Skip to comments.The ugly face of Kerry's spokesperson (my title)
Posted on 08/30/2004 1:48:05 AM PDT by Elkiejg
I've been unlucky enough to catch TV appearances by Kerry's spokesperson, Stephanie Cutter lately. For a fairly attractive, seemingly intelligent young woman, she spews such absolute garbage and lies, it's almost laughable. I began to wonder if she actually believed the stuff she says, so I ran some internet searches on her background. She's the real deal alright -- started in the Clinton WH -- need I say more.
However, I did find a very interesting article from Dec. 2003 in kos (not familiar with the site) which is VERY revealing about not only Ms Cutter but THE KERRY CAMPAIGN.
The more I see of Kerry and the people around him, the more convinced I am he's nothing but a crude version of Bubba with even more lies - if that's possible.
Stephanie Cutter -- getting a deserved smackdown - by kos
Wed Dec 17th, 2003 at 21:46:03 GMT
Reporters can and do agree to speak with sources anonymously, or on "background". However, it's an arrangement that must be negotiated by reporter and source. But the normal rules apparently don't apply to Kerry's campaign spokeswoman, Stephanie Cutter. In her world, she dictates to reporters how they should handle the information she disseminates.
Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign spokeswoman is deeply unhappy with the New York Times' chief political correspondent for quoting her criticism of Howard Dean. The reason? The Massachusetts Democrat's team made the attack in an e-mail to reporters that contained a note asking that it be treated on "background," attributed only to a Democratic campaign. Adam Nagourney refused to go along.
After the capture of Saddam Hussein, Kerry campaign press secretary Stephanie Cutter listed past Dean statements in arguing that his opposition to the war in Iraq was "politically driven." Nagourney, ignoring the not-for-attribution request, wrote that this reflected campaign aides' concern that they not be viewed as politically exploiting a foreign policy victory.
Nagourney, who previously outed "background" e-mails from aides to Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.), John Edwards (N.C.) and Bob Graham (Fla.), said: "If someone wants to go off the record, call me up, and I'll be glad to negotiate. But you cannot do it preemptively. I will not let someone attack someone else anonymously, which is what the Kerry campaign is trying to do."
Kudos to Nagourney, who I hope will continue this policy when the GOP attack machine attempts the same tactic. Other reporters should follow suit as well. And using anonymity to attack is, in itself, a story (like, say, the Plame affair). Good journalists should not allow themselves to be used as tools for attack or disinformation. If the campaigns want to spread that shit, let them do it on the record or they should be outed.
As for Cutter, she is a moron to the nth degree:
Cutter, who sent Nagourney angry e-mail messages, says her staff is trying to provide a "truth squad" about Dean. "This campaign has no problem going on the record about the facts in this race," Cutter said. "We've never had a problem with ground rules before." Meanwhile, the Kerry camp has sent another "background" e-mail titled "An Illustrated Guide to Howard Dean's Foreign Policy." Nagourney didn't get one.
If Cutter had no problem going on the record, then she wouldn't try to hide her attack emails behind a screen of anonimity. She could have the Kerry campaign put up a "truth squad" website to spread whatever message they think voters should hear. But fact is the Kerry campaign wanted to exploit the Saddam capture politically, while pretending not to play politics.
Nagourney did the right thing, calling Cutter on her hubris, and in response, she attacks him and turns him into an enemy. And, she looks like an idiot in the Washington Post.
Great job, Stephanie.
BUMP.. Media hypocracy alert.. stupid lapdogs for Kerry...
The book cover is meaningless and misleading when its Mein Kampf inside.
Cutter worked for President Clinton as the Deputy Communications Director at the White House and as the Associate Administrator for Communications at the U.S. EPA.
Same person I think.
|Stephanie Cutter, Communications Director for Kerry for President, and Debra DeShong, Senior Advisor for Kerry for President, talked with the staffers about working in political communications.*********BTW those are staffers at Emily's list a major liberal 527. Collusion.|
Debra DeShong serves as the Communications Director at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). As Director, DeShong is responsible for the planning and implementation of the communications initiatives of the Democratic Party. Working with the Democratic Leadership, surrogates and allied organizations, DeShong coordinates the Partys message development.
Before recently joining the DNC staff, DeShong served as Communications Director for Senator Mark Dayton of Minnesota. Prior to her work with Dayton, she served as Communications Director for Senator Robert Torricelli and Press Secretary for Congressman Steny Hoyer.
The coordination law only applies to Republicans. Didn't you know that?? Kerry's people and Moveon and others have already admitted it. The media yawned.
I got the impression there are 65 committee's deciding what he stands for... oh wait, I read that somewhere.
The commentary which follows this item on the KOS site is hilarious - - - a whole pack of "Anyone But Bush" enthusiasts going after Kerry and Edwards like hounds after rabbits - - - back when they still thought that Dean was a cinch for the nomination.
No doubt they are singing a different tune now that "Kerry's the One", but they certainly had a fair look at what to expect from him: a pompous, slithering reptile of a candidate from the chameleon family.
Kos (or Daily Kos) is a far-left Democrat blog. Stephanie Cutter is a hot woman for her age but sure sounds like a mean spirited woman on TV. Bush's spokespeople (like Ed Gillespie and Terry Holt) tend to be smiling nice people. Democrats haven't figured this out yet. Smiles with upbeat messages sell much better than negative derogatory ones.
Surrogates and allied organizations? Hmmmmm.
Classy move by Nagourney, one has to admit. He protected his control of his sourcing.
Collusion with the dnc and 527's?
But the media doesn't care!
ping, especially the links