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

Posted on 10/07/2009 6:17:43 AM PDT by KRyanJames

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; npr; reynolds

1 posted on 10/07/2009 6:17:44 AM PDT by KRyanJames
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To: KRyanJames

If NPR is trashing him then he must be good.


2 posted on 10/07/2009 6:19:11 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: KRyanJames

NPR - lies you can count on.


3 posted on 10/07/2009 6:22:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: KRyanJames

Typical NPR objectivity?!

Tho obviously very bad form, were any laws broken because it is Nat. PUBLIC Radio?


5 posted on 10/07/2009 6:23:26 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: KRyanJames

Put Sarah Plain beside the good colonel and this is a win!


7 posted on 10/07/2009 6:26:08 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (No teleprompters were harmed in the creation of this post.)
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To: KRyanJames

Taxpayer funded email abuse... Acorn volunteer? (Smirk) who has the arkansas ping list?


8 posted on 10/07/2009 6:28:50 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: STARWISE; null and void; nutmeg

Any of you know who has arkansas ping list?


9 posted on 10/07/2009 6:32:37 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: KRyanJames

Isn’t a “nimrod” someone who replies via personal email to the wrong recipient?


10 posted on 10/07/2009 6:36:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (impecahment of rlying to the Americna public.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

I live in Desoto county MS, but I have a 901 cell phone which is Memphis. Thinking its quite easy that an West Memphis, Arkansas resident could have a Memphis number, I have been calling Blanche’s to complain.


11 posted on 10/07/2009 6:37:39 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm.......)
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To: KRyanJames

the actual definition of Nimrod is “mighty hunter or warrior”. But nobody at NPR would be educated enough to know that...


12 posted on 10/07/2009 6:53:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KRyanJames

Being called names by liberals as if we were all on an elementary school playground is becoming a real badge of honor. Keep it up you libtards.


13 posted on 10/07/2009 7:00:49 AM PDT by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: pnh102

Hey YOU! NPR is a pure example of ‘fair and balanced’ news coverage provided by OUR government. Are YOU anti-government?


14 posted on 10/07/2009 7:03:51 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: KRyanJames

I don’t know how, exactly, but I feel sure that this is racist.


15 posted on 10/07/2009 7:15:10 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: Sybeck1
Put Sarah Plain beside the good colonel and this is a win!

Sarah Palin: Like Mike Ditka, except with breasts.... (/snl skit)

16 posted on 10/07/2009 7:18:15 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Buckeye McFrog
8 Cush was the father [a] of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD." (Genesis 10:8-9)

Sounds like an Army Colonel to me.

17 posted on 10/07/2009 8:00:27 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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