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WaPo Ratchets Up Attacks on Republican Bob McDonnell; Six Articles in Four Days
NewsBusters ^ | September 2, 2009 - 11:03 ET | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 09/02/2009 9:36:34 AM PDT by angkor

The Washington Post on Wednesday increased its frenzied attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, featuring two stories in the paper’s Metro section, an op-ed and a cartoon. Including opinion pieces, the Post has delivered six articles in four days on the Republican's 1989 master’s thesis about families and government policy.

In an article with the loaded title "McDonnell Tries to Salvage Women’s Votes," Rosalind S. Helderman and Sandhya Somashekhar described how the candidate is trying to "help rebuild his relationship with the key voting bloc, damaged in recent days by the publication of his 1989 master's thesis." Helderman and Somashekhar highlighted that McDonnell "wrote in the thesis that working women and feminists had been ‘detrimental’ to the traditional family and criticized federal tax credits for child care because they made it easier for women to be employed outside the home."

Making sure to tout supposed growing outrage over the thesis, the Post reporters featured this liberal protestor:

Countering McDonnell's efforts are those of women such as Arlington County resident Marjorie Signer, who serves as president of the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for Women. Signer said she read about McDonnell's thesis in the Washington Post at 11 a.m. Sunday and immediately left home to picket a Women for McDonnell rally at Lake Burke Park in Fairfax.

Signer stood on the side of the road with a sign that read "Women Deserve Better than Bob."

So, the Washington Post is proud of the fact that a member of a left-wing organization read an article in its pages and was motivated to go protest a Republican? Signer, in addition to being part of the NOW, also donated $250 to the Democratic Party of Virginia in 2009 and another $250 to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primaries.

[See more at the link, NewsBusters deserves the clicks]

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2009/09/02/wapo-ratchets-attacks-va-gop-candidate-gov-six-articles-four-days


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: catholicpoliticians; creighdeeds; elections; mcdonnell; smearcampaign; va2009; virginia; wp
Here are today's three spews from the ComPost. By the way, who the hell is the Post to be manipulating Virginia's election? They have done this again and again over the last several elections and it is getting very damned annoying:

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The Macaca Thesis What Bob McDonnell Can’t Explain Away By Ruth Marcus Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bob McDonnell, the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, didn’t really mean it when he equated homosexuality with drug abuse and pornography as evils that “the government must restrain, punish, and deter.”

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McDonnell Tries to Salvage Women’s Votes Republican Turns to Female Backers to Talk Down His Past Views and Promote Economic Plans By Rosalind S. Helderman and Sandhya Somashekhar Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell has been working for months to reach out to female voters, a critical constituency, by forming a women’s organization and touting the endorsement of the managing partner of the Washington Mystics women’s basketball team.

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Thesis Issue Builds, McDonnell Tries to Move On Former Colleagues Say Views Persist By Amy Gardner and Anita Kumar Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Republican Robert F. McDonnell’s 20-year-old master’s thesis continued to consume the Virginia governor’s race Tuesday, with Democrat R. Creigh Deeds presenting the paper as his opponent’s true beliefs and McDonnell insisting otherwise.

1 posted on 09/02/2009 9:36:35 AM PDT by angkor
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To: angkor

I wonder how that big article on Charlie Rangel’s million-dollar tax cheating is coming along...


2 posted on 09/02/2009 9:39:44 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: angkor

How many stories did they do about Rangel’s tax avoidance?


3 posted on 09/02/2009 9:40:24 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: angkor
“the government must restrain, punish, and deter.”

He didn't really say that, did he?
4 posted on 09/02/2009 9:40:34 AM PDT by Rodebrecht (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: angkor

If Virgina voters are stupid enough to fall for this attack by the Leftists at the WashPo, they deserve to have Dems in office, fouling the affairs of their state. Eventually, they’ll be no better off than MA.


5 posted on 09/02/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: angkor

Too bad McDonnell didn’t have the foresight to suppress his entire history like obama did. Did WaPo care about obama’s secrecy?


6 posted on 09/02/2009 9:42:40 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: angkor

A list of the reporters writing these hit pieces should be cataloged. They don’t care that they are in fact a state-run, Rahm Emmanual media. We should make lists of the “reporters” who are on the DNC payroll.


7 posted on 09/02/2009 9:48:56 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Rodebrecht

Much of this is taken way out of context.


8 posted on 09/02/2009 9:57:03 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: angkor
Somashekhar (writer at the Post), S. R. Sidarth (Macaca guy), and Hari Sevugan (DNC spokesperson).

These three are all working together to trash Bob McDonnell.

Other than the fact they are probably all Democrats, they are also probably all Congress Party sympathizers (and you'd better believe their parents and grandparents were members), they are also being used as FACE MEN for Tim Kaine, the Democrat National Chairman.

It's pretty obvious Kaine believes that using an Indian person to go after Republicans, particularly if you are going to attack them on the basis of race or religion, is a way to protect himself from the blowback. McAuliffe, the losing Democrat in the Gubernatorial primaries that belched up Deeds, thought this was an excellent method.

Amazingly, or maybe not so amazingly, these Indian guys and gals have absolutely no sensitivity to what Americans think of as a proper way to campaign against a candidate. Even though their own fathers grew up in circumstances where it was the custom to beat women just to make sure they didn't misbehave, they're coming in here and trashing a candidate who supports traditional American family values ~ and among those values is WE DON'T BEAT OUR WOMEN, and we don't roast them in the family firepit because their dower was too small.

It is unconscionable for Indian immigrants and their children to deal from the bottom of the deck on these issues.

I am AGHAST!

9 posted on 09/02/2009 9:58:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kittymyrib

>>>> If Virgina voters are stupid enough to fall for this attack by the Leftists at the WashPo, they deserve to have Dems in office <<<<

As in many part of the country, the densely-populated urban and suburban areas (e.g., DC Metro) have enough Democrat population to turn elections.

Northern Virginia is 2/7 (two-sevenths) of Virginia’s population but voted about 70 percent Obama in the last election.


10 posted on 09/02/2009 10:02:30 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Too bad McDonnell or any Republican have not learned that the Compost will always be on the attack. Eventually, McDonnell or some Republican is going to figure out that the only way to meet this attack is with an attack directly on those who write this biased crapola.

I believe that we need to dig up dirt on the reporters who write this stuff. Afterall, they are no longer acting as members of the press. They are acting as partisan participants in the process. Who watches the watchmen? Who checks their background? Who looks into their masters thesis? I want some answers on these people.


11 posted on 09/02/2009 10:09:19 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: muawiyah

Shekar Ramanuja Sidarth

At the time, Sidarth was filming an Allen campaign stop in Breaks, Virginia, near the Kentucky border. He had filmed numerous Allen campaign events in the previous weeks. His father Shekar Narasimhan, a member of the DNC Indo-American council, led the campaign to get Jim Webb elected.

Shekar Narasimhan

Shekar Narasimhan is Co-chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Indo-American Council. He was a CEO of The WMF Group Ltd. a publicly traded fund group.[1]


12 posted on 09/02/2009 10:09:51 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: angkor

To be fair the WaPo’s critique of Obama’s thesis was devastating. Oh wait...nevermind.


13 posted on 09/02/2009 10:12:52 AM PDT by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: angkor

Is the WaPo still on the hunt for Obama’s Columbia thesis?


14 posted on 09/02/2009 10:13:21 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: angkor
Add his father to the list. There's also that ol'gal whose been heading up the ACLU war against the United States regarding surveillance of enemy aliens at home and abroad.

She's a Sikh however, but that's a minor technical problem to overcome to do political dirty work with Hindus against Protestants.

15 posted on 09/02/2009 10:14:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: angkor

And How boring is Creigh Deeds thesis?


16 posted on 09/02/2009 10:26:21 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: angkor
he equated homosexuality with drug abuse and pornography as evils that “the government must restrain, punish, and deter.”

Ah, yes. The Bible-thumping big government "conservative".
17 posted on 09/02/2009 10:37:23 AM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Remember what they did to George Allen. They virtually ruined his career and he seemed a good GOP presidential candidate at the time.
18 posted on 09/02/2009 11:05:31 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Uncle Hal
Remember what they did to George Allen

I do remember. As I've said before, the media long ago went well beyond mere "double standards" and have progressed to unabashed bias.

19 posted on 09/02/2009 11:14:06 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: angkor

This is it? This is the TarBaby that sinks the run?

BWAHHHHHH....

That’s all ya got Compost?

BWAHHHHHH.....


20 posted on 09/02/2009 11:17:14 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: OpusatFR

Well the little Nancy boys and bulls commenting on the ComPost web site are in quite an hysterical tizzy, so the CompPost surely has turned the tide against McDonnell in Clarendon and Old Town.

/sarc


21 posted on 09/02/2009 11:31:32 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: angkor
Well, maybe Old Town, but only after 11 PM on weekdays ~ Clarendon is up for grabs.

My money is on McDonnell getting all the votes in Arlandria this time. They like girls.

22 posted on 09/02/2009 2:55:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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