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ABC Blames Karl Rove for Swift Boat Ads, All Nets Scold Him for Plame Leak
Newsbusters ^ | August 14, 2007 | Brent Baker

Posted on 08/15/2007 12:01:24 AM PDT by Anita1

Reporting on the resignation of presidential political adviser Karl Rove, ABC's World News on Monday night absurdly blamed Karl Rove for the ads from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and featured John Kerry's condemnation of Rove as all three broadcast network evening shows castigated Rove for his criticism of how Democrats want to coddle terrorists and highlighted his “leaking” of Valerie Plame's name.

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ABC's David Wright cited Rove's “political ju-jitzu” in “turning opponents' strengths against them.” With a Swift Boat ad clip on screen, Wright described a “sustained attack on John Kerry's war record, an audacious move considering Bush's Vietnam War record was weak” . . . Rounding out Rove's offenses, Wright asserted that “he's been on the defensive over the leaking of a CIA agent's name as political payback against her husband, and for his part in the fired U.S. attorneys scandal.” Following Wright's report, anchor Charles Gibson showcased how Kerry “said he orchestrated a political strategy 'that promised to unite Americans but instead left us more divided than [ever] before . . .”

THE KICKER:

WRIGHT: After 9/11, he helped the President press his political advantage, sometimes going too far. He accused the Democrats of offering therapy and understanding to our attackers. 9/11 families asked him to stop. His winning streak ended in 2006 when the Democrats took back the Congress. By that point, not even Karl Rove could spin the Iraq war as a success. Since then, he's been on the defensive over the leaking of a CIA agent's name as political payback against her husband, and for his part in the fired U.S. attorneys scandal, in which he has rejected Congress' right to subpoena him. Now, Rove told reporters today that he's not leaving because of the scandals. And he says he'll keep his executive privilege even after he goes. He says he's been thinking of leaving for more than a year now there are simply no more big election fights to fight. And, Charlie, the fact that he's going underscores the fact that George Bush is now very much a lame duck.

1 posted on 08/15/2007 12:01:28 AM PDT by Anita1
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To: Anita1
Lamestream media, does yet another hatchet job. They’re almost like clockwork. Let’s see.. Where’s that Jefferson piece, the one who had the money in the freezer? Oh, right, that’s not nightly news, it’s a Democrat.
2 posted on 08/15/2007 12:08:51 AM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: Anita1
John Kerry's war record,

Which looks like jig-saw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.

3 posted on 08/15/2007 12:10:06 AM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Anita1

I don’t believe Rove was behind the Swift Boat ads. I think those brave men did it on their own. If he was involved, Rove should be praised. It saved us from the disaster of a Kerry presidency.


4 posted on 08/15/2007 12:11:07 AM PDT by wai-ming
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To: oyez

Leroy? Is that you?


5 posted on 08/15/2007 12:13:41 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Anita1

My favorite Rove “sweep kick” was back in the 2000 election. In the aftermath of the chad count I think it was a maneuver whose nuance was lost on the media elite.

In the last 2 days leading up to the election candidate Bush and his team played poker with their polling data from California. Keeping a tight lipped smirk on their faces when they were pressed for details and insights of how they thought they might do in the Golden State. I believe that Bush even took a trip out west in that final weekend prompting the “conventional wisdom” to take a panic stricken glance around at each other with the urgent sense of “what do these guys know that we don’t”?

While I can’t be certain of the efficiency of the strategy, I like to think that the play created just enough noise among voters in Florida that it contributed to a sense of complacency among a couple hundred Florida liberals.

“Aww, Dude! This Rove guy thinks that Bush is gonna win California. It’s still raining. Maybe we should hit my bong again before we leave the dorm and head out to the polls? What do ya think, Dude?”


6 posted on 08/15/2007 12:27:35 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("Whoever so loveth me, loveth my hound." - St. Thomas More)
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To: Anita1

“Charlie, the fact that he’s going underscores the fact that George Bush is now very much a lame duck”

LOL:

Charlie, watch my lame duck veto the bills coming out of your lame congress.


7 posted on 08/15/2007 12:30:24 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("Whoever so loveth me, loveth my hound." - St. Thomas More)
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To: Anita1
I'd blame Kerry for the Swift Boaters.

Did he ever get that piece of rice out of his kiester?

8 posted on 08/15/2007 12:35:30 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Anita1
John Kerry is to blame for the Swift Boaters. After projecting staged combat footage on a giant screen to a packed DNC crowd and then rendering his Vaudevillian salute—”I’m John Kerry and I’m reporting for duty”—some TV viewers thought they had tuned into Saturday Night Live. It was just one comic scene after another until November.

In Massachusetts politics Kerry had used his contrived war stories and “two tours” (equaling 4 months in country) to defeat his opponents. On the national stage he was a sad clown.

9 posted on 08/15/2007 12:50:22 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Anita1

The news media doesn’t tilt right or left, they report the news...just ask them.


10 posted on 08/15/2007 12:55:53 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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Useful idiots

11 posted on 08/15/2007 3:13:31 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: kingu

Facts never get in the way of liberal media’s conspiracy theories.

On the 10th anniversay of 9/11, I expect the media to report it was either the work of Islamic Terrorists or a complex government plot to blow up the World Trade Center by President Bush and Karl Rove. The media will tell the audience that only history will tell the truth.


12 posted on 08/15/2007 3:17:51 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: Anita1

Headline story in this month’s Atlantic Monthly...Failed Presidency! The drumbeat continues...mixed in with here come the dems, thank God there’s hope, i.e., Hill or Obama.


13 posted on 08/15/2007 3:23:55 AM PDT by hershey
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Useful idiots

Once their looks fade, you can drop the word useful since at that time they will be discarded.

14 posted on 08/15/2007 3:28:51 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: kingu

he ought to sue them for slander.


15 posted on 08/15/2007 3:31:02 AM PDT by balch3
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To: Anita1

We still don’t have the facts on Kerry’s war record. As I recall, the SF 180 has still not been signed.

More garbage calling itself the ‘News’, no wonder they’re irrelevant. They’ve done it to themselves.


16 posted on 08/15/2007 3:31:38 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Anita1

Rove had several sessions with Fitzgerald which did not result in charges. Whatever anyone thinks of Fitzgerald, had Rove actually leaked info, he’d have been convicted with Libby.

Fake and Inaccurate!


17 posted on 08/15/2007 3:35:24 AM PDT by sono (“This concludes our coverage.” Finally, Overbite speaks sense.)
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To: kingu

I guess time limits prevented them from adding that Karl Rove caused global warming, high gasoline prices, and Lindsay Lohan’s substance abuse problem!


19 posted on 08/15/2007 3:41:07 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: sono

The relevant parallel is that if Rove had been caught making contradictory statements or misremembering something that a reporter could have testified was false according to his or her own memory, then Rove would have been indicted along with Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice. I want to keep before the public the fact that Libby was never charged with leaking anything. (And I don’t think he should have been charged with the other, either.)


20 posted on 08/15/2007 3:48:51 AM PDT by txrangerette (Congressman Duncan Hunter for POTUS...check him out!!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Fresh from a body-waxing... with just a hint of makeup.


21 posted on 08/15/2007 4:03:00 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
And still we wait...

Navy Contradicts Kerry on Release of Military Records
By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
September 16, 2004

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Navy released documents Wednesday contradicting claims by Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry that all of his available military records have been released.

The Navy, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request from the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, also referred interested parties to Kerry's campaign web site for government military documents.

Navy Personnel Command FOIA Officer Dave German wrote in an e-mail to Judicial Watch that the Navy "withheld thirty-one pages of documents from the responsive military personnel service records as we were not provided a release authorization."

A "release authorization" would have to come from Kerry filling out and signing a Standard Form 180, something he has yet to do. A Standard Form 180 would authorize the complete release of all his military records. Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in August to obtain Kerry's military records.

The rest is here.

22 posted on 08/15/2007 4:15:39 AM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: Anita1

Can we say, “Rove for President?”


23 posted on 08/15/2007 4:20:12 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Anita1
The media leftists do what they always do - Rush ahead full speed in creating and promoting false mythologies that really never gets a public examination for what they are, propaganda. They create myths from whole cloth and then they focus their “reports” on those myths, ignoring any facts to the contrary. Any opposing facts or viewpoints are immediately attacked as the only real propaganda, while their campaigns of mythological disinformation are used to build -one upon another - A false framework of reality that has little or no basis in fact.

At some tipping point (and maybe that point has been reached, its difficult to judge) when a sufficient number of the population realizes the Leftist media propaganda for what it is, it will have the opposite effect. The harder the media Leftists try to create their self-reinforcing mythologies, the more obvious it becomes that it is false, agenda driven propaganda, and it will have the opposite effect from whats intended.

On the other hand, spending our time on refuting the endless campaigns of false mythologies saps time and energy that could better be spent on more effective pursuits. It is just like winning an argument with a child - Even after the point is won, the child will usually not accept that they are wrong, they only lick their wounds and engage in fantasies that somehow make them noble, righteous and of course, “they were right all along”, regardless of the facts or reality.

24 posted on 08/15/2007 4:42:38 AM PDT by Carbonado
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To: Anita1

That’s nothing. I’ve seen video of Karl Rove strangling a kitten and removing the “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag from a mattress.


25 posted on 08/15/2007 4:47:12 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("I shall need the clankers.")
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To: CholeraJoe

I saw him double dipping at a party one night.


26 posted on 08/15/2007 4:51:18 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: txrangerette
And why was this man not indicted?



Because Plame was not a covert field agent!
27 posted on 08/15/2007 4:54:26 AM PDT by sono (“This concludes our coverage.” Finally, Overbite speaks sense.)
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To: Anita1

You’d think the guy was sleazier than Carville, Davis, etc.


28 posted on 08/15/2007 5:14:19 AM PDT by Lord Basil
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To: Carbonado
On the other hand, spending our time on refuting the endless campaigns of false mythologies saps time and energy that could better be spent on more effective pursuits. It is just like winning an argument with a child - Even after the point is won, the child will usually not accept that they are wrong, they only lick their wounds and engage in fantasies that somehow make them noble, righteous and of course, “they were right all along”, regardless of the facts or reality.

People who belong to cults or high control groups like the JWs, Mormons, Scientologists etc. exhibit the same characteristics.

29 posted on 08/15/2007 5:22:46 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: CholeraJoe

“That’s nothing. I’ve seen video of Karl Rove strangling a kitten and removing the “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag from a mattress.”

Don’t forget murdering Pricess Di and kidnapping the Lindberg baby.


30 posted on 08/15/2007 5:28:38 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Excessive tolerance will be the death of Western civilization.)
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To: oyez
John Kerry's War Record:

What a PI$$ANT!

Times three! What a joke!

Here's Johnnie Boy at his best!

I don't think he's pealing the world's smallest banana.

31 posted on 08/15/2007 5:42:29 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Anita1

This is downright amazing. Even after Armitage has come out and said he dropped Plames name, even after Robert Novak backs that up, the lamestream media still says it was Rove who did it. It’s not stupidity - it is outright lies!


32 posted on 08/15/2007 5:46:52 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Anita1

All that losing Karl Rove means, is that George W. Bush is not in the running for any other elective office.

After all, once you have been at the top, and there just isn’t any pay grade higher on earth than President of the United States, what is there to aspire to?

And the departure of Karl Rove should not mean any change of direction AT ALL for the Presidency. After all, Dick Cheney is still in close communication all the time, and until January 20, 2009, HE is not leaving.

It is notable, and with some satisfaction, that Karl Rove left the White House at his own decision, and moving under his own volition, not shackled in any way. This probably destroys one of the most vivid imaginary visions of many of the MSM. And among the Democraticans.


33 posted on 08/15/2007 5:51:12 AM PDT by alloysteel (Never attribute to ignorance that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: All; oyez

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No Joke.

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JOHN KERRY =

Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1806248/posts/posts

.


34 posted on 08/15/2007 5:59:07 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Anita1
Karl Rove is guilty of nothing more than playing the Left for fools. For that, they can never forgive him. The hate and rage out there is just staggering.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

35 posted on 08/15/2007 6:02:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GraceCoolidge

Their hysteria regarding this man on;y serves to how impotent they really are.


36 posted on 08/15/2007 6:07:16 AM PDT by ShandaLear (Extremists always meet each other full circle.)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

Thanks.


37 posted on 08/15/2007 6:11:20 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Anita1

Does anyone expect fairness and objectivity? I frankly find these remarks directed against Rove offensive, and the people making them offensive.


38 posted on 08/15/2007 6:14:06 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Anita1
Again GOP, if you don’t have the gonads to stand up and scream that these POS democrats are LIEING then again a lie repeated often enough will become the truth in the tiny little minds of the American public. Stand up and fight back or you are doomed.
39 posted on 08/15/2007 6:16:51 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Lion Den Dan
Can we say, “Rove for President?”

I was wondering about that myself.

40 posted on 08/15/2007 6:17:26 AM PDT by shiva
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To: SueRae

We still don’t have the facts on Kerry’s war record. As I recall, the SF 180 has still not been signed.

What we DO know...Kerry is a loser.


41 posted on 08/15/2007 6:26:40 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Anita1

I’ve always found a great deal of amusement watching liberals explaining away political defeats over the past few decades to ‘nefarious means’.

All they do is reinforce the viewpoint they are simplistic children running amok.


42 posted on 08/15/2007 6:32:56 AM PDT by Badeye (Gawd, I hope Badeye sees this! (Ping, and I always will))
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

I guess that the major networks must feel some guilt over COLLUDING with the DNC on a number of stories. This is projection and mythmaking. Pure Zogbyism.


43 posted on 08/15/2007 6:33:02 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: incredulous joe
In the last 2 days leading up to the election candidate Bush and his team played poker with their polling data from California. Keeping a tight lipped smirk on their faces when they were pressed for details and insights of how they thought they might do in the Golden State. I believe that Bush even took a trip out west in that final weekend prompting the “conventional wisdom” to take a panic stricken glance around at each other with the urgent sense of “what do these guys know that we don’t”?

Zogby cooked the books and the libs cited the phony exit poll numbers on election day DURING the polling day as proof that the Republicans were toast.

And after the election, they cited those same boosted numbers as "proof" that the election had been stolen from them.

44 posted on 08/15/2007 6:35:25 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: 7thson
This is downright amazing. Even after Armitage has come out and said he dropped Plames name, even after Robert Novak backs that up, the lamestream media still says it was Rove who did it. It’s not stupidity - it is outright lies!

I watched a video last night of Colin Powell at the Aspen Conference this year stating that NO Crime was committed in the Wilson case

Funny thing is .. I don't remember the media reporting on that

45 posted on 08/15/2007 6:36:02 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: alloysteel

If Rove is going to have any affect on the 2008 election, he needs to be able to devote time to that instead of the waning days of the Bush administration (there is no re-election or VP-to-Presidency campaign).


46 posted on 08/15/2007 6:37:21 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Hacklehead
Not to mention how he sunk the Titanic by shooting a torpedo into it's side and cleverly making people believe that it sunk because it rammed an iceberg.

MIHOP!!!!

47 posted on 08/15/2007 6:39:21 AM PDT by lowbridge ("We control this House, not the parliamentarians!” -Congressman Steny Hoyer (D))
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To: Carbonado

“On the other hand, spending our time on refuting the endless campaigns of false mythologies saps time and energy that could better be spent on more effective pursuits. It is just like winning an argument with a child - Even after the point is won, the child will usually not accept that they are wrong, they only lick their wounds and engage in fantasies that somehow make them noble, righteous and of course, “they were right all along”, regardless of the facts or reality.”

Well stated. This also supports the other thread about Feelings. To the MSM it’s always about how to make you feel something quickly, so you won’t take the time to check.

Once proved wrong, you want to feel good about being wrong, so you invent some explanation for yourself to fell OK.


48 posted on 08/15/2007 6:50:22 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: kingu

It’s almost criminal that such warm and cuddly Dem saints as James Carville, Paul Begala and Bob Schrum have to deal with a vicious bloodsucker like Karl Rove.


49 posted on 08/15/2007 6:53:49 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You mean Useless Idiots.


50 posted on 08/15/2007 7:09:08 AM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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