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Salon Fakes Palin, Bachmann Quotes Blaming Obama for Casey Anthony Verdict
Big Journalism ^ | 7/10/11 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King

Posted on 07/10/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by Nachum

In an article published Tuesday entitled “Casey Anthony: The Candidates Respond,” Salon Magazine smeared Sarah Palin and several Republican presidential candidates with faked quotes reacting to the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial. The faked quotes, especially those falsely attributed to Michele Bachmann and Palin, made their way around the Internet this week, adding to the media-driven campaign of hatred against leading Republican women. Palin was smeared as a separation-of-powers ditz, accusing President Barack Obama of not getting involved in the Anthony case: “Once again we see, with our nation in crisis, President Obama stands by and

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bias; enemedia; fakes; mediabias; msm; palin; salon
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-Great work by Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
1 posted on 07/10/2011 10:58:12 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
adding to the media-driven campaign of hatred against leading Republican women

Question: If there were also fake quotes from Mitt Romney, Herman Caine, and Newt Gingrich, then why say that it's only a "media-driven campaign of hatred" against the women?

2 posted on 07/10/2011 11:03:44 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Nachum

“I have rounded up (or possibly invented) the reactions of all the 2012 Republican contenders to the news of Casey Anthony’s “not guilty” verdict.”

This one is actually funny:

“I can promise you Casey Anthony and anyone else who I think might’ve killed their children will have no business in a Herman Cain administration. President Cain would look her right in the eyes and ask her point blank if she killed that little girl, we’d get right to the bottom of it.”
— Cain, addressing a Tea Party group in Iowa.


3 posted on 07/10/2011 11:08:52 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Nachum

bttt


4 posted on 07/10/2011 11:09:01 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("I used to think Obama was an empty suit but now I think he has filled his pants." ~badgerlandjim)
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To: Nachum

Palin is still a private person.

I hope she goes after them.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 11:15:06 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Nachum

Time to sue.


6 posted on 07/10/2011 11:20:02 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Nachum

They left out this one: “I, president Dick Obama, am the biological father of, uh, what’s her name, (I forgot my teleprompter) that little girl and I was the one who killed her because I thought her mother was unfit.”


7 posted on 07/10/2011 11:21:34 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: faucetman

Sue for what?


8 posted on 07/10/2011 11:22:17 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: faucetman

Sue for what?


9 posted on 07/10/2011 11:22:36 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Nachum

We need a newsletter that tells nothing but lies about dems. What fun that would be!

It’s only fair, since they already have dozens of MSM outlets lying about conservatives.


10 posted on 07/10/2011 11:24:17 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: trumandogz

Libel?


11 posted on 07/10/2011 11:25:49 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Not Libel, but satire and the article clearly indicates that the quotes are satire.


12 posted on 07/10/2011 11:29:10 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

They exist simply for google hits. Some left winger will make reference to these fake quotes. It’s how the system works.


13 posted on 07/10/2011 11:32:19 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

No, I doubt that it’s winnable as libel. Sarah is/was a politician, and a public figure, and they are fair game.

Sure, she hasn’t declared yet, but I doubt whether a court would think that mattered. She is still clearly involved in presidential politics at the present time, as a possible candidate and as someone who is involved in political disputes leading up to various elections.


14 posted on 07/10/2011 11:33:02 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: UB355

“Some left winger will make reference to these fake quotes. It’s how the system works.”

Are you of the view that political/social satire should not exist because an ill-informed person down the road may not be capable of comprehending satire?


15 posted on 07/10/2011 11:37:20 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Nachum

“Salon Magazine smeared Sarah Palin and several Republican presidential candidates with faked quotes”

With such a dishonest, compromised, biased BigMedia, there really isn’t much hope for America these days, is there?


16 posted on 07/10/2011 11:37:50 AM PDT by flowerplough (Bammy: It frustrates me when people talk about government jobs as if somehow those are worth less.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

We don’t need to tell lies about dems, the truth is funny enough.


17 posted on 07/10/2011 11:39:51 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: UB355
They exist simply for google hits. Some left winger will make reference to these fake quotes. It’s how the system works.

Everybody knows.
Except 97% of Obama libtards who continue to believe that Sarah actually said that she could see Russia from her kitchen window...

18 posted on 07/10/2011 11:47:41 AM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: OpusatFR

She is a private person but she’s also a ‘public figure.’ See NYT v Sullivan. She’d have to prove malice. May not be too difficult.


19 posted on 07/10/2011 11:48:04 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

The Anthony verdict has no place in our politics but that hasn’t stopped Bill Maher from inserting it.


20 posted on 07/10/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: UB355
And if they gain any significant notice Sarah will just Twitter or Facebook them back down their throats. That is also how the system works, but the LSM doesn't understand it. They'd call it racist, but if they really wanted to understand the effects of attacking Palin they'd read Uncle Remus! The LSM vs. Palin is Saul Alinsky vs. the Tar Baby. But Br'er Media will never learn and their attacks will continue to confirm that she is the real one.
21 posted on 07/10/2011 11:55:01 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Nachum

John Stemmons wantabees.


22 posted on 07/10/2011 11:55:59 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: trumandogz

That truly is funny! I want to ask did he really say that or is there a chance he was misquoted?


23 posted on 07/10/2011 11:58:17 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: trumandogz
the article clearly indicates that the quotes are satire.

Duh! OK, I didn't read the article.
24 posted on 07/10/2011 12:01:12 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: flowerplough
With such a dishonest, compromised, biased BigMedia, there really isn’t much hope for America these days, is there?

I have loads of hope. Real hope.
Even the parasite welfare culture isn't completely stupid.

25 posted on 07/10/2011 12:02:18 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Nachum
More pathetic attempts by the Alinsky "Rules For Spoiled Brats" crowd to delude the public.

Salon fans of course are hardly "the public." They are the ideological issue of the 1960s Marxists and are expected to spread the lies. Most employees of the MSM are IMO in that mob.

26 posted on 07/10/2011 12:05:16 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum; John Semmens

Alex Pareene/Salon might take a lesson from John Semmens who writes better satire and also is straightforward about his articles’ status as ‘semi-news, semi-satire.’ What Pareene did was journalistic malpractice tho who can tell the difference?

Pareene seems to have been trying to achieve another “I can see Russia from my porch” where it doesn’t matter that Sarah Palin never made that comment, but it’s argued by libs that she did thanks to Tina Fey.


27 posted on 07/10/2011 12:06:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Publius6961
Everybody knows. Except 97% of Obama libtards who continue to believe that Sarah actually said that she could see Russia from her kitchen window...

Yeah, I asked a Palin-hating female I know why she hated Palin so badly, and she told me that Palin was stupid, and she gave the Tina Fey quote about seeing Russia from her kitchen window as proof.

I explained that Sarah never said that, that she was quoting Tina Fey, not Palin. I told her she needed to spend her evenings watching the actual news, not SNL.

She didn't like it when I asked her "who's feeling stupid now?" We don't talk much anymore...

28 posted on 07/10/2011 12:07:06 PM PDT by Kenton (Trust, but carry a gun...)
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29 posted on 07/10/2011 12:17:38 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: UB355
RE: [The "satirical" quotes] exist simply for google hits. Some left winger will make reference to these fake quotes. It’s how the system works.

Thank you!

You know how it works.

I recall the tactics being used even by Sunday comic strips. Only it was to spread the acceptance of violence against conservatives; e.g., against Ward Connerly. The popular "black" comic strip's characters planned beating Connerly with a board spiked with nails.

The best and brightest Sacramento Bee brains dismissed complaints saying that it was just "satire."

Recall the attempts to smear Dr. Gerome Corsi by some lefty magazine lies who when caught apparently quickly doctored their online publication with a "satire" label.

Lefties' claims of "satire" are strictly out of Alinsky's Rules For Spoiled Brats.

30 posted on 07/10/2011 12:26:14 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: trumandogz
President Cain would look her right in the eyes and ask her point blank if she killed that little girl, we’d get right to the bottom of it.”

Right. Just like veteran detectives Melich and Allen did.

31 posted on 07/10/2011 12:28:42 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Nachum

Salon cannot claim absence of malice. Salon is what pond scum scrapes off its shoes.


32 posted on 07/10/2011 12:32:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: Kenton
We don't talk much anymore...

I did something similar to a lib when I told him that obozo said he had campaigned in all 57 states. He said "There is no way obama would make such a statement", but I emailed the video link on youtube. I didn't even ask the "Now who is stupid?" comment, but he doesn't speak to me anymore. Heck, he avoids looking at me now.

33 posted on 07/10/2011 12:35:23 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I had the same question. Conservatives would do well to avoid the liberal habit of constantly moaning and groaning about sexism, hatred, and the biggest devil of them all, racism (!!!11).


34 posted on 07/10/2011 12:35:53 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“Lefties’ claims of “satire” are strictly out of Alinsky’s Rules For Spoiled Brats.”

Just what kind of satire do you believe should be permitted?


35 posted on 07/10/2011 12:42:18 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Nachum

***Palin was smeared...***

Oh for a return to the days of CODE DUELLO when you could call out these slimes at Salon and force them to retract or shoot!


36 posted on 07/10/2011 1:16:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: OpusatFR

Salon is a dangerous crowd. After all they’re the people who dumped Caylee’s body in the swamp.


37 posted on 07/10/2011 1:36:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

What?

I didn’t follow the trial. What does this mean: “After all they’re the people who dumped Caylee’s body in the swamp.”


38 posted on 07/10/2011 2:18:42 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: OpusatFR

If Salon is making up quotes for Palin I can make up quotes for Salon ~ it’s all just satire!


39 posted on 07/10/2011 2:19:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum
They know she’s inevitable.

They knew it the first time they saw her.

It's why they go insane every time they think of her.

ineluctable

40 posted on 07/10/2011 2:33:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: trumandogz
It's not a question of satire being "permitted."

We have to be alert to prevent "satire" from being presented to the public as "fact." It is indeed an Alinsky spoiled-brat tactic to use satire for that purpose. IMO.

The example of Esquire -- I think it was -- claims that it was just satire.. No, no. They weren't trying to damage Dr. Corsi at all.

In that manner it is no better than flat-out lies -- for example google "potatoe spelling" and quayle shows up. In this case it is not satire -- it's became the basis for satire -- but it was plain lying by MSM employees, et al.

I actually do recall the day that happened and I recall the initial MSM reports. By my recollection is was the next day that using phonetic spelling became proof that one is stupid -- it is if one is a conservative and one is the VP and a long popular joke is: If President G.W. Bush is assassinated the Secret Service is instructed to immediately shoot the Vice President.

We are defending against an enemy (one of them) who are a bunch of aging psycho spoiled brats and their ideological offspring. Arguable now "the Establishment." As they used to say, "Bring it all down, man."

41 posted on 07/10/2011 2:42:56 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum; kristinn
It's what we expect, from the Enemedia, these days.

They simply make stuff up.

42 posted on 07/10/2011 2:48:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

The Salon piece is clearly marked as being satire.


43 posted on 07/10/2011 2:53:54 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

But who would know ~ have you take a look at their stuff in recent years?


44 posted on 07/10/2011 3:09:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: trumandogz
Yes I know.

I strained mightily above to explain how I feeeeeeeeeeeeeel about how satire is used by 1960s aging psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue.

Thanks for responding. It's given me a chance to say 1960s aging psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue again.

Had there been no response I would have not been able to name the enemy once again. I have met the enemy and he is 1960s aging psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue.

45 posted on 07/10/2011 3:33:01 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: trumandogz

No, the Salon article is not clearly labeled as satire. If it were, there would have been no need for this article to have been written. Alex Pareene implied that some quotes were real when in fact none of them were.


46 posted on 07/10/2011 3:37:11 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: All
I mentioned 1960s aging psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue above.

But I forgot that there are biological as well as ideological offspring of 1960s aging psycho spoiled brats .

One is present in the White House.

47 posted on 07/10/2011 4:21:38 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kristinn
"Because the Casey Anthony story was the only thing that happened in the news today, and because this is ostensibly "a blog about politics," I have rounded up (or possibly invented) the reactions of all the 2012 Republican contenders to the news of Casey Anthony's "not guilty" verdict."

The writer stated that his blog was not necessarily a political blog and goes further and stated that his quotes may have been invented.

It is not the fault of the writer that a reader may not be able to distinguish satire from reality even after being warned.

48 posted on 07/10/2011 4:45:44 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: All
google News Satire when citing Salon

. . . Palin had to cancel on Sudan because of "scheduling issues." She is incredibly busy hanging out at home not conducting a bus tour. Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene More

. . . Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene More: Alex Pareene Gingrich is toast. Pawlenty's sinking. Still no Palin. Could it really come down to Romney v. Bachmann? ...

I found the problem. My error. My browser missed the name change. :)

49 posted on 07/10/2011 4:47:43 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum
The Salon article was Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 18:50 ET

"Why the strange silence, Mr. President" Sarah Palin

gets about 175 google hits as of this afternoon. How many of those sites make it clear that it is satire? I'm assuming Ms Palin said no such thing. BTW.

How long will it be before what is in that satire article will be "woven into the B.S. fabric" of talking heads and other MSM employees? I think SNL satire was in the fabric the next morning. If not.. then that was satire. :)

50 posted on 07/10/2011 5:13:53 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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