Skip to comments.WaPo Ratchets Up Attacks on Republican Bob McDonnell; Six Articles in Four Days
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 papers 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 masters thesis about families and government policy.
In an article with the loaded title "McDonnell Tries to Salvage Womens 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]
The Macaca Thesis What Bob McDonnell Cant Explain Away By Ruth Marcus Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Bob McDonnell, the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, didnt really mean it when he equated homosexuality with drug abuse and pornography as evils that the government must restrain, punish, and deter.
McDonnell Tries to Salvage Womens 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 womens organization and touting the endorsement of the managing partner of the Washington Mystics womens basketball team.
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. McDonnells 20-year-old masters thesis continued to consume the Virginia governors race Tuesday, with Democrat R. Creigh Deeds presenting the paper as his opponents true beliefs and McDonnell insisting otherwise.
I wonder how that big article on Charlie Rangel’s million-dollar tax cheating is coming along...
How many stories did they do about Rangel’s tax avoidance?
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.
Too bad McDonnell didn’t have the foresight to suppress his entire history like obama did. Did WaPo care about obama’s secrecy?
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.
Much of this is taken way out of context.
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!
>>>> 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.
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.
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 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.
To be fair the WaPo’s critique of Obama’s thesis was devastating. Oh wait...nevermind.
Is the WaPo still on the hunt for Obama’s Columbia thesis?
She's a Sikh however, but that's a minor technical problem to overcome to do political dirty work with Hindus against Protestants.
And How boring is Creigh Deeds thesis?
I do remember. As I've said before, the media long ago went well beyond mere "double standards" and have progressed to unabashed bias.
This is it? This is the TarBaby that sinks the run?
That’s all ya got Compost?
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.
My money is on McDonnell getting all the votes in Arlandria this time. They like girls.
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