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Why Ron Fournier Proves Mitt Romney Must Beat The Liberal Media, Not Woo Them
RedState ^ | August 30, 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 08/30/2012 3:20:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

When Republicans talk about the liberal press, they should not just remember John Harris at the Politico, but also Ron Fournier of National Journal. If you want to know what the subtle racism of the liberal media looks like, consider Ron Fournier’s latest epiphany on how Mitt Romney’s welfare attacks on Obama are racist.

It takes one to know one I guess.

On the day the well respected by the press Yahoo! News Washington Bureau Chief David Chalain revealed his true colors only to see his media brethren rush to defend him after his firing (he lamented on a live mic that Romney had no problem partying as black people drowned), Ron Fournier was out accusing Mitt Romney of racism. Fournier is one of those members of the Gang of 500 that other members listen to and aspire to be.

According to Fournier, Mitt Romney’s ad saying, “You wouldn’t have to work” is a dog whistle that real means “Blacks wouldn’t have to work.” Doing no more extrapolation than Fournier did, what he is really saying is that if you are a Republican talking about welfare you are a racist.

What does it say about Ron Fournier that he hears the line about Mitt Romney’s ad and he himself translates it as “blacks wouldn’t have to work”? What is his presupposition about black people in his interpretation?

The fact is, Ron Fournier is a liberal. He does not like Mitt Romney. He does not like Republicans. And he hates the fact that Republicans and a sizable number of independent voters largely think he and his cohorts in the mainstream media are mostly full of crap. So to get around it, he and his cohorts have invented a liberal organization called Politifact, run by a sizable number of Democrats who had the mendacity to declare themselves independent voters before taking the job, that they can hide behind as an impartial arbiter of their crap claiming it is truth.

Consider his claims of racism about Mitt Romney and the GOP. He descends to “it’s Politifact, not me!”

>>>>Before explaining why these tactics work (and why Romney’s team knows, or should know, they are playing the race card), let’s quickly deal with this fact: The ad is wrong. As countless impartial fact-checkers have noted, the Obama administration memo cited by the Romney team actually gives states flexibility to find better ways of getting welfare recipients into jobs.

Why ignore fact-checkers?<<<<

Only a liberal or an idiot could take the fact checkers seriously in this. As Conn Carroll noted, Ron Fournier willfully chooses to ignore that what the Obama Administration did was allow states to change the definition of work.

As J. P. Freire noted on twitter responding to Fournier, “So wait, Obama guts welfare reform, Republicans object, and their objection is playing the race card?” Fournier’s response? Hide behind the fact checkers the media set up to claim themselves right.

But what are the real facts? The Obama Administration did end welfare as we know it. It is objectively fact unless you are a fact checker or Ron Fournier.

Just consider the mind blowing leaps and bounds of Ron Fournier — he can take a line in a commercial and extrapolate that it is really about black people, but he cannot take a regulation from the Obama administration allowing states to change the definition of work and extrapolate that this is designed to get around the work requirements in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Again — only a liberal or an idiot could do that.

But Fournier would rather claim racism about Mitt Romney based on his own preconceptions about race and claim Romney is playing the race card — “coincidentally” at the same time the Democrats start pushing out the “GOP is playing the race card” meme — and hide behind “fact checkers” than intellectually admit he is wrong.

His column is horribly offensive and his unwillingness to do anything other than hide behind liberal fact checkers who didn’t really check the facts is pathetic for a person in his position.

To paraphrase Fournier, that leaves one inescapable conclusion: Ron Fournier is either recklessly ignorant of the facts, some of which he possesses – or he is lying about why (and how) he is playing the race card.

Ron Fournier’s actions show that as long as the media sets up phony fact checkers as arbiters of a truth they want that may not be, Mitt Romney must not just beat Barack Obama, but also beat the liberals in the media.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mediabias; msm; politifact; racism
LINKS in post at source.

PolitiFiction - PolitiFact can’t be trusted to get the story right "The website PolitiFact is going to be truth-squadding the Republican convention speakers this week, delivering verdicts on which claims are “mostly true” and which deserve a “pants on fire” rating. Our advice: Pay no attention to those ratings. PolitiFact can’t be trusted to get the story right. ".............

1 posted on 08/30/2012 3:20:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess Bill Clinton must be a racist too, right, since he originally enacted to the welfare work requirements?

2 posted on 08/30/2012 3:24:30 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Poor O'Bunghole supporters... they're all completely PolitiF*cked.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 3:28:08 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Barrio Bummer ~ America's First Gay President")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Competency is racist.

4 posted on 08/30/2012 3:35:58 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Work-for-welfare requirements would apply to everyone on welfare, including blacks, so that doesn’t make it racist. Romney’s critic himself is making the assumption that a disproportionate number of blacks are on welfare and he’s right, but that’s not Romney’s fault.

5 posted on 08/30/2012 3:36:40 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Unam Sanctam

another rasist= Elaine Chao (former Labor Secretary, first Asian female Cabient Secretary

She helped draft the workfare program, tracked the results and knows the success of it

Elaine Chao is a rasist too, then

She was on interview with Cavuto on FOX Business and affirmed the damage that obama did with his extra/un constitutional EO rules change

6 posted on 08/30/2012 3:45:17 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Gargantua; All
"Embrace Freedom, Opportunity" Full Text of Paul Ryan's acceptance speech ".....None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers – a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.

Listen to the way we’re spoken to already, as if everyone is stuck in some class or station in life, victims of circumstances beyond our control, with government there to help us cope with our fate.

It’s the exact opposite of everything I learned growing up in Wisconsin, or at college in Ohio. When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself. That’s what we do in this country. That’s the American Dream. That’s freedom, and I’ll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.".....

7 posted on 08/30/2012 4:18:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MuttTheHoople; All
NM Gov. [Susana] Martinez's Pitch ......"Martinez grew up, like most New Mexicans of Hispanic descent, a Democrat.......

Before she ran for district attorney in Doña Ana County in 1996, two local Republicans invited Martinez and her husband to lunch. Martinez said she knew what they were after: a party switch.

“So, I told Chuck, ‘we'll be polite, enjoy a free lunch and then say goodbye,’” Martinez said. “But we talked about issues. They never used the words Republican, or Democrat, conservative or liberal.” They talked, she said, about welfare and the size of government, about taxes and small businesses.

.....“And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, ‘I'll be damned, we're Republicans.’”

8 posted on 08/30/2012 4:22:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
cbsnbcabccnn logo......

9 posted on 08/30/2012 4:33:36 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Democrats have to run against the Republicans

Republicans have to run against the Democrats... AND the MSM

Some things never change.

10 posted on 08/30/2012 4:44:09 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The fact checkers really came into play in 2008 - and they were allowed to hide behind their nothing-burger candidate.

But now with a record of 4 years, these (cough cough) fact checkers are being exposed for the frauds they are -— just another extension of the Democrat communication department(reporters, pollsters, fact checkers).

11 posted on 08/30/2012 5:58:08 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Unfortunatley, Mark Twain’s popularized categorization of lies (lies, damned lies, and statistics”), needs updating.

2012 version should be “lies, damned lies, and MSM propaganda”.

Saw the Newtster on “Morning Joe” this morning. He had just educated Joe and Mishka on the unbelievable increase in the estimated amounts of recoverable hydrocarbon resources discovered in the USA recently, by fracking and new technology. Ohio’s estimated reserves were increased by 42 times (4200%) in just the last week, proving once again the stupidity of the current administration’s (non) energy policies.

Newt was asked (paraphrasing), “What do you think is the greatest danger to Romney’s election?”

Newt’s answer: “Liberals are better at lying than conservatives are at telling the truth.”

Newt is without a peer in pointing out the fallacy of MSM premises when interviewed.

I hope he’s giving Mitt a few lessons.

12 posted on 08/30/2012 9:02:47 AM PDT by Optimus Maximus (The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it -L von Mises)
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To: Optimus Maximus; Cincinatus' Wife

On Morning Joe; Portman took Halperin to the cleaners on issue of Obama’s getting no cooperation from Republicans. Time has a special issue promulgating the false narrative of Republican obstructionism.

Portman would make a good chief of staff. Or, maybe he could be Romney’s Carney?

13 posted on 08/30/2012 9:46:51 AM PDT by widdle_wabbit
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