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Response to Cleita (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 06:27 PM

24. Actually made my dream come true!

When Ed said - "Cut his mic!" My jaw dropped! I've been yelling at my TV for YEARS about that. When these assholes run on at the mouth, are RUDE, butt in - interrupting ALL THE TIME, after they had their moment to speak and their point to make and then it's somebody else's turn - they just butt in anyway - and they don't stop talking. They just keep on and keep on and keep on with the yammering. It's HIGH TIME somebody finally said - "OKAY, CUT THE MIC." WHY has it taken this long to start doing that?

Big Ed said - NO Filibustering. And sometimes you just have to cut their mic if they won't play fair.

REMEMBER - THAT side is NOT here to play fair. They're here to win - and if that means drowning you out, shouting you down, not letting you get a word in edgewise, butting in and talking over everybody when it's THEIR turn to speak, the constant butting in and interrupting and then not stopping when someone else is supposed to be speaking, then that's what they'll do.

I'm noticing this more and more.

I suspect the latest crop of young CON talking heads have been well schooled in this. I suspect they've had time to practice in studios within the Heritage Foundation (where I think this young motormouth was from), the American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, and all the rest of 'em. They probably have mock studios and staged "shows" with the uki of the day (the sparring partner that's just there to take all the hits, so you can practice your jabbing) simply there to be kicked around and shouted down and talked over. I bet they rehearse and rehearse and rehearse on how to filibuster and crowd out any other point of view.

WHICH MEANS - we have to respond by just yanking their mic. That's it. Done. Cut the mic. For Ed it was after he'd repeatedly asked Young Mr. Motormouth to let the other guy speak. Refusal. Repeated requests. Repeated refusal. Well, then you force our hands, dude. You're OFF THE AIR. I'd actually prefer - OFF THE AIR and OUT OF THE STUDIO. PERMANENTLY. You get ONE chance to be civil. Because you've been on so frequently and you ALWAYS run off at the mouth and try to outshout and shut down the other speakers. So you don't deserve any further politeness yourself. Go ahead and keep on shouting and crowding and filibustering. We've asked you to stop. You won't. So we're cutting your mic. I actually hope they don't invite him on anymore.

Be nice. OR LEAVE!!!!!

It made my day to see that! First time EVER! And it's been SO HUGELY deserved, for so long. Sooooooo many years. SO many years this has been allowed to go on. FINALLY somebody said "STOP!" - and MEANT it! And actually DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT to MAKE them stop. I hope this, too, is a trend that continues. If I were running MSNBC, I'd make it iron-clad POLICY. They don't shut up? Then you cut their mic. AND they're no longer invited on the air.

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