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Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate [Boston Globe Spins to Protect Coakley]
Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/10

Posted on 01/13/2010 8:50:35 AM PST by freespirited

A reporter trying to question Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley was involved in a scuffle with one of her aides.

John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk.

Photos and video of the incident show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine if he was an operative of a rival campaign.

Coakley is seen ignoring McCormack. The trip prompted criticism, since Coakley was in Washington seeking money from lobbyists while polls show a tightening race.

Republican Scott Brown and independent Joseph L. Kennedy are also seeking to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bostonglobe; bostonglobe4nyt; coakley; democrats; dnc; dncmediamachine; dnctalkingpoints; enemedia; jasonblair; johnmccormack; liberallies; liberalmedia; liberals; lyingliars; lyingmedia; lyingmsm; marthacoakley; mediabias; michaelmeehan; msm; nytlies; pravdamedia; scottbrown; weeklystandard
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Check out the comments objecting to this lying spin.

This paper needs to be shot and put out of its misery.

1 posted on 01/13/2010 8:50:38 AM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Stumble? Are they that biased?


2 posted on 01/13/2010 8:51:42 AM PST by joinedafterattack
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To: freespirited

its not really a spin, more like a lie. Spin has some truth to it. This does not


3 posted on 01/13/2010 8:53:14 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: freespirited

They are shameless.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 8:53:22 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: freespirited
Wow. I thought "journalism" couldn't sink any lower than Rolling Stone magazine.

I stand corrected.

5 posted on 01/13/2010 8:54:04 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: freespirited

Is this Meehan a spawn of career MA RAT “Marty Meehan”?


6 posted on 01/13/2010 8:55:50 AM PST by rod1
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To: freespirited

Wow the least the Globe could have done was to call it an “assisted stumble”.


7 posted on 01/13/2010 8:57:14 AM PST by rod1
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To: freespirited

Baghdad Bob is alive and well and working for the Boston Globe.


8 posted on 01/13/2010 8:57:20 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Flycatcher
no so with boston herald
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1225332




A supporter of U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Martha Coakley reaches toward journalist John McCormack of The Weekly Standard after shoving him to the ground outside a fundraiser in Washington last night.
9 posted on 01/13/2010 8:57:35 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: freespirited

The Boston Globus Maximus and it’s inhabitants, producing the expected and usual end results.


10 posted on 01/13/2010 8:59:14 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: freespirited

Nah. The Boston Glob is undiluted truth, as pure as the driven snow. Just ask any Romney basher!


11 posted on 01/13/2010 8:59:14 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: freespirited
COAKLEY THUGS VIOLENCE

COAKLEY THUGS VIOLENCE

COAKLEY THUGS VIOLENCE

12 posted on 01/13/2010 9:03:02 AM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: freespirited

The Boston Globe makes the Boston Phoenix appear centered and focused.


13 posted on 01/13/2010 9:04:04 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama lies, Freedom dies)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Nice post from “The Onion” but, seriously, could we keep these fake stories of the site?


14 posted on 01/13/2010 9:05:03 AM PST by Dansong
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To: 4rcane; PJ-Comix

Pair this with the outright lie about Palin in the Politico and you got yourself a double feature for Newsbusters.


15 posted on 01/13/2010 9:05:27 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: freespirited

Pravda on the Harbor.

(Isn’t it perfect that Massachussett(e)s may be the tipping point of the Tea Party movement?)


16 posted on 01/13/2010 9:06:50 AM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: fullchroma

Can’t wait for The Globe to endorse Coakley - ought to be a fine editorial.


17 posted on 01/13/2010 9:08:02 AM PST by Dansong
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To: freespirited


18 posted on 01/13/2010 9:08:12 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: fullchroma

Now that’s an insult to Pravda!


19 posted on 01/13/2010 9:08:55 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: freespirited; Liz; STARWISE; onyx; hoosiermama
Boston Globe, "you lie!"


20 posted on 01/13/2010 9:15:33 AM PST by maggief
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To: 4rcane

its like saying. Someone punches you in the face and the media writes. You fell into their fist.


21 posted on 01/13/2010 9:15:43 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: maggief

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8CdfQGlgVw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAIYOntogJs

See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2427012/posts?page=55

Coakley staffer knocks Weekly Standard reporter to ground

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2427195/posts?page=49#49

Assailant Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?
Weekly Standard ^ | January 13, 2010 | John McCormack


22 posted on 01/13/2010 9:16:33 AM PST by maggief
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To: freespirited

More fine reporting from the Soviet media.


23 posted on 01/13/2010 9:17:36 AM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: freespirited

OK whether he stumbled or even if he took a dive on purpose, HE WAS BEING BLOCKED by Meehan. The “dirty trick” here is that it was caught on video.


24 posted on 01/13/2010 9:20:21 AM PST by rhombus
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To: joinedafterattack
STUMBLES? Please.. After looking at the tape I don't think the guy intended to knock this reporter to the ground, but it sure wasn't a STUMBLE!

The guy tried to physically stop him and challenge him for his press credentials (because he obviously was asking questions he didn't want asked) and in the process pushed him into a barricade that caused him to fall. Once up, he still continued to try to halt him from getting near the candidate and challenged him for credentials. He was clearly trying to harass and impede the reporter, don't think he intended to knock him down, but still that wasn't a stumble.

This was no damned stumble, and for a paper to report it as such is flat out propaganda.

25 posted on 01/13/2010 9:22:54 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: freespirited

Isn’t this the same reporter that Scozzafava had arrested for asking tough questions ?
Claimed harassment or intimidation, IIRC.


26 posted on 01/13/2010 9:28:26 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Yes, it’s the same reporter. IIRC Dede didnt have him arrested, but her hubby called the cops on him and he was questioned.


27 posted on 01/13/2010 9:30:53 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: maggief

In the video from Youtube.com it shows an actual assault by the Coakly Aide. DA should press charges. It is not legal for anyone to touch another person in that manner.
The sheep keep bleating. When will they/we morph into wolves?


28 posted on 01/13/2010 9:31:37 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: maggief; onyx; SE Mom; Bahbah; Liz; MinuteGal; Alas Babylon!; Just A Nobody; LUV W; Allegra; ...

BOSTON GLOBE REPORTERS ARE BOLD FACE LIARS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Things move quickly .. watch closely, replay
if necessary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8CdfQGlgVw

It’s VERY clear that the reporter did not make
the first physical contact. Meehan was behind
the reporter.

Then he attempts to help him up after he
fell .. but ONLY after he caused the fall.

Then he says .. ‘you alright ?’ ... and gets
in his face, menacing him and continuing to
pursue him, until he assaults him again,
pushing him into the building .. it’s so
OBVIOUS.

And Coakley was behind them both in the
initial assault, so all this was occurring
right in front of her eyes .. and she said and
did NOTHING.


29 posted on 01/13/2010 9:36:04 AM PST by STARWISE (.They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: freespirited; Liz; hoosiermama; STARWISE; onyx

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/01/weekly_standard.html

Weekly Standard reporter says he was pushed by Coakley aide


WTF?!

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-us-kennedy-successor-scuffle,0,3626621.story

Reporter falls, clashes with aide while trying to question Democrat seeking Kennedy’s old seat
By Associated Press

January 13, 2010 | 9:32 a.m.

BOSTON (AP) — A reporter trying to question the Democrat seeking to replace Edward Kennedy in the Senate has been involved in a scuffle with one of her aides.

John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with state Attorney General Martha Coakley. He was simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk.

Photos and video show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine whether he was an operative of a rival campaign.

Coakley is shown ignoring McCormack.

The trip to Washington is being criticized because Coakley is seeking money from lobbyists as polls show a tightening race.

(snip)


30 posted on 01/13/2010 10:08:29 AM PST by maggief
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To: freespirited

Rush is just talking about this and the globe took this version down since he started his show!


31 posted on 01/13/2010 10:09:29 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (New Year's Resolution: Never, ever, ever again vote for anyone with a (d) after their name.)
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To: maggief

RSUH COVERED THE STORY AND THE GLOBE IMMEDIATELY CHANGED IT!

ROTFLMAO!


32 posted on 01/13/2010 10:10:08 AM PST by onyx
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To: freespirited

Rush just reported that the Boston Globe has pulled the story he read and replaced it with a different (more accurate) version.


33 posted on 01/13/2010 10:10:30 AM PST by airborne (God save America!)
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To: maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; STARWISE; onyx

I mean RUSH!

RUSH COVERED THE STORY AND THE GLOBE IMMEDIATELY CHANGED IT!!!!

NOW THAT’S POWER!


34 posted on 01/13/2010 10:12:00 AM PST by onyx
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To: freespirited

The Boston Globe has rewritten the story on their website and erased all the comments about their bias in reporting that the reporter “stumbled.”


35 posted on 01/13/2010 10:12:32 AM PST by namvolunteer
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To: onyx
NOW THAT’S POWER!

That's truth pushing the media around and making them look real bad.

I like it.

GO RUSH!

36 posted on 01/13/2010 10:13:34 AM PST by paulycy (The Liberals' DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE CRIMES.)
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To: onyx

The link still works ... and the comments are scathing.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/01/13/reporter_takes_stumble_chasing_mass_candidate/?comments=all&plckCurrentPage=3


37 posted on 01/13/2010 10:15:32 AM PST by maggief
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To: Arrowhead1952
They just changed some words (using a thesaurus) and moved them around a bit. Pretty funny, though.

I bet back in 1969 the headline read: Mary Jo Kopechne Suffocates while Swimming.

38 posted on 01/13/2010 10:16:35 AM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: maggief; onyx; Liz

chiron02149 wrote:
......and I’m sure that Mary Joe “stumbled” into that pond too.

1/13/2010 12:50 PM EST

That left a mark ..


39 posted on 01/13/2010 10:18:34 AM PST by STARWISE (.They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: paulycy
I like it too!

:)


40 posted on 01/13/2010 10:18:45 AM PST by onyx
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To: maggief

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Some of the comments are priceless.

Here’s one:

“He deserved it ( choke) he was walking on the Kennedy’s sidewalk”

-Martha Coakley


41 posted on 01/13/2010 10:21:25 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx; maggief; All

Heard that, too, but the same headline is
still at the link. They may have changed
some article text.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/01/13/reporter_takes_stumble_chasing_mass_candidate/


42 posted on 01/13/2010 10:30:36 AM PST by STARWISE (.They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: freespirited
"Republican activist tries to disrupt Coakley even by striking a steel railing with his face; Coakley supporter rushes in to help"
43 posted on 01/13/2010 10:31:14 AM PST by pabianice
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To: freespirited

After Rush quoted their article of the ‘push down’, they changed they whole article! Only after Rush quoted it!


44 posted on 01/13/2010 10:32:14 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: TChris

The treasonous Boston Glob ran porn site photos that had already been exposed as a hoax as “evidence” that US military were raping Iraq women.

They can rot in Hell for their siding with evil.


45 posted on 01/13/2010 10:34:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: namvolunteer
The Boston Globe has rewritten the story on their website and erased all the comments about their bias in reporting that the reporter “stumbled.”

I expect nothing BUT Stalinist revisionist history from the Pravda Media.

This is why print journalism still matters. So they can't expunge their writings to fit the new revision of events.

46 posted on 01/13/2010 10:36:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: freespirited; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...
Rush is just talking about this and the globe took this version down since he started his show!

The Glob has yet again been caught in a lie.

47 posted on 01/13/2010 10:40:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: freespirited

Oh pleeze that was no stumble it was a shove and then an insincere sorry to complete the CYA action of Meehan.


48 posted on 01/13/2010 11:06:09 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: freespirited

Is that an SEIU shirt under his suit coat?


49 posted on 01/13/2010 11:27:43 AM PST by Piranha (Obama won like Bernie Madoff attracted investors: by lying about his values, policy and plans.)
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To: freespirited

Am I seeing things or is Meehan wearing a sweater under his suitcoat that is the exact SEIU shade of purple?


50 posted on 01/13/2010 11:30:12 AM PST by DNME (Remember, we are still under a state of national emergency for H1N1! Remain vigilant!)
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