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Stephanopoulos: Will NYT Article Rally Rush, Ingraham to McCain?
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/21/2008 5:12:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

File under Law of Unintended Consequences . . .

There has been significant speculation in the MSM that an upshot of the NYT's McCain piece could be to rally support for McCain from conservatives like Rush Limbaugh who heretofore have been, shall we say, less than enthusiastic about the Arizona senator.

Typical was this exchange from today's Good Morning America, which followed an appearance by McCain campaign advisor Charlie Black.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bimboeruption; georgestephanopoulos; iseman; johnmccain; lauraingraham; mccain; rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 02/21/2008 5:12:54 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Unintended consequences ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/21/2008 5:13:28 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wonder when the Slimes will run the Liberal unsubstantiated love affair story between Obama and Larry Sinclair?


3 posted on 02/21/2008 5:15:07 AM PST by tomnbeverly (U.S. Military; rescuing the world from mysticism and tyranny one jihadist at a time.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This is getting ridiculous. we now have a guy writing a story about what Steffie said about what talk radio people will do. Crazy. it is about as relevant as what the garbage man thinks about different hair coloring bottles.
4 posted on 02/21/2008 5:15:43 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No one is running on the Republican POTUS Ticket this year anyway. Who cares.


5 posted on 02/21/2008 5:15:50 AM PST by MrPiper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh Curious George, why the hell would this make any difference?


6 posted on 02/21/2008 5:16:37 AM PST by dforest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Seems pretty clear that the NYT coreographed and timed this fake article for maximum political impact... Very much like the TANG story.


7 posted on 02/21/2008 5:17:42 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Steffie’s an idiot. The NY Slimes will go after anyone with an (R) after his or her name, even if they’re a RINO. Their hit on McCain is SOP against Republicans and just shows how biased the paper is.


8 posted on 02/21/2008 5:20:25 AM PST by Kieri (Midwest Snark Claw & Feather Club Founder)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The support for McCain from media talkers/writers was gonna come, eventually: better early than late.


9 posted on 02/21/2008 5:20:52 AM PST by period end of story
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They simply do not understand the conservative radio hosts.


10 posted on 02/21/2008 5:21:37 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: mad_as_he$$
This is getting ridiculous. we now have a guy writing a story about what Steffie said about what talk radio people will do. Crazy. it is about as relevant as what the garbage man thinks about different hair coloring bottles.

ROFLMAO,

You are really dead on.

11 posted on 02/21/2008 5:21:58 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I expect Rush and the other talkers to attack the DNC’s New Yawk Slimes Machine and their credibility. Over the past few years, it has become obvious that the Slimes has sunk to “reporting” rumors in their effort to CREATE news rather than report it. The jerks at the Slimes are nothing but a bunch of losers.


12 posted on 02/21/2008 5:23:01 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Join in the spirit of "hope!" Change is good! Embrace climate change!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rather than rally conservative talk show hosts to McCain, it will just give them more ammunition to support why they didn’t like him in the first place.

Talk show hosts love it when they go against conventional wisdom and are eventually vindicated. That’s a way they prove that they are original thinkers.


13 posted on 02/21/2008 5:23:32 AM PST by randita (Do not trust any polls!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I did forget to add something:

The NY Slimes smear could be an oblique attempt to help Hillary. The story is about a white, powerful politician who cheats on his poor wife...a subtle reminder of Hillary’s world-class victim status, giving her sainthood.

It could be their last chance to remind the sympathy suckers (mostly women) to vote for her.


14 posted on 02/21/2008 5:23:48 AM PST by Kieri (Midwest Snark Claw & Feather Club Founder)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Slimes, with glowing reviews of McCain throughout the primaries, have now turned on the maverick. McCain, IMHO, was/is the only unelectable Republican in the bunch and that is why the Slimes, and the democrats, continued to push how afraid they were of him. Now that it looks like McCain is going to be the candidate, they (Slimes) have taken out their knives and are beginning to carve him up, to assure a different, albeit a democrat, liberal gets elected. One had to know it was going to happen.


15 posted on 02/21/2008 5:26:56 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I was officially Fredbacker1 but now officially Romney1 and still can't change my name)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rush and the rest will rally. To do otherwise would mean abandoning the tag of “powerbroker”.


16 posted on 02/21/2008 5:27:10 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The fact that Stephanopoulos is dumb enough to think that anything in the NYT will sway Rush, Laura or ANY conservative to McVain speaks volumes about Stephanopoulos!!

The man is an A-list idiot!!


17 posted on 02/21/2008 5:27:15 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

News Flash :  John McCain’s liberal news buddies abandon him for Obama,   Sorry John, but you still have those independents

 


18 posted on 02/21/2008 5:29:16 AM PST by sickoflibs (Are libs really as dumb as they act??(maybe they just assume we are that dumb))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It all will depend upon the truthfulness of the article.
19 posted on 02/21/2008 5:30:02 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: Bushbacker1
Keith Olbermann on MSNBC spent a whole show on the "scandle" , but tried to push it off blaming ant-MCain Republicans. I thought of how KO had previously attacked Bush claiming he smeared mCCain in the 2000 election, an old claim by MCCain and later Kerry.

News Flash :  John McCain’s liberal news buddies abandon him for Obama,   Sorry John, but you still have those independents

 

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20 posted on 02/21/2008 5:33:59 AM PST by sickoflibs (Are libs really as dumb as they act??(maybe they just assume we are that dumb))
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