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'Creepy': Rich Sees Palin Behind McCarthyite Plot
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/14/2008 10:41:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

My NewsBusters colleague Noel Sheppard, in the course of detailing how the New York Times devoted four items and over 6,000 words today to attacking Sarah Palin, cited Frank Rich's column and its malicious message. Rich's column is such a treasure trove for chroniclers of Palin Derangement Syndrome that I'd like to devote a bit more time to deconstructing it.

For sheer paranoid fantasy, it will be hard to outdo the scenario Rich sketches. In having mentioned Harry Truman in her convention speech, Rich sees nothing less than a "creepy" clue to what Palin has in mind. Truman, you see [roll the menacing music] . . . ascended to the presidency due to the death of the president whom he served as VP. Rich imagines a "Palin presidency" that is nothing less than a far-right, McCarthyite coup.

Annotated excerpts from Rich's The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket [emphasis added]:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; conspiracytheory; frankrich; hystericalmedia; joemccarthy; johnmccain; mccainpalin; nyt; pds; propagandawingofdnc; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/14/2008 10:41:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Frank Rich anti-Palin paranoid fantasy ping to
Today show list.


2 posted on 09/14/2008 10:42:41 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frank Rich the prime example of sarahnoia.


3 posted on 09/14/2008 10:43:42 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
After this whole Palin-Incident, it's entirely probable that I will go to my grave having never - from this day forward - taken a liberal seriously again.

Ever.

About anything.

4 posted on 09/14/2008 10:45:53 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How did Frank Rich find out?

Once McCain/Palin wins, there first move will be to arrest Rich and the rest of the NYT’s staff and send them to Gitmo for reeducation.

My cat told me that..../s

These folks think more highly of themselves then probably should, they are unhinged and it shows.


5 posted on 09/14/2008 10:46:54 AM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I have to admit I can't force myself to read Frank Rich. MoDo is a more entertaining writer and seems to have a small amount of self-awareness.

Rich is the very definition of New York Jewish a$$hole, and believe me, I ought to know.

6 posted on 09/14/2008 10:47:44 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: DallasBiff
I think he suffers from P.M.S., Palin Madness Syndrome.
7 posted on 09/14/2008 10:47:44 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Rich is the very definition of New York Jewish a$$hole

What is about him that's Jewish, other than residual ancestral DNA?

8 posted on 09/14/2008 10:49:16 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Of course dear old Frank, bless his black heart, would NEVER suspect a Vice President Hillary of having Arkancide designs on Barry in an Obama White House. NEVER!

"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

9 posted on 09/14/2008 10:51:04 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Be sure to follow link in this post to the other story.

Two great reads.

Only bare mention of Obama in the Times, but with four articles and 6,000 snarling, snarky words on Sarah Palin.

Good heavens, Batman, they’ve gone mad at the Times.


10 posted on 09/14/2008 10:51:35 AM PDT by StAntKnee (Why'dja say I was a community organizer? You know how I always wanted to pretend I was a soldier.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They destroyed President Bush and stole victory and honor from our troops, and think they can do it again.

They can.


11 posted on 09/14/2008 10:52:02 AM PDT by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die!)
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To: roses of sharon

That newspaper can’t fold fast enough for me. I just hope I live to see it, seriously.


12 posted on 09/14/2008 10:54:37 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: NativeNewYorker

Jewish? I thought he was Nytimese. Nytimen are nearly all.. uh, as you indicated with the $ signs.


13 posted on 09/14/2008 10:56:54 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: StAntKnee

I'm telling you, in the name of Frank Rich, that Hillary has NO plans to run a Barack Obama Administration! She is a truly God-fearing, righteous woman, who wants long life and a successful reign for the Most Merciful Lord President Obama (PBUH)!

"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

14 posted on 09/14/2008 10:57:17 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
A Eugine McCarthyite coup? I'm sure glad that that one SCOTUS vote allowed us to keep our guns.
15 posted on 09/14/2008 11:02:45 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I've decided on several categories for the current Palin media assault:

Scales (1-5):

H (the Hypocrisy Scale)
P (The Palin Derangement Syndrome Scale)
D (The media Democrat foot soldier Scale)

First Responders are the media mouths that were first on the scene with their heads exploding over the Palin choice.

I'm pegging Frankie here with PPPPPP (6Ps), since he buried the needle on his first Palin column, and appears to have slid further into gibbering madness with this current column.

16 posted on 09/14/2008 11:05:22 AM PDT by an amused spectator (That would be... harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.)
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To: mrsmel

[That newspaper can’t fold fast enough for me. I just hope I live to see it, seriously.]

That’s the great part about 6000 words of snarky anti-Palin diatribes - few people read that crap across the river Stic from liberal New York.

I suggest changing their name to New York Titanic, its taking on water fast now.


17 posted on 09/14/2008 11:06:16 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: an amused spectator
Its amazing how Sarah comes out as Queen Jezebel and Hillary appears as Snow White when in fact the depictions are reversed!

"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

18 posted on 09/14/2008 11:07:15 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FastCoyote

You mean “the river Stix”, you moron.


19 posted on 09/14/2008 11:13:26 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Alouette

It’s an inbred cultural outlook that mercifully seems to be passing from the scene.


20 posted on 09/14/2008 11:13:34 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess libs just can’t get the “evil, scheming Republican” trope out of their demented skulls. What evil, nefarious things will Palin probably try to enact? You mean awful things like expecting people to work for a living and not have government do everything for them? Oh no, the horror of it all!(smirk)


21 posted on 09/14/2008 11:13:35 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If little Frankie wants to talk about McCarthyism, I suggest we start in Hollyweird where you can’t get a job without at least being a Socialist. Marxists and Communists usually do better. Conservative Americans don’t stand a chance unless they stay in the closet and keep their mouths shut.


22 posted on 09/14/2008 11:15:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Troopergate" - The Revenge of the Alaskan Good Old Boys Club.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Originally,Frank Rich was the New York Slimes theater critic.

He was so vile and deranged that the theater community demanded he be removed from that position.

NYSlimes in it’s wisdom moved him to commenting on real matters of state.

Figures doesn’t it!


23 posted on 09/14/2008 11:20:21 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frank Rich: DRAMA QUEEN. The guy should go back to writing about Patti Lupone’s eyeshadow.


24 posted on 09/14/2008 11:21:14 AM PDT by Clemenza (Barack Obama: Black and White and RED all Over)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Rich is the very definition of New York Jewish a$$hole, and believe me, I ought to know.

Truman was also responsible for giving the green light to the foundation of the nation of Israel:

You don't need to be apocalyptic, but it helps
Reviewed by Spengler
Jun 20, 2006
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HF20Ak02.html

...The State of Israel exists, Brog recounts, because a Bible-believing provincial stumbled into the US presidency in 1945. As Brog quotes Harry Truman's adviser Clark Clifford, "He was a student and believer in the Bible since his youth. From his reading of the Old Testament he felt the Jews derived a legitimate historical right to Palestine." Truman overrode the unanimous opinion of his cabinet to cast America's vote behind the founding of the State of Israel in 1947...


25 posted on 09/14/2008 11:30:39 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frank Rich is a lying piece of hate filled filth.


26 posted on 09/14/2008 11:32:15 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: FastCoyote

Don’t be so touchy! The “c” is next to the “x” on my keyboard! Probably just a typo.


27 posted on 09/14/2008 11:33:15 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Truman was also responsible for giving the green light to the foundation of the nation of Israel

Yes. Idiot "Jewish" leftists are blind to the amazing help Christians have provided my co-religionists.

28 posted on 09/14/2008 11:34:06 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Why would anyone want to pay any attention to that old queen Frank Rich, or his opinions?

He can’t even get a date on 42nd St. and 8th Av., while flashing a fistful of hundred dollar bills.


29 posted on 09/14/2008 11:34:47 AM PDT by Palladin (Muslim men hate pigs, dogs, and women.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

What makes you think Rich supports the existence of Israel? Most leftists don’t.


30 posted on 09/14/2008 11:37:06 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Oh, I agree with you. My point was that folks of Frank’s ilk are incapable of seeing good intentions/actions by self-identifying strong Christians.


31 posted on 09/14/2008 11:49:51 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: roses of sharon

The tried to Destroy President Bush and steal the Honor fro our troops. These things can’t be taken from them. Presiden’t Bush will be exonerated by his record and TRUTH. The troops have HONOR and DIGNITY and no insult, lies, and lack of congrats from DEMS can take it.


32 posted on 09/14/2008 11:56:11 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rank Fish at it again.

He has no qualifications - being a former movie critic.

He has no shame either, wearing gigantic Presidential Kneepads that say “Yes we can!”


33 posted on 09/14/2008 11:56:41 AM PDT by sauropod (There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin')
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To: fella
I'm sure glad that that one SCOTUS vote allowed us to keep our guns.

They didn't "allow us" to keep our guns.

The Supremes vote was a Washington kabuki dance that was meant to let us know that "they could take our guns away, if they wanted to".

They realize the consequences of a gun-grab - and it ain't pretty...

34 posted on 09/14/2008 12:02:26 PM PDT by an amused spectator (That would be... harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.)
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To: SandRat
I think he suffers from P.M.S., Palin Madness Syndrome.

I think Rich suffers for regular P.M.S. as well, so Rich has a screaming case of double P.M.S. which explains a lot.

35 posted on 09/14/2008 12:05:06 PM PDT by RJL
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To: sauropod
>>>Rank Fish at it again.<<<

LOL!

I wonder if Frank is the old fish Obama was saying still smelled if you put in a new wrapper? Couldn't have been McCain since he's up dramatically since the Obama's comment.

36 posted on 09/14/2008 12:16:23 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: FastCoyote

I thought it was “Styx”? Or is that just the name of the band?


37 posted on 09/14/2008 12:24:31 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"a far-right, McCarthyite coup."
YES!
"Mr Rich. Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?"
That would be sooooooo cool! And that was my favorite time as a child, watching the commies getting grilled at HUAC on our B&W TV with the Rabbit Ears. I didn't even mind they preempted the cartoons.

And then get that commie sob Danny Glover and put him in GITMO!

38 posted on 09/14/2008 1:23:30 PM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: padre35
Once McCain/Palin wins, there first move will be to arrest Rich and the rest of the NYT’s staff and send them to Gitmo for reeducation.

Yeah, that's so they can't interfere with step II, the invasion of Venezuela, to steal Hugo's oil.

39 posted on 09/14/2008 1:37:38 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

*In having mentioned Harry Truman in her convention speech, Rich sees nothing less than a “creepy” clue to what Palin has in mind. Truman, you see [roll the menacing music] . . . ascended to the presidency due to the death of the president whom he served as VP. Rich imagines a “Palin presidency” that is nothing less than a far-right, McCarthyite coup.*

Oh noes, that means Palin is gonna nuke Japan and invade North Korea!1!!!!111!!1!11one!


40 posted on 09/14/2008 2:09:52 PM PDT by j-damn
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