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Old Media Shields Rahm Emmanuel From Conservative Reporter, Threaten Violence
Publius Forum ^ | 10/13/10 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 10/13/2010 4:15:28 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

This is really outrageous. William Kelly, who has a program on the weekends on Chicago's WIND radio, went out with the rest of the media shadowing Rahm Emanuel as he walked around meeting and greeting Chicago voters yesterday. The outrageous part was that Kelly, a conservative, was pushed away by one self-professed "real" reporter and threatened with violence from another simply for asking Emanuel if he thought the stimulus was a failure.

I am very familiar with William Kelly as I’ve worked with him off and on for the last year since his run for State Comptroller in the primary. Certainly Kelly is somewhat of a gadfly in Republican politics in Chicago, but for the Old Media to push him around and threaten to "deck" him is way out of bounds. Further, Kelly is just as much a "real" journalist as they are and has just as much right to ask candidate Emanuel a question as they do.

The fist arrogant Old Media "reporter" confronting Kelly is the rotund Charles Thomas of ABC 7 TV. He is the one that keeps insisting that Kelly is not a "real reporter." Presumably, Thomas imagines himself to be the only "real reporter" in the streets! Worse was the threat of violence blurted out by "reporter" Jay Levine, a reporter from CBS 2 TV. He threatened to "deck" Kelly for asking questions of Emanuel...

Video at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; mediabias; oldmedia; rahmemanuel
Unbelievable media bias here!
1 posted on 10/13/2010 4:15:37 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Old habits die hard in the LSM, eh?


2 posted on 10/13/2010 4:16:25 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Illinois doesnt send military ballots...
http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=1985148&spid=


3 posted on 10/13/2010 4:21:01 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I knew a boatload of Kellies in my youth. Trust me—none of them would be intimidated by these clowns. They were longshoremen with fists the size of hams. I used to witness barfights as a child—these guys used to slug each other w/blows that would have annihilated me. I wish him Godspeed.


4 posted on 10/13/2010 4:24:46 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Mobile Vulgus
"Certainly Kelly is somewhat of a gadfly in Republican politics in Chicago, but for the Old Media to push him around and threaten to "deck" him is way out of bounds."

The real face of "civil discourse" is anything but these days. The reality is shocking.

5 posted on 10/13/2010 4:29:58 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Ministry of Truth bookmark.


6 posted on 10/13/2010 4:30:10 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Did you make this video or did you get it from somewhere else?


7 posted on 10/13/2010 4:34:22 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: Earthdweller

We see how protective the MSM of the left if nothing else


8 posted on 10/13/2010 4:37:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Earthdweller

There is no civil discourse when the Old Media decides you aren’t “allowed” to be a “real reporter.”


9 posted on 10/13/2010 5:12:56 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I guess Jay Levine gets to decide who asks questions of a politician at a public event.


10 posted on 10/13/2010 5:23:58 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Mobile Vulgus
kelly was a little over the top himself. If one of the thugs deck him, his own obnoxious behavior called for it.
11 posted on 10/13/2010 5:53:48 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

Can’t deny your point completely, Paul.


12 posted on 10/13/2010 5:58:58 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

It is ripped off from breitbart.

Here is the direct link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sce0TLA5UYE&feature=player_embedded


13 posted on 10/13/2010 6:27:21 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker

Thank you. :)


14 posted on 10/13/2010 6:38:35 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: Mobile Vulgus; paul51
I can't deny that that Kelly was over the top, but watch the video again, and notice the way Rahm runs for the cover of the reporters he knows will ask the friendly questions. And watch how they try to prevent Kelly from asking questions. There's no doubt that this is a fraternity that relishes its invitations to the cocktail parties.

I encourage you to contact WLS-TV, home of the arrogant Charles Thomas

WLS-TV.News@abc.com

or at their website contact page

I also encourage you to contact Jay Levine and his superiors at WBBM-TV jjlevine@cbs.com
emfruehling@cbs.com
emmarshall@cbs.com
jgortiz@cbs.com

All of those email addresses are readily available on the respective websites.

I would encourage you to be direct and firm and respectful.

16 posted on 10/13/2010 6:57:53 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history.)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Once again you are a liar.

It is NOT “ripped off” from Breitbart. The video was made by William Kelly. The same Bill Kelly that gave it to Breitbart and me and everyone else. As I said in my post, I’ve worked with William for over a year on his campaigns and what not.

You (and your multiple screen name Democrat sock puppets) are a liar, an idiot, and wholly uninformed about ANYTHING you are rambling about. You make wild accusations without the slightest bit of proof backing up your lies.

Again this is William Kelly’s video released to everyone. NOT Breitbart’s.

But even if it was Breitbart’s, I work for Breitbart you brain dead idiot. So, I would not be “ripping him off” either.

For once get a life and for once ACTUALLY have some facts behind your childish, stalking, foolishness.

Moron.


17 posted on 10/13/2010 7:52:56 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus; Eaker; humblegunner; Allegra
You I make wild accusations without the slightest bit of proof backing up your my lies
-MV

There, fixed it. ;)
18 posted on 10/13/2010 8:01:54 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Liberals quickly wanted to see his documentation of being a reporter.

As in the Meg Whitman issue they are pro Sb1070 when they want to be.


19 posted on 10/13/2010 8:14:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
It sounds like someone needs to change the definition of reporter in the dictionary to be a thug activist.
20 posted on 10/13/2010 8:32:48 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: IncPen

watching the video over and over won’t change it. If RE doesn’t want to answer the guys questions that’s his business. It doesn’t excuse the other jerks behavior. Why would I waste my time calling anyone about it?


21 posted on 10/13/2010 9:14:20 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

A liar AND too stupid too understand English? Bad combo for you, Sick Whimper Youranus.


22 posted on 10/13/2010 9:31:57 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: paul51
Why would I waste my time calling anyone about it?

Why do you come to FR?

23 posted on 10/14/2010 5:24:18 AM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history.)
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