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Posted on Sep 22, 2006
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Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, along with Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller, for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: the Bush-Republican detainee-interrogation deal, U.N. rants, midterm elections, corporate spying, upheaval at the Los Angeles Times and the furor surrounding the pope’s recent comments on Islam.


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    By James Shaffer, September 24, 2006 at 7:45 pm Link to this comment
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    I like O’Donnell better as well.  He is more even keel and the shows seem to run more smoothly, though a bunch of them were is only two or even just one of the regular co-hosts.  O’Donnell seems to me to have more of the style of a NPR News Anchor/interviewer than Miller.  When Miller chimes in, he’s one of the debaters, when O’Donnell chimes in he seems to just be raising a point of a question, not a whole comment.

    Along the lines of Eran’s comment.  Doesn’t the muslim reaction in the middle east and such prove the quote’s point?  If some one is accused of acting or being violent and then gets so pissed off by the accusation that they burn down a building, kill some one or even punch someone, you’d say that they were actually violent.

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    By Eran Givoni, September 24, 2006 at 2:53 am Link to this comment
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    The muslim reaction to the pope’s comments as they they were to the danish cartoons. but the amazing thing to me is not the wholesale outbreak of violence (threatning to burn down churches, the murder of an italian nun in africa) and the paradigmatic mass insanity the simbolizes today’s islam (yes, i know that allot of muslims, maybe even the majority,  do not agree with that reaction, but as long as they remain quiet they let the other side represent the islam). what amazes me is the fact that the western world is accepting it, and instead of someone standing up and saying how unacceptable that is and taking a harder line, whole countries have taken up a course of action aimed at figuring out what is wrong with themselves, instead of what is wrong with the reaction.

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    By Phyllis Schultz, September 23, 2006 at 6:28 pm Link to this comment
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    I agree with Mike.  I thought Matt’s comment to Arianna was rude in the extreme in the segment abotu President Clinton and Laura Bush.

    Mostly what I “hear” is Matt more “right” than “center”; he almost never challenges Tony and dismisses Bob’s comments either directly or in his tone of voice. 

    Bob Scheer is the real voice of reason, objectivity, and moral principle on this program.

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    By Mike Nowak, September 22, 2006 at 7:11 pm Link to this comment
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    Why is Matt Miller so grumpy? If he wants to be the moderator, he has to be more impartial. I much prefer the show when Lawrence O’Donnell is the host.

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