Skip to comments.A Registered Democrat's Creative Writing (NTY publishes hit piece same day they endorse Kerry)
Posted on 10/17/2004 1:12:23 PM PDT by RWR8189
A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT'S CREATIVE WRITING
Just A Coincidence The New York Times Publishes Suskind Hit Piece On Same Day They Endorse Kerry?_____________________________________________________________
SUSKIND DOESN'T ALWAYS GET HIS FACTS STRAIGHT
Suskind Piece In New York Times Largely Based On Anonymous Sources And Second Hand Reports. Mr. SUSKIND: "It's not my analysis. It's the analysis largely of Republicans who cooperated with the the [New York Times] story. What did they say?" MURRAY: "But no names. No names. Mr. SUSKIND: "Bruce Bartlett Bruce Bartlett's in the lead of the story." MURRAY: "He's not in the administration." Mr. SUSKIND: "Well, but he talks to a lot to people still in the administration." (CNBC's "Capital Report," 10/15/04)
Ron Suskind's Wall Street Journal Profile Of Warren Buffett Produced A Series Of "Corrections" And "Amplifications." (Mark Jurkowitz, "Ire Starter Ron Suskind's In-Depth Writing Often Sparks Controversy," The Boston Globe, 1/27/04)
Suskind's Profile Of Boston Celtics Star Reggie Lewis "Remains A Subject Of Serious Dispute." (Mark Jurkowitz, "Ire Starter Ron Suskind's In-Depth Writing Often Sparks Controversy," The Boston Globe, 1/27/04)
In 1995, The Celtics Said They Would "File A $100 Million Libel Suit Against The Wall Street Journal Over An Article About The Death Of Former Superstar Reggie Lewis ... The Suit Would Also Name As Defendants Journal Reporter Ron Suskind." ("Boston Celtics Plan Libel Suit Against Wall Street Journal," The Wall Street Journal, 3/10/95)
SUSKIND'S SUSPECT SOURCES
In January 2003, Suskind Wrote He Reportedly Overheard Karl Rove Using "Shocking" Language. (Ron Suskind, "Why Are These Men Laughing?" Esquire, 1/03; Available At www.ronsuskind.com/newsite/articles/archives/000032.html)
In 2002, Former Bush Administration Official John DiIulio Accused Suskind Of Taking His Comments Out Of Context In An Article And Said He "Did Not Write" Nor "Recall Making" Statements Used By Suskind. (Joseph Curl, "Ex-Bush Aide Apologizes For 'Groundless' Remarks," The Washington Times, 12/3/02)
In 2002, Columnist Robert Novak Said Suskind "Took No Notes" And "Did Not Accurately Reflect" Views Of Those In Karen Hughes Profile. (Howard Kurtz, "Ron Suskind, The Confident Confidant," The Washington Post, 12/9/02)
Suskind Is A Registered Democrat. "DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA VOTER REGISTRATIONS. Name: SUSKIND, RONALD STEVEN Party Affiliation: DEMOCRATIC. Registration Date: 12/20/1994." (Nexis People Search, Performed 10/17/04)
Suskind Has Worked For Democrats Including Charles Robb (D-VA) And John Downey (D-CT). (Mark Jurkowitz, "Ire Starter Ron Suskind's In-Depth Writing Often Sparks Controversy," The Boston Globe, 1/27/04)
At 2004 BookExpo America, Suskind's Appearance Made It So "Liberals Outnumbered Conservatives." "With Suskind also supposedly speaking from the left, liberals outnumbered conservatives 3-2 at the dais." (Hillel Italie, "The Un-Franken Factor: Left And Right Make Nice At Bookexpo America," The Associated Press, 6/5/04)
Suskind Has Demanded President Bush Admit Mistakes In Iraq "So We As Americans Can Get Out Of This With Our Skins." (Kevin Nance, "Little 'Crossfire' At BookExpo," Chicago Sun-Times, 6/6/04)The Wall Street Journal: "Author Ron Suskind... Well-Known Bush Antagonist." (Editorial, "The Non-Treasury Secretary," The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/04)
'And for those who don't get it? That was explained to me in late 2002 by Mark McKinnon, a longtime senior media adviser to Bush, who now runs his own consulting firm and helps the president.
He started by challenging me. ''You think he's an idiot, don't you?'' I said, no, I didn't. ''No, you do, all of you do, up and down the West Coast, the East Coast, a few blocks in southern Manhattan called Wall Street. Let me clue you in. We don't care. You see, you're outnumbered 2 to 1 by folks in the big, wide middle of America, busy working people who don't read The New York Times or Washington Post or The L.A. Times.
And you know what they like? They like the way he walks and the way he points, the way he exudes confidence. They have faith in him. And when you attack him for his malaprops, his jumbled syntax, it's good for us. Because you know what those folks don't like? They don't like you!'' In this instance, the final ''you,'' of course, meant the entire reality-based community.
Finally, something in the article I could agree with!
what a weiner.
bitt...I can agree with that quote too, except to the average Joe Fibeetz, it's framed to make W. (and McKinnon) sound totally arrogant...wonder what else McKinnon said? (couldn't face reading the article, myself...sorry, LOL!)
I don't know anything about him, actually, but it's curious that the "Lucky" Google search gave me a TownHall bio. that seems to stop after '93...that's "junk research" on my part, but just "FYI"...!
He must mean between the Log Cabin Republicans and the rest of the party, hardly a fair fight, LOL.
"They don't like you!'' In this instance, the final ''you,'' of course, meant the entire reality-based community." The arrogance of the Left knows no bounds. The only reality they know is what they create. It is not based on truth or facts, just their emotions and taste.
The audience was all dems but McKinnon was great, as was Luntz.
Deutch tried to call the Swift Boat Vets for Truth sleazy but interestingly enough Toobin didn't allow him to get away with that so he retreated to calling the advertising team who made up the ad for the Vets sleazy.
These people just don't get it!
I just don't LIKE them...
Nah, actually this needs to be done more often. The press needs to be held to account so that journalists can't laugh off Republican claims of bias. I think it does make a dent, even if it isn't reported in the papers. The press maybe extremely introspective and all that, but it's an act. Journalists primarily want to be seen as being invincible with a monopoly on the truth.