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Heard on the Hill: Hot-Button E-Mail
Roll Call ^ | Oct 7, 2009 | By Emily Heil and Elizabeth Brotherton

Posted on 10/06/2009 10:06:53 PM PDT by fidelio

Army Col. Conrad Reynolds is one of several Republicans vying to take on Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) for Arkansas’ Senate seat in 2010. Reynolds’ campaign issued a press release last week blasting Lincoln for a vote, and among those who received it was Greg Chance, the news director of an NPR affiliate based at Arkansas State University.

It seems Chance attempted to forward the e-mail to Katie Laning Niebaum, Lincoln’s Washington-based communications director. In his forward, which HOH obtained, Chance mocked the press release and even the campaign’s logo, which features the Army colonel insignia.

“There was another one from this nimrod earlier today which I lost. I just love his logo. That ought to go over really well with the enlisted people. (ha ha),” he writes.

One problem: Chance must have hit the “reply” button instead, because his message went straight to Kenneth Ryan James, the campaign’s spokesman.

D’oh!

Not surprisingly, James did not find Chance’s e-mail terribly amusing. “We don’t necessarily appreciate Mr. Chance calling Col. Reynolds, who commanded troops in Baghdad, among other things, a nimrod,” James told HOH.

James still hasn’t responded to Chance’s e-mail. But he argues it was a conflict of interest for Chance to send Laning Niebaum the message, pointing out that his e-mail account is taxpayer-funded through the university. James also questioned whether Lincoln’s Senate office solicited the e-mail.

HOH’s multiple attempts to reach Chance were unsuccessful. But we did get in touch with Laning Niebaum.

“That is an interesting allegation from the Reynolds campaign,” Laning Niebaum said. “I did not receive the e-mail you referenced. Sen. Lincoln’s office has never solicited a reporter for any materials from a possible opponent’s campaign.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: arkansas; lincoln; mediabias; reynolds

1 posted on 10/06/2009 10:06:53 PM PDT by fidelio
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To: fidelio

LIE-beral News Media BIAS ALERT.


2 posted on 10/06/2009 10:08:26 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: fidelio

I think Blanche Lincoln is going to lose.


3 posted on 10/06/2009 10:11:48 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: fidelio

No, no - we in the media aren’t biased and working against you wingnuts.

Now f**k off and have a nice day. :)

-your friends in the media


4 posted on 10/06/2009 10:15:13 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: fidelio

Nimrod

5 posted on 10/06/2009 10:21:46 PM PDT by blam
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To: fidelio

bookmark.


6 posted on 10/06/2009 10:30:40 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: WOSG

No Arkansas NPR bias alert!


7 posted on 10/06/2009 10:35:16 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: blam

A derivitive of the DeHavalid Comet 4. This Nimrod could also drop an active seeking torpedo on you. It could ruin your whole day if you were a submarine. The civilian version of this Aircraft was a piece of art and beauty.

Is that an F-111 in the background in the sky? If so that could be at RAF Lakenheath in the British Midlands.


8 posted on 10/06/2009 11:06:40 PM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: Frantzie
I think Blanche Lincoln is going to lose.

She deserves to lose. The only time she sets foot in Arkansas is for a fund-raiser or to campaign. She and her doctor husband and twin boys live in Virginia. Her husband's practice is in Virginia.

9 posted on 10/06/2009 11:27:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cpdiii
Is that an F-111 in the background in the sky?

Look like a Jaguar to me

10 posted on 10/06/2009 11:55:25 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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