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Major GOP Candidates Boycott Univision Debate Over Rubio Flap [follow Perry, Huntsman lead]
Fox News ^ | October 4, 2011

Posted on 10/04/2011 1:24:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The Univision-Marco Rubio flap over whether the network tried to strong-arm the Florida Senator is widening.

On Tuesday, presidential candidates Rick Perry and John Huntsman said they were boycotting an upcoming televised debate on Univision, scheduled for January 29th, because they say the network treated Rubio unethically, according to The Miami Herald. A short while later, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney joined the boycott, Fox News Latino confirmed.

(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gotchajournalism; marcorubio; mediabias; msm; rubio; yellowjournalism
Earlier Report before boycott spread

MAYBE THEY WILL ALL PUSH BACK NOW! And follow this advice:

Beating the Racism Card [snip] ...."This tells us how to handle these accusations. You don't go along with the script. The script is there to humiliate and destroy, and that is all. Instead, you defy it. Stand up to the accusers and run them off. Since their only power comes from numbers, use numbers against them. The next time an attack occurs during this campaign (as it inevitably will, and probably aimed at Perry), all the candidates must stand as one against the accusers. (All except Huntsman, of course, who might be making the accusation.) The candidates, through public media statements, must make clear their full support of the intended victim. No weasel-wording, no equivocation, no ambiguity. A general statement, signed by all of them, should then be released, presenting a succinct and logical argument as to why such accusations are unacceptable, with each swearing that he or she will stand by the others in any such situation, and ending with a condemnation by name of the accuser.

This can be taken further by conservative columnists, bloggers, and talk-show hosts. The accuser(s) should be keelhauled. The goal will be to make them as miserable as they intended their victims to be, which would act as a form of aversion therapy, forcing them to think twice and then three times about ever pulling the same trick again. (Need I add that the process would also prove valuable in cases involving Congress, industry, state politicians, media, and anywhere else such accusations may arise?)

What will happen is that the accusers will retreat. They are bullies, and that is what bullies do. (Even Andre Carson, a blowhard and loudmouth of the first order, has thought better of his "lynching" comment.) The media will give the GOP candidates all the publicity any pol could want. The GOP voters will go wild. Any further accusations will be unlikely, a benefit to all candidates equally. It would mean a cleaner campaign, an easier victory, and who knows? Perhaps even a step toward a more civil society.

For too long, too many blacks have wallowed in their own private sumps of self-pity, collapsing into whimpers every time somebody mentions blackmail, blackouts, or black markets. It's a pathetic epilogue to the heroism and grandeur of the civil rights movement. It's past time this adolescent posturing was put aside.

It will take some effort to accomplish this. (We'll refer only to the fact that the current incumbent has made no such effort whatsoever.) But the black grievance-hunters are no better than the Dixiecrats of old, using the same methods to keep Americans on edge, in fear, and overcome with anxiety. Using racism for political gain is a cheap and coarse tactic no matter who is involved. It needs to be ended." [end]

1 posted on 10/04/2011 1:25:02 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

2 posted on 10/04/2011 1:25:48 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

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3 posted on 10/04/2011 1:34:54 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“The move comes after Florida Republicans called for a boycott of Univision after the Spanish-language network was accused of offering to spike or soften a story of the senator’s brother-in-law if Rubio appeared on one of its news programs.”

But that’s how everything is done in Mexico. Why are they
even considering a debate on a network who’s viewers are
95% mexican nationals or illegal aliens who cant vote? Why
not have a BBC presidential debate?


4 posted on 10/04/2011 1:38:10 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good! This is exactly what should happen. It is race baiting pure and simple. It should have consequences.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 1:40:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If Univision had any more "professionalism" than a mexican drug gang, they wouldn't be running "a story about a decades-old drug bust of Rubio’s brother-in-law."

This is ethics "south of the border" style.

6 posted on 10/04/2011 1:40:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

NO! This is MSM BS that all the candidate have to deal with.

It’s time to draw a line in the sand and turn this on its head.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 1:43:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think the reason the Republican presidential candidates don't usually do anything in a unified manner is that they fear giving one (or more) of their opponents an edge. In this case, Marco Rubio is a very possible VP candidate and standing up for him against UniVision makes sense. However, I don't expect to see this happen very often.

Additionally, although Obama, by any reasonable measure, should have no chance to win next November, many Americans are beginning to buy into the Wall Street demonstrations that are loudly attempting to blame 'the rich' for Americas economic troubles, instead of Obama. How convenient. Too many voters believe that the money supply is finite and if some rich person has a lot, then you get less. Absurd? Of course. Believed by many? Sadly, yes. Unless we have a solid conservative as the GOP candidate, articulate and bold with a ton of charisma, Obama could squeak out a second term, which would be the end of America. This is why I support Sarah Palin for president and hope that she'll decide to run...soon.

8 posted on 10/04/2011 1:44:46 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Vigilanteman
........It should have consequences.

Hit these outlets and networks where it hurts, in the pocketbook.

Make THEM the story.

Make THEIR character an issue.

AND DO it as a group -- united against their tactics of division.

9 posted on 10/04/2011 1:45:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They must have read your earlier post :-).

I haven’t read the article yet, first I’ve heard of this flap. And all of these candidates would like to consider a Rubio on the other half of their ticket.

Going to go read the article..


10 posted on 10/04/2011 1:47:40 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
ROFLOL, perry will be back in Texas in January, provided someone helps him get on the correct plane.
11 posted on 10/04/2011 1:51:23 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: hinckley buzzard; Cincinatus' Wife
If Univision had any more "professionalism" than a mexican drug gang, they wouldn't be running "a story about a decades-old drug bust of Rubio’s brother-in-law."

You're right.

It's nice to see at least Perry and Huntsman called them out on it. Where's our race baiter in chief, Cain? Also, where's mister let me be a race baiter to, Romney?

12 posted on 10/04/2011 1:52:54 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
They are correct in boycotting. Also wonder how many of them are thinking I want Rubio as my choice for VP so I'm going to protect him now.
13 posted on 10/04/2011 1:54:13 PM PDT by mk2000
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To: mk2000

The MSM is drunk with power. There is no journalism, only ratings to think of.

It will never stop until they are told off and ignored in force.


14 posted on 10/04/2011 1:57:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: wmfights

Gov. Perry refused to play their games here in Texas. Gave no interviews and received no major MSM endorsements and won — again.

He will avoid the MSM and work with the new media and do local retail politics.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 2:00:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
That was great and I agree wholeheartedly. They all need to remember who they are running against, OBAMA.

If they all adopted your wisdom, and put a stop to the media's picking/choosing our candidate via division. Tell them "We refuse to Play". Last one to tell them that is a loser.

One line they could use, if asked a stupid question: "Just remember when I become President, I get to choose which media I invite to the WH".

16 posted on 10/04/2011 2:08:01 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: annieokie

Exactly! Stop running from these guys.

They really stepped in it with this “rock” smear.

These candidates have money. Who wants to get some?


17 posted on 10/04/2011 2:10:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“With respect to Senator Rubio, Univision covered the story in the same objective, fair manner we cover every significant story,"

A decades old drug bust is not a "significant story".

18 posted on 10/04/2011 2:15:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Any suggestions of how to get this message to ALL THE CANDIDATES?

Newt in all the debates has refused to PLAY, now Perry and Huntsman, and thats a good thing.

To be the last one out, would not be a good thing as it would only show the "ME TOO" thing, really not original.

19 posted on 10/04/2011 2:21:52 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Awesome! A man of integrity is leading the way and now most of the candidates are standing up for one of their own. :)


20 posted on 10/04/2011 2:24:33 PM PDT by LUV W (The current candidates?...none of them are pushing MY buttons! RUN SARAH....R U N!!!!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The idea that they think they can strong arm candidates seems like business as usual for the MSM.

They’re not running this campaign. I don’t want the MSM selecting my candidate.

And that goes for Drudge — as it’s been reported that he gets his marching orders from Mitt’s campaign manager Matt Rhoades.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56714.html


21 posted on 10/04/2011 2:25:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: org.whodat

LOL.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 2:26:40 PM PDT by Grunthor (Will vote, donate to and work for the eventual nominee. And so will you.)
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To: annieokie; LUV W

And as I’ve been reading all this continuing pile on Perry about how he’s a “racist” because of a landlord’s rock about a landform or flower that was painted over (and these lies are getting louder) — more and more the MSM is beginning to tag Tea Party to him and making the entire conservative base sound like racists.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 2:35:06 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Jim Scott; Colonel_Flagg

I want her to run, too...as you can tell by my tagline...

But, we had better have a GOOD strong back-up plan in case she doesn’t!

...and Myth Romney ain’t it!

What the candidates did in this case was heroic and I am proud of all of them for standing up to the lies and hypocrisy!


24 posted on 10/04/2011 2:39:32 PM PDT by LUV W (The current candidates?...none of them are pushing MY buttons! RUN SARAH....R U N!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry is thrilled for any excuse to miss a debate

I also wonder if Perry and Bachmann and Huntsman will still be in the race at that point?

just sayin


25 posted on 10/04/2011 2:40:55 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Speaking of tagging the Tea Party, we have Perry to thank for the “no heart comment”

Thanks Perry for nothing....Now Gov Palin will have to deal with that in the final debates between Obama and herself


26 posted on 10/04/2011 2:44:15 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: shield

Perry will certainly get the illegal immigrants working


27 posted on 10/04/2011 2:47:54 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

It’s nice george is your friend.

He must be a saint.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 2:52:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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.........”Contacted in Tallahassee, Republican Party of Florida Communications Director Brian Hughes told Fox, “We’ll see how it plays out. I don’t know that it’s up to us to tell presidential candidates what to do. Presidential campaigns make up their own minds.”........

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/10/04/4-gop-presidential-candidates-agree-to-boycott-univision-debate/


29 posted on 10/04/2011 3:04:51 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Actually Saint is one of those words that has been abused. Saint is actually just a follower of Christ...A sinner saved by grace is actually a Saint.

The whole idea of Sainting people the way the world speaks of it is actually wrong, not Biblical at all.


30 posted on 10/04/2011 3:07:00 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s what they do. Perry will have to develop a harder shell than he already has for what is ahead.

...or whoever survives this liberal blitz.


31 posted on 10/04/2011 3:53:50 PM PDT by LUV W (The current candidates?...none of them are pushing MY buttons! RUN SARAH....R U N!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think Cain there in the background has a bigger smile on his face than Perry...particularly given today’s poll numbers...


32 posted on 10/04/2011 4:41:48 PM PDT by BobL (I want a Conservative for 2012, not Perry)
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