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Russia Today Responds To Wahl Public Departure: Just A "Self-Promotional Stunt"

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Having expressed her perspective of Russia Today's "whitewashed" coverage of Putin's invasion of Russia, Liz Wahl resigned live on air yesterday. This came on the heels of her colleague Abby Martin's recent comments voicing here disagreements with Russian policies on the same state-funded network. Russia Today has responded... "When a journalist disagrees with the editorial position of his or her organization, the usual course of action is to address those grievances with the editor...But when someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt."


Russia Today full statement:

Ms. Wahl's resignation comes on the heels of her colleague Abby Martin's recent comments in which she voiced her disagreement with certain policies of the Russian government and asserted her editorial independence.

Abby Martin's comments...

The difference is, Ms. Martin spoke in the context of her own talk show, to the viewers who have been tuning in for years to hear her opinions on current events – the opinions that most media did not care about until two days ago. For years, Ms. Martin has been speaking out against US military intervention, only to be ignored by the mainstream news outlets – but with that one comment, branded as an act of defiance, she became an overnight sensation. It is a tempting example to follow.

When a journalist disagrees with the editorial position of his or her organization, the usual course of action is to address those grievances with the editor, and, if they cannot be resolved, to quit like a professional. But when someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt.

We wish Liz the best of luck on her chosen path.


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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:19 | 4523464 SandiaMan
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She will be hired by CNN

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:29 | 4523489 knukles
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Well shit, there you have it!

There it was, the RT providing some of the "better" of financial news of the reality, sucking everybody in, gaining "credibility" when all of a sudden, its owners decide to propagandize something.

Now, where the fuck we seen that shit, before?

New Yawk Times, WSJ, CNN, CNBS, WTF (What the Fuck Broadcasting)  Like how many folks resigned from the Journal when Murdick took over?

So what else is new?

Gotta keep it in perspective.  RT is a propaganda outlet like any other MSM.  The Rus doings in Crimea reek of the Anschluss.  And so what?  The US invaded Grenada to keep a couple of medical students "free"
Hell, they're using the same language we've used in the past FFS.
And Vlad ain't the Angel of Freedom, by any stretch.

S'all fucked up

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:32 | 4523513 Skateboarder
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I'm quitting cuz... *glances at paper*... my partner... *glances down*.... Hungarian poverty.... *squints at paper*... dissemination of truth... *glance*... proud to be 'murkan.

No one will remember she used to be on RT when she shows up on one of the networks stateside.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:36 | 4523526 Urban Roman
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She was confused, because the letter 'R' looks like a 'P' in the Russian alphabet.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:46 | 4523547 BaBaBouy
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RT Exposed That 3 Ukrainian BILLIONAIRES $$$ Are Among The New Leadership!

This Is Highly Significant As To Whats Behind The Revolution...

And Of Course NOWHERE MENTIONED In The USA Media...

Kudos RT...

(Its Always About The $$$ MONEY... EVEN In Ukraine Just Follow The Billionaire Money Bitchies...)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:48 | 4523578 tmosley
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God, that evil bastard Putin has now invaded RUSSIA.  Is there no place safe from this menace?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:55 | 4523592 gmrpeabody
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"Hell, they're using the same language we've used in the past FFS."

ROFLMAO..., (I know what FFS is..) ;-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:11 | 4523630 macholatte
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Journalists my ass!

Those people are not journalists, they are reporters - entertainers. Nothing more.

Walter Cronkite once said he only worked about 3 hours a day. I believe that most of the MSM entertainers barely put in that much time. Diane Sawyer makes what, $10M/yr. Jim Lehrer of PBS makes what, $4M/yr. And the losers on MSNBC - Morning Joe makes $4M/yr with an audience measured as the lowest of the time slot shows.


Follow the money.

-- Deep Throat



Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:24 | 4523658 jbvtme
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stick to the news, girls. you'd both be delivering mail or processing driver's licenses if it wasn't for your eyeliner and mascara.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:32 | 4523664 Yes We Can. But...
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Abby Martin.  Hot.  Brainy.  She ain't going out with me anytime soon.  But just as well, cuz there's a problem.

She is the preternaturally angry sort, always with anger focused on something or someone, a built-in anger always seeking its next victim, whose anger will, one day, inevitably, sure as death and taxes, be turned on whomever she is with. 

And boy, wouldn't that be fun, day in and day out.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:29 | 4523695 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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You know where they discovered her, as a citizen journalist covering Occupy Oakland.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 04:46 | 4524478 Arius
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You go Ms. Wahl!

you are right!  raise your voice and your concerns ... you are an example for all of us!

God speed to you!

looking forward to seeing you on your next show !!!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:33 | 4525143 eurogold
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Hope RT sues her and bills her for the hijacked Air Time !

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:07 | 4523798 acetinker
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You mean that sort of righteous indignance also apparent in Matt Lauer, Dianne Sawyer, (I especially hate that wretched cunt) and others in US media?  Say it ain't so!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 17:26 | 4525653 giggler321
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Dianne Sawyer - that ZH thumb nail makes her look like Dana Barrett, a.k.a. ZUUL

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 20:58 | 4536590 acetinker
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You're gonna have to provide some more in4mayshun.  Who is Dana Barrett?


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:02 | 4523947 Lore
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Here's to a pair of pompous, brainwashed, ignorant DRAMA QUEENS: 


Sat, 03/08/2014 - 00:22 | 4524184 palmereldritch
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Being the vacuous Statist-porn-star-for-hire that she is... it's off to Al Jizzeera

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 17:31 | 4524238 Tim_
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Igor Kolomoysky is a jew.

Rule by oligarchs: Kiev appoints billionaires to govern east

"The newly-appointed Dnepropetrovsk governor is Igor Kolomoysky, Ukraine’s third-wealthiest man, with an estimated fortune of $2.4 billion."

"Kolomoysky has a dual Ukrainian-Israeli citizenship and controls his business empire from Switzerland."

Akhmetov joins Ukraine oligarchs in pledging to protect homeland

"Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki, spiritual leader of the Jewish community in Dnipropetrovsk, praised Mr Kolomoisky and denied Russian claims that extremists out to persecute Russians and other minorities had taken over power in Ukraine."

"'The Jewish community is very proud of his decision to leave his comfort zone and really devote protect the homeland and develop the region,' the Rabbi said."

"'What the Russians, with their propaganda on television and in their statements, are doing is trying to show that Ukraine is anti-Semitic, which is not true. It is very safe here for the Jews. This new Ukrainian leadership is not a fascist leadership, they are patriots,' he added."

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:42 | 4523552 National Blessing
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Tits and ass.  Bitches.  Tits and ass.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:49 | 4523581 A Lunatic
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Didn't Tylers shitcan you once already for pimping your shitty blog on their site........?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:03 | 4523780 Clever Name
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Cant happen enough.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 12:23 | 4525002 Angus McHugepenis
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Tylers: The poster who keeps spamming this idiotic Angry Sinners blog under various names is becoming very, very tiresome. His useless comments followed by "Bitches" and more recently "Bastards" linked to this junk site are pure spam. I went to the site to look for a contact email which I could abuse severely but alas there was none. While on that shit site the other day, I happened to notice a couple of lines in his post about how he took an enjoyable shit while reading the paper. Quality stuff there, dontcha think?

There is something severely mentally wrong with this idiot to have at least 5 ZH screen names while pumping a useless blog that doesn't even run ads for the piddly click revenue, and I even disabled all my filters just to see if there were any ads. Nope.

The Vineyard, Mister Kitty, National Blessing, The Dunce, orez65

Feel free to abuse the fuck out of this "Smith" idiot in his comment sections, or on his twatter account which is posted on his blog.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 14:06 | 4525226 frenzic
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Look it's the internet, you don't have to click every link you come across. Besides if you hover over it you can see where it leads. When no or almost none new readers emerge from pimping a blog or whatever they'll stop spamming and you'll win without having to put up a fight. This site is regulated enough as it is, a bit too much even lately. Don't make it worse for us and yourself. Feeding trolls attention is not a way to get rid of them.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 18:14 | 4525792 Angus McHugepenis
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frenzic: I'm quite familiar with how the internet works and the fact that you couldn't even find a clear photo of your avatar and learn how to upload it.

Do stop by again when you wish to have your idiocy and balls exposed to the cheering masses. I'll make the arrangements.


Sat, 03/08/2014 - 14:16 | 4525252 FredFlintstone
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Fucker drinks a lot of Coke.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 06:00 | 4524508 infotechsailor
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His blog sucks hard. Bible banger movie reviews 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:43 | 4523538 BaBaBouy
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:06 | 4523795 Clever Name
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I'm sure we will all doubt Liz's motivations, but I have to say I've never seen any "reporter" resign because of some moral dilemma. Didnt Olberman, Donohue and Jesse just get canned?

As an aside; Wahl is gorgeous, Martin is sexy and hot but not so good looking and I'm sure is a demon in the sack...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:07 | 4523979 WhackoWarner
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Again and again and again and again  It just never ends here.  Wahl is pretty? and sexy and hot?

Were we not discussing journalism and media?  WTF?

YOU are the problem whether you know it or not.


YOU lose your job or resign? Please let me know so I can discuss if you are sexy and hot and therefore deserve another consideration. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:16 | 4524012 Clever Name
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I guess you missed the "As an aside" part...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:19 | 4523996 Lore
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Re: "demon in the sack..." 

Sure, if you're suitable prey and don't mind being tossed out with yesterday's kitchen scraps. Think about it.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 08:53 | 4524632 Rakshas
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............. Yeah...... I'm good with it....


>>>>>> Lauren Lyster >>>>>>> Used to tune when I was working in Singapore

mmmmmmmmm Legs...... er...... Lauren

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 07:51 | 4529800 matrix2012
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How's Lauren Lyster now after moving to YAHOOOOOOOO ? Did watch her in RT but never follow her to YAHOOOOO... must admit her legs are catching the eyes :-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:42 | 4523544 vortmax
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Her debut is this Sunday

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:43 | 4523562 Skateboarder
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Damn, that was fast!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:51 | 4523583 Atomizer
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Really? Guess that channel will now have 50 viewers. Always discount the hotel and airport contracts as trure viewers.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:29 | 4523676 Yes We Can. But...
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Yeah, sorta like that hotel room doormat, USA Today.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:56 | 4523596 tip e. canoe
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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:13 | 4523640 chubbar
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Don't worry about her, she's smart, she'll land on her back, er feet!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:48 | 4523926 SF beatnik
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Gee, thanks,  I was worried.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:38 | 4523707 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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You know who her prior employer was to RT

Why CNN and not just any CNN but CNN International the International Arab Informercial Channel.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:47 | 4523575 Atomizer
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MSMBC channel offering. They need the reds depolyed back home.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:56 | 4523598 Wahooo
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Boob job and a makeover and she'll be just fine.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:07 | 4523624 Kirk2NCC1701
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Her interview with AC on CNN is worth reading:

If she indeed felt as strong as she did, it was her responsibility to look for another job and/or take up the 'Propagandist' issue with her Editor.

In the meantime, Ms. Wahl, please answer these questions:

1. Why did you take the job there in the first place?

2. You didn't realize it was -- as you call it -- a Propagandist medium?  What about journalistic/pre-employment Due Diligence?

3. When did you finally become aware it was 'Propagandist'?

4. Why not take your objections up with your boss/editor and quite professionally, i.e. quietly? 

5. Why the sudden, dramatic and public Disavowal?  Did having a military 'partner' get to him or to you?

6. After the initial fanfare dies down, do you you that other networks will want to hire someone who exits by criticizing them in a Farewell speech?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:26 | 4523671 Antarctico
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6. After the initial fanfare dies down, do you you that other networks will want to hire someone who exits by criticizing them in a Farewell speech?

Well, that's the kicker isn't it? She's pulled the pin on air once, who's to say she won't do it again if she is dissatisfied with another on-screen gig. If I was running a broadcast news/infotainment program, I sure as shit wouldn't take the risk by hiring her. She will make the talking head tour this week and by this coming Monday, she will be yesterday's news and no one will ever see her on screen again.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:25 | 4523666 Berspankme
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drama queen. media whores blow obama's faggot dick all day long but now she is interested in "dissemenating news". Fuck you cunt- tell the truth about US destabilizing Ukraine with paid neo nazis

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:03 | 4523779 MeMongo
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Sat, 03/08/2014 - 07:52 | 4524585 adonisdemilo
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Where was the "holier than thou" attitude when the US was bombing Iraq and Libya.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:20 | 4523467 thatthingcanfly
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...self-promotional stunt.

Yep. That's exactly what I thought when i saw that vid yesterday.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:22 | 4523471 blindman
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extraterrestrial cheek bones,
just sayin'.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:33 | 4523515 tip e. canoe
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leapin lizards, you beat me to it!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:40 | 4523543 blindman
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“The programming yesterday, as all other ones, I thought was very fair. I listened to the replay of the whole thing,” Paul said on his official online channel on March 6.

“I didn’t think it was slanted in any way. I thought what they reported was exactly what I said,” he added.

The former presidential candidate was addressing the allegations made by RT’s ex-presenter Liz Wahl, who publicly resigned on March 5 following her interview with Ron Paul. Wahl cited the Russian channel’s “censorship” of her interview with Ron Paul as one of the reasons for her resignation.
Ron Paul on Liz Wahl’s claim: What RT reported was exactly what I said
Published time: March 07, 2014 13:55 Get short URL
look, they got to ron paul too !

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:43 | 4523561 Smegley Wanxalot
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the new RT will be Roswell Today.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:44 | 4523730 blindman
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veterans today.
Western mercenaries behind killing demonstrators in Ukraine
.."Where credible offensive threats were not to be found, phony ones were conjured up to pick the pockets of Western citizens for new high tech and white elephant weapons programs to feed the greedy arms industry merchants.
The same amount of expenditure put into peacetime infrastructure could have gone a long way to preventing the horrible state of the world’s financial condition. There we find the West once again at the head of the pack of looters and raiders, making war on friend and foe alike as an equal opportunity employer.
As I type, the new Ukraine government, the result of a foreign supported coup involving the US and key EU countries, are playing their role claiming they are being invaded by Russia and calling for NATO and monetary help. Ah…the money part. Broke America had already put a blank check on the table for Ukraine, meaning more Americans at home betrayed for some foreign adventure to enrich some elites.
The Western media is playing its dutiful and assigned propaganda role of hyping a false Russian threat of reverting back to its expansionist days and needing to be stopped now. We also know they are smart enough to know just the opposite is happening.
(photo of v.n. with groceries) Dearn Ms. Nuland - Lenin said a revolution is not a picnic
Corporate media had a front row seat for two decades to watch the undermining of the Ukraine as part of the West’s long ‘destabilization’ war program against Russia. Journalists are certainly shills when they want to be, but they are certainly not stupid.
That they continue to hide the obvious truth about who the real aggressors are here, that is proof of just how corrupted they have become. But when you look at who owns them, that comes as no surprise either." ..j.w.d.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:40 | 4524076 blindman
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"If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.”[95] Andrew Fletcher

Friday, March 7th, 2014 | Posted by Jonas E. Alexis
Understanding the Ukrainian Crisis Through the First and Fourth Centuries
…by Jonas E. Alexis
Just recently, Hilary Clinton has proved herself to be a Zionist buffoon when she likened Putin’s “actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.”[1]
If Hitler didn’t exist, the Zionist and neo-Bolshevik world would have almost certainly invented him. They have beaten the entire world over the head with that name while at the same time absolve themselves from any responsibility whatsoever.[2]
One individual who has seen this as an exploitation of what happened in history is Jewish member of Britain’s parliament Sir Gerald Kaufman. He wrote,
“The current Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.
“My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.”[3]

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:22 | 4523472 suteibu
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Putin is an alchemist.  He has discovered the secret to uniting Obama apologists with neo-cons.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:28 | 4523498 booboo
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You nailed that one fo sure.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:33 | 4523511 knukles
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Oh yeah.
Last night we were out to dinner with another couple, good solid people, but liberal as all hell.  Not progressive, but liberal.  She was blasting Putin for the New Anchluss.  We got to protect them folks, etc.  The Obamie Apologists and Brain Dead Supporters are behaving like Mindless Sheep.

Absolutely no principles.

Moreover, most of today's Progressives, smothering us with Big Gubamint are the same hippie dippies who smoked pot and bitched about being free from any influence especially big government.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:41 | 4523546 nmewn
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What will this do to my government subsidy? Are they gonna quit cutting me a check to breath?

What about MEEEEEEEE?!?!?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:45 | 4523563 suteibu
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The FSA isn't worried about losing their entitlements.  They just don't like anything that will put a dent in their Messiah's halo.

On the other hand, the neo-cons don't care which CIC leads them into war as long as they get their war.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:46 | 4523572 nmewn
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Poor babies, they're slow learners. went to Harvard ya know ;-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:59 | 4523604 Atomizer
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Dear Obama,


You’re a worthless piece of shit. We all know about the central banking expansion. Don’t even appear on the TV reading from the teleprompter. By then, the global community will understand you. The BIS has promised you a lavish lifestyle in the end. Have your wife watch this as well. Whatever you plan on doing to receive the goodies at end of term is not going to happen. One word of humanitarian aid will trigger a shit storm to blow up your entire farce. Thankfully John Kerry has begun the process in asking Congress for a mere Billion. Remember, you’re a public servant, not a dictator. Enjoy the video and don’t forget to read the comments. You can sum up the global awareness in a millisecond. The same type of unit of measure in burning through cash. When asking for more without showing any ROI. [Return on Taxpayer Investment.] Cash burn crisis is the MO. Don’t expect to receive the BIS promise at end of your term. My message is choppy so you can understand small sound bites of data..


A young girl's life gets turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:49 | 4523579 EconomicGenocide
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I will guarantee you your "friends" have watched their net worth inflate handsomely via their home equity or investments since 2009. If the market and housing was at 2010 levels, they would be wearing pointy hats and burning crosses between watching FOX news shows!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:14 | 4524009 WhackoWarner
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Nope not true.


ONLY thing that is happening is the world uniting vs. USA.  Does not matter your silly internal politics. Laughable and insane.  World is sick of USA


Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:00 | 4524278 shutdown
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... and neo-fasctists. too. 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:23 | 4523478 Tom Terrific
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should have said "self-promotional cunt"


BTW, isn't there something disturbing about her looks?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:10 | 4523631 Buckaroo Banzai
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Disturbingly HOT.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:36 | 4523897 Blano
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In a scary sort of way.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:24 | 4523480 aldousd
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And what is wrong with a self promotional stunt?  Also, what is wrong with it if it's both a self-promotional stunt AND the truth?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:45 | 4523566 EconomicGenocide
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Becasue it was not,,,,,and self-promotional lies start wars and allow passive dum arz Christians to bend over and allow the Ziionst to consume their country!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:24 | 4523482 dirtyfiles
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contrary we have plenty of self destructing  stunts all over  us networks

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:26 | 4523492 LetThemEatRand
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I'm sure if she had taken her objections about propaganda to the editorial staff that we'd all be talking about it now.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:42 | 4523553 EconomicGenocide
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If she goes of on Obama or the USrael on CNN, she will be shopping for a nail gun!!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:27 | 4523494 gimli
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She definitely looks like CNBS material to me.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:29 | 4523502 Reaper
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CNN gets a new second-rate professional liar to tell its lies. The publicity will get a few temporary CNN viewers, who'll soon leave.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:29 | 4523503 b_thunder
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When your employer (RT in thi sinstance) is 100% financed by one of the Putin's slush-funds and was established by the Russian government with sole purpose to promote the views of the RUSSIAN governemnt (unlike other media outlets that at least pretend to be impartial) then you, by definition, can only express your views if they happen to coincide with hte views of the Russian gov't.

If you live in the West and watch or listen to RT, please remember that over the last 90 years millions of people have died trying to escape USSR/Russia in order to have a choice to watch or listen something else,  something other than Kremlin's propaganda.



Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:35 | 4523520 nmewn
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Komrade, is nut edvisabull to go aginst party line. And Gazprum was born in free market ;-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:37 | 4523532 knukles
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I think that in their glee of the Progressive Messiah showing his real colors (from before day one in my book, the premise of the empty suit) that many of us who really dislike the man and his policies may seem to cheer a little too loud for the Vald, as opposed to just Vald Sticking His Arm in Up Past the Elbow.

Vlad and his ilk are not good people, absolutely as well as comparatively.
Does not, BTW say anything about the Quality of either, as we're fast plunging to their dismal levels, it seems.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 01:51 | 4524339 Flagit
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Vlad and his ilk are not good people, absolutely as well as comparatively.
Does not, BTW say anything about the Quality of either, as we're fast plunging to their dismal levels, it seems.


so who are you suppose to root for, the guy we know is bought and paid for, or the guy we highly suspect is bought and paid for?


Sat, 03/08/2014 - 02:15 | 4524362 StychoKiller
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What, you voted for the Romneylan?  "Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:39 | 4523536 EconomicGenocide
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Anything not controlled by the Ziionist, which control all of the US and Ukraine media, is a step up. It is why you are HERE!!! The US is basically now the equivalent of what the USSR was during that period you speak of!!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:19 | 4523649 Buckaroo Banzai
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He who pays the piper, calls the tune.

This isn't complicated, people. You want a balanced point of view? You'll NEVER find it from any single news outlet. Different outlets report truthfully on different things...and distort on other things.

As far as Liz Wahl is concerned... If someone is paying you a lot of money to read their news on their channel, don't be surprised when they slant it their way. You want to be an "honest" reporter, fine...start your own blog and post away. Just don't expect anyone to pay you!

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 09:01 | 4524641 Tapeworm
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buckybanzai, I doubt that RT pays much of anything to their ladies.

 My guess is that the on air talent does it for the experience and to be on any camera anywhere.

 I do agree with Ron Paul that there is a decidedly libertarian slant to many that are on RT camera. Perhaps for some that just do it for the face time, they don't relize how libertarian their producers are and what they get away with.

 The libertarian slant of is obvious and the gals that left for Yahoo and others never did get back any of their formerly independent status.

 Why does anyone care or comment on RT? It is because the on air folks were the only game anywhere that were allowed to talk up small "l" libertarian economics and law. RT is a miniscule sideshow that has followers in the libertarian community, and that is why there is any interest in the mouthings of their newsreaders that actually were a;llowed to speak their minds.

 RT is better "journalism" than any other US news source.

 And no, I hate goomint of ANY flavor. It is embarassing that RT's kids have such free rein for the propagandists that USA news sources will not allow.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:04 | 4523786 dogbreath
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are you that nieve?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:20 | 4523849 TheFourthStooge-ing
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b_thunder, chugging kool-aid by the keg, said:

When your employer (RT in thi sinstance) is 100% financed by one of the Putin's slush-funds

When your employer (any US media in this instance) is 100% owned by no more than six corporations, whose ownership is obscured by various investment vehicles and holding companies

and was established by the Russian government with sole purpose to promote the views of the RUSSIAN governemnt

and was purchased by these shadowy controlling interests with the sole purpose of promoting the views of these controlling interests

(unlike other media outlets that at least pretend to be impartial)

(and like other US media outlets pretends to be impartial to make the propaganda more palatable while obscuring who is actually pulling the strings, unlike state-owned media where you know whose propaganda is being pushed)

then you, by definition, can only express your views if they happen to coincide with hte views of the Russian gov't.

then you, by definition, can only express your views if they happen to coincide with the views being pushed by corporate headquarters. If you deviate from those views, not only will you be fired, you'll be blackballed and will never work in US media again.

If you live in the West and watch or listen to RT, please remember that over the last 90 years

Your math skills are poor. The USSR was in existence for about 70 years, and has been a non-entity for over 20 years.

millions of people have died trying to escape USSR/Russia

Your history skills are also poor. They died trying to escape the USSR. The USSR was not equivalent to Russia. In fact, the bolsheviks who ran the USSR were brutally hostile to any form of Russian nationalism, calling it "counter-revolutionary", because it threatened their hold on the power they had seized.

Anyone who conflates the USSR with Russia displays a rudimentary, comic book level of understanding.

in order to have a choice to watch or listen something else,  something other than Kremlin's propaganda.

I find it hard to believe that people risked and, in some cases lost, their lives for the chance to choose between watching the Super Bowl, Scooby Doo, or reruns of I Love Lucy. Besides, unlike US propaganda, Soviet propaganda was so clumsily obvious that only the most simple minded didn't see it for what it was.

But hey, letting go of lifelong illusions requires deep thought, which can be disorienting and painful. Better to avoid that risk and just stick with the comforting and familiar narrative.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:31 | 4523510 LetThemEatRand
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Interesting that ZH picked a picture of her that makes her look evil.  Agenda, anyone?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:39 | 4523529 tip e. canoe
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of course they did.   that what tylers do silly.

now do random pauses on that video and see how many you find.

betya a buffalo nickel it's >1

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:40 | 4523542 DaddyO
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Evil? not much...

Pornesque, much!


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:44 | 4523565 A Lunatic
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You want to put that where!?!?!? I'm resigning..........

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:45 | 4523570 Smegley Wanxalot
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her next job should be a BRTV.  Bunny Ranch TV

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:59 | 4523603 chemystical
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"Interesting that ZH picked a picture of her that makes her look evil."

I thought the same thing, so before I posted my "androgynous reptile" comment below, I watched the video (again - having watched it yesterday), but, no, she still looks like a shape shifter to me.

I do understand why someone with a fetish for or willfuil ignorance of cheap veneers might want to hump it, but I'd pass every time without second thought.  Maybe it's just my spiritual gift of discernment that would tell me to stay the fuck away.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:33 | 4523514 One And Only
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"Having expressed her perspective of Russia Today's "whitewashed" coverage of Putin's invasion of Russia"

Putin invading Russia?

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 02:19 | 4524364 StychoKiller
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It's a KGB Colonel thing.  :>D

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:33 | 4523516 Phuk u
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Max Keiser will have enough soon. Even he will realise that Putin is a complete cunt. Downvote now myopics.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:36 | 4523524 nmewn
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Its RT!!! must be true!!!

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:40 | 4523539 knukles
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It means Real Truth, no?
Or are those the musings of John Kohn?
Which are indecipherable.

It's all fucked

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:00 | 4523605 nmewn
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Thought it meant Russian Tsar's...course everythings so heavily nuanced these days somebody could easliy get confused about one socialist prima donna getting his ass kicked by another socialist prima donna and a "normal" person thinking thats a bad thing and getting all doey eyed about it...when its actually a good thing.

The enemy of my enemy ;-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:28 | 4523672 knukles
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend who has his arm up my arse all the way to his elbow, but still hates my enema.
 -Refrain from Olde Arab/Persian Love Song

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:31 | 4523681 nmewn
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No reason to sully the good names of goatfuckers in all of this ;-)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:03 | 4523612 chemystical
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"It's all fucked"

Considering the co-religious players and string pullers here, you'd increase the accuracy of that statement by changing it to:

Itz Saul Fucked.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:41 | 4523545 chemystical
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Even it Putin was as you say, and even if Keiser was acutely aware of that.... wouldn't change a damn thing for Keiser - who is simultaneously an egomaniacial and a whore.  I've no doubt that Keiser would gladly exchange his own mother's life for 2 more weeks of facetime.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:12 | 4523636 chemystical
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...and i may have actually liked the guy for a week of watching "Max Keiser Reports", but it didn't take to long to reveal his self as an even smarmier version of Jim Cramer (if that's possible).

I sense trojan horse all over him.  Lure them in, disarm them of their doubts, insinuate yourself, slowly reveal and persuade, twist.  He just seems too much like "controlled opposition" (in Lenin's sense of the term).  Maybe he was genuine once upon a time, but no longer.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:36 | 4523518 chemystical
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Ignoring the peril of down arrows from those who self-gratfiy while they hold a mental image of this woman (?), I'll suggest that anyone who says she looks hot might have a thing for androgynous reptiles.

Way too much testosterone in both her blood and cheekbones, and without the makeup she's likely downright hideous. 


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:59 | 4523574 Pure Evil
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, along with evil.

Although she does look rather mannish, but, undoubtedly someone somewhere wishes he could fuck her brains out after a night of vodka and borscht.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:24 | 4523662 chemystical
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You can't fuck evil and then tell yourself the next day, "Well, it was only that one time."  If you know it, then don't do it. 

Not to get all mystical and stuff, but I firmly believe that we can all see eachother's true hearts and souls if we care to look.  It is called 'discernment'.  Too many too often know the truth but choose to ignore it; that's part of the human condition.  We all have primal urges but most of us overcome most of them, and we recognize deviants for their inability to or disinclination to do so.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:35 | 4523522 LetsGetPhysical
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RT is a full on propaganda network for Russia. It is what it is. Its nice for getting the other half of the big lie. You'd be just as big of a fool to believe anything you heard on RT as you would on CNBC/NBC/CNN/ABC/FOX/NYT....

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:52 | 4523584 disabledvet
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I have not heard the Russian voice "here" (by which I mean someone trying to justify in Vladimir's "mind" or "frame of reference") explaining the actions he so clearly has taken and is responsible for. (he is not going to come on air and say "i am crazy man" da?)

This can go further...but "it" would not appear "for much longer."

If the word "rat" disturbs you..."one should always remember that in China the rat is held in VERY high regard." I had one in my house....he had no problem calmly walking across my floor, standing up on his hind legs...getting up at the end of my bed where I had my window open "and catching some of the fresh breeze."

And of course this was the middle of the night.
I very much admired is tremendous size and "healthiness."

This was clearly not a mouse.
And when he saw me looking at him...which i did for some time...he did not run away. He calmly got off the end of the bed and went back from whence he came.

"We are all in the Skinner Box" here. Some have alters without...all have alters within.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:37 | 4523530 fijisailor
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Her denuciation contained no facts or what exactly she considers to be a whitewash.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:08 | 4523611 rwe2late
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 she has no relevant facts


as compared to the highly rated Phil Donahue (MSNBC) and Peter Arnett (NBC),

both of whom were fired for expressing facts in opposition to the Bush regime’s illegal war on Iraq.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:37 | 4523533 disabledvet
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"vee have vomen WMD's too...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:39 | 4523537 A Lunatic
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Further promotional stunts may include nailing herself to a giant log and jumping off the Kremlin........

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:43 | 4523560 knukles
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Dude... that's messed up...  :)

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:42 | 4523555 hungrydweller
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"Liz" Wahl looks like a transvestite.  At best, a white Michael Jackson wannabe.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:48 | 4523577 knukles
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Next job'll be transvestite pole dancing in the Executive Washroom at the SEC

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:25 | 4523667 DaddyO
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It would appear that someone who frequents said washroom has downvoted your arse...


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:44 | 4523564 news printer
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lets be honest; they are not first spring chicken anymore,

they both try to get better jobs :p

and so on ...

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:55 | 4523571 One And Only
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Serious question here...

Seeing as the Ukraine coalition has been using false flag tactics like hiring snipers to shoot their own people to provoke Western involvement....

How long before Putin blows up one of his own pipelines under Ukraine and blames it on "radical extremists" and uses it as an excuse to secure the rest of Ukraine? Putin could make it look like he's doing Europe a favor by invading the rest of the Ukraine to make sure Europe's energy interests are safe.

How many Russian troops would be needed to secure every foot of pipeline? Crimea looks like a staging ground if you ask me.


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:26 | 4523645 gdpetti
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No doubt that has been considered, as it is standard operating procedure here in the States and our client states... reminds me of the Nazi fire on the Reichstag, which we supported as well, always working both sides. Remember that Colonel in charge of an assassination squad in Nam that complained when he learned that we were keeping the Trail open in order to keep the war going? War equals easy profits, that's why we have so many of them. Does Putin want to join this party? It seems not to be the case, but protecting the motherland has always been a rule of the land, something we don't care much about in practice, though we do occassionally give it some lip service, usually during the campaign season to help the masses pretend things are fine and dandy. The NWO move on Ukraine has been tried a couple of times now, especially in Crimea, remember? Of course, Russia remembers our NWO/GPS (global police state) pattern from the Yeltsin era, not to mention the number we pulled on them with our support for the Bolsheviks, as well as the White Party... working both sides as usual. It is said that psychos love this type of work, and we have had lots and lots of practice by now, just ask the 'American Indians'... we talked with forked tongue then and haven't stopped since, of course, being members of the British empire could be blamed for our acts, we can't help it, we were trained at the tit to carry on the royal tradition of empire-building. It's in our blood. Some things never change.

Staging ground is a good point, but it looks more likely the obvious chance to exit a bad deal on both sides of that border... Crimea and Russia. If Professor Putin uses this time to teach his students well, the only troops needed will most likely be Ukrainian troops around Kiev searching for any left over Nazis, Israelis, Germans and all their 'democractic friends' who have left their snipers nest and joined the IN crowd for state handouts, which like any addict, can never come fast enough.

Mother Nature should start her cyclical spring cleanup next month, so the EU better protect those pipelines, as energy supplies could be hard to come by, and they shouldn't expect any help from their partners in crime across the Pond, for they need to remember that in game theory, the rules apply as we play FU Buddy. Another creation by a brilliant mind, right?

PS... as for MS Wahl, she always seemed vulnerable to me and not at ease, but she comes from a military family I read; father, husband(doc of ??), and whatnot, which might have added some pressure to her situation. She just didn't seem strong enough to be truly independent, but very, very few are... and I'm not talking money as in her job, but rather her self-conscious awareness of who, what, when she is, etc. being so vulnerable, makes you fragile in mind and body, and she never seemed to get stronger, but rather stayed the same. As for Mz Martin, hopefully she learns and teaches her audience as she learns herself, as most Americans know next to nothing about what's going on in the world, even in their own country, well, rather especially in their own country, as the home audience has to be controlled the most, before, during and after, lest the PTB lose control of the herd. They only have weeks to secure the NWO/GPS, so pressure can no doubt be felt by the leaders around the world as the global empire makes them choose the 'dark' side or the 'light' and I think most here know which side we have been on for so long, and remember the shepherd leads the sheep to slaughter, one step at a time.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:52 | 4523585 Blazed
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Same juju fruit that claimed Ron Paul wrote raaaycisss newsletters, was behind this one.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:27 | 4523586 grunk
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Somebody told her there is a "t" in "Putin" and she got huffy.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:55 | 4523595 q99x2
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I made this beautiful portrait sculpure out of terracota. I didn't get all of the air out of it. When it came out of the kiln it looked like her. In horror I threw it to the floor. and it broke into pieces.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:01 | 4523607 HisNameIsRP
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A news outlet that is full of shit?  You've got to be kidding me?  Seriously, no way, self serving, agenda pushing?  Are you sure?  I don't know, Ohh Kaay, if you say so.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:28 | 4525134 Negative1
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Um, except you have to say RT is different, cuz that's what our grand leader would want. Join the collective. Remember Russia good, West bad.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:11 | 4523633 Uncle Remus
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." it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt."

Pretty much, yeah.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:20 | 4523654 robertocarlos
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She's hideous.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:35 | 4524900 Uncle Remus
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Is that you RuPaul?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:24 | 4523661 loveyajimbo
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This Kuntroach is much like the ladies of MSNBS... Hairy-Perry, Chrissy Matthews, Obese Edwina, Larry (Lavernia) o'Donnell, and the merde muncher dogturd Bitch Bashir. She would fit right in that gaggle of douchebags.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:25 | 4523663 grunk
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Liz Wahl ain't Lauren Lyster.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:30 | 4523679 DaddyO
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Lauren 'Legs' Lyster is in class of her own according to many ZH'ers..

I tend to agree...


Sat, 03/08/2014 - 20:42 | 4526348 mccvilb
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LL is like watching the Joker's sister. she wears a perpetual smile that looks like it's been permanently botoxed on. It matters not whether the story itself is good news or bad news. Sorry, she just doesn't do it for me. She's phonier than a teary-eyed Boehner presser.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:31 | 4523683 fishwharf
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I didn't know that Fox News had a sleeper cell in RT.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 02:13 | 4524358 Flagit
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I didn't know that Fox News had a sleeper cell in RT.

all your newscaster belong to us.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:34 | 4523689 rsnoble
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It's hard telling.  I know quit a few millitary types that would get all up in arms.  

Big phycological game if you asked me.  Usually pisses them off when I ask them if I were president that means you'd suck my cock too?  Just because that's your job description?  

There's nothing wrong with government.........there's something very wrong when the criminals take it over and turn it into a monstrosity. So basically when I say 'fuck the US' i'm referring to the assholes holding power.  I'd just assume get the ball rolling now.

Also......does anyone ever get the idea that the elites are not having any huge successes but are more so trying to piece shit together here and there in half-ass and sometimes failed attempts because too many of us are aware of what's going on due to the internet?  Just from looking at events it just seems as if someone's 'really worried' that decades of planning are at risk and they have pushed the emergency rush button.  So in conclusion they put the entire world at risk to achieve some bullshit unattainable dream because of the attitude 'if we can't have it all no one can'.

Maybe i'm just thinking crazy but shit sure seems to be flying apart at the seams to me or at least getting ready to.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:40 | 4523715 rsnoble
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I mean really.........all hot and heavy on the USA/canada/mexico buttfuck scenario, off to half ass getting the middle east under control, now starting shit with a major nuclear power and then trying to take guns from US citizens at the same time starting in none other than the great constitution state of connecticut......

End result...........these fucking idiots have destabilized the entire planet, pissed everyone off, have achieved shit etc etc etc and as far as acheiving success thru destruction forget that notion because this is wayyyyyyy tooooooooooo scattered and has the fingerprints of "FAILING" psychopaths all over it!  You see......psycopaths don't admit defeat and will systematically jump from one scenario to the next frantically trying to get what they want and eventually a really bad days going to come when they finally realize their backs are against a wall and then we're all going to pay.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:42 | 4523725 Infinite QE
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All right. Let's get serious now. Put Obama, Netendafeckinayoo and Putin in a cage match. Who is left breathing at the end?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:47 | 4523738 chemystical
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"Put Obama, Netendafeckinayoo and Putin in a cage match."

Which Obama?  Moochelle may have a better chance.  She's a vicious bitch.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:55 | 4523755 Infinite QE
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Good point. Make it bio-Barry.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 21:59 | 4523753 rsnoble
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Ok, but for the opening act I want to see Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton go at it and they will both be wearing steel-spiked strapon harnesses.

Oh I forgot........the winner gets to challenge Merkel.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:03 | 4523781 Chuck Knoblauch
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How does her next employer know she isn't going to pull another on air stunt? I think she just fucked herself out of a career.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:08 | 4523801 chemystical
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"How does her next employer know she isn't going to pull another on air stunt? I think she just fucked herself out of a career."

Might be karma, considering she likely fucked her way into one. 


Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:12 | 4523819 Itchy and Scratchy
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Did she say which massage studio she was going to be working at?

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:15 | 4523829 natty light
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This is good PR for RT; a lot of people had probably never heard of RT.

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:25 | 4525127 Negative1
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I heard RT stands for Rarely True. I watched for 30 minutes and found it to be a Moscow funded infomercial. Complete crap.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:16 | 4523833 general ambivalent
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She will emerge at FOX, her first story about Upskirting Laws.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:21 | 4523855 Chuck Knoblauch
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Buyer beware may turn into buyer's remorse for FOX, or anyone else.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:21 | 4523858 Itchy and Scratchy
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Female backstabbers? Say it ain't so! I missed the part about her saying she was going to return all her salary!

Note to partner: Ditch this loser ASAP!

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