Skip to comments.Politico’s Jonathan Martin Smears Palin with False Facts (Flashback: Herman Cain hit piece author)
Posted on 10/30/2011 11:07:39 PM PDT by Qbert
In his piece today entitled Sarah Palin is wreaking havoc on the campaign trail, GOP sources say, Politicos Jonathan Martin (who was tasked with the Republican Party beat for the website for the 2008 elections) falsely claims Sarah Palin backed out of a scheduled interview with talk-radio host Mark Levin:
According to a source familiar with the situation, she backed out of planned interviews with conservative talk-show hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin the morning she was scheduled to talk to them.
Levin contested this claim on his facebook page, and has asked Politico to retract this statement:
This is a flat out lie. Sarah Palin never backed out of any interview with me. Period. And John Martin, the reporter, never contacted me to ask me directly. I insist on a retraction.
Red State seconded the request. Allow us to be third.
Martin came under scrutiny in the blogosphere during the 2008 campaign for leading the investigation into the personal life of Joe the Plumber. From Newsbusters:
Jonathan Martin of The Politico was among the first out of the gate, with blog posts noting that Wurzelbacher, affectionately known by most of America as Joe The Plumber, has a tax lien against him and doesnt have a plumbers license. Martin conveniently forgot to mention that the law doesnt require one.
(Full title: "Retraction Request: Politicos Jonathan Martin Smears Palin with False Facts")
They threw the first stone. Let's repay the favor TEN FOLD, without getting angry of course, just getting (MORE THAN) even.
A hatchet man.
“Lets see...first they lied about Reagan and I did nothing...then Bork...Thomas....GHWB...GWB...Palin...and now Bachman.
Remember what Rush said months ago when people would tell him that Palin is damaged goods....every GOP candidate will eventually be damaged goods....they are just going to go down line. Who will it be next Cain or Perry? The MSM is going to pick the GOP candidate and then theyll tear that person appart once he gets the nomination.”
And now Cain...
Just speculation in regards to the smear of Cain, but Jonathan Martin has used Romney aides in the past to run Politico hit jobs on his competition:
I believe that with this, politico does not realize the extent to which it has damaged itslf...but it will.
Now why would they bother doing this, when they insist Palin is irrelevant?
How did it damage itself? This is what Politico is, this is what Politico does. There is no lawsuit here, and Politico has no credibility left to lose with conservatives. If pressed, Martin will probaby imply (but not state clearly) that Levin lied to protect his friend Sarah Palin. If pressed harder, he will grudgingly admit that perhaps his source was not quite as "familiar with the situation" as he had, in good faith, believed. In fact, he probably just made the whole thing up.
I meant what they just tried to do to Herman Cain. And if this came from either the romney camp or the perry camp as many people are speculating, whoever it was will go down in flames.
“And if this came from either the romney camp or the perry camp as many people are speculating, whoever it was will go down in flames.”
Do you think so? I really hope you’re right. But will we (and the public) ever know or find out the truth on this?
In honor of the lib/commies wearing their werewolf and ghost masks (figuratively speaking) against those two, fine, upstanding people, I am doing my Norwegian troll song for them.
It is halloween afterall.
And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politicos Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a news story about an organization paying for a speaker when you dont even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask journalist Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPCs fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didnt I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isnt running for president) getting paid a speakers fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then weve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romneys 2008 caucus campaign.
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
I have no doubt that slime ball is behind the current Cain smear.
Especially see paragraph 3:
MAY 15, 2011
Herman Cain sounds off on race, a debate win, and the need to simplify government
By:Byron York | 05/15/11 7:35 PM
[snip] .... “Here’s my theory,” said Cain, leaning forward in his chair. “Let’s talk about the current field of Republican candidates. They can’t go after Obama as hard as I can because they’re not black. I think that, either subconsciously or deliberately, they are being coached to not say it a certain way, that you’re going to be labeled a racist and the liberal media is going to try to bring you down, because they still want to protect their precious Obama.”
Cain believes his audiences are a different story. “The voters, they hear my message first, not ‘He could take it to Obama,’ because they are more concerned about stopping Obama than taking it to Obama,” he explained. “This is what I’m hearing and this is what I’m feeling. And the race card is going to be short-lived if Herman Cain gets the nomination.”
“They’re going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate,” Cain responded. “You’re right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.” Cain smiled broadly. “I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching.” .........” [snip]
Sexual harassment used to mean something definite: A boss demanding sexual favors from a subordinate in exchange for reward (a raise, a promotion, etc.)
But feminists wouldnt stop there. They so expanded and debased the term that just about any boss or senior level employee is guilty before proven innocent.
Nowadays, any behavior that makes a woman uncomfortable or contributes to a hostile climate is called sexual harassment. Obviously these things are totally subjective. ...”
The above comment is here: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/10/30/the-oppo-dump-on-herman-cain-begins-in-earnest/
Rove is evidently for the nomination of Romney. I remember when the Bushies slandered McCain back in 2000. Remember McCain unbraided Bush to his face, and W. was befuddled and discomfited.
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