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Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard Assailant, Works For PHRMA as Lobbyist
Virilion Democratic Political Ad Agency ^ | 1-13-10 | Joinedafterattack

Posted on 01/13/2010 9:15:15 AM PST by joinedafterattack

Michael not only works for Marth Coakley!!! Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard Assailant, Works For PHRMA as Lobbyist for PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. PhRMA represents America’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. PhRMA member companies spent $44.5 billon in 2007 to discover and develop new medications. And apparently a bit of money for democrate Martha Coakley.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Society
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Michael not only works for Marth Coakley!!! Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard Assailant, Works For PHRMA as Lobbyist for PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. PhRMA represents America’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. PhRMA member companies spent $44.5 billon in 2007 to discover and develop new medications. And apparently a bit of money for democrate Martha Coakley.
1 posted on 01/13/2010 9:15:16 AM PST by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack

But you repeat yourself.


2 posted on 01/13/2010 9:17:04 AM PST by stockpirate (Light-Skinned Dark Lord Sauron H. Obama with No Negro Dialect except if he needs it)
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To: joinedafterattack

Big PHarma goes to war!!


3 posted on 01/13/2010 9:17:16 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: GeronL

Shocking.

Not.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 9:19:18 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: joinedafterattack

this white house and congress is so much in bed with these kind of lobbyists and companies and yet the left let it go, well most do.


5 posted on 01/13/2010 9:20:04 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: joinedafterattack

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8CdfQGlgVw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAIYOntogJs

See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2427012/posts?page=55

Coakley staffer knocks Weekly Standard reporter to ground

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2427195/posts?page=49#49

Assailant Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?
Weekly Standard ^ | January 13, 2010 | John McCormack


6 posted on 01/13/2010 9:21:53 AM PST by maggief
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To: manc


A supporter of U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Martha Coakley reaches toward journalist John McCormack of The Weekly Standard, right, after shoving him to the ground outside a fundraiser in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12
7 posted on 01/13/2010 9:23:21 AM PST by WaterBoard
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To: maggief


8 posted on 01/13/2010 9:23:40 AM PST by maggief
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To: joinedafterattack

Let’s get this viral.


9 posted on 01/13/2010 9:24:02 AM PST by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack
Big PHRMA? Robin Cook, please pick up the red courtesy phone.




Team Coakley (DNC) dressed in purple for SEIU, hits back.

The DNC AG in Massachusettes (spelling by Attorney General Coakley)
feigns interest as her agent and SEIU agent and PHRMA lobbyist
brutally attacks a reporter who actually dared to ask a question.

Attacker’s facebook page
touts link to SEIU California[Click on pic].


10 posted on 01/13/2010 9:24:24 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: joinedafterattack
Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard Assailant, Works For PHRMA as Lobbyist for PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

PhRMA should fire him immediately, if not sooner.

PhRMA member companies spent $44.5 billon in 2007 to discover and develop new medications.

I dont get the objection here. What is wrong with developing new drugs?

11 posted on 01/13/2010 9:26:04 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: joinedafterattack; Liz; STARWISE; hoosiermama; onyx

“Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard Assailant, Works For PHRMA as Lobbyist”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aymXbEj5wE&feature=player_embedded

Hypocrisy: Martha Coakley Takes Money From Health Insurance Lobbyists

MASSSTATEGOP
January 13, 2010

Martha Coakley says she holds health insurers accountable, then one day later, takes money from the very same health insurance lobbyists at a Washington fundraiser.


12 posted on 01/13/2010 9:26:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: WaterBoard
Michael Meehan is the man in the photo alleged to have roughed up the Weekly Standard reporter.

WHO IS Michael Meehan?

"Michael Meehan and David DiMartino, the first two Democrats hired by BGR Group" ... "BGR Group’s PR gurus Michael Meehan and David DiMartino are leaving the firm after a little more than a year to strike out on their own. The duo is set to launch Blue Line Strategic Communications on Thursday."

"DiMartino said he and (Michael) Meehan, a former chief of staff to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and a former advisor to John Kerry's presidential campaign, hope to continue working with BGR on some projects, though he said they will not be taking BGR clients to the new firm."


13 posted on 01/13/2010 9:27:43 AM PST by WaterBoard
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To: Diogenesis
Attacker’s facebook page touts link to SEIU California


14 posted on 01/13/2010 9:31:22 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Awesome ad. What a fascinating campaign!


15 posted on 01/13/2010 9:32:27 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: WaterBoard
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also dispatched Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging.

Source: http://www.bluelinesc.com/news/coakley-brown-preview-debate-themes-1-11-2010
16 posted on 01/13/2010 9:32:33 AM PST by WaterBoard
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To: joinedafterattack
Meehan nominated for Nation Board of Governors for Broadcasting...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts-11180


Michael P. Meehan, Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors Michael P. Meehan currently serves as President of Blue Line Strategic Communications, Inc. and as Senior Vice President at Virilion, a digital media company. For over two decades, Meehan served in senior roles for U.S. Senators John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, two presidential campaigns, two U.S. House offices and congressional campaigns in 25 states. Mr. Meehan earned a B.A. in political science from Bates College.
17 posted on 01/13/2010 9:43:17 AM PST by GQuagmire ( Angry Scrubwoman: Martha Coakley)
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To: joinedafterattack

Weekly Standard Reporter Attacked Outside of Democratic Fundraiser

FOXNews.com

The rough-and-tumble world of politics was on full display Tuesday night when longtime Democratic strategist Michael Meehan was caught on videotape shoving a reporter for the Weekly Standard into a metal railing, reportedly giving him a large tear in his pants.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/13/reporter-conservative-magazine-attacked-outside-democratic-fundraiser/

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You all remember him during Kerry’s campaign! He was on every talk show imaginable!

Meehan previously served as chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and communications adviser to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). In April 2004, then-Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry hired Meehan. He had “worked for Kerry almost two decades ago and is one of a handful of longtime Kerry associates on the campaign staff. He also was Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle’s (D-S.D.) political director.”


18 posted on 01/13/2010 9:46:40 AM PST by kcvl
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To: joinedafterattack

Like Google is finding out with the ChiComs I bet Pharma is going to regret getting in bed with the Democrats. If Democrats want to allow reimportation, price controls and the like and I was a GOP Rep I would not bother answering the calls when Pharma comes a calling.


19 posted on 01/13/2010 9:47:22 AM PST by C19fan
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To: joinedafterattack

I met Michael Meehan in 2004 in Washington when he was working the Kerry campaign.

You never saw a more arrogant, pompous, self-important moron in your life. He spent most of his time speaking on his cell phone in a loud voice so you could hear just how important he was. He expected everybody around to make way for him, and was demanding of every poor receptionist or intern he ran into.

He has never held a real job in his life - just politics. Actually, I wish there were hundreds of him in Washington - because there are THOUSANDS of them.(Unfortunately, the Republicans have a few of them too.)


20 posted on 01/13/2010 10:09:06 AM PST by oldbill
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To: joinedafterattack

It’s funny how many LibTards I talk to are shocked to find out “Big Pharm” and “Big Insurance” are leading the charge on 0bama’s healthcare “reform”. After all, they were the demons the Dem’s were vilifying throughout the whole process.


21 posted on 01/13/2010 10:20:56 AM PST by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: WaterBoard; maggief; kcvl; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; NormsRevenge; Oynx; Grampa Dave; ...

Thanks....a California connection.


22 posted on 01/13/2010 10:37:35 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: joinedafterattack

Is that an SEIU shirt he’s wearing under his suit coat?


23 posted on 01/13/2010 11:31:38 AM PST by Piranha (Obama won like Bernie Madoff attracted investors: by lying about his values, policy and plans.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Isn’t that something? A DNC hack who also works for PHRMA, now tell me again which party is in bed with the lobbyists? HMMM?


24 posted on 01/13/2010 11:39:06 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: WaterBoard

This thug looks like marty meehan, ex-demonRAT congress critter, could it be his son?


25 posted on 01/13/2010 12:05:51 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Assailant Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?

Or just a really good lookalike?

BY John McCormack

A tipster tells me that the man who was pushing me outside of a Capitol Hill fundraiser Tuesday night for Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley is Michael Meehan.

Meehan heads up a firm called Blue Line Strategic Communications along with his partner David DiMartino, who was outside the fundraiser with Coakley tonight and introduced himself to me there. The AP reported on Monday that Meehan is also working for Coakley: “The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also dispatched Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging.”

Though I can’t say with 100 percent certainty, I think that Meehan is the man who shoved me into a metal railing Tuesday night. You can get the best look at him at about the 30-second mark of this video, and in this AP photo:

Meehan’s prior work experience, which includes work for John Kerry, Maria Cantwell, NARAL, the DNC, and the Dukakis/Bentsen campaign.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/assailant-was-coakley-staffer-loan-democratic-senatorial-campaign-committee


26 posted on 01/13/2010 12:22:02 PM PST by kcvl
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