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Louisiana Republican Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace
yahoo news ^ | 7/30/2014 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 07/30/2014 10:54:23 AM PDT by detective

A Republican congressional candidate fled her interview with a major election-forecasting group after being asked why she believed global warming was a hoax and whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

In the Post, David Wasserman, the House editor at the Cook Political Report, detailed his strange encounter with the "frightening" and "fact-averse" Louisiana State Rep. Lenar Whitney.

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She terminates an ambush interview and she gets insulted and is accused of running away.

There is no reason to for conservatives to talk to the MSM. There is no upside.

1 posted on 07/30/2014 10:54:23 AM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Funny they didn’t post a video. Why would she “flee” for holding beliefs that most Americans hold? She wouldn’t. She left because the idiot liberal was wasting her time.

I agree, conservatives should ignore the alphabet news.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 10:59:43 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: detective
When asked if you think Obama was born in the United States, keep calm and answer that question with another question:

Why won't Obama unseal his college records?

3 posted on 07/30/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: detective

“terminates an ambush interview”

Thats exactly right, no other reason pther to use it against her in the future. Same thing happened to Sarah Palin but she made the mistake of trying to be nice to ‘em......... Can’t do it, they’re scumbags.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 11:03:08 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: detective

The video they link to is brilliant. She’s very good. I can see why they hate her.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/lenar-whitney-global-warming_n_5543598.html


5 posted on 07/30/2014 11:05:28 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: detective

What else could she be asked?

Views on contraception?
Age of the earth?
Exclusivity of Salvation through Christ?


6 posted on 07/30/2014 11:06:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: detective
Glowbull Warming is a hoax and how would anyone know where Soetoro was born?
7 posted on 07/30/2014 11:08:48 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: detective

I think the best reply would be:

Kenya? Hawaii? Chicago?

What difference does it make?


8 posted on 07/30/2014 11:12:22 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: detective

I slap my sides with laughter when a member of the Leftist media uses the term “Fact Averse” to describe someone else. What a hoot.

For this media we have today, there are no real questions that need to be asked of Obama. I mean, what could there be to clarify regarding him? He’s perfect... There’s only his haters who think there might be a problem with things. “I’m not going to feed into that!” LOL

His fraudulent birth certificate is rock solid to them. He bowing before foreign leaders, why it’s just the best thing ever. Him insulting our allies? It’s refreshing I tell ya. Him arming terrorists? Great idea! Adventurism by other large global powers? Well he can’t do anything about that, just because he’s withdrawing our fleet from the high seas. What do we expect from him anyway? We can’t be all things to all people.

And yet, his predecessors were able to keep a level head, a sense of order, and respect for the United States in tact, during their terms in office. It wasn’t too big a task for them.

So no, there’s only the “Fact Averse” Right. To these people everything Obama does is golden. Any questions of this, why the people have to be “Fact Averse”.

And so it goes with Obama and the three monkeys main stream media, hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil... unless it’s those “Fact Averse” people out there who see them all for who they are.


9 posted on 07/30/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: detective

When being interviewed by the MSM ALWAYS get a list of the questions beforehand and draw up an agreement for the station manager and interviewer to sign beforehand where the agree to stick only to those questions. If they won’t sign it, it’s an ambush. Speaking from personal experience.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 11:19:00 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: demshateGod

“The video they link to is brilliant. She’s very good. I can see why they hate her.”

Exactly. There is nothing “frightening” or “fact averse” about her. Why would she waste her time in an ambush interview with some leftist media type?

The fact that she terminated the interview instead of trying to win him over is a positive.


11 posted on 07/30/2014 11:20:04 AM PDT by detective
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To: Leaning Right

Why did billionaire Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal pay Obama’s way through Harvard Law School?


12 posted on 07/30/2014 11:21:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: detective

The republican leadership does similarly when it comes to Obama’s eligibility. They’ve been avoiding the issue since Obama first appeared on the scene. Ask a repub leader about Obama and he runs for a bed to hide under. Result: six years of coverup when both Obama and his wife have acknowledged o’s daddy was Kenyan. (O’s personal birth cert is an interesting diversion to be sure, but the repub leaders run away from that too). The blame is not just on Obama. The blame is on Boehner primarily ( and an amazingly well coordinated coverup in the courts).


13 posted on 07/30/2014 11:25:03 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: detective

She scarrdy cat?


14 posted on 07/30/2014 11:25:30 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish
“She scarrdy cat?”

No. Just the opposite. She terminated the ambush interviewer and the little media bitch ran crying to the Washington Post.

I like what she did.

15 posted on 07/30/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT by detective
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To: detective

At some point it may make sense to bail but generally a conservative candidate that can’t handle an interview without running away shouldn’t run for office. We need strong candidates that can get in their face and explain our positions even with hostile interviewers. Maybe that happened here I am not sure.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 11:33:48 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Leaning Right
When asked if you think Obama was born in the United States, keep calm and answer that question with another question:

or you could ask:

"Why has he put forth [multiple] obviously fake birth certificates? What is he hiding? or

"It is incumbent upon HIM to prove he is qualified under The Constitution for the office he occupies. Not upon me to disprove it."

17 posted on 07/30/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A better question:

Why did three Arab princes meet untimely deaths after it was discovered that they were tied to Al Queda?


18 posted on 07/30/2014 11:34:49 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: Blackirish

if you’ve ever dealt with the MSM you have to know they are always working either on a news item of interest to the public or one side of a political issue or another, otherwise you wouldn’t be interviewed. She saw the writing on the wall when they lobbed that one at her. The MSM does that at some point of their interview if you don’t agree with who they worship; they lob a question at you that either way you answer it, you’re going to look bad. She saw the writing on the wall. Best to say nothing than to remove all doubt. I got ambushed once; never again. Pre-approved questions and no surprises on a legal contract or no dice.

Here’s what has the liberal MSM panties in a wad about her:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/politics/campaign-2014-lenar-whitney-global-warming-is-a-hoax/2014/07/30/e06388ce-17f8-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_video.html


19 posted on 07/30/2014 11:36:40 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: demshateGod

“Quite inconveniently for Al Gore, and for the rest of the politicians who continue to advance this delusion, any 10-year-old can invalidate their thesis with one of the simplest scientific devices known to man: a thermometer,” Whitney said,

OUCHIE OUCH OUCH!!!


20 posted on 07/30/2014 11:37:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: detective
There is no reason to for conservatives to talk to the MSM. There is no upside.

Probably not. But asking someone to explain themselves and to support statements they have made is hardly 'ambush journalism'. If she can't give her reasons for saying what she said then running for political office is probably not the best career choice for her.

21 posted on 07/30/2014 11:39:40 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: jsanders2001

If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. 101 of campaigning...deflect question then turn it around on interviewer...Duh!!


22 posted on 07/30/2014 11:40:06 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: detective

The global warming question was a softball she should have smacked out of the city. The Obamunist question should have been met with, “At this point, what difference does it make? The damage has already been done. I can tell you this, my kid needed to provide more documentation to play little league than Obama needed to run for president. That was your job, and you guys haven’t done it. I could ask you the same question, what does the press think, and at this point, after two elections, its probably too late for you to have done your job, isn’t it?

He’s probably is a citizen, but the fact that you are still asking the question is a failure of the 4th estate. I can’t, and won’t, force a free press into meeting its responsibilities - this is the price you pay for free speech. When speech is free, you many times get what you pay for.”


23 posted on 07/30/2014 11:41:12 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: detective

Followed by questions of who is the President of Rangoon, blah, blah, blah. Stupid media.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 11:41:33 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: detective

I would just say that 0bama has stated he was born in two separate hospitals in Hawaii.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 11:42:20 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: plain talk
“a conservative candidate that can’t handle an interview without running away shouldn’t run for office.”

I'm sure she could “handle” the little leftist punk. But I like the way she shut him down and refused to participate in the ridiculous ambush interview.

Too many conservatives think they need to win over the hostile MSM. Liberals and leftists demand questions in advance and shut down interviews if reporters ask the wrong thing.

Of course he is going to run to the Washington Post and claim she ran away because she was “fact averse”. The MSM will always insult conservatives no matter what.

26 posted on 07/30/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT by detective
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To: nascarnation

Or:

“If ‘O’ received ‘college aid for foreign students’ I don’t actually KNOW.”


27 posted on 07/30/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Blackirish

True. But if you’ve ever dealt with the MSM they often gang up on you. The best way is to take a quick breath, pause to clear your mind then speak what you do know. If you don’t know the answer say so but tell them you can look into it then get back to them.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 11:45:12 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: demshateGod

For later.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 11:46:37 AM PDT by matthew fuller (https://www.facebook.com/BrianKolfage/posts/714871581908295)
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To: detective

The Cook Political Report isn’t the “MSM.” It is, however, paid attention to in the political world in which Ms. Whitney operates.

It may well be that the writer went into the interview with a bias, but if someone is running for office they have to anticipate and know how to respond to questions they don’t like. If only there were a video, either to exonerate her or to validate the writer’s interpretation of what happened. In the meanwhile, the guy with the “ink” wins.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 11:49:35 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: detective

They may not win over hostile media but I expect them to get in their face and dominate the media while educating the public. We need warriors not choir directors. So I am not big on walkouts.


31 posted on 07/30/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: The Sons of Liberty
"It is incumbent upon HIM to prove he is qualified under The Constitution for the office he occupies. Not upon me to disprove it."

And that is the ONLY correct answer. It's not up to us to speculate on where he was born, it's up to HIM to PROVE to US that he was born in Hawaii. So far he has failed to do so. If they say it has been proven, ask them how? By what? Specifically. Don't let them dance away or turn it around. It's on THEM, not US.

32 posted on 07/30/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: detective

My question would be, why did she consent to the “interview” in the first place?


33 posted on 07/30/2014 11:57:42 AM PDT by sport
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To: plain talk

They were wasting her time. It’s foolish to argue with fools.


34 posted on 07/30/2014 11:59:09 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DoodleDawg

I haven’t seen the video. Is there one?


35 posted on 07/30/2014 12:01:46 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

“a softball she should have smacked out of the city”

This was not a live, televised interview where someone can score points with a good answer. This was an ambush interview where the punk kept asking questions until he got an answer he could twist around to make her look bad.

I agree with you. Someone should not walk out on a live, televised interview. Get in their face and answer the question. This interview was just an attempt to make her look bad.

Shut it down and let the little bitch go crying to whoever he wants.


36 posted on 07/30/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective
A Republican congressional candidate fled her interview with a major election-forecasting group after being asked why she believed global warming was a hoax and whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States,

I'll bite on those questions.

1. Global warming is a hoax, ginned up by fear-mongering, grant-seeking academic leftist "scientists" and egged on by power-hungry statists.

2. Obama was born in the USA, his father being Franklin Marshall Davis, the commie pederast.

Any other questions, Mr. Democrat Reporter?

37 posted on 07/30/2014 12:05:00 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

The left, including and especially the media, are not just people who disagree with you. They’re traitors who want you reeducated or worse. They’re working really hard to marginalize you in every way. I’ve thought for a long time we give them credibility when we go on their shows etc. It makes it look like the other side is interested in debate. No, they’re godless totalitarians. They’re evil.


38 posted on 07/30/2014 12:05:40 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: detective
I expected this to be from some activist left-wing site that was trying to heckle and ambush a Republican candidate.

I did not expect this from a well-respected group like Charlie Cook's Cook Political Report.

Shame on them. I expected better from them.

-PJ

39 posted on 07/30/2014 12:08:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: demshateGod

The sad part is EVERYBODY knows what’s coming and why can’t these Republicans have a set of snappy comebacks ready to zing?

I mean debating with journo grads isn’t exactly heavy duty intellectual lifting.

If they can’t do it themselves, have a journ-0-list type reference on the net to work from and memorize it.


40 posted on 07/30/2014 12:09:30 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I’d just say this:

“Well, I wasn’t at the hospital so I have no personal knowledge of where he was born. I do know that he submitted a profile of himself to his publisher back in the ‘90s in which he wrote that he was born in Kenya. Perhaps you should ask Mr. Obama why he did that?”


41 posted on 07/30/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: demshateGod
I haven’t seen the video. Is there one?

I don't know. The one people have been linking to appears to be a campaign video where she does, indeed, appear logical and thoughtful. But nobody is questioning her on that one.

42 posted on 07/30/2014 12:10:35 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: plain talk

I do think she showed bravery and wisdom in walking out, but I also remember that state rep from Nv shutting down that MSNBC homo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44HmECf7evY


43 posted on 07/30/2014 12:11:22 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: EDINVA

“the guy with the “ink” wins.”

The guy with the ink always has an advantage. Particularly if they are trying to make someone look bad.

The Cook Political Report may not be MSM but the punk immediately ran to the Washington Post and called her “frightening” and “fact averse”. He would have insulted her and called her names no matter what she said.

Watch her video. Another poster put it up. She is intelligent, articulate and dead right about global warming being a fraud.

His only purpose was to discredit her. He lied when he said she was “fact averse.”

She was right to shut down the interview. He was going to lie about her and insult her no matter what she said.


44 posted on 07/30/2014 12:14:12 PM PDT by detective
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To: nascarnation
“debating with journo grads isn’t exactly heavy duty intellectual lifting.”

This is not a debate. This is someone trying to make her look bad asking questions over and over trying to get her to say something he can use against her.

This is someone who ran to the Washington Post after the interview and called her “fact averse” and “frightening”.

Watch her video. She is intelligent and articulate. I am sure she could out debate this little liberal punk. But that is not what was happening. He was not interested in her opinions. He was only interested in insulting her and making her look bad. She was right to shut him down.

45 posted on 07/30/2014 12:22:13 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

What’s scary is that 95 percent of the posters on Yahoo are piling their idiocy on this lady. The brainwashed masses are everywhere to bring their two minutes hate.


46 posted on 07/30/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: sport

“My question would be, why did she consent to the “interview” in the first place?”

He said he was from Cook Political Reports. There was no way to know it was going to be an ambush interview.


47 posted on 07/30/2014 12:25:29 PM PDT by detective
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To: Luke21

“What’s scary is that 95 percent of the posters on Yahoo are piling their idiocy on this lady. The brainwashed masses are everywhere to bring their two minutes hate.”

I wonder how many of them are paid trolls.


48 posted on 07/30/2014 12:28:36 PM PDT by detective
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To: MeshugeMikey; NFHale; RitaOK; trisham; All

” - - - In the Post, David Wasserman, the House editor at the Cook Political Report, - - - “

Wasserman, - - Wasserman - - ? Why is that name sooooooo familiar?


49 posted on 07/30/2014 12:38:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: detective

If the reporter went over the top and provoked her exiting the interview, Cook should fire him. That’s not the reputation the Cook Political Report has established and enjoyed for the past several decades. It’s not worth it to lose its reputation for being pretty objective because of one biased reporter.


50 posted on 07/30/2014 12:47:25 PM PDT by EDINVA
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