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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:48 AM

McCain decries 'media frenzy' around Capitol

Source: The Hill


BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 05/24/17 09:22 AM EDT

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says the media is frequently "ambushing" lawmakers, decrying the “30-second news cycles” created by social media.

"We are in almost a media frenzy. There are large numbers of reporters, cameras, microphones waiting as you go to vote," McCain said Tuesday during an appearance on "Late Night" with host Seth Myers.

He added that reporters "are all waiting and ambushing for something that’s quotable."
McCain said he's "not a critic of the media," though he does “hate them." He said he sometimes gets himself into trouble because he is not careful when speaking to the press. At one point, Myers starts to ask McCain if he “ever wished they…”

"Do I ever wish I was president? Yes,” McCain interjected with the show’s audience responding in applause. "But life isn't fair," he added.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/334886-mccain-we-are-in-almost-a-media-frenzy

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Reply McCain decries 'media frenzy' around Capitol (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
Mars and Minerva May 2017 #1
Zorro May 2017 #2
not fooled May 2017 #22
RobinA May 2017 #25
GusBob May 2017 #3
yallerdawg May 2017 #4
Scarsdale May 2017 #30
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #5
Ligyron May 2017 #13
dalton99a May 2017 #16
Freethinker65 May 2017 #6
certainot May 2017 #8
Freethinker65 May 2017 #10
oberliner May 2017 #7
onetexan May 2017 #9
LOL Lib May 2017 #28
certainot May 2017 #11
hatrack May 2017 #12
dalton99a May 2017 #17
GeorgeGist May 2017 #14
still_one May 2017 #15
not fooled May 2017 #23
NRaleighLiberal May 2017 #18
Zambero May 2017 #19
SpankMe May 2017 #20
MosheFeingold May 2017 #21
old guy May 2017 #24
Javaman May 2017 #26
Bradical79 May 2017 #27
dhill926 May 2017 #29
Sugar Smack May 2017 #31

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:54 AM

1. But Benghazi Frenzy was totally fine!

Waaaa! Donald Trump was right...GOP hates winning!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:55 AM

2. Lest we forget about John McCain

McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five

"...You're John McCain, clearly the guiltiest, most culpable and reprehensible of the Keating Five. But you know the power of television and you realize this is the only way you can possibly save your political career."

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/mccain-the-most-reprehensible-of-the-keating-five-6431838

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Response to Zorro (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:01 AM

22. Yep

His political career should have been over and done with at that point.

But no, Error-Zona voters fell for the contrite act (or otherwise voted like idiots) and put this unethical corporate tool back in the Senate.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:33 PM

25. That Was Eons

ago in political time. Positively prehistoric.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:55 AM

3. The media, which gave us Trump, is rolling in the ratings

It could be argued they forced this reality TV star upon our nation, and now they are reaping a whirlwind of profits.

Interesting to note: they did the same damned thing with WMD's and Bush's wars

we are all suckers


It could also be argued that "reality TV" is the original fake broadcasting

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:01 AM

4. You don't have to reply to them. You don't have to stop for them.

But if you do, you just put blood in the water, and you will be swarmed!

Of course, appearing as a guest on a talk show lets us know how you truly feel.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:37 PM

30. He is on TV just about EVERY Sunday.

Little lumpy Johnny LOVES to be on TV, who does he think he is fooling? Wish he was president, with PayMe as VP? God help us all. Retire, McCain, unless he is afraid to in case his military and medical records will be unsealed once he is out?? BIG secrets hidden there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:02 AM

5. Meanwhile he makes sure that he is on some media outlet

at least once a week - and preferably on the Sunday news shows.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:21 AM

13. Yeah, "Meet the Republicans", staring Gramps McCain.

May as well have co-hosted at one point.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:26 AM

16. Precisely.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:03 AM

6. Said the man that agreed to choose Palin for media optics

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:10 AM

8. he had to pick her to get limbaugh on board. it was announced

a few minutes before the start of the limbaugh show friday before the Rcon convention - without limbaugh mccain had no chance and hte convention would have been a disaster. limbaugh didn't like mccain and could not go with pawlenty or lieberman.

limbaugh would still have kept attacking obama and dems but the base would have sensed his dislike for the republican ticket.

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Response to certainot (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:14 AM

10. Exactly. Thus "agreed to choose". He wanted Lieberman, but needed the Limbaugh/media Palin bump

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:05 AM

7. Any irony in him saying this while appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers?

 

Seems like he is actually courting media attention quite often.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:11 AM

9. Serves McCain right - as Rick Wilson said

“You bought this bad pony. You ride it.” Mccain was one of the GOP who stood aside and let the orange idiot slide into office. Now that the feeding frenzy of the media has descended upon DC to dig up every little nugget of tantalizing corruption/obstruction news of the idiot's circus and the treasonous GOP, Mccain got what he deserved.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #9)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:49 PM

28. I love that quip!

Worth repeating! "You bought that bad pony. You ride it."



Edit: My apologies to innocent ponies around the world.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:16 AM

11. should never have been president - the crap the rcons have done with him colluding.....

if he wants to be a patriot he needs some spine - he and graham are a joke as far as 'mavericks' go and they're going to pretend as long as possible and then vote for the shits every time

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:17 AM

12. Gee, guess his wife really wants that State Dept. job . . .

The Trump administration is expected to appoint Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), to a role in the State Department, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Which position McCain could step into is not yet clear, though one potential option could be as an ambassador-at-large — a post in which she could focus on a specific issue, such as human trafficking.

The McCains discussed possible choices with President Trump during a dinner at the White House last month, the AP reported.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/332005-trump-admin-considering-cindy-mccain-for-state-dept-job-report

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Response to hatrack (Reply #12)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:26 AM

17. Bingo.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:24 AM

14. Another whiny little bitch.eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:24 AM

15. screw mccain. He is as unhinged as the rest of his party. No one "ambushed" him when he choose

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Palin as his VP. That more than anything else demonstrates just how unstable he is

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Response to still_one (Reply #15)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:03 AM

23. And how craven

the "maverick" sold his soul for $$ and votes.

No one should ever forgive him for foisting Palin on the nation.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:39 AM

18. all these people can is project. and lie. and weasel around.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:46 AM

19. Geez, I wonder why?

Multiple train wrecks, attempts to conceal them, and we see a matching GOP cavalier business-as-usual attitude perhaps? Perhaps if they would Google the word "accountability" it might sink in. Not holding my breath however.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:48 AM

20. Media frenzy? Well, what the hell does he expect?

This is the most outrageous president in the country's history and are some of the most troubling times for America. When things get this crazy, you have to expect the media to go on overdrive.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:51 AM

21. McCain is an idiot and a crook

But he is out for himself, and screws his party (or anyone) if need be.

This makes him useful when you know how to harness his predictability, like rabid dog guarding a junkyard.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:17 PM

24. Just take your meds and go take a nice nap.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:46 PM

26. grumpy old bastard says what? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:47 PM

27. I really hate that man

 

One of the biggest frauds in Washington. And that's one hell of a high bar.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:07 PM

29. go take a nap....

a long, long one. Ya fraudulent fuck....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:54 PM

31. Ohhhh, is THAT what he 'decries'?

Thanks for 'decrying' something, John. That really made my day.

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