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"At the end of the day..." is the key phrase here. And likely the phrase the author, to this moment, has never taken the time to, not just contemplate, but contextualize. Because the author interviewed a candidate after a grueling day of "minding her Ps and Qs," the chance for Ms. Warren to err in speaking was heightened.


Now, a reporter with scruples is ever-aware of context and in this case, given the contextual vagaries of the moment, SHOULD have asked Ms. Warren if that was what she really wanted to say. Instead, in yet another self-serving reporter moment, the author decided this was a "warts and all" moment. Brilliant. 


I'm a journalist and have done the yeoman work that sometimes is reporting - and I hate reporters, too.


Two more items: did you purposely confuse "historical" with historic and, why does speaking in front of 20k people preclude a moment from being historic???

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117773/elizabeth-warren-and-press-why-she-hates-media

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@sir boxington So that's why Fuzzy Zoeller made his Masters dinner infamous "fried chicken" remark - it was due to Tiger's Asian heritage. I'll remember that joke!

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Tiger Woods camp threatens lawsuit against Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee

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Hmmm, so I forgot a period at the end of the first paragraph and in the process of formatting the paragraphs weren't separated, and you stoop to the "punctuation" tactic?! How utterly White of you. 

Did that read okay for you?

10 months ago on Tiger Woods camp threatens lawsuit against Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee

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@sir boxington  2013  viewer call-in penalties, please??? Chamblee's discussions concern Tiger THIS YEAR in 2013 tourneys (remember Chamblee was hyper-critical of Tiger vis a vis Sergio - as if Woods could have somehow waved a magic 65 degree wedge and shut the crowd up as Sergio addressed his shot on the OPPOSITE side of the fairway rough; all Garcia had to do is do what EVERY golfer does when a camera clicks or the crowd suddenly becomes loud as they address their next shot - step back and begin the process of preparing again)
And as far as, "all the golfers are White, what's your point," well, you make my point for me. So, in this line of thinking, because all the golfers are White, save for Tiger and Vijay - wait, do I sense a pattern here with Chamblee??? - it's cool to be over-the-top callous when it comes to non-White golfers... as if all the White golfers are gentlemen of higher distinction and would never, ever make a mistake resulting in an after the fact penalty, or bend/break a rule, or seek relief for their ball unfairly, in the hope that an unwitting course steward might fall for the ploy?!... is that the gist, here - really????

10 months ago on Tiger Woods camp threatens lawsuit against Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee

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In addition to yet another refashioned offensive line, a seemingly annual occurrence in Foxboro, the rest of the answer is pretty simple: Tom Martinez is dead. Tom Brady now must do on his own what Martinez once did for him. There were hints of today's Brady as last season dwindled down to the run to the Super Bowl. 

I've always liked Brady, who should be considered as, perhaps the all-time best QB (please think before trotting out Montana - played with All-Pros and HOFers everywhere and didn't win anything when he went to KC, or Mr. Regular Seasons, Dan Peyton Marino Manning who won all of one SB between them with fantastic receivers - Rex Grossman, really! that shouldn't even count; name the other QB who started 5 SBs - exactly... and the one season Brady had a wideout you can readily remember, the Pats went 18-0 before the NYG DB mugging was suddenly reintroduced - it's a theme in big games involving the Pats, just ask Ed Reed - for Eli Manning & Crew, and even then it took Assante S. to allow an easy INT to go right through his hands and then break the Belichick DB Golden Rule of NEVER leaving your receiver when the QB scrambles, which resulted in D. Tyree's, One Shining Moment... which is the REAL reason Assante got jettisoned from the Pats the following offseason). However, I have always been afraid of what would happen to Brady if/when Martinez passed; it's akin to the Mike Tyson/Cus D'Amato relationship (IN the ring).

10 months ago on 2013 NFL Scouting: What's Wrong with Tom Brady?

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Agree with @heidijoy. I have seen other golfers appear to cheat - all White, of course - and watched while NO ONE called the tourney desk or golf Channel or whatever to tell the world what they saw. The ONLY golfer in 2013 to have this occur is Woods. Brumble Chumplee, a PGA player who yipped his way to commentator status, needs to rethink his outlook on Woods - and especially his outlook on Tiger's skin pigment.

10 months ago on Tiger Woods camp threatens lawsuit against Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee

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@EdwardVoll@dkwilsonisland If the owners wanted to send the fans the message that Black players are okay, fans would follow... "Propaganda is the way elites communicate to the populace." (Noam Chomsky). Why do you think conservative voters, particularly Tea Party members, advocate for corporations and the CEOs who run them when that is completely against their interests? And since I'm not perceived as an "expert" (thought I play one when I write commentaries - lol) here's a great documentary that will explain exactly my premises: http://metanoia-films.org/psywar/. Hope you enjoy it (not being facetious).

2 years, 6 months ago on Complications and Liberations from Race

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When you make a statement like this, The BAA (and now NBA) owners were deathly afraid of using too many black players, figuring it would alienate fans and lead to the financial ruin of the league," you ruin the entire premise of your article. Owners, i.e. those in positions of power over the general populace, control the message they want to convey to the public, not the other way around. If the owners weren't racists themselves and wanted Black players, nothing would have stopped them from doing so - and certainly not the alleged sentiment of fans.

And the fact that "owners," "the elite," and "those in power" control totally the the overwhelming majority of the populace - wants, hopes and fears, and various ideological stances - is as true today as it was in the 1940s. Otherwise, no one would dare attempt to make such a fallacious and racially dismissive assessment of the relationship between the BAA owners and the fans who lined their wallets.

2 years, 6 months ago on Complications and Liberations from Race

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