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Are the Media Misreporting Thompson Addition of Spencer Abraham to Campaign?
Newsbusters ^ | July 30, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 07/30/2007 1:18:18 PM PDT by Clara Lou

A lot of people are atwitter over this addition to the Thompson advisory team of former Senator Spencer Abraham. But, it is starting to look to me like a story incorrectly reported by the MSM and rolling off track from there. It just seems that there are too many conflicting reports on Abraham's role with the AP reporting that he is a new "campaign manager" but others saying Randy Enwright is.

The website IsraelToday, for instance, has posted a story full of alarm over the addition of Spence to the team. Their reaction is similar to many Israel supporters here in the states, too. "Fred Thompson names anti-Israel ex-senator as campaign manager" their headline screams. They are very worried over Spence's past slights to Israel and for being "soft on Islamic terrorism."


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abraham; abrham; dhimmi; distortion; elections; fredthompson; liberalmedia; spencerabraham
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1 posted on 07/30/2007 1:18:23 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

The whole thing was a media plant story by the Rooty campaign. Wouldn’t surprise me if it doesn’t turn out to be what was “reported”.


2 posted on 07/30/2007 1:23:20 PM PDT by Obadiah (Nothing says, "Get off my lawn" like the inscription of a claymore - THIS SIDE TOWARDS THE ENEMY.)
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To: Clara Lou

Are you asking if the media is miss reporting (intentionally) a story?
No way that never happens..........


3 posted on 07/30/2007 1:24:53 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: Obadiah

Well, you know some of the 2nd- and 3rd-tier supporters love to use dirt—even if it’s wrong.


4 posted on 07/30/2007 1:25:40 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Clara Lou
He should not have Spencer Abraham affiliated with his campaign in any capacity, even unofficial or unpaid.

Abraham is bad news.
5 posted on 07/30/2007 1:26:00 PM PDT by elizabetty (The funding dried up and I can no longer afford Tagline Messages.)
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To: Clara Lou

If it is incorrect, then I guess Debbie and Michelle can take off their hysterical hissy fit suits.


6 posted on 07/30/2007 1:27:00 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Clara Lou

ping


7 posted on 07/30/2007 1:28:04 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Theresawithanh

Tell me what his title is and what he does. ..Nobody knows.. Let me ask you, is Thompson the laziest serious Presidential candidate, ever? Just wondering.


8 posted on 07/30/2007 1:29:49 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Theresawithanh

If it is incorrect, it will be interesting to see how they react publicly since they went public with reactions.


9 posted on 07/30/2007 1:29:58 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Clara Lou
I suspect damage control.


10 posted on 07/30/2007 1:30:10 PM PDT by KDD (Ron Paul for President)
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To: Clara Lou

Why doesn’t the candidate come forward and clear all of this up?
This is part of the problem with Fred not officially being in the race yet.


11 posted on 07/30/2007 1:30:20 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: Clara Lou
If it is true it demonstrates Fred’s complete disregard for solid conservative principles, and if it is not, it shows the complete disarray that he and his team are in and proves that they are not ready for a national campaign. Add to that the footage I saw from his days as the Captain of an aircraft carrier where he basically panicked after the crash of a single aircraft, well it is obvious, this man is no where capable of being our CIC.

He will continue to poll in low numbers and fade into oblivion as time goes on.

12 posted on 07/30/2007 1:32:50 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: cpanter

ping


13 posted on 07/30/2007 1:33:15 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Clara Lou

Thanks.

LOL. You could have scripted some of these replies before you posted it. Backpedaling? Check. Not announced yet? Check. Lazy? Check.


14 posted on 07/30/2007 1:35:27 PM PDT by cpanter (9/11 - first time in history that fire has ever melted steel - Rosie the Hut)
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To: ejonesie22
Add to that the footage I saw from his days as the Captain of an aircraft carrier where he basically panicked after the crash of a single aircraft...

WTF?

15 posted on 07/30/2007 1:35:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Clara Lou
It's because this is the media (and some Freeper's) rule of thumb.

16 posted on 07/30/2007 1:36:01 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: Theresawithanh

The original Debbie Schlussel article

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/07/jihad_fred_fred.html


17 posted on 07/30/2007 1:36:03 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: ejonesie22

Oblivion lol. Then, I’m sure he’ll be seeing DH while he’s down there. And I like DH too.


18 posted on 07/30/2007 1:39:20 PM PDT by cpanter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Heh heh...

Got me another...

Watch “Hunt for Red October”...


19 posted on 07/30/2007 1:41:37 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: Obadiah

dittos ...


20 posted on 07/30/2007 1:42:09 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: cpanter

I may be over my limit now...

May have to switch to catch and release before the game warden gets me...


21 posted on 07/30/2007 1:42:49 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: Nonstatist
...is Thompson the laziest serious Presidential candidate, ever? Just wondering.

How so?

22 posted on 07/30/2007 1:43:18 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Because it makes a charge they can repeat over and over, but unlike charges of being ‘pro abortion’ or ‘pro amnesty’ can’t be refuted with voting records. (ie, it is a hit and run attack that doesn’t give someone good ammo to fight back..)


23 posted on 07/30/2007 1:45:00 PM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian)
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To: ejonesie22

Chalk up another one....You are on a roll today!


24 posted on 07/30/2007 1:45:33 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: ejonesie22

At it again I see!!!LOL


25 posted on 07/30/2007 1:45:58 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Clara Lou

The waters are ripe it seems...


26 posted on 07/30/2007 1:48:07 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: ontap

Yup!

You like the Red October refrence, its a personal favorite...


27 posted on 07/30/2007 1:48:56 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: ejonesie22

Oh it’s poetry!!! Master Po!!


28 posted on 07/30/2007 1:50:01 PM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: ejonesie22

You just hauled in a 6’6” 250 lber. A record in the state of TN I believe.


29 posted on 07/30/2007 1:50:15 PM PDT by cpanter
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To: ejonesie22
Heh heh... Got me another... Watch “Hunt for Red October”...

I was just incredulous that you could be that lame.

30 posted on 07/30/2007 1:50:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Hojczyk

Also by Debbie Schlussel:

Count Me in the Giuliani Camp:

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2006/11/count_me_in_the.html


31 posted on 07/30/2007 1:51:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: cpanter

You’ll have a place of honor on my wall...

You should try it sometime yourself. It is way too much fun. Just start with the Ron Paul website and 3 gallons of cherry kool aid, then what 10 hours of Law and Order...


32 posted on 07/30/2007 1:53:04 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thanks, I aim to please...

Who says you can’t make this stuff up?


33 posted on 07/30/2007 1:54:09 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: Nonstatist
I trust that Fred knows what he is doing and knows who to hire for his campaign, and I am tired of the "OMG, look what Fred's done now! I like FRed, but I can't support him after this" folks. And no, I do not think he is "lazy", any more than I think that he's too old, shouldn't run because he's got a trophy wife, and fergoodnesssakwes what kind of first lady will that "bimbo" be, and any other silly talking point you or anybody else cares to throw out.

I support Fred. Once he enters the campaign, and HE'S GOT PLENTY OF TIME TO GET IN, we'll see if others will.

34 posted on 07/30/2007 1:55:19 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: ejonesie22

Ripe water...ew....


35 posted on 07/30/2007 1:56:49 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Clara Lou

Well there is that...


36 posted on 07/30/2007 1:57:41 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: ejonesie22

I can imagine what’s that’s like. Ugh.

By the way, I could have swore your tagline said Hunter 2008 before I typed that. Or maybe I am getting sleepy... I see Fred bashers... kinda like the Sixth Sense or something...


37 posted on 07/30/2007 1:58:48 PM PDT by cpanter
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To: Clara Lou
From Fred2008.org:

At this point, I can't say I know what all the facts are here. What we have so far is an attack piece by Debbie Schlussel which contradicts the statements of Fred's own advisors. From what I've seen so far, Debbie Schlussel has claimed Spencer Abraham is Fred's campaign manager, while Fred's people are saying Fred's new campaign manager is named Randy Enright.

From Blogs For Thompson:

It seems more like Spence will be a mere campaign advisor and “ambassador” to Washington, NOT the campaign manager. According to one report in the New York Post, Thompson’s campaign manager is Randy Enwright, not Abraham.

“Spence is not going to be the campaign manager,” the adviser said. “He won’t be running anything.”

That job will be in the hands of Randy Enwright, a veteran Florida Republican who is widely respected and also once ran the GOP in Iowa.

And according to the San Francisco Chronicle:

Enright is a veteran operative in Florida who was part of President Bush’s political operation in the key swing state; he also was executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa. Abraham served in the Bush administration after losing re-election in 2000 to Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow; in 2006, he joined a French-owned nuclear company, Areva Inc., as chairman of its board of directors.

They say that “Enright is heading the political operation, while Abraham doesn’t yet have a title,” and this seems to solve the fact that Abraham is not the campaign manager.

We also have a more detailed report from Politico:

The day-to-day campaign will now be run by Randy Enwright, a Florida consultant who was the political director. And former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.) will be the chairman, acting as the campaign’s ambassador to official Washington.

In other words, Abraham is not in the decision making position that other news media is assuming he is going to be.

Now, it seems that the media has assigned Spencer Abraham to be Fred Thompson’s “campaign manager,” but I don’t see Team Thompson ever saying that directly. I think this Abraham-is-manager meme is one created out of whole cloth by and furthered by the media.

38 posted on 07/30/2007 1:59:24 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Jim Robinson; Hojczyk

Thanks much, Jim, was looking for that one!


39 posted on 07/30/2007 1:59:51 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, isn’t that interesting??


40 posted on 07/30/2007 1:59:56 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: cpanter
No you are seeing dead people...

or fans of dead candidates...

Ok, that was mean, I will have to do penance and say something nice about Romney...

Nice hair.

Done.

41 posted on 07/30/2007 2:01:47 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: ravingnutter

Good information. It doesn’t matter, though. After all, the Rudy Romneyites and the desperate 1%er supporters need to take Thompson down—and if they have to use lies and smears, so be it, as far as they’re concerned.


42 posted on 07/30/2007 2:03:14 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Clara Lou

This is being rehashed on several posts today. I pray this “news” report is either a lie, or that if Abraham was indeed named as “Chairman”—or even mailroom supervisor—that Fred reverse course and can this fat Arab piece of shiite.


43 posted on 07/30/2007 2:17:27 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Oh very nice.

At least all was as I expected.


44 posted on 07/30/2007 2:24:06 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Man, now that’s worth the price of admission...

Real conservative icon that Deb...

45 posted on 07/30/2007 2:26:07 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: KDD

Based on nothing....?


46 posted on 07/30/2007 2:41:58 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: mnehrling

Sure is...plenty of knee-jerkers (here)...mostly those whom want to hate on him at any cost.


47 posted on 07/30/2007 2:43:05 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: ejonesie22

I like your profile....the idea of saving all the knee-jerk and anti-fred quotes. So when they get proven to be nothing, the people just look like...well, you know.


48 posted on 07/30/2007 2:46:17 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: Clara Lou

Spencer Abraham was also the number one target of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, People for the American Worker, NumbersUSA, and all the other anti-amnesty groups, back in 2000.


49 posted on 07/30/2007 2:47:53 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Theresawithanh
"I trust that Fred knows what he is doing and knows who to hire for his campaign, and I am tired of the "OMG, look what Fred's done now! I like FRed, but I can't support him after this" folks.

I support Fred. Once he enters the campaign, and HE'S GOT PLENTY OF TIME TO GET IN, we'll see if others will."

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By the way...where are all the Anti-Frederalists? They don't like threads that distort their 'inconvient untruths'!?

The image “http://www.khazana.com/et/othermedia/books/CrowEaters.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

lol
50 posted on 07/30/2007 2:57:11 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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