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The "Evolution" of News: A Case History
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Probable beltway evolution of Wilson's "You Lie"
by wilbur :: Thu Sep 10, 2009 at 10:20:48 AM PDT

Ezra Klein

Joe Wilson's "you lie” comment might be a great boon to the Democrats in their bid to pass health care.

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Michael Scherer (Time.com) Joes Wilson broke decorum when he screamed "you lie" which may come back to hurt Republicans. Obama stared back at him and you could seem him twitch.

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Rush Limbaugh

And ladies and gentlemen Mr. Obama was calling Mr. Wilson a liar so he had to respond. Did you see the way that Obama twitched? Ladies and gentlemen that's the type of twitch you see from the type of man Obama is (unsaid: Black) when he's ready for a barroom fight or to push you aside and ravage your sister. We've all seen that twitch before and we've all known what it means.

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Drudge

Breaking Headline: Obama twitch is seen as a challenge not only to Wilson but anybody who disagrees with him. Obama wants a barroom fight – and watch your sister.

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Politico

"The Twitch – major backlash on Obama's response to Joe Wilson's comment – while Wilson is nothing more than a back bencher, Obama raised his stature by using body language to make what feels like to a lot of people a direct threat, to Wilson, the Republicans and their sisters.

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Fox News

We are spending all day discussing "The Twitch," which is getting people really riled up in the real America (show signs of teabaggers carrying signs saying "Don't Twitch on Me!") We have noted body language psychologist Dr. Kraz Y. Town to talk about it.

Town: Yes, I want to show you these pictures of Hitler speaking at Nuremberg. You see the same type of twitch.

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Sarah Palin (Twitter)

Don't "Twitch on Me" buddy. I've seen that Twitch before and I know to get out of the room fast or I'm going to wind up with a black eye or pregnant

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George Will

The first thing a president must have is decorum. You would never see Ronald Reagan twitch like that, make that type of unabashed challenge to a lowly backbencher. Mr. Obama has done himself and his country a disservice.

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David Broder

While I understand that the comment was inappropriate all eyes were on Obama and not Joe Wilson. Obama broke comity and destroyed bipartisanship with that twitch. This is our town Mr. Obama and we don't appreciate you twitching in it.

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Chris Mathews

Mathews: Hi, this is Chris Mathews on Hardball. We're going to be talking about "The Twitch" with a Democratic consultant. Didn't Obama make a real mistake with that Twitch?

Democratic Consultant: Well, I'll admit it wasn't Obama's best moment, but he was doing it in response to a comment.

Mathews: Come on Joe Wilson is a nothing, a nobody, and hey, we all know what that twitch means. I'm a lunch bucket kind of guy, I've been in bars, I have a sister.

Democratic Consultant: Well we need to admit Obama made a mistake with the Twitch and try and move on and pass health care.

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Michael Scherer

Obama's Twitch is causing him enormous trouble. It's hard to believe this type of blowback. How did the White House lose control of an issue that should have played in their favor?

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Ezra Klein

As idiotic as the twitch is, it looks like it is going to doom the public option.

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