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Washington Post Admits to Bogus Quote
human events ^ | 9/29/09 | Gary Larson

Posted on 09/29/2009 10:44:55 AM PDT by Nachum

Veteran Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears, part of a two-person writer team, unmistakably wrote that filmmaker John O'Keefe had “said” he “targeted” ACORN, the advocacy group, for his candid-camera expose, because it registered voters to defeat Republicans.

O'Keefe said no such thing. It was a non-quote made out of whole cloth by reporter Fears, and published as fact on Sept. 17. Making the falsehood exponentially worse, the Post story then was retailed worldwide by the Associated Press.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: acorn; admits; bogus; darylfears; gop; hannahgiles; jamesokeefe; medialies; misquotes; okeefe; post; voterdrives; washington; washingtonpost; wp
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1 posted on 09/29/2009 10:44:56 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

What would it matter if he did target them for partisan reasons? Would that make the tape fake?


2 posted on 09/29/2009 10:46:15 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Nachum

....making the news they can’t report on.....


3 posted on 09/29/2009 10:48:20 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum
filmmaker John O'Keefe

James O'Keefe, no?
4 posted on 09/29/2009 10:48:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Can we trade in the clunker we have in the White House?)
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To: Nachum

Time for some TAR & FEATHERS! ! ! ! !


5 posted on 09/29/2009 10:48:55 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Barack Insane Obama-Wrong Place Wrong Time.)
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To: Tublecane

Makes it easier for the Left to hate and despise him.


6 posted on 09/29/2009 10:48:55 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Nachum

Did they fire the reporter yesterday or this morning?


7 posted on 09/29/2009 10:50:43 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: Nachum

Veteran Washington Post Liar Daryl Fears was caught using a technique he learned from a hot tub filled Jayson Blair types.


8 posted on 09/29/2009 10:51:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: Nachum
Veteran Washington Post reporter, and Democrat Party activist operative, Daryl Fears

Maybe that would be more accurate.

9 posted on 09/29/2009 10:52:44 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: nufsed

Neither. He took a job as an editor for the NY Times.


10 posted on 09/29/2009 10:53:10 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Nachum

LOTS of Wash Post Stories from this guy about “Gay Blacks”. Seems to be his specialty.

Hmmm....
I WONDER WHY? And could this color his Anti-Republican bias?


11 posted on 09/29/2009 10:53:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: OCCASparky

nufsed


12 posted on 09/29/2009 10:53:32 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: Nachum

Sue the Post and Fears jointly. It will bankrupt Fears, who deserves it, and cost the Post in publicity and cash.


13 posted on 09/29/2009 10:54:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"James O'Keefe, no?"

Well, you know the fringe media. Sort of a Jim Thompson kind of thing.

14 posted on 09/29/2009 10:54:10 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Nachum
Of course, they also printed this quote:

I, James O'Keefe, am a soldier for Satan. I molest children, kill them, and bathe in their blood. I would love to rip open the chest of old people and feed on their still-beating hearts. All Republicans are the Sons of Satan. We wish to torture people slowly before we gas them in the ovens. Hitler is my idol. Hail Satan! Hail Satan!! Hail Satan!!!!"

....... and that quote, also made up, they WILL not retract.

15 posted on 09/29/2009 10:54:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Nachum

There you go again, letting the truth get in the way of a good story.


16 posted on 09/29/2009 10:54:43 AM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Nachum

Gee...WaPo may be involuntarily contributing to the O’Keefe legal fund.


17 posted on 09/29/2009 10:54:53 AM PDT by IrishPennant (/tagline off due to self moderation)
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To: Blueflag

“Makes it easier for the Left to hate and despise him.”

I wouldn’t think it could possibly be easier for them to call him a conservative agent-provocateur than it already was. After all, he was going after ACORN; what else could he have been?


18 posted on 09/29/2009 10:54:57 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
filmmaker John O'Keefe James O'Keefe, no?

They didn't want anyone to realize who they were apologizing over. Maybe a few people won't realize that it is the same guy who made ACORN look like the criminal org they really are.

19 posted on 09/29/2009 10:55:59 AM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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To: Nachum

When was the last time anyone saw John O’Keefe and Jim Thompson in the same place? You know what I’m thinkin...


20 posted on 09/29/2009 10:56:23 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Lazamataz

“Of course, they also printed this quote:

I, James O’Keefe, am a soldier for Satan. I molest children, kill them, and bathe in their blood. I would love to rip open the chest of old people and feed on their still-beating hearts. All Republicans are the Sons of Satan. We wish to torture people slowly before we gas them in the ovens. Hitler is my idol. Hail Satan! Hail Satan!! Hail Satan!!!!”
....... and that quote, also made up, they WILL not retract.”

Thank you for that, can alway use a belly laugh!


21 posted on 09/29/2009 10:56:30 AM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, man...

Some day I hope to buy you a beer.


22 posted on 09/29/2009 10:56:53 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: Lazamataz

ROFL


23 posted on 09/29/2009 10:58:08 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Enterprise
Veteran Washington Post reporter, and Democrat Party activist operative, Daryl Fears.

Exactly accurate. More liberal activism via news rags.

24 posted on 09/29/2009 10:59:19 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: SpinnerWebb
"Laz, man... Some day I hope to buy you a beer."

Indeed! A CASE!

25 posted on 09/29/2009 10:59:42 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: SpinnerWebb
Make it a diet Sprite and you got a deal.

Do you kiss on a first date?

26 posted on 09/29/2009 10:59:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Tublecane
What would it matter if he did target them for partisan reasons? Would that make the tape fake?

The claim in the Post article was that he targeted ACORN because they registerd minorities. Regardless of whether or not the tape was fake, the assertion is clearly an attempt to besmirch Mr. O'Keefe's character and represention. Once you have characterized an opponent as a racists, it's easy to dismiss him.

The smeer also has the effect of discouraging others from attacking ACORN, lest they be accused of racism.

27 posted on 09/29/2009 11:01:30 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't tell 0bama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: Obadiah

We could probably accurately describe any given reporter for the fringe media as a Democrat party activist and operative.


28 posted on 09/29/2009 11:01:43 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Lazamataz
"Do you kiss on a first date?"


29 posted on 09/29/2009 11:04:19 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t think you want to know what Laz does on a first date.


30 posted on 09/29/2009 11:05:07 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Lazamataz

i’m thinking it will take way more than diet sprite for you to want to kiss me, Laz...

If not, we have some serious counselling classes for you to choose from...


31 posted on 09/29/2009 11:05:44 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: Voter#537
Now that's an idea who's time has come. Also, a stack or two of fence rails would come in handy.
32 posted on 09/29/2009 11:06:38 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Once you have characterized an opponent as a racists, it’s easy to dismiss him.”

It’s easier, granted. But whereas the public would be more than willing to believe he’s a GOP operative, I assume, it’s another few steps to jump to the conclusion that he’s racist. I don’t think they’ll make it across the gap.

Anyway, this is one of those Joe the Plumber things. The tape speaks for itself, just like Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment spoke for itself. It wouldn’t have mattered if Satan himself posed as a pimp in front of ACORN employees or posed the question in front of Obama. It would matter to some people, of course, but not enough to take away the issue.


33 posted on 09/29/2009 11:07:31 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Nachum

"Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them."

34 posted on 09/29/2009 11:08:02 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Tublecane

Charactering him as a racist would give the LSM an excuse to ignore him and the story.


35 posted on 09/29/2009 11:10:39 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't tell 0bama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: Nachum

What else is new?

Did you expect the truth or something in the paper?


36 posted on 09/29/2009 11:16:55 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Charactering him as a racist would give the LSM an excuse to ignore him and the story.”

Actually, it would make them go into overdrive on the story. As much as “if it bleeds, it leads” is true, “if it is racist and Republican, it leads” is as well.

Nevertheless, they have every reason they ever needed already. They sat on it until it was shameful not to do so, even then they played it off like it wasn’t a real story, when they weren’t playing the “poor, little, old ACORN got entrapted” angle.


37 posted on 09/29/2009 11:20:00 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane
"Th[e] article about the community organizing group ACORN incorrectly said that a conservative journalist targeted the organization for hidden-camera videos partly because its voter-registration drives bring Latinos and African Americans to the polls. Although ACORN registers people mostly from those groups, the maker of the videos, James E. O'Keefe, did not specifically [sic] mention them."
38 posted on 09/29/2009 11:22:21 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: Tublecane

It would make it a partisan attack, therefore “swiftboating” and obviously false.

The left has their own facts.


39 posted on 09/29/2009 11:24:40 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Tublecane
Scott Johnson of the influential weblog Power Line fears that Fears, a longtime Post man, “fabricated the existence of an O'Keefe quote indicating a racial animus for his [ACORN] reportage. The race angle existed only the minds of the Washington Post.” Amen to that.

If a reporter's a race baiter to the point he's willing to lie to make a point, he should be fired. That kind of crap - making up quotes - is stuff people get fired for at better newspapers.

40 posted on 09/29/2009 11:24:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (IF new definition of racist is a person who disagrees with Obama-then I'm a racist and PROUD of it.)
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To: Nachum

So, they are going to fire Fears, right?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


41 posted on 09/29/2009 11:28:25 AM PDT by yazoo (Conservatives believe what they see. Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Nachum
But it’s ok to attribute bogus quotes to conservatives because we all know they’re racists anyway.

So we, the members of the press, are just writing what we know they would say.

42 posted on 09/29/2009 11:29:40 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Oh I wouldn’t worry about it. O’Keefe will do nothing, but complain...(dude, he just libeled this guy...and when conservatives do nothing, the left gets away with it.)


43 posted on 09/29/2009 11:49:30 AM PDT by gman992
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“It would make it a partisan attack, therefore ‘swiftboating’ and obviously false”

Obvious to them. As for the rest of us...well, Kerry lost, didn’t he? Maybe “swiftboating” worked.


44 posted on 09/29/2009 11:54:07 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Nachum

General rule of thumb with quotes - unattributed quote or man-on-the-street quotes are always fabricated. Attributed quotes to public persons are likely to be fabricated inversely to that person’s power to contest the quote.


45 posted on 09/29/2009 11:57:55 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Tublecane

I believe that if the swiftboat vets had not made the truth known, Kerry would’ve been elected President.

Look how easily the media helped Obama win over Hillary. That was the election.

Like I said, the left has their own facts.


46 posted on 09/29/2009 11:58:36 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Nachum

Another fake but accurate moment from the worthless pustules in the lamestream media.


47 posted on 09/29/2009 12:23:45 PM PDT by XenaLee
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To: Nachum
THE WASHINGTON POST
Creating news that's fit to print
48 posted on 09/29/2009 1:55:18 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Hey Obama. Where is Osama Bin Laden?)
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To: Nachum; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

I thought Fears claimed O’Keefe said he targeted ACORN because it was registering predominantly minorities to vote.

PEEK-A-BOO!

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


49 posted on 09/30/2009 1:14:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Don’t forget Dan Rather.


50 posted on 09/30/2009 7:01:45 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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