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Postgate? Washington Post behaving scandalously in wake of Romney hit piece
American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2012 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 05/11/2012 5:37:23 PM PDT by Interesting Times

The Washington Post is behaving in a rather Nixonian fashion, refusing to openly admit that its hit piece on Mitt Romney in high school yesterday contained serious errors that seem to reveal malevolent intentions. The coverup -- quietly altering the text in the online version, but not admitting error there, or publishing a formal correction -- may be worse than the crime, in classic "-gate" fashion.

Matt Lewis explains one problem:

How can Romney's old pal Stu White tell the Washington Post that he has "long been bothered by the Lauber incident" - and then later admit to ABC News that he was "not present for the prank" and "was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post"?

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/postgate_washington_post_behaving_scandalously_in_wake_of_romney_hit_piece.html#ixzz1ubxMXmqv

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: gayagenda; propaganda; romney; washingtonpost
Excellent analysis of the latest propaganda effort by Pravda on the Potomac.
1 posted on 05/11/2012 5:37:29 PM PDT by Interesting Times
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

Disinformation template ping...


2 posted on 05/11/2012 5:38:38 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

This is like the preliminary warm up for a fifteen round, knock down, drag out fight between Romney and the commie media. And here he was thinking they liked him, the moderate. Juan McCain thought the same thing.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Interesting Times

Twain’s admonishion to not argue with people who buy ink by the barrel is no longer in play. They buy it by the quart and are no longer taken seriously by anyone who has a working brain. Ditto NY Slimes.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 5:50:46 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk

LOL! Beautifully said.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: pallis

What does impress me about Romney is how fast they fight back through their own media.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 6:06:01 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: pallis
This is like the preliminary warm up for a fifteen round, knock down, drag out fight between Romney and the commie media.

An intentionally sloppy and stupid stunt to get everybody used to more coming every couple of weeks. "Oh, those wacky democwats, always joking".

Whatever dirt they have on hand, and they can always create it out of thin air, will be vastly more devastating, and finely crafted, than the crude "George Bush letter". This is just their pre-season tryouts for the slime league.

7 posted on 05/11/2012 6:07:23 PM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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8 posted on 05/11/2012 6:09:23 PM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Luke21
What does impress me about Romney is how fast they fight back through their own media.

Good point. His campaign is showing signs of life that were conspicuously absent from the McCain kissyfest.

9 posted on 05/11/2012 6:19:56 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Luke21
What does impress me about Romney is how fast they fight back through their own media.

Fight? ha ha No, Romney's team is on the defensive even when it comes to a high school prank. They should be attacking Obama and if forced to say anything at all about incidents in high school, they should put them in perspective with Obama's admitted cocaine use. That is fighting.

The reason this whole "bullying" incident has been brought up is to neuter Romney and put him on the defensive and encourage him to play nice. Typical leftist tactic.

10 posted on 05/11/2012 6:33:13 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the disinformation template ping. I expect there will be many more hit pieces like this.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 6:34:24 PM PDT by zot
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To: Interesting Times
Matt Lewis explains one problem:

How can Romney's old pal Stu White tell the Washington Post the has "long been bothered by the Lauber incident" - and then later admit to ABC News that he was "not present for the prank" and "was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post"?

That's the same Matt Lewis who taught Freepers the fundamentals of conservative activism at FRIVA Las Vegas!

Regards,

TS

12 posted on 05/11/2012 7:10:55 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Interesting Times
Actually, this incident shows that the Washington Post is working directly with the White House. And other major media are involved also.

Obuffoon's gay marriage gambit and this torpedo attack were coordinated.

13 posted on 05/11/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Ouderkirk
Twain’s admonishion to not argue with people who buy ink by the barrel is no longer in play.

Absolutely dead on! Great post!

TS

14 posted on 05/11/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: The Shrew

I highly recommend to those people on twitter to follow Matt. He is a great follow....


15 posted on 05/11/2012 7:14:28 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: wolf24

No doubt!


16 posted on 05/11/2012 7:21:17 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Interesting Times

Agnew was right.....”Nattering nabobs of negativism”.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: kiryandil
Actually, this incident shows that the Washington Post is working directly with the White House. And other major media are involved also.

Obuffoon's gay marriage gambit and this torpedo attack were coordinated.

You're right, but it shows far more than that. The article shows not only coordination but Lifson points out motive, means, opportunity and funding. There is a lot in this article. It needs to hit every Freeper's ping list

Regards,

TS

18 posted on 05/11/2012 7:58:33 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: kiryandil; Interesting Times

“Actually, this incident shows that the Washington Post is working directly with the White House. And other major media are involved also.”

Couldn’t agree more - that is the real scandal. I would love someone doing some serious digging to uncover all the machinations that went on between the White House and the Com-Post before this story came out.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 8:04:27 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: The Shrew

Yep, that’s our boy.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 8:13:49 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: kiryandil
Actually, this incident shows that the Washington Post is working directly with the White House. And other major media are involved also.

Yep. Biden, the Obama "change of heart" on gay marriage, and this are all the same operation.

21 posted on 05/11/2012 8:15:24 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping!


22 posted on 05/11/2012 8:16:07 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ouderkirk

What are barrels of ink vs. gigs of data available instantly?

There’s a good reason the WaPo and NYT haven’t made a dime’s profit in years. Only their other investments keep the companies alive.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 8:23:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


24 posted on 05/12/2012 2:21:22 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Interesting Times; mickie; flaglady47
The Washington Post, the Obama administration, the DNC.......CONSPIRACY COLLUSION.

Put these RICO conspirators in the public stocks in front of the Capital Building.

Leni

25 posted on 05/12/2012 3:15:24 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Interesting Times
NBC News is a co-conspirator.
26 posted on 05/12/2012 5:43:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Interesting Times

Romney should not have been such a Wimp,Comes out and Apologizes for something in High School,Give me a Freakin Break,He should resort to Saul Alinskys Strategy of Ridicule instead,High school shennanigans,yeah there were those who hasnt,at least I wasnt snorting Cocaine,smoking pot,experimenting with other Drugs and hanging out with every America Hating group I could Find in College


27 posted on 05/12/2012 5:45:18 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Interesting Times

Romney should not have been such a Wimp,Comes out and Apologizes for something in High School,Give me a Freakin Break,He should resort to Saul Alinskys Strategy of Ridicule instead,High school shennanigans,yeah there were those who hasnt,at least I wasnt snorting Cocaine,smoking pot,experimenting with other Drugs and hanging out with every America Hating group I could Find in College


28 posted on 05/12/2012 5:45:42 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: EDINVA
barrels of ink vs. gigs of data available instantly?

That would be gigs of data that instantly refute anything that they assert as truth. It is clear that they are essentially the propaganda organs of the DNC.

The fourth estate cum Fifth Column has become an abject failure, like everything that the left does.

I no longer consider anyone who is a democRAT to be an American, they are enemies of liberty. Filthy F***ing Communists, every last one of them.

29 posted on 05/12/2012 7:19:05 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Interesting Times

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Situation normal from the Washington Com-Post.
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30 posted on 05/13/2012 3:24:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Luke21

>> “What does impress me about Romney is how fast they fight back through their own media.: <<

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Romney seems to have more common sense than W had. W never fought back, no matter how ugly the lie was.
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31 posted on 05/13/2012 3:27:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Interesting Times

>> “ His campaign is showing signs of life that were conspicuously absent from the McCain kissyfest” <<

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McCain never had any desire to win; his performance in the TV “debates” proved that beyond doubt.
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32 posted on 05/13/2012 3:30:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks I.T., it’s been a busy Mother’s Day weekend and I missed a lot! It’s gonna be one lie after another from now on.


33 posted on 05/14/2012 3:45:34 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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