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Journolist Redux?.The Herman Cain Witchhunt
Flopping Aces ^ | 11-01-11 | Curt

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:06:04 AM PDT by Starman417

The Herman Cain "sexual harrassment" story has a few interesting side stories. The biggest?

Well, let's see....anyone remember Journolist? This nugget of a story from July 2010:

Politico might be an online publication, a part of the New Media, but when it comes to corrupted, left-wing arrogance they make the Washington Post look somewhat honest … somewhat. Part of the reason I reserve a special place in my heart to store up a unique resentment for all things Politico is due to the very fact that they practice their dark arts online. Like a toxic virus they spread over to the Internet where the right (by design) and the left (by accident) are trying to forever kill off the very thing Politico is — wolfish left-wing propagandists hidden in the sheeps’ clothing of “journalism.”

And yet these are the same bastards “journalists” who launched a smear attack on a private citizen for asking Their One a perfectly reasonable question, obsessed over Sarah Palin’s wardrobe (and yet ranked Obama being asked about his relationships with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers as a 2008 top-ten ”media blunder“), and though they occasionally find Levi Johnston worthy of note, Department of Justice whistleblower, J. Christian Adams, remained a ghost up until and including Ben Smith’s factually challenged Nothing-To-See-Here gift to his embattled president.

Oh, and did you know that some of Politico’s “journalists” were members of Ezra Klein’s now infamous JournoList, including Mike Allen, Lisa Lerer, and Mr. Ben “I-Got-Yer-Back-Barack” Smith?

Politico is the crew that "broke" the "sexual harassment" story.


It's also interesting how this thinly sourced story, with third hand informants, was timed for release on Sunday, knowing it would make front page news on Monday.

Journolist redux?

That being said Mr. Cain's campaign didn't handle it very well...more reporting from Politico:

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bias; cain; journolist; media; politico

1 posted on 11/01/2011 7:06:06 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

I hate the media, almost as much as I hate politicians.

All I want from a news source is fair treatment. If they’re going to skewer politicians, do it to both left and right.

Herman Cain has an issue, years ago, that was resolved, and it’s brought up with no specifics.

Barack Obama admits in his book that he smoked pot and snorted cocaine, and not a peep. When I quote some of the more offensive quotes in his book, my moderate friends look at me like I made it up.

2 posted on 11/01/2011 7:13:38 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Starman417

Cain will overcome

3 posted on 11/01/2011 7:18:08 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Mr. Cain’s path will probably not be stopped
by this dirt from Mitt Romney
and his malicious team of surrogate political cross dressers
and saboteurs.

4 posted on 11/01/2011 7:41:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Starman417

High tech lynching by Karl (Marx) Rove and Romney operatives.

I will be sending my $99.99 check to Herman Cain’s campaign.

Thanks for pushing me over the edge, Romney!

5 posted on 11/01/2011 7:45:50 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: Starman417

Alinsky’s Rule 12: Destroy the Individual.

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

6 posted on 11/01/2011 7:57:42 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Starman417
Just goes to prove that sometimes Fact does take on Fiction.

[Atticus says]
"The witnesses for the state, with the exception of the sheriff of Maycomb County, have presented themselves to you gentlemen, to this court, in the cynical confidence that their testimony would not be doubted, confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption – the evil assumption – that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women, an assumption one associates with minds of their caliber."
From the novel 'To Kill a Mocking Bird', by Harper Lee
7 posted on 11/01/2011 8:21:07 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Starman417

Has anyone asked journalists about the (FBI) credible rape charge against Bill Clinton? How did they miss that one?

8 posted on 11/01/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Starman417
Well here's the deal. Back when Jennifer Flowers surfaced, some people thought it was all over for Clinton. Instead of dropping out, he just kept going, and he didn't stop his misbehavior when elected either.

Each such instance has served to inoculate the public to some extent. By the time the election rolls around, this will be “old news”. Cain could have handled this better, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's over.

9 posted on 11/01/2011 9:00:15 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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