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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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love the media

Just in case you happened to see the ABC News piece (if you watch ABC News)
With interviews of 5 military folks in Iraq - 3 planned to vote for Obama
And 2 for Hillary; no mention of any McCain supporters. Well, here's the
"Rest of the Story.

This from Major General (ret)
Buckman, a close friend of ours.


My niece, Katelyn, stationed at
Baluud, Iraq was assigned, with others of her detachment, to be
Escort/guard/watcher for Martha Raddatz of ABC News as she covered John
McCain's recent trip to Iraq . Katelyn and her Captain stood directly
Behind Raddatz as she queried GIs walking past. They kept count of the GIs
And you should remember these numbers. She asked 60 GIs who they planned to
Vote for in November. 54 said John McCain, 4 for Obama and 2 for Hillary.
Katelyn called home and told her Mom and Dad to watch ABC news the next
Night because she was standing directly behind Raddatz and maybe they'd see
Her on TV. Mom and Dad of course, called and emailed all the kinfolk to
Watch the newscast and maybe see Katelyn. Well, of course, we all watched
And what we saw wasn't a glimpse of Katelyn, but got a heck'uva view of
Skewed news. After a dissertation on McCain's trip and speech, ABC showed 5
GIs being asked by Raddatz how they were going to vote in November; 3 for
Obama and 2 for Clinton. No mention of the 54 for McCain.
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http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/raddatz.asp

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Did you get this through email? Sounds like a hoax to me.

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Did you get this through email? Sounds like a hoax to me.
Tell you what... I'll go do a fucking count at breakfast in about 15 minutes.
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Tell you what... I'll go do a fucking count at breakfast in about 15 minutes.


Deal, and results?
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Deal, and results?
Believe it or not, I did ask about 6 soldiers out there and all said McCain AFTER they laughed at the ridiculous question. Oh ya, two were black
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Tell you what... I'll go do a fucking count at breakfast in about 15 minutes.
Screw the media.

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Screw the media.

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LOL. It's almost dinner time now. I'll ask a few more then. Hopefully, I won't get taken by MPs for acting "suspicious."
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Service Members are not permitted to make political statements like this to the media. This is a hoax.

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No it is not a hoax. I saw the news clip while I was deployed and I remember thinking they must have found the dumbest fucking troops there to ask. I remember it and remember laughing about it with my office.
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Service Members are not permitted to make political statements like this to the media. This is a hoax.
They'll say anything if they think you're a reporter.
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Service Members are not permitted to make political statements like this to the media. This is a hoax.
That is true which is another reason the clip was weird. I think if public relations is involved statements can be made. I am sure they were instructed they could say who they were going to vote for, but I remember one guy responding to a question that asked "How do you feel about the dems wanting to bring the troops home?" and he said "Bring me home!" .
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