when she was protesting the Bush-Wars.

They have an agenda and she is useful now.

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #15)

Fri May 24, 2013, 01:11 AM

19. Ding! Ding! Ding!

Yup.

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #15)

Sat May 25, 2013, 06:56 AM

22. Yup.

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