Skip to comments.Phony Fraud Charges (NYTimes Editorial regarding firings)
Posted on 03/16/2007 6:48:12 PM PDT by dangerfield
March 16, 2007 Editorial Phony Fraud Charges
In its fumbling attempts to explain the purge of United States attorneys, the Bush administration has argued that the fired prosecutors were not aggressive enough about addressing voter fraud. It is a phony argument; there is no evidence that any of them ignored real instances of voter fraud. But more than that, it is a window on what may be a major reason for some of the firings.
In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people. By resisting pressure to crack down on fraud, the fired United States attorneys actually appear to have been standing up for the integrity of the election system.
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Insulting, unreasonable, dishonest, fantastic.
I'm concerned about voter fraud. Naturally it hasn't occurred to me I'm therefore subconsciously "against poor people or minorities".
Anyone think this childish attitude on the editorial board doesn't spill over into their news coverage?
Not once during all this hoopla have they put the firings in perspective. Not once have they given examples of what other presidents have done with federal prosecuters they were unhappy with.
All Limbaugh has to do is open his radio program and say "ladies and germs, in 1993 Bill Clinton fired 93 out of 94 federal prosecuters."
The Times is the laughing stock of the internet and talk radio, and being consistently wrong on so many "scandals" that come and go, their days are surely numbered. People will finally stop paying attention.
It's not just the NYT, it's the whole MSM. Don't underestimate the power of propaganda.
If the socialists want to pursue the validity of these voter fraud allegations ... guess which can of worms gets opened up ??
Uh-oh! Who gave the NYT our secret decoder rings?
Didn't one of those fired attorney's come from WA State? Well, there is some serious voter fraud here!!!. Maybe the Times needs to get a Connestoga wagon and come out here to hicksville and do some real investigating. Just hacks, I can't read that paper, makes me want to take a shower!
NYSlimes is code for Pravda.
Ah, no. You want fraudulent, politically-based charges, look into Billy Dale's case. When the Clintonistas behind that one go down for it, call me about this one.
Yep .. That's one who got fired - because he did not agressively investigate the WA state mess. And .. the jerk was a democrat!! No wonder he didn't investigate.
And .. this is why THE CLINTONS PUT SUCH PEOPLE IN OFFICE.
When is the WH going to get it ..??
This is even shriller and more desperate than usual. One of these days the Times Company's creditors will be padlocking the building. Then they can all stand on soap boxes in Central Park with megaphones until the cops haul them away.
I believe it can be summed up by saying the White house has Iraq style "Rules of Engagement"(ROE and) the left has Al Queda's.
You're forgetting that the left is bulletproof - way beyond Kevlar.
Those that have been chuckling about the demise of the "mainstream media" are likely gulping right now. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN are still firmly in charge of the 'hearts and minds' (small as they are.....)
Who gives a sh@t, they serve at thne President's pleasure.
go pound sand!
Pravda was more amusing.
My first reaction to this statement was outrage. Then I realized that this is a pure post modern rationalization of ends justifies the means when defending the metanarrative of victimization. The white man is always guilty, even if the minority member commits the crime.
Does this writer work for ACORN?
WA State Ping...JFK
The entire justice department are Clinton holdovers..
And nobody has been saying all this time Whats up with THAT?..
If Clinton was and isn't an abject traitor, I am..
30 million(or more) insurgents from the Mexican border VOTEING democrat will change voting demographics forever in the U.S....
Its being found that not only latin Americans came across the border many from other countrys that NOBODY has a count of.. India, China, Indonesia, you name it.. many more than 30 million...
'All Limbaugh has to do is open his radio program and say "ladies and germs, in 1993 Bill Clinton fired 93 out of 94 federal prosecuters." '
On Air America, the spin was that no President had fired US attorneys in the middle of their term, giving Mr. Clinton an out.
They claimed that by firing the prosecutors in the beginning of his term Clinton did not disrupt on-going investigations, but that is a lie. The whole reason that Clinton cleaned house was to get rid of the prosecutor who investigating Whitewater and shut down the investigation. That's why he ultimately asked for an independent council. Clinton thought that he would have more control of information leaks from an independent council investigation. He got blind sided by the Monica allegations.
"I believe it can be summed up by saying the White house has Iraq style 'Rules of Engagement'(ROE and) the left has Al Queda's."
I hadn't thought of it that way .. but come to think of it .. you may be right.
The other problem is the ROE for the WH has been self-imposed.
And I think it will be that way with this Pres. Good people at heart have a hard time attacking others.Except for family, then we go berserk!