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Jerry Brown takes on Washington Times Reporter (Asks Reporter,"Are You A Moonie?")
LATimes ^ | 2-26-12 | LATimes

Posted on 02/27/2012 3:26:35 AM PST by tcrlaf

Gov. Jerry Brown tangled with a reporter from the conservative Washington Times newspaper after his meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Sunday.

At one point Brown, who was defending his earlier tenure as governor and his efforts to bridge the state’s budget gap, asked the reporter: “Are you a Moonie?”

The Washington Times was founded in 1982 by Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, whose followers were often referred to informally as Moonies.

The Washington Times is a conservative paper, and Brown, after recognizing his interrogator, gave no ground. Brown’s spokesman Gil Duran joined in the fray, repeatedly calling the reporter, Kerry Picket, a liar.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: bigotry; brown; hitjob; jerrybrown; moody; moonbeam; sunmyungmoon; unificationchurch; washingtontimes
NOTE THE MEME at play here.. She's not a reporter, she's an INTERROGATOR, a MOONIE. How DARE she harass Governor Moonbeam.

You aren't allowed to ask difficult questions of your Democrat masters. That's only for REPUBLICANS.

You'll also note their is no reporter credited with this story, other than "PolitiCal". I smell HIT JOB...

1 posted on 02/27/2012 3:26:42 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

“Are you a Moonie?”
“Are you a Papist?”
“Are you a Jew?”

Some politicians get away with just about anything.
Republicans get pilloried over just about nothing.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 3:29:09 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The appropriate follow-up question by the reporter should have been “Is that one of the churches you discriminate against?”, politely stated, and with a smile.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 3:52:05 AM PST by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: tcrlaf
Brown has been in many a verbal joust and he unhorsed this Kerry Picket on the first pass. Never send an amateur to put down an old pol like Brown.
4 posted on 02/27/2012 4:03:50 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tcrlaf

Facts are facts. She keeps using the word bankruptcy and as much as i despise California and Brown,as much as his policies led to the large deficit the state is not bankrupt. It was close. It may yet happen. The reporter needed to be better prepared.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 4:07:11 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: tcrlaf

http://kerrypicket.wordpress.com/bio/


6 posted on 02/27/2012 4:24:17 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: tcrlaf

She should have said, “No Governor Moonie, I am a real reporter, not one of your admiring Moonies.”


7 posted on 02/27/2012 4:36:07 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tcrlaf

I like the way the LA Times labeled the Washington Times as a Conservative newspaper.

The Times is a bit more Conservative than the Washington Post, but it is far from being a Conservative newspaper just as Fox is a bit more Conservative than most of the other networks, but is far from being labeled Conservative.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 4:36:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tcrlaf

Governor Moonbeam versus a non-Moonie. Kinda ironic.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 4:39:22 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: count-your-change
"Brown has been in many a verbal joust and he unhorsed this Kerry Picket on the first pass. Never send an amateur to put down an old pol like Brown."

She obviously got under his skin. I hope she learns and develops and toughens up and keeps going after dolts like Moonbeam.

10 posted on 02/27/2012 4:39:53 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tcrlaf

I would have asked Brown, “by the way Governor, how did it feel when a REAL American, Ronald Reagan kicked your Daddy’s ass in the election of ‘66? Did you cry like a little girl?”


11 posted on 02/27/2012 5:12:56 AM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Governor Moonbeam doesn’t like Moonies?


12 posted on 02/27/2012 5:22:26 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t know, Governor. Are you a Loonie?


13 posted on 02/27/2012 5:30:53 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Venturer

Liberals would/will argue those two observations until spittle flies from their mouths.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 5:35:49 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: tcrlaf

Old Jer “gave no ground”? I thought he was trying to give away California’s parks because there was no money to take care of them? He’s doing a job on California, but I don’t think it’s a good job.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 5:50:42 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tcrlaf

If Moonies were identified as liberals, they would be lauded.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 6:11:56 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Venturer

Any media outlet that is not a member of the party in good standing gets labeled as such by the Politburo.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 6:14:30 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Fox is becoming more left leaning every day.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 6:38:11 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tcrlaf

The LA Times writing about old Jer Brown.

“Do you think he likes me? I like him. Don’t tell Patty or she might tell him. His hair is really cool.”

The LA Times reads like a fourth grade girl’s love note.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 7:01:44 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tcrlaf

Notice the moonbeamery of the comments from dingbat Californians that follow the story.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 7:09:54 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: tcrlaf

She should have responded “Do you mean as in ‘Governor Moonbeam’?”


21 posted on 02/27/2012 4:14:56 PM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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