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Gavin, Not Again!
SFGate ^ | 4/5/7 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 04/05/2007 3:17:59 PM PDT by SmithL

That "oh my god" screaming headline on the Drudge Report today pushing a video that suggests San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was "caught on tape" and "simulates oral sex with TV crew's stick mike" is bunk, according to journalists involved with coverage of the event.

The Newsom story was given the top headline in Drudge today and included a still photo getting big play on the website -- showing the mayor's mouth in apparent contact with a stick mike from KTVU Channel 2, the Oakland-based station.

The video posted on Drudge is linked to the website of San Francisco-based ABC7 reporter Dan Noyes -- who has had several high profile run-ins with the mayor. Some of the Noyes' blog's comments excoriate the mayor for "going down" on the mike and other strange behaviors.

But of the Drudge headline, ABC7's news director Kevin Keeshan says: "We have no idea where this came from…this is totally out of context for our very serious coverage."

The still is taken from a recent press availability, during which Newsom -- surrounded by journalists -- opened it up for questions and took a quick and playful bite at it, journalists there say.

"He's goofing around, he's taking a bite out of it," said one news executive at a competing station who says Drudge's representation is "just wrong."

The posting by Noyes has gotten attention, in part because of his not-too-friendly relationship with Newsom. As recently revealed by the Chronicle's Matier & Ross column, Noyes called himself "the 60 Minutes of San Francisco" in his email pitches to interview former mayoral appointments secretary Ruby Rippey-Tourk, who was revealed to have had an affair with Newsom.

Noyes, at this week's press conference, tried repeatedly to get the mayor to answer questions on Laguna Honda hospital. The mayor ignored...

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: anytwosomenewsom; hummer; mayordeepthroat; newsom; sanfranciscovalues

1 posted on 04/05/2007 3:18:01 PM PDT by SmithL
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All of Newsom’s monicas have come out to defend their hero.


2 posted on 04/05/2007 3:18:42 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: SmithL
Okay then, have him hold a press conference denying it,.....hehe!
3 posted on 04/05/2007 3:20:25 PM PDT by cmsgop ( "cmsgop" a Mark Goodson / Bill Todman Production)
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To: SmithL
Earlier a FReeper posted a vanity about the rudeness of liberals..... here is another fine example
4 posted on 04/05/2007 3:23:12 PM PDT by Kimmers (Coram Deo)
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To: SmithL

san fransickos at it again


5 posted on 04/05/2007 3:24:07 PM PDT by Enduring Freedom (we who defend america must be warriors)
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To: SmithL

Well, we’ve always insisted he sucks.

It’s not really news for us.


6 posted on 04/05/2007 3:30:01 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: SmithL

ROFL. too funny...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=15098

Dear Gavin,

I am SO sorry.

My god, I am SO sorry.

When I casually mentioned on my rinky dink little blog that you “pretended to blow” a microphone, I was just joshing. ...

I’d never even READ the Drudge Report before. Christ, I didn’t even think that your simulating “oral sex” was THAT big a deal. ... But I in no way expected right wing extremists to pick up on my passing observation and make it national news.

Unlike the other people listed in the apparently “developing” Drudge report, I have absolutely no problem with you simulating anything sexual.

Ever.

I encourage it.

And I love it when you “joke around.” The only thing better than a hot, rich guy in a fabulous suit is a hot, rich, funny guy in a fabulous suit. ...

Please forgive me!

Love,
Beth Spotswood
“Prominent Local Blogger”

... Find Beth here every Wednesday at noon...
http://bethspotswood.blogspot.com/


7 posted on 04/05/2007 3:35:14 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: SmithL

I figured after that news came out about his hetero encounter he’d eventually attempt to re-establish his bona fides (npi)


8 posted on 04/05/2007 3:35:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: SmithL
took a quick and playful bite at it

Gee, that's so much 'straighter' than fellatio....</sarcasm>

OK, at the risk of spending way too much time analyzing the latest idiotic action of this joke of a male, does that look like a "quick bite"? Look at the jaw drop he had to use....

Hey Gavin - no teeth!!

9 posted on 04/05/2007 3:38:06 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: SmithL

Looks to me like he has had plenty of practice!


10 posted on 04/05/2007 3:45:52 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: NonValueAdded
" I figured after that news came out about his hetero encounter he’d eventually attempt to re-establish his bona fides"

Perhaps he is just practising in expectation that William (BJ) Clinton will be in SF soon.

11 posted on 04/05/2007 3:49:06 PM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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This cocksmoker knows exactly how it’s done. He likes ‘em stiff....and his cocktails too.

He’s got plenty of “sugar in his tank”.


12 posted on 04/05/2007 3:55:34 PM PDT by doingwhatican
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To: SmithL

13 posted on 04/05/2007 4:01:56 PM PDT by drpix
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To: SmithL

Another 20 minutes of intensive rehab, and he’ll be fine...just fine.


14 posted on 04/05/2007 4:06:49 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: SmithL

Hey Gavin,go choke on a mike!


15 posted on 04/05/2007 4:27:30 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: SmithL
Image hosted by Photobucket.com is there something in the air or the water out there???
16 posted on 04/05/2007 5:14:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: SmithL

As much as every one would like to gossip and take this photo as legit I saw the video and someone is having fun with what really happen!

In the video this mike is so close to him, that he jokingly pretents to take a bite out of it!

The Photo I think was stilled in the midst of the nano second as he snap like one would chop a bite at an ice cream cone!

In the video his lips never touched the mike!

So it is the dark background in the photo that give the illusion!

It was a blink not what this photo is protraying!

People just should be honest and not insinuate things some that did not happen just because you don’t like someone!

Have’nt they done that enought to this to our wonderful President Bush!

The video was on Drudge it is gone now I would like to fine it so you judge for yourselves!

Here is the VIDEO
http://iteamblog.abc7news.com/2007/04/the_invisible_r.html


17 posted on 04/05/2007 5:45:04 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: restornu

Thank you for setting things straight! (No pun intended)


18 posted on 04/05/2007 5:48:06 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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In the back ground is a lady with a head of black hair that blends into the black mike!

His lips NEVER touch the mike!


19 posted on 04/05/2007 5:51:19 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: coop71

I think as consevatvies we need to be about reproach and not do like the opposition does to us!


20 posted on 04/05/2007 5:52:31 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: cmsgop; Kimmers; Enduring Freedom; calcowgirl; NonValueAdded; Yossarian; dynachrome; albee; ...

See VIDEO ON POST #17
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1812783/posts?page=17#17


21 posted on 04/05/2007 6:00:16 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: restornu
Correction I think as consevatvies we need to be ABOVE reproach and not do like the opposition does to us!
22 posted on 04/05/2007 6:06:10 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: restornu

“someone is having fun with what really happen!”
And we are having fun with what didn’t happen!

Since I have no respect for newsom, I have no problem with making fun of him or any other San Fransicko wackjob.


23 posted on 04/05/2007 7:24:28 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: dynachrome

To each their own dynachrome...

I choose to honor my Lord and try to do right by all mankind!

It is one thing to be “tongue and cheek” (no pun intented)about those you don’t like, but to repeat a lie, or saying something about another that is not true, that never happen is wrong!

If I try to be honest in all my dealing how could I outright gossip or lie about another when I know it is not true!


24 posted on 04/05/2007 7:41:36 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: restornu

If you blow it up and gamma correct, you can see that you are likely right and it is an artifact.


25 posted on 04/06/2007 3:55:25 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: SmithL

Obviously, as a kid, he got chocolate microphones for Easter.


26 posted on 04/06/2007 4:05:30 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: restornu; cmsgop; Kimmers; Enduring Freedom; calcowgirl; NonValueAdded
Sucking? Biting?

What's the difference? Oral enough to be the same thing to me! But I guess I haven't kept up with San Francisco values.

27 posted on 04/06/2007 7:38:30 AM PDT by drpix
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To: drpix

Is that what you honestly saw on the Video?

See VIDEO ON POST #17
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1812783/posts?page=17#17

I believe it is time those who say they walk with God should be beyond on reproach, and not do as the opposition does to us!

You want to be sarcastic fine, but don’t try to pass it off as fact!

Invest in credibility!


28 posted on 04/06/2007 9:49:36 AM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: GSWarrior

I think the mayor has been to too many Cramps shows.

29 posted on 04/06/2007 9:54:56 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: restornu
"Is that what you honestly saw on the Video?"

I didn't buy "I smoked the joint - but I didn't inhale." And now I also don't buy "I simulated nibbling the ____ - but I didn't simulate sucking it."

I guess I'm having trouble with the nuances in deviation of acceptable behavior in San Francisco. But that's probably for the following two reasons:

The video shows the Mayor of the deviant Capitol of the world making a sight joke with his mouth on an object whose shape assures me it's kind has had similarly alternative uses among many of his supporters. (He probably figured it would win him some votes.)

And... I've never know men who thought it was funny to simulate oral acts of any kind on phallic shaped objects.

30 posted on 04/06/2007 2:23:00 PM PDT by drpix
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To: drpix

I saw as a nutral responce that an adult will do to a child who has a an ice cream cone and they tease by pretenting to take a bite out of the childs cone!

That is where my mind is I guess yours is elsewhere....


31 posted on 04/06/2007 2:33:08 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: drpix

Correction

I saw it as a natural response


32 posted on 04/06/2007 2:35:14 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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To: restornu
I didn't see the children in the video and I guess my mind didn't fill them in on it’s own. To go back to your earlier question: Is it my lack of credibility or is it your excess of gullibility?
33 posted on 04/06/2007 2:42:45 PM PDT by drpix
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To: drpix

Guess some man think below the belt all the time!


34 posted on 04/06/2007 5:47:04 PM PDT by restornu (Accept Nothing Until It Is Verified)
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