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Wife of publisher won't retract story on Democrat donor who she claims is a “staunch Republican”
http://www.suntimes.com/news/hunter/469792,CST-NWS-Hunter16.article ^ | 7/16/07 | Jennifer Hunter

Posted on 07/18/2007 6:31:31 PM PDT by Krankor

I posted this a couple of days ago. Jennifer Hunter of the Sun Times wrote an article claiming a “staunch Republican” was switching to the Democrats. The only problem- the “staunch Republican is a big time personal injury attorney who donated thousands to Dem candidates and a mere pittance to Republicans. I emailed Ms. Hunter (admittedly a snotty missive) and she didn’t respond. I’ve read several blogs where people have claimed to email her but only one actually said she responded. Ms. Hunter is the wife of the Sun Times publisher (John Cruikshank). I have no idea how things work at that paper, but, perhaps, if you’re married to the boss, you don’t have to follow the rules of journalism. We can sit back and watch as the likes of Ms. Hunter write phony articles about non-existent staunch Republicans switching allegiance to the Democrats. Or we can demand an answer. Amazingly, the Sun Times recently featured a front page expose about how Chicago cops are hiding info about policemen who have ten or more civilian complaints against them . The headline reads- “What are they hiding” Well, I’d like to know what Mr Cruikshank and Ms. Hunter are hiding. Let’s find out. jhunter@suntimes.com


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: 2008; dnctalkingpoints; election; liberals; lyinlefties; makingitup; mediabias; rino; zogbyism
http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/james-ronca.asp?cycle=04
1 posted on 07/18/2007 6:31:33 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Krankor

Keep on their lying liberal butts. This is straight out of their rodent playbooks. How many times do you hear DU’ers call into C-Span or other shows claiming to be “Former Lifelong Republicans” who never supported the GOP in their lives ?


2 posted on 07/18/2007 6:34:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: AbsoluteJustice; Augie76; Barnacle; BeAllYouCanBe; BillyBoy; Bismarck; bourbon; ...

CHICAGOLAND PING


3 posted on 07/18/2007 6:36:31 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You have to email her and demand an answer to stop her.


4 posted on 07/18/2007 6:36:37 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Krankor

This is the newspaper that directed it’s editorial page to go ‘more left’. How more left could they go?? Then they retracted the directive.


5 posted on 07/18/2007 6:38:07 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: originalbuckeye

Email her and demand an answer


6 posted on 07/18/2007 6:40:51 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Krankor

Bump for later action.


7 posted on 07/18/2007 6:43:11 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (What have you done for victory today?)
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To: Krankor

Heh.

So many have deserted the irrational idiocy that the DNC panders to that they had to invent an entire new political label for them.


8 posted on 07/18/2007 6:45:19 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy

Email her


9 posted on 07/18/2007 6:46:30 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Krankor
Does the Chicago Sun-Times have an Ombudsman? That is who you need to contact.
10 posted on 07/18/2007 6:46:51 PM PDT by elizabetty (The funding dried up and I can no longer afford Tagline Messages.)
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To: Krankor

You may be better off writing a letter to the editor.


11 posted on 07/18/2007 6:47:40 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Krankor

Rush mentioned it today.

This story has legs.


12 posted on 07/18/2007 6:48:23 PM PDT by airborne (If there were no polls, and you had to go on a candidate's record alone, who would you vote for?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The media no longer even goes through the motions of objectivity. “Journalism” is a sick joke. Lie as often as these people do and you loose your soul. You loose the ability to even recognize truth.

We need to call these people on the BS every single day.


13 posted on 07/18/2007 6:49:19 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: elizabetty

Heh. They don’t have one. The Sun Times just got rid of Lord Conrad Black and his wife and they replaced them with Cruikshank and his Canadian journalist wife. They don’t need an Ombudsman because they don’t give a damn.


14 posted on 07/18/2007 6:50:39 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Krankor

“Email her”

Done did prior to posting. DNC “Proudly serving the needs of America’s enemies.”


15 posted on 07/18/2007 6:51:33 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: airborne

Rush mentioned it? Really?


16 posted on 07/18/2007 6:51:36 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Krankor

Yes. In the first hour.

Said the guy had given Dems thousands and Repubs about 600 dollars.


17 posted on 07/18/2007 6:55:10 PM PDT by airborne (If there were no polls, and you had to go on a candidate's record alone, who would you vote for?)
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To: Krankor; All

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/james-ronca.asp?cycle=04


18 posted on 07/18/2007 6:55:50 PM PDT by airborne (If there were no polls, and you had to go on a candidate's record alone, who would you vote for?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
C-SPANk is Republican entertainment TV. I watch it just to hear someone ask if they have ever seen Howard Stern naked.
19 posted on 07/18/2007 6:58:15 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: Krankor
Wouldn’t be the first time a RINO tried to make press by “supporting” Democrats.

There was a guy in 2000 from some kind of tech firm. A millionaire. On his site he openly boasted that he never agreed with a candidate as much as he agreed with Al Gore. And when the election was dragged out, he threw financial support to Gore’s recount activity and openly boasted to the press that he was a “Republican” who felt that Al Gore Junior was being cheated.

It is not unheard of for Democrats to vote in the Republican primary to dilute the party’s nominations. Probably was trying to get McCain nominated but wouldn’t vote for him in the general election.

This RINO I’m talking about even registered at FR under his name and posted a number of responses defending Gore.

20 posted on 07/18/2007 7:00:57 PM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: Krankor
Wow! What about a competitor paper?
21 posted on 07/18/2007 7:04:09 PM PDT by elizabetty (The funding dried up and I can no longer afford Tagline Messages.)
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To: Krankor

I can’t believe this. The pollsters are right- conservatives don’t give a damn anymore. We’ve been beaten- they win. Except for some silly story (raccoon gives birth to twin girls), I’ll never post here again. We’ve lost and I don’t give a damn. I will never give a dime to any Republican candidate again. Damn, I’ll give money to Hillary, at least she has the courage of her convictions.


22 posted on 07/18/2007 7:19:34 PM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: Chi-townChief

Spun Times has reached tabloid status, that may help them LOL.


23 posted on 07/18/2007 7:35:54 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: Krankor

Is this the Guy?

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SUMIDT RONCA & KRAMER/ATTORNEY
1/20/2004
$2,000
Edwards, John

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17102
ANAPOL SCHWARTZ/LAWYER
10/13/2006
$1,000
Sestak, Joe

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17102
SCHMIDT & RONCA
6/13/2000
$500
Klink, Ron

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17102
SCHMIDT & RONCA
9/15/2000
$500
Klink, Ron

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT & RONCA
11/5/2001
$500
Specter, Arlen

RONCA, JAMES P
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
10/27/1997
$500
D’Amato, Alfonse M

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SUMIDT RONCA & KRAMER/ATTORNEY
5/27/2004
$2,000
Kerry, John

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT & RONCA PC
6/22/1994
$1,000
Wofford, Harris

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT & RONCA PC
11/16/1995
$500
Kennedy, Edward M

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT RONCA AND KRAMER P.C./ATTOR
9/5/2006
$500
Braley, Bruce

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT & RONCA PC
12/29/1999
$250
Greenleaf, Stewart

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
ATTORNEY
10/3/1994
$250
Oberly, Charles M III

RONCA, JAMES R ESQ
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT AND RONCA PC/ATTORNEY
3/30/2004
$500
Schwartz, Allyson

RONCA, JAMES R ESQ
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT RONCA & KRAMER
6/30/2000
$250
Casey, Patrick

RONCA, JAMES R ESQUIRE
HARRISBURG,PA 17102
SCHMIDT RONCA & KRAMER/ATTORNEY
9/13/2006
$1,000
Casey, Bob

RONCA, JAMES R ESQUIRE
HARRISBURG,PA 17102
SCHMIDT RONCA & KRAMER/ATTORNEY
9/30/2005
$500
Casey, Bob

RONCA, JAMES R MR ESQ
HARRISBURG,PA 17101
SCHMIDT AND RONCA PC/ATTORNEY
8/23/2004
$500
Schwartz, Allyson


24 posted on 07/18/2007 7:47:29 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: Krankor

ping


25 posted on 07/18/2007 8:07:21 PM PDT by ocr1
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To: Krankor

Have you ever considered that the reason they don’t need an ombudsman is they’re never wrong?
All you have to do is ask them, becaise they never lie either.

This reply has been given the seal of approval from the American Sarcastic Society


26 posted on 07/18/2007 8:33:19 PM PDT by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: Krankor
perhaps, if you’re married to the boss, you don’t have to follow the rules of journalism.

No, you have it reversed. This incident proves that even the publisher's wife must "follow the rules of journalism". Which is why she lies about Republicans.

27 posted on 07/18/2007 8:38:59 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC
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To: airborne; Krankor
"Said the guy had given Dems thousands and Repubs about 600 dollars."

Yup. Rush covered this today.

28 posted on 07/18/2007 8:42:56 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: elizabetty

The Tribune is further to the left...at least it used to be...


29 posted on 07/18/2007 8:48:15 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Krankor

What convictions?


30 posted on 07/18/2007 8:48:20 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There is more than one version of “republican”. Some think the term means “friendly to business and industry so I can make buku bucks and retire on the French Riviera”, and others are Republican for the “freedom thing”. I am proud to be among the latter. It doesn’t surprise me if some of the others sell out, they always follow the money.


31 posted on 07/18/2007 8:50:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Krankor

Hey, the paper came out and said they were going liberal. Then someone said, “OMG we used the L word.” and they restated that they would be a progressive paper. So ... they are already on record as saying the truth doesn’t matter a whit. And someone expects them to retract a lie???


32 posted on 07/18/2007 9:37:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: weegee
I did that when I lived in Mass. except I'd register as a RAT so I could vote for Teddy the K's primary opponent. No need to vote in a republican primary since if they could actually scratch up a candidate, he was unopposed in the primary. You could fill in a form and switch back to Independent right then and there.

PS Ted, happy Chappaquiddick anniversary.

33 posted on 07/18/2007 9:42:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: NonValueAdded; Krankor

Krakpot is a plant.

He’s going from thread to thread trashing Republicans like a faggot.


34 posted on 07/18/2007 10:50:55 PM PDT by Stallone (War with Iran - While Bush is President and Troops are Present.)
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To: Krankor
Just to let you know, I sent her a flaming hot email the day this story was first posted here.
35 posted on 07/19/2007 12:06:33 AM PDT by elizabetty (The funding dried up and I can no longer afford Tagline Messages.)
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To: Mike Darancette
RONCA, JAMES HARRISBURG,PA 17101 SCHMIDT & RONCA 11/5/2001 $500 Specter, Arlen

Smoking gun proof he is a liberal.
36 posted on 07/19/2007 12:07:51 AM PDT by elizabetty (The funding dried up and I can no longer afford Tagline Messages.)
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To: everyone

Make life hell for these lying, POS people.

Contact Accuracy in Media and the Media Research Center.
(MRC has a good blog that can publicize this, if they haven’t already.)


37 posted on 07/19/2007 12:20:14 AM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Krankor
Republicans flip out over lawyer flap (SUN-TIMES NEWS-SKANK NAILED BY "RIGHT-WING WEB SITES")
38 posted on 07/19/2007 4:12:31 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: airborne

And was that Republican Arlen Specter or who?


39 posted on 07/19/2007 5:24:47 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Did you ever understand why MA people idolize EMK? Is it merely a measure of the two assassinations, or is it just a longing for “Camelot” which never was?


40 posted on 07/19/2007 5:26:00 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Krankor

She’s a worthless scumbag.

That is, she’s a Democrat working in the media.


41 posted on 07/19/2007 5:34:08 AM PDT by Stallone (War with Iran - While Bush is President and Troops are Present.)
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To: Krankor

Maybe she’s a staunch liar. Ya think?


42 posted on 07/19/2007 5:55:36 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Mike Darancette
Good job. The reporter is claiming he didn't contribute that much to Dems before Dubya.

Well, the money to Klink, Kennedy and Wofford was given well before Dubya.

Oberly is a big trial lawyer in Delaware. I think he's a Dem but I'm not sure. I don't know what he wasrunning for in 1994.

43 posted on 07/19/2007 6:03:33 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Live Earth: Pretend to Care)
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To: Theodore R.

I think it was the latter. I was amazed at how many households had a picture of JFK on the wall. So Teddy gets many votes out of respect for his dead brother. Then there is the seniority thing and his ability to do things for the state, whether or not he actually does anything. People have a hard time letting that go.


44 posted on 07/19/2007 6:14:05 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: Krankor

LOL! Did Oprah finally “switch” to the democrat party?


45 posted on 07/19/2007 6:19:26 AM PDT by soccermom
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To: NonValueAdded

Ultimately though the same people in MA would would criticize SC for keeping Strom Thurmond past time or those in WV who demand Robert Carlyle Byrd see nothing out of the ordinary in retaining EMK forever.


46 posted on 07/19/2007 6:41:45 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Krankor

Um...not to nitpick but when you post an article, you should post the text from the article. Your opinion can appear below. That is SOP here on the FR.


47 posted on 07/19/2007 8:00:03 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

It was a vanity post. The article is only a reference.


48 posted on 07/19/2007 8:06:26 AM PDT by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Those of us who actually knock door to door and listen to real voters know how mixed up some of them really are.

One couple in my precinct claim to be staunch Democrats. But they are also staunch Catholics, including staunchly pro-life. So in 2000 thru 2007 they voted for the most pro-life Republican they could find in the primaries and in other elections when they could find them.

Recently the pro-life Republican Township Committeeman switched to Democrat ... mostly because he ... and most people in the suburb, R and D, are pro-immigration. pro-path-to-legalization. Of course most staunch Catholics around here are pro-path-to-legalization.

But interestingly, the alleged Dems who vote Republican worried that now that the switch-hitter is a Dem, they have assumed that he will switch his position on pro-life and these Dems will not be able to support the guy now a Dem whom they supported as a Republican.
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In ‘98 primary, massive numbers of social conservatives left the GOP to vote in the Democrat primary. And in ‘92 massive numbers of good government Republicans left the GOP to vote against Democrat Al-The-Pal in the primary.
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The professional how-to-campaign schools don’t understand this. They tell conservative students eager to learn politics that the switch hitters are RINOs when in fact just the opposite is true. The switch hitters are the conservatives trying to send a message ... and message that is not getting through to the establishment GOOP.


49 posted on 07/23/2007 5:27:50 PM PDT by spintreebob (.)
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