View Full Version : Petition for Apology

01-31-2008, 01:29 PM

01-31-2008, 01:36 PM
This petition should include Huckabee as well.

01-31-2008, 01:38 PM
This petition should include Huckabee as well.

Absolutely correct. That way they can't dismiss us as being whiny little Paulites. Plus we can get Hucksters to join, strength in numbers.

01-31-2008, 01:47 PM
Oh come on!

You can ask for an apology to the voters... BUT you can't ask for an apology for Ron Paul! For gods sake! That's like mommy going down to the playground to ask the bully to apologize to little Johnny for taking his lunch money yesterday! How would you feel if you were Johnny?

He needs to stand up for himself and us becuase thats what leaders do!

01-31-2008, 01:49 PM
Nobody will get an apology for anything. It's not like it's an accident.

01-31-2008, 01:56 PM
My daddy always told me that "sorry" doesn't pay the bill. An apology isn't enough.

01-31-2008, 02:03 PM
Nobody will get an apology for anything. It's not like it's an accident.

Yep, it was planned.

Anderson Cooper's CIA Secret

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusive...cia-secret.php (http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2006/09/anderson-coopers-cia-secret.php)

Anderson Cooper has long traded on his biography, carving a niche for himself as the most human of news anchors. But there's one aspect of his past that the silver-haired CNN star has never made public: the months he spent training for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Following his sophomore and junior years at Yale—a well-known recruiting ground for the CIA—Cooper spent his summers interning at the agency's monolithic headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in a program for students interested in intelligence work. His involvement with the agency ended there, and he chose not to pursue a job with the agency after graduation, according to a CNN spokeswoman, who confirmed details of Cooper's CIA involvement to Radar.

"Whatever summer jobs or internships our anchors had in college couldn't be less consequential," she added. He has kept the experience a secret, sources say, out of concern that, if widely known, it might compromise his ability to travel in foreign countries and even possibly put him at greater risk from terrorists.

"He doesn't want to be any more of a target than he already is," says one Anderson confidante. On the other hand, as Bob Woodruff and others have learned, American journalists are already prime targets in the world's conflict zones, and are typically accused of having CIA ties even where none exist. And by not disclosing his training before now, Cooper has arguably made it into a potential issue. "It creates the appearance of something smelly there," says a former CNN official who knows Cooper. (Particularly in light of the period Anderson spent studying Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi after college. Soon after, Cooper apparently gave up his Bond fantasy to pursue a career in journalism—except for a brief period when he starred as host of ABC's reality show, The Mole (http://http//abc.go.com/primetime/themole/mole_home.html).)

According to the spokeswoman, Cooper told his bosses at CNN about his time with the agency. But even if he hadn't, says Walter Isaacson, who headed the network from 2001 to 2003 and is now president of the Aspen Institute, it's not the sort of thing that would automatically require disclosure, since the stint was brief and far in the past. "I think what he did was probably fine and cool, and I've got no problems with it," he added.

01-31-2008, 03:36 PM
What is this a fucking joke? Just donate to operation shitstorm

Ex Post Facto
01-31-2008, 03:39 PM
And the plot thickens.

01-31-2008, 04:11 PM
Yep, it was planned.

Anderson Cooper's CIA Secret

I don't care if Cooper's CIA or not. It makes no difference. Media conglomerates have acted in tandem for some time now, whether it's because they all communicate, attract people with the same worldview, or they're all subject to the same market forces.

In any case, we can't force them to cover him (or us) fairly, so we definitely can't force them to apologize for it.

I'm not trying to stop you from bugging them, btw. But the most effective way to expose the media behavior is to expose people to Paul. Then they start looking for coverage. Then, I say "Did you notice how they kept cutting him off in the debate?" They say "Yeah, I saw that. I wanted to hear what he had to say." I say "They've been pulling those tricks for a long time. The media has been against him for a long time. Let me email some videos to you." Next thing you know, they see what we do.

There will be no redress from these people. They aren't journalists. They aren't forgetting the "longshot candidate" that outraised every republican in the last quarter. They kept trying to smear him because they felt they had to. He was a threat. They're now completely ignoring him because the smears weren't working.