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Phony Fraud Charges (NYTimes Editorial regarding firings)
The New York Times ^ | 03/16/07 | NYTimes Editorial

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enemedia; leftwingmedia; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; newyorktimes; nyslimes; nyt; nytimes; slimes
(There in my italics): it's sort of like "read no further, you'll fall off the edge; but we're moonbats and can fly!"

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.

1 posted on 03/16/2007 6:48:15 PM PDT by dangerfield
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To: dangerfield
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.

It's not just the NYT, it's the whole MSM. Don't underestimate the power of propaganda.

2 posted on 03/16/2007 6:52:11 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dangerfield
Rove, you magnificent bastard !!

If the socialists want to pursue the validity of these voter fraud allegations ... guess which can of worms gets opened up ??

3 posted on 03/16/2007 6:52:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: dangerfield
"In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code...

Uh-oh! Who gave the NYT our secret decoder rings?

4 posted on 03/16/2007 6:52:55 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: dangerfield
This is disgraceful! Yeah, right.

Was there any outrage of high media attention when the recently elected William Jefferson "Willie Boy" "I never etc, etc" Clinton took office and fired some 90 US Attorneys. Were they just not working hard enough?

Of course another recent news article reflects testifying before Congress does not have to be under oath now either.

Guess it's all a matter or perception.
5 posted on 03/16/2007 6:55:15 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: dangerfield

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!


6 posted on 03/16/2007 7:03:32 PM PDT by gbs
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To: dangerfield

NYSlimes is code for Pravda.


7 posted on 03/16/2007 7:04:47 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: dangerfield

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.


8 posted on 03/16/2007 7:06:05 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dangerfield
hmm...I won't read the article, but do they mention the rats suppressing the military vote???

how about the liberal media suppressing the vote of conservatives by ignorantly announcing victory in a state two hours before the polls close ala Florida in 2000?

I tend to say the answer to both those question is nada...
9 posted on 03/16/2007 7:19:46 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: gbs

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 ..??


10 posted on 03/16/2007 7:37:58 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: dangerfield

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.


11 posted on 03/16/2007 7:43:29 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: CyberAnt

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.


12 posted on 03/16/2007 7:50:48 PM PDT by gbs
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To: knarf
If the socialists want to pursue the validity of these voter fraud allegations ... guess which can of worms gets opened up ??

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.....)

13 posted on 03/16/2007 7:55:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: dangerfield
It is a phony argument; there is no evidence that any of them ignored real instances of voter fraud.

Who gives a sh@t, they serve at thne President's pleasure.

go pound sand!

14 posted on 03/16/2007 7:56:46 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: dangerfield

Pravda was more amusing.


15 posted on 03/16/2007 7:58:04 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: dangerfield
In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people.

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?

16 posted on 03/16/2007 8:02:17 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Maynerd; Bobsvainbabblings; moneypenny; Kaylee Frye; Clintonfatigued; wallcrawlr; Lucky2; ...

WA State Ping...JFK


17 posted on 03/16/2007 8:03:37 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: dangerfield
I guess the writer wrote this article before reading this article from the Seattle Times about the voter fraud in Seattle in the 2006 election. There is most definitely voter fraud everywhere ACORN is involved and plenty of places where they are not involved. ...and there was plenty of evidence of fraud in the 2004 election of Gregoire.
18 posted on 03/16/2007 8:09:14 PM PDT by Eva
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To: dangerfield
Should have happened 6/7 YEARS AGO... except ALL of then should have been FIRED..
George Bush is either complicit in some Clinton nastyness or completely stupid..
-OR- his father or brother is....

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..

19 posted on 03/16/2007 8:11:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: hosepipe
Well, at least we now know why the dims are coming apart at the seams over the legitimate firing of the AGs. The AGs were covering up the voter fraud for them.
20 posted on 03/16/2007 8:16:36 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan
[... The AGs were covering up the voter fraud for them. ..]

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...

21 posted on 03/16/2007 8:24:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: dangerfield

'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.


22 posted on 03/16/2007 8:32:02 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: Tymesup

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.


23 posted on 03/16/2007 8:39:51 PM PDT by Eva
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To: gbs

"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.


24 posted on 03/16/2007 9:10:01 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: CyberAnt

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!


25 posted on 03/17/2007 7:54:32 AM PDT by gbs
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To: dangerfield

26 posted on 06/07/2007 1:43:13 PM PDT by Silly (http://www.paulklenk.us)
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