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Team Blumenthal Tries To Blame Journalists for Vietnam Gaffe
big journalism ^ | 5/21/10 | Teri Buhl

Posted on 05/21/2010 4:21:24 PM PDT by Nachum

Did we just hear Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal try to blame local journalist for his ‘misspoken’ words about his Vietnam war record? When Blumenthal was asked at Tuesday’s press conference why he didn’t correct published accounts of his Vietnam service, he said:There were a few articles, not many. I am responsible for my own statements….I can’t be responsible for all the articles, I may not even have seen them. ….sometimes journalists do make mistakes.Really? Sure, journalists get quotes and background wrong from time to time but civil servants, who are in the public eye like Blumenthal,

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blame; blumenthal; journalists; team

1 posted on 05/21/2010 4:21:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This is bad. He doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut. And he’s a lawyer and should know better.


2 posted on 05/21/2010 4:23:41 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Nachum

“Really, it’s not me!”

*sigh* - Does ANYONE in our leadership take responsibility any more?


3 posted on 05/21/2010 4:24:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nachum

So .. How does this explain his “mis-Speaking” on the many videos out there?


4 posted on 05/21/2010 4:24:23 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

That will endear the media to BlumenDodd.


5 posted on 05/21/2010 4:24:30 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Nachum

So he’s just a puppet, and we should blame the puppeteer for those WORDS he said?


6 posted on 05/21/2010 4:24:57 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: plinyelder
How does this explain his “mis-Speaking” on the many videos out there?

The videos were misrecorded.
7 posted on 05/21/2010 4:25:22 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: SatinDoll

That’s why he is talking so much. Lawyers can’t explain anything in short sentences. And neither can their secretaries (me for instance).


8 posted on 05/21/2010 4:26:42 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Nachum

The New London Day reported Blumenthal called its editors and complained because a reporter had inserted a middle initial into Blumenthal’s name. He has no middle name.


9 posted on 05/21/2010 4:26:47 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: SatinDoll

Not to mention he’s on VIDEO saying it!


10 posted on 05/21/2010 4:27:34 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Nachum

To paraphrase, it’s the same old dumbocrat LIE, “I didn’t do it and it’s not my fault”


11 posted on 05/21/2010 4:28:28 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Nachum

When you blame the press, you have lost.


12 posted on 05/21/2010 4:29:48 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Nachum

what’s sad is this man has been the top law enforcement official in ct for 20 years


13 posted on 05/21/2010 4:29:57 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Man50D

Understandable.


14 posted on 05/21/2010 4:34:14 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum
Never get in an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel.
15 posted on 05/21/2010 4:35:42 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Nachum
Team Blumenthal, hell that's kind of funny just in itself ;^)
16 posted on 05/21/2010 4:37:46 PM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: SatinDoll
This is bad. He doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut. And he’s a lawyer and should know better.

It's OK. The dim bulbs in Connecticut will vote him in anyway.

17 posted on 05/21/2010 4:39:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

Oh...that’s REALLY bad!


18 posted on 05/21/2010 4:41:36 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Steely Tom

Nice. Exactly the meme Democrats are putting out. Blumenthal will win no matter what.

That is how we got to where we are. Bad enough liberals attempt to create self-fulfilling prophecies, when conservatives repeat them it makes it even more difficult for those of us who are trying to purge this state and the country of the dirtbags.


19 posted on 05/21/2010 5:18:55 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian; Steely Tom

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.


20 posted on 05/21/2010 5:24:26 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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