Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Facebook Messages Reveal Secret Plan (EXTREME READ - Mark Mayfield Death)
Business Insider ^ | July 14, 2014 | Brett Logiurato

Posted on 07/14/2014 9:39:39 AM PDT by Hostage

New Facebook messages reviewed and reported on by The New York Times on Monday reveal a plan to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Mississippi) bed-ridden wife in a nursing home. Those efforts led to multiple arrests and escalating tension in the last two weeks of Mississippi's U.S. Senate Republican primary.

The Times' Campbell Robertson uncovered the messages while examining the events that preceded the suicide of Mark Mayfield, a local Tea Party leader who was one of those arrested in the alleged conspiracy to photograph Rose Cochran. Those photographs were included as part of a video posted on the blog of local activist "Constitutional Clayton" Kelly, who police allege snuck into Rose Cochran's nursing home and photographed her without consent.

The new Facebook messages — involving Kelly, Mayfield, and John Mary, the former co-host of a conservative talk-radio show with Cochran's challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel — provide evidence there was a plan to photograph Rose Cochran as a way to draw attention to Cochran's relationship with a female staffer.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel; mississippirunoff
This is mostly just a repeat the NY Times piece that was posted earlier today here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3179972/posts

Always be wary of the NY Times and their motives.

The relevance of this story has important symbolism for the war between the GOP establishment (GOPe) and the GOP Tea Party faction.

THE INJUSTICE STEMS FROM THE COCHRAN CAMP IN TAKING VICIOUS INFERENCES FROM UNFOUNDED FACTS AND RUNNING A FALSE ATTACK AD TARGETING AN INNOCENT MAN MARK MAYFIELD WHOSE ONLY RELEVANCE WAS IN HIS CLOSENESS TO CHRIS MCDANIEL AND MALIGNING HIM TO THE EXTREME CAUSING HIS BRUTAL ARREST UNDER CONTRIVED FELONY CHARGES, HIS LOSS OF JOB AND HIS MYSTERIOUS DEATH.

For those following this story, the phrase I asterisked below as ***said he would provide*** is a textbook case of journalistic error carried forward (JECF).

Here's what the BI piece writes:

"According to the Times, Mayfield was asked in the messages to take the picture of Rose Cochran, since his mother was staying in the same nursing home. He declined, but ***said he would provide*** Kelly with another person who could help him execute the plan. This person has not been named or charged."

And here is what the NY Times writes:

"Mr. Mayfield did not take part in these exchanges. But he was contacted at one point, apparently by Mr. Mary, and asked to take Ms. Cochran’s picture, since his own mother was in St. Catherine’s. He declined. Instead, according to the message traffic, he agreed to set Mr. Kelly up with someone else — a person who has not been named or charged — who could help Mr. Kelly carry out his plan."

See the difference?

But there's more.

Note that the NY Times is is reporting a facebook discussion that they point out that Mark Mayfield had no part in. In other words a facebook discussion bring up the name 'Mark Mayfield' ignited a vicious campaign of revenge and punishment that led to the death of an innocent man that had nothing to do with the conflict.

Knowledge of this story and the relevance of its elements are what underpin the conflict between the GOPe and the GPO Tea Party faction.

1 posted on 07/14/2014 9:39:39 AM PDT by Hostage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: WKB

WKB please ping the MS list, thank you.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 9:40:21 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hostage

The more I hear of things like this NY Times article running cover for Cochran’s campaign, the more I am certain this poor man didn’t just commit suicide. Any real reporters with guts could end up bigger than Woodward and Bernstein because this story makes Watergate look like the third rate burglary it was. The crimes involved — slandering your own party, vote buying, discarding votes, tampering with election procedures, possible murder — are tremendously bigger. The cover up has to be enormous. The only difference in this case is that the president of the United States has not been involved, but here it is involving the republican party once again. It really won’t matter what type of voter fraud the democrats come up with from now on. The republicans will always be tarred as the party of election fraud and that pile of GOPe manure did this to their own selves.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 10:12:19 AM PDT by Waryone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hostage; WKB; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

MS Ping


4 posted on 07/14/2014 10:20:08 AM PDT by petitfour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hostage

But Mayfield’s mother died early this year.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 10:21:40 AM PDT by petitfour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hostage
Many call the NY Times the New York Slimes

Beware the Main Stream Media garbage

6 posted on 07/14/2014 10:24:11 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: petitfour

The photos or video of Rose Cochran in the nursing home were taken in May this year.

Somehow Kelly, Mary and Sager (the 3 others slated for arrest; the so-called co-conspirators) knew Mayfield’s mother was in or had been in the same nursing home as Rose Cochran. Ostensibly because Mayfield knew the facility they asked him to walk in and get a photo of Rose Cochran. The facebook discussion says Mayfield declined.

Further, the NY Times writes that Mayfield had no part in the facebook discussion.

The only reason the Madison police department (Madison Mayor is a strong Cochran supporter) arrested Mayfield is because his name popped up in a facebook discussion. Mayfield said he had nothing to do with the discussion or the photo/filming of Rose Cochran.

Yet, Cochran had a conference with his lawyers and the Mayor of Madison and the result was a brutal arrest of an innocent mam. What’s more they ran an attack ad on Mayfield showing him in cuffs and calling him a felon.

This resulted in Mayfield’s main clients, from which he derived his livelihood, cutting him off. Not only that the charges were FELONY charges and the bond was set at $250,000, the maximum and then was increased as they added bogus charges of conspiracy. Compare that bond amount with the amount for two young persons in their twenties also in Madison who at the same time were charged with sex with a minor and whose bond was set at 5000 and 25000.

No doubt that Cochran and his lawyers used their power in this to crush Mark Mayfield whose only sin was his support of the Tea Party and his closeness to Chris McDaniel.

Further, the communications director for the NRSC egged on and on about how Mayfield was the mastermind and was a felon; (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3179663/posts). That ties the entire GOPe to this death. Blood is on their hands.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson