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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

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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Stephanopoulos: Will NYT Article Rally Rush, Ingraham to McCain?

Ummmmm. No.

21 posted on 02/21/2008 5:34:04 AM PST by Fawn
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Na, Rush will say what he has always said.

That kissing liberal arse will get you zilch, ZERO, nada.

22 posted on 02/21/2008 5:34:06 AM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: MBB1984

NYT stock prices Feb 2004 = $48.00

NYT stock price now = $18.00

Layoffs = 1,300

It doesn’t matter to the NYT what the facts are; they gotta sell newspapers or close up shop because they thought a liberal bias to the news would be a big seller and they were wrong.


23 posted on 02/21/2008 5:35:21 AM PST by HD1200
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To: mad_as_he$$

Staphie (like a staph infection) is not even listed as former Clinton Admin official..which is what I do whenever I see one of them in the media and are never credited as such. Anyone who worked for a Republican is credited as such...


24 posted on 02/21/2008 5:42:57 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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To: Ouderkirk
Always. Makes me sick. The bias the public is submitted to hundreds of time a day - disgusting.
25 posted on 02/21/2008 5:45:39 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think that the NYT article will be forgotten in a week.


26 posted on 02/21/2008 5:46:36 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
rally support for McCain from conservatives like Rush Limbaugh

At the very least, this will qualify as a Rush "I told you so!" story.

We knew the sweet-talk from the MSM would stop once McCain got the nomination.

27 posted on 02/21/2008 5:49:01 AM PST by silent_jonny (Pray for President Bush, Pray for our Troops and Pray for our Nation.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

McCain could be on fire while the New York Times poured gasoline on him and Rush wouldn’t come to his aid.

Apparently Seasoned logic has been replaced by wishful thinking in the journalistic community.


28 posted on 02/21/2008 5:54:46 AM PST by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: randita
Talk show hosts love it when they go against conventional wisdom

If so, it is all a meaningless charade. I am on record predicing that the talk show criticism for McCain is all for show. It is not to be taken seriously. It is mainly a response to appease their angry listeners. Hannity, Laura, and even Rush will shamelessly rally behind the GOP establishment candidate in a few months, as they always do. This is a little game that takes places periodically.

29 posted on 02/21/2008 5:58:44 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: usmcobra

Wanna bet? Rush will rally to McCain before this is over. That was inevitable long before this happened. This is all a charade to appease listeners.


30 posted on 02/21/2008 5:59:59 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: sickoflibs

Didn’t the NYT endorse John McCain?


31 posted on 02/21/2008 6:00:18 AM PST by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It might rally them to unite behind the phrase:

We told you so!


32 posted on 02/21/2008 6:05:11 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: mad_as_he$$
Crazy...

Clueless is a better word. The drive-bys just don't get it. They have no idea what it means to follow and stick to one's principles. Obviously, they have no principles or they would see that clearly.....

33 posted on 02/21/2008 6:05:33 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

While I don’t want McCain for President, I certainly hope he can find a way to sue the socks off the Times for publishing this smear. (I know, dream on Miz...)

Just an observation: I notice that there is this McCain smear going on, as well as an even uglier one (whether true or not I don’t know, but badly sourced) aimed at Obama. And yet, nothing about Hillary? Do I need a tinfoil hat, or do I see Clinton fingerprints on these two smears?

(


34 posted on 02/21/2008 6:10:03 AM PST by MizSterious (If it's Hillary v. McCain, I refuse to vote for EITHER liberal !)
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To: tomnbeverly

I’m guessing both stories came from the same source. Think about who DIDN’T get smeared this week.


35 posted on 02/21/2008 6:11:43 AM PST by MizSterious (If it's Hillary v. McCain, I refuse to vote for EITHER liberal !)
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To: Bushbacker1

Bingo! It always seemed like a “set him up so we can take him down” kind of thing.


36 posted on 02/21/2008 6:13:58 AM PST by MizSterious (If it's Hillary v. McCain, I refuse to vote for EITHER liberal !)
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To: tomnbeverly

or hillary and huma


37 posted on 02/21/2008 6:14:47 AM PST by moopie1
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To: Holicheese

RE :”Didn’t the NYT endorse John McCain?”

HA_HA-HA-HA, Lesson to Republicans basking in liberal praise by opposing your party, your days of praise are limited. It’s so sweet it happened so soon!


38 posted on 02/21/2008 6:14:48 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

I wonder if this strike against McCain is a way to innoculate Obama against the limo deal story. Now, if and when something comes out Obama, it will look like tit for tat.


39 posted on 02/21/2008 6:14:59 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: moopie1

true but I don’t think Huma is lobbying on behalf of the CCUA (Crack Cocaine Users Of America)...

I have no doubt that Sinclair was.


40 posted on 02/21/2008 6:26:07 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

Does anyone remember the “rumor” about John Kerry (he was in Viet Nam, you know) having had an affair with a tall blond college student? The MSM mentioned it briefly. The young ladies father even, initially, was quoted as being very upset with Kerry. THEN, the young lady all of a sudden had a new job in South Africa and the her father was very supportive of Kerry. Hmmmmmmmmmm ... Also, Mama T was quoted as saying something along the lines of not divorcing him if he had an affair, but that she would castrate him instead.


41 posted on 02/21/2008 6:38:08 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
We all knew this was going to happen once McCain became the putative Pubbie nominee.

Just wait until the Keating Five is resurrected. I saw references to that on my alumni chat board last night.

If the pro-McCain forces think this will provide the impetus for my voting for McCain, it won't. Like I said, experienced Freepers knew this was coming, and it's just begun.

42 posted on 02/21/2008 6:42:05 AM PST by Night Hides Not (I'm voting for McCain...if (and only if) his VP is JC Watts!)
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To: moopie1

The relationship between Hil and Huma just begs for an investigation. How come no one is asking exactly what Huma’s role is in Hil’s circle? The silence is deafening. Rarely do you see Hillary without Huma lurking within inches.


43 posted on 02/21/2008 6:47:31 AM PST by surrey
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To: sickoflibs

I was thinking that they sat on this story for months, then they endorsed him knowing this information. Then they wait for him to get the nod, and then they spring it.

So the editors of the NYT are absolute liars if they endorsed him knowing this information or the editors of the NYT are so stupid that they don’t know what their other side is doing. Which is it? Liar or stupid?


44 posted on 02/21/2008 6:50:15 AM PST by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Stephanopoulos: Will NYT Article Rally Rush, Ingraham to McCain?"

No. We conservatives will just enjoy the Rino / Lib Media self-destruction.

45 posted on 02/21/2008 7:09:49 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (New York Times Endorsed!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Laura Ingraham (aka little miss sunshine) played this clip. She then used the opportunity - in spite of not buying the NY Times allegations - of attacking McCain nonetheless. Why? For "cozying up" with the MSM! I guess he was suppose to be spending his time cozying up with Ingraham, Rush, and other members of the "conservative" media who hate every fiber of his being!

One would think that after a while folks like Ingraham would get a bitterness and cynicism hangover...unfortunately, people like her only seem to gain energy and thrive on negativity.

46 posted on 02/21/2008 7:20:54 AM PST by arturo ("A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: arturo

RE : “Why? For “cozying up” with the MSM! “

HA_HA-HA-HA, Lesson to Republicans basking in liberal praise by opposing your party, your days of praise are limited. It’s so sweet it happened so soon!


47 posted on 02/21/2008 7:55:07 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

Old news to Rush, Georgie...he saw this coming even before the Times “endorsed” McCain.


48 posted on 02/21/2008 12:08:41 PM PST by gundog (John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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