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MSNBC's Klan Smear Of Romney So Slimy, Even Sharpton Shuns It
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/14/2011 6:35:35 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Q. How do you know when MSNBC has sunk to unimaginable depths of Dem-partisan hackery?

A. When even Al Sharpton renounces it.

On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton said the network was right to apologize for the smear MSNBC host Thomas Roberts perpetrated againt Mitt Romney earlier in the day, when Roberts claimed Romney had borrowed a campaign slogan from the Ku Klux Klan.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; kukluxklan; mittromney; msnbc

1 posted on 12/14/2011 6:35:44 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

MSNBC sank so slow with Klan smear of Romney, even Sharpton says that were right to apologize. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/14/2011 6:36:55 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So now we have Sharptongue agreeing with Matthews. Curious what Joe will say tomorrow, if anything.


3 posted on 12/14/2011 6:37:42 PM PST by StarFan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Q. How do you know when MSNBC has smeared the one republican candidate they hope gets the nomination and faces Obama in November 2012?

A. When even Al Sharpton renounces it.

I cannot imagine them expressing similar regrets were it any of the other republicans similarly smeared. Hell, they say worse about republicans & conservatives every day.

4 posted on 12/14/2011 6:39:41 PM PST by skeeter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Note tagline.


5 posted on 12/14/2011 6:41:44 PM PST by Savage Beast (The Democrat Party: The Party of Slavery, Jim Crow, Segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, and Lynching)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

OK, what is going on here? A PMSNBC host practically calls Romney a Klansman, Tingles apologizes, and Sharpton not only misses the opportunity to pile on, but rebukes the comparison? Either I woke up in Bizarro World this morning, or PMSNBC wants Romney for the Pubbie nominee and someone missed the memo.


6 posted on 12/14/2011 6:43:43 PM PST by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They didn’t sink low, they hit too close to home with the dem KKK club. The KKK is the same as democrats and they would have taken some big return fire. The bosses told sharpton, matthews etc to back off quick.


7 posted on 12/14/2011 6:45:33 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: biggredd1
Well that, and the fact that MSNBC has some fact checkers and researchers who are spending entirely too much time looking into the KKK archives.

I have to ask just what is it about the Klan that MSNBC wants to emulate?

8 posted on 12/14/2011 6:47:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I bet Thomas Roberts was quietly promoted.


9 posted on 12/14/2011 6:48:23 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter

If you’re wondering if it is a question of “journalistic ethics”, don’t. It was a fake ad NOT produced or paid for by the Romney campaign.

It was journalistic malpractice which undoubtedly provoked a stern phone call from Romney’s lawyers.


10 posted on 12/14/2011 6:48:28 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: muawiyah

They dont have to look very far, they had robert KKK byrd for years on their team.


11 posted on 12/14/2011 6:53:29 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: GenXFreedomFighter
The Democrat Media Operatives want Romney to win the GOP nomination as they know he will lose to weirdo because Conservatives are anti-Romney. This is their way of supporting Romney for the short run in an attempt to get rid of Newt.

It WILL NOT WORK. The Libs are desperate to get traction for Romney and Ron Paul as they know conservatives won't vote for them which then gives zero better odds. Free Republic will NEVER support Romney or Ron Paul. The Liberal Media knows this which is why they attempt to give the impression that both Romney and Paul are mainstream.

Fortunately, Newt continues to rise as the front runner. And Ann Coulter is a douche. For her to say Romney is more conservative than Newt is blatant disgusting behavior. Ann Coulter is very good friends with Matt Drudge. Matt Drudge also always highlights Peggy Newnan’s anti-Conservative articles. Ann hates Newt because they were coworkers at Fox News and she can't handle that someone she used to see in the Green Room has leap frogged over the fake losers in the Belt Way and has become very relatable to the Tea Party. ANN COULTER needs to SHUT IT.

12 posted on 12/14/2011 6:56:04 PM PST by show
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To: Savage Beast

And the party of gun control. Don’t forget that one too.


13 posted on 12/14/2011 6:59:37 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Reject We Much!"

14 posted on 12/14/2011 6:59:46 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They’re just trying to get Romney the sympathy vote to boost his numbers. They know what they’re doing.


15 posted on 12/14/2011 7:01:52 PM PST by struggle
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To: BigSkyFreeper

LOL!


16 posted on 12/14/2011 7:03:41 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: struggle

This was probably a setup so that tomorrow the President will denounce the comments and insist on civility.

The fool who made the comment will be place on Obama’s reelection campaign.


17 posted on 12/14/2011 7:04:18 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
The fool who made the comment will be place on Obama’s reelection campaign.

As head of Media Relations.

18 posted on 12/14/2011 7:09:34 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: struggle

Blatant Psychological warfare. The liberal operatives are always about political strategy being cunning against their so called political enemy, and never about being down to earth and honest. While they may know what they are doing... it is already backfiring.

Romney just needs to accept the FACT they he will NEVER be the REPUBLICAN Nominee for 2012. That is a FACT. PERIOD.

Message to Ann Coulter. YOU LOSE. Romney is OUT. He will never be the nominee and Ann Coulter loses Cred for supporting such a loser as Romney.

Fortunately, her friend Matt Drudge sees through Romney’s weirdness and doesn’t give her very much space on his much visited website. Ann Coulter is a mess and has issues. NO WAY should she be supporting Mitt Romney. SHE IS LOST and needs to admit she is a closet Lib.


19 posted on 12/14/2011 7:12:24 PM PST by show
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To: GenXFreedomFighter

I’m thinking it’s all easily explained by a single word: lawsuit. CNN had to settle with folks over the “Operation Tailwind” story (if I recall the name correctly) and run days long disclaimers/apologies. Big name heads rolled. MSNBC is nowhere near as big as CNN was back then (nor, for that matter, is CNN).


20 posted on 12/14/2011 7:26:59 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: struggle

DING DING I think you got a winner there.


21 posted on 12/14/2011 7:49:54 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: show

I dont think Ann Coulter is a closet liberal - I do think, however, that she has bought into the lie that a strong conservative can never win over independents.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 8:08:10 PM PST by struggle
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To: show

Welcome to your second day here.

Coulter is going for Mitt now, because her main focus for months was the socially liberal RINO Christi and he has endorsed Mitt. She has been disturbingly non-Conservative for several months now and is beginning to sound nutty with some of her comments.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 8:15:46 PM PST by octex
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I imagine NBC’s legal department had a few words about this smear and sent a memo to all hosts.


24 posted on 12/14/2011 8:51:34 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Race Card is falling apart.


25 posted on 12/14/2011 8:56:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: GenXFreedomFighter

Maybe the idea is to pretend to apologize (if only for fear of lawsuits) but with the idea that now that notion is out there, that Mitt has borrowed a phrase from the KKK. If he is the nominee they can have a whispering campaign among any black voters or moderately liberal white voters who might contemplate a vote for Romney, to scare them off.


26 posted on 12/14/2011 8:59:37 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Is Thomas Roberts any relation to Cokie and her husband Steve??


27 posted on 12/15/2011 2:19:49 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: octex

Ann has been hanging out with her friend, Bill Maher, who is one of the NASTIEST people on earth. I don’t trust her judgment at all anymore.


28 posted on 12/15/2011 2:22:27 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

No


29 posted on 12/15/2011 3:18:19 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: jmacusa
Okay.

Note tagline now.

30 posted on 12/15/2011 4:44:06 AM PST by Savage Beast (The Democrat Party: The Party of Slavery, Jim Crow, Segregation, the KKK, Lynching, and Gun Control)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess it’s right to document the nasty smears and bias coming from MSNBC but at the same time I wish everyone would ignore them and they just might go away.


31 posted on 12/15/2011 6:11:16 AM PST by mk2000
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