Kirsten Powers: Liberal Media 'Don't Really Care About Human Rights' Unless 'It Helps

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ALISYN CAMEROTA, HOST: Kirsten, how do you explain that even Democratic lawmakers haven't been as outspoken about this as they were about the previous War on Terror tactics that we talked about. And liberal commentators, in fact you took one to task on a different cable network for basically having a double standard when it came to what President Bush was trying to do and what President Obama is trying to do. How do you explain their silence?

    KIRSTEN POWERS: I can't. You know, I mean, they're clearly hypocrites. They clearly don't really care about human rights. They only care if it helps them politically. That's all I can say. There are a couple of people who are great on this issue. Glenn Greenwald at the Guardian, Conor Friedersdorf out at the Atlantic. There are, you know, a couple of people that are very consistent on this, but for the most part, yeah, it's completely despicable.

    The idea that, you know, you think that George Bush is a war criminal for water boarding three planners of 9/11 attacks, but you don't have a problem with the President having a kill list. Again, we knew he had a kill list before the election, this is not new information. We, it's just gotten worse because now we've seen that they're doing exactly what President Obama criticized Bush for which is basically making up, making the law fit around his already preconceived notions.

    And what Obama is doing an un-Constitutional and it’s illegal. There's no question. There is no way you can argue that you can kill an American without due process, and that he's not being held accountable by the media, I mean, he has not even addressed this memo. Could you imagine if this was Bush?

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-s...ly-care-about-human-rights-unle#ixzz2KAh63eNJ
     
  2. Aaron

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    Waking up a bit too late.
     
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    KIRSTEN POWERS seems to be the only liberal democrat in the media with integrity!
     
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    Sort of sad and pathetic that most of the media is pretending we didn't know abt the drone war until a few days ago.~Kirsten Powers
     
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    OR....do you realize that what you just said is in fact an oxymoron (LIBERAL DEMOCRAT & INTEGRITY)?
     

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