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Are the Media Telling the Truth About Romney's "Lies"?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/04/12 | John Merline

Posted on 09/05/2012 4:25:39 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

It has now become an accepted fact by the mainstream press that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are engaged in a campaign of, to put it charitably, untruths.

Typical is a report by the New York Times' Jackie Calmes, who wrote last week that the "number of falsehoods and misleading statements from the Romney campaign coming in for independent criticism has reached a level not typically seen." [snip]

But most of the allegations of lying don't hold up well to closer examination. Worse, some of the media complaints about the campaign's veracity are themselves based on factual mistakes.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mediabias; medicare; romney; ryan

1 posted on 09/05/2012 4:25:49 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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Unfounded, unsubstantiated accusations of lying are about all the hussein campaign and their minions have. They can't run on their record, it looks like complete failure unless you're an un America and anti American {expletive} like hussein. They can't tread too far down the path of a typical smear campaign without looking like the bad guy and giving up about the only thing hussein has going for him - a lot of people still perceive him as a nice guy. I don't, I don't like liars, socialists, nor people who wish to control their fellow man hussein is not a nice guy, no one you'd ever want to call a friend..

So we are going to see and hear a lot of childish accusations. As long as RR stay above this, stay on message the tactic will fail. hussein will be forced to eventually go for broke and go full-on negative. Then it is going to get ugly.

2 posted on 09/05/2012 4:58:01 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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Robert Reich attempts to defend the lamestream media on this topic here:

3 posted on 09/05/2012 5:10:34 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Rove Must Go

He’ll destroy the candidacy of ANY non-RINO that he and his big-money, elitist cronies did not hand-pick, even if it means bringing down his own party and assuring that Harry Reid and the Democrats retain control of the United States Senate. He’s played this sick little game for far too long... and that’s why Karl Rove has got to go.

- Sign The Rove Must Go Petition Now -

We all know the truth in our hearts, but none of us has dared to give it voice until now. Rove and his cronies had ALREADY MADE the decision to cut-off Congressman Todd Akin’s money, and destroy his candidacy, well before Akin’s unfortunate gaff.

The gaff was only an excuse. In today’s media-drive society, a gaff by a candidate is an eventuality that typically goes unreported and unnoticed.

Rove and his cronies knew it would happen... they were waiting for it... chomping at the bit with baited-breath... so they could make dog-gone well sure that the media reported it, and then use it to justify the sabotage that they were lying-in-wait to commit.

No one is fooled... but Rove’s latest attack is not just an attack on Akin. Make no mistake, it’s primarily an attack against YOU. Rove declared war against conservatives long ago, we just didn’t know it.

Outside of pulling the lever for Rove-chosen candidates, red-blooded conservatives like you and me have no place in Karl Rove’s Universe; and as far as he’s concerned, it’s about time that all of us got used to the idea... we should all just sit down and shut up... and that’s why Karl Rove Must Go.

Sign the Rove Must Go Petition right now. It will only take a few seconds to give Rove a piece of your mind, and tell him to pack his bags. Let Rove know that the American people don’t want him to go away mad... we just want him to go away.

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“Karl Rove Has Made Himself Toxic...” -Phyllis Schlafly

Schlafly and other conservative who have called for Rove to go quietly into that goodnight are saying what should have been said long ago. At every turn, Rove has gone out of his way to stick his long knives into the backs of far too many conservatives.

Rove and his deep-pocketed, elite cronies either try to crush conservative candidates in the primaries, or destroy these candidates in the general election when the people have the unmitigated gall to reject his hand-picked RINOs.

He did it to Sharron Angle, allowing Harry Reid to keep his seat and his position as Senate Majority Leader where he routinely blocks efforts to; repeal ObamaCare, put a clamp on our nation’s out-of-control spending and roll back the radical Obama agenda.

He did it to Christine O’Donnell because she had the audacity to beat his hand-picked RINO, former Congressman Mike Castle, in the primary. He did it to Joe Miller, who challenged RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. He’s taken countless pot-shots at Sarah Palin... and so many others.

That’s Rove’s standard operating procedure... his calling card... and he has clearly exposed, in each and every instance, his motives and priorities... he would rather see a Democrat win than a conservative candidate, not of his choosing, succeed.

Long-time conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly said it best: “Rove has made himself toxic....” He has become “an embarrassment” and the American people “don’t want any more of his advice in secret briefings or publicly on Fox News.”

Rove must go. This festering cancer must be purged from the body of the conservative movement, and you can help make that happen by putting your name and comments on the Rove Must Go petition right now.

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“Rove And The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Had Every Intention Of Pulling Akin’s Money And Crushing His Candidacy Well Before That Unfortunate Gaff.” -Anonymous

That’s the statement that came out of the mouth of one of our inside sources in Missouri Republican politics, who for obvious reasons, asked to remain anonymous.

Normally, we wouldn’t print an unattributed comment (even though we hear a lot of them and they are typically spot-on), but in this case, as we said at the beginning of this email, far too many of us, in our hearts, already believe the sentiment expressed in that statement to be true.

Let’s look at what happened... and keep in mind how suspiciously fast everything transpired as events clearly illustrate that the fix was in and why Rove has become toxic and why he must go.

On Sunday, August 19, Akin, in an attempt to yet again defend the pro-life position that he has heroically defended for years without wavering or compromise, tripped over himself and made a statement that sounded unfeeling and chauvinistic.

Gaffs happen... just ask Mitt Romney who once said that he likes “to fire people,” among a long list of other things... just ask Barack Obama who once said there are “57 states” ... just ask Rush Limbaugh who used a very derogatory and inexcusable word to question the “virtue” of a young lady, Sandra Fluke, who wants to force other people to pay for her birth control.

Akin made a mistake, but unlike so many others he didn’t wait to make amends. Later that same day, confirmed by the Associated Press, Akin apologized, but he didn’t apologize quickly enough for Karl Rove, who was ready to pounce and take him out.

Within hours, media reports quoted “anonymous GOP sources” (we wonder who?) who swore that Akin would announce the very next day (Monday) that he was withdrawing from the race... and just to put the icing on the cake, the NRSC and Rove announced that they would pull all the money that had been allocated for Akin’s Senatorial campaign.

Rove probably thought he had forced Akin’s hand, just as he had forced the hands of so many before him.

Even former-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee noticed that something wasn’t quite right. “There was such a chorus, orchestrated chorus after him, quickly, publicly.” And Huckabee, a man of firm moral character, has urged the Rove and the elites to relent: “Take a spy who has to be brought in from the cold as the old expression goes.”

But Rove won’t relent... and we don’t want him to relent... it’s too late... we want Karl Rove and the Arlen Specter and Olympia Snowe look-a-likes he tries to sneak into office out of the picture... the sooner, the better.

- Sign The Rove Must Go Petition Now -

“Rove Instantly Went Ballistic Over Akin’s Unfortunate But Innocent Phraseology. That’s Because He Never Liked Akin And Never Supported Him. He Bet On A Primary Candidate Who Lost To Akin, Who Was Not The Country Club Republican Choice To Take On McCaskill.” -Joseph Farah

But Akin wasn’t going anywhere, so Rove and company applied the full court press. Showing an aggression that is rarely shown against Democrats they all piled on.

They actually gave Akin a deadline, and convinced others to do the same. The elite attack machine started screaming so loud against Akin that you couldn’t even hear a liberal criticism of Akin over the media noise THEY were making.

Trying to sound reasonable and non-vindictive, they peddled the cover story that Akin should withdraw and their egregious actions were justified because “Akin can’t win,” and they pointed to a hastily released quickie poll that showed Akin had lost 10 points to his opponent, Senator Clair McCaskill since making the unfortunate gaff.

But then, a week later, several polls showed that Akin was surviving the ordeal... in spite of the gaff... in spite of the feeding frenzy against him... he was either ahead-of or tied-with Claire McCaskill.

And when the media asked Rove and the Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus if they would relent and support Akin’s campaign, since it was obvious that he COULD WIN.... do you know what they said?

No! Priebus practically yelled at a reporter when he said: “He could be tied,” but “we’re not going to send him a penny,” and the cover story of demanding Akin’s withdrawal from the race because he “couldn’t win,” was proved as false as the make-believe outrage over Akin’s initial gaff.

Have you ever seen Rove and the rest of the elites move so quickly and decisively against a member of the political opposition? Of course not, but then again, Akin committed an unpardonable sin... and it wasn’t the unfortunate gaff... rather, it was his opposition to the RINO philosophy of Rove and the elites.

Rove told Akin that he had to go quietly into that goodnight. Well, now it’s your turn to tell Karl Rove to go quietly into that goodnight.

- Sign The Rove Must Go Petition Now -

“We Should Sink Todd Akin. If He’s Found Mysteriously Murdered, Don’t Look For My Whereabouts.” -Karl Rove

And now, Rove and company aren’t even bothering to hide their venom. The hatred is out in the open for all to see. Rove also told the press, “we don’t care who the nominee is, other than get Akin out.”

And Rove added that there are at least “five people who are interested” in replacing Akin; and we’re sure that every single one of them has Karl Rove’s Seal of Approval.

Well, Rove doesn’t have our Seal of Approval. As far as we’re concerned, Rove is the problem and his removal is the solution. It’s time to shun him, and if you agree, you can make that happen by signing the Rove Must Go Petition right now.

Joseph Farah again: “Something is blocking a clear view right now – and it’s not a slip of the tongue by Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, who once again leads his Democratic opponent, Claire McCaskill, in the polls. It’s the person who, more than anyone else, tried to demonize and vilify Akin for that slip of the tongue. No, I’m not talking about Rachel Maddow or Arianna Huffington. I’m talking about Republican political consultant Karl Rove... It’s now Rove who is hurting his party, not Akin.”

Referring to Rove’s apology over his “death threat joke” at Akin’s expense, Farah went on to say: “But an apology is hardly enough... it’s time for Rove to take his own advice to Akin and get out of the way.”

No, it’s not enough.

Phyllis Schlafly agrees, but she simply doesn’t want Rove’s exit from politics, she wants the media to get the message too: “Karl Rove has made himself toxic to Republicans... Any candidate or network who hires Rove will now be tarnished... Rove has been calling on Todd Akin to resign, but the one who should resign because he made an embarrassing, malicious and downright stupid remark is Karl Rove.”

William Murray, who heads the Government is Not God (GING) PAC says that Rove’s comment “was so distasteful as to shame the entire Republican Party.”

We possess in this great country, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, a “government of the people, by the people and for the people,” not a government of Karl Rove, by Karl Rove and for Karl Rove; and there’s only one way that Rove and others like him are going to get that message.

Rove, and men like him, are a sickness within the conservative movement and must go. We want Karl Rove gone and you can join us by signing the Rove Must Go Petition right now.

- Sign The Rove Must Go Petition Now -

Floyd Brown

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4 posted on 09/05/2012 5:16:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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They will make it sound like they are.

5 posted on 09/05/2012 7:01:32 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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