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Bogus Betrayal? [New York Times (mis)identifies livid lib as disillusioned Bush supporter]
Fox News "Special Report" - "The Grapevine" ^ | 28 August 2003 | Brit Hume

Posted on 08/28/2003 9:40:41 AM PDT by Stultis

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:37:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

In a front-page story Tuesday on the President and his compassionate conservative agenda, the New York Times said that, "some religious supporters of Mr. Bush say they feel betrayed by promises he made as a candidate and now, they maintain, he has broken as president." The story relies heavily on quotes from one Reverend Jim Wallis, whom the Times describes as an, "early supporter" of the President. Wallis tells the Times Mr. Bush has, "failed the test." He is the only person in the whole story identified as a Bush supporter. But Wallis is, in fact, an ardent Democrat, who did not vote for Mr. Bush, and who edits a liberal religious magazine called Sojourners, which has consistently criticized the President and his administration. None of this is mentioned in the Times story.


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1 posted on 08/28/2003 9:40:42 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Timesink
Ping!
2 posted on 08/28/2003 9:41:03 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Stultis
They lie. All the time.

Nice catch by Fox News...
3 posted on 08/28/2003 9:43:49 AM PDT by Interesting Times (Tag line. You're it.)
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To: Stultis
Shocking!!

Well not really, but it should be...

4 posted on 08/28/2003 9:44:05 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: Stultis
It's desperation time for the left
5 posted on 08/28/2003 9:44:07 AM PDT by MJY1288 (The Enemies of America can Count on the Democrats for Aid and Comfort)
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To: Stultis
No wonder the liberals hate Fox News - they expose their lies!
6 posted on 08/28/2003 9:44:40 AM PDT by Alissa
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To: Stultis
Good for Mr. Hume!
7 posted on 08/28/2003 9:46:01 AM PDT by manna
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To: Stultis
The NY Times? Editorial scandal? Biased journalism? Made-up (almost certainly) quotes? Front-page hit piece on a President Bush?

Who'd of thunk it.

8 posted on 08/28/2003 9:46:06 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: Stultis
Slimes Story:

Bush 'Compassion' Agenda: An '04 Liability?
New York Times - Aug 25, 2003
... Mr. Wallis said Mr. Bush had told him as president-elect that "I don't understand
how poor people think," and appealed to him for help by calling himself "a ...

Repost at Communist Dreams:

Bush 'Compassion' Agenda: A Liability in '04?
Common Dreams - 23 hours ago
... Mr. Wallis said Mr. Bush had told him as president-elect that "I don't understand
how poor people think," and appealed to him for help by calling himself "a ...

The Slimes Synchophation Effect:

News analysis: Bush compassionate agenda at risk
International Herald Tribune, France - Aug 27, 2003
... Wallis said Bush had told him as president-elect that he didn't "understand how
poor people think" and had appealed for help by calling himself "'a white ...

Conservative Compassion
Bangor Daily News, ME - Aug 27, 2003
... drastically cut. In fact, President Bush vowed to increase the size of
AmeriCorps by 50 percent to 75,000 volunteers nationwide. Instead ...

AmeriCorps Backers to Speak Out
Washington Post - Aug 26, 2003
... President Bush has frequently spoken out in favor of the Clinton-era
program and promised to expand it to 75,000 volunteers next year. ...

Bush Campaign Uses Old Theme : ‘ Compassionate Conservativism ...
The MIT Tech, MA - Aug 26, 2003
... Wallis said Bush had told him as president-elect that “I don’t understand how
poor people think,” and appealed to him for help by calling himself “‘a ...

Rev. Wallis bloviations:

Dangerous Religion
Sojourners Magazine, DC - Aug 19, 2003
by Jim Wallis. ... To this aggressive extension of American power in the world, President
George W. Bush adds God—and that changes the picture dramatically. ...

Table Talk
Sojourners Magazine, DC - Aug 19, 2003
... Jim Wallis critiques George W. Bush's transformation from a self-help Methodist to
a man who seems to view his presidency, and America's position of power, as ...

9 posted on 08/28/2003 9:48:32 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Stultis
Any time you hear a person with the title "Reverend" in front of their name endorse some liberal garbage, you can bet that the "church" they are pastoring has absolutely no tie to any major religious body (if they are a pastor at all).
10 posted on 08/28/2003 9:51:11 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Stultis
ping
11 posted on 08/28/2003 9:51:15 AM PDT by sasafras (sasafras (The road to hell is paved with good intentions))
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To: Stultis
When Jayson Blair was the most credibility NYT reporter, but he is gone.
12 posted on 08/28/2003 9:51:44 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Stultis
Fight back against the Slimes. Make your voice heard!


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13 posted on 08/28/2003 9:52:32 AM PDT by Marcus Alonzo Hanna
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To: Stultis
Great post and threads. Thanks.
14 posted on 08/28/2003 9:52:51 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Stultis
I do not feel the least betrayed. I thank God for President Bush, for his leadership and for his patriotism. I think he's a great President. Proud I voted for him. Go, GWB!!
15 posted on 08/28/2003 9:53:02 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Timesink
for your press bias links.
16 posted on 08/28/2003 9:53:09 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Stultis
I guess the Rev. Greg Packer couldn't be reached for comment.
17 posted on 08/28/2003 9:54:52 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Stultis
Britt Hume LOVED sticking the knife in. It was a pleasure to see such well-done stilletto work!
18 posted on 08/28/2003 9:55:04 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Nothing Is More Vile Than A Blowhard With Halitosis! - redruM)
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To: Stultis
BUMP!
19 posted on 08/28/2003 9:57:58 AM PDT by MaeWest
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To: Stultis
Senator Ted Kennedy announced today that, although he has been a Republican all his life, and cherishes the conservative ideals of Ronald Reagan and Strom Thurmond, even he has had to rethink his political identity in light of President Bush's terrible behavior. "I'm thinking of becoming a Democrat" said Ted Kennedy. Sources within the Bush Administration admit that they have screwed up the country and that Senator Kennedy is probably right to abandon their political party. "We suck" said a high ranking officia, who requested anonymity.
20 posted on 08/28/2003 9:58:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: Stultis
Excellent catch by Fox and thanks to you for posting it. I wonder what this POS leftist minister's FR posting name is?


21 posted on 08/28/2003 10:02:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: Stultis
Thanks for this data on this leftist POS Jim Wallis posing a Christian!
22 posted on 08/28/2003 10:03:55 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: Interesting Times
The federal election commission should regulate that New York Times as an arm of the democratic party.
23 posted on 08/28/2003 10:13:36 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Grampa Dave
He propobably posts on here from some of the rhetoric we are getting from people who call themselves the "purist" or "true" whatever that is supposed to mean. Wouldn't have to go read far to get Anti-Bush, he is not a conservative, quotes, just put up a positive Bush thread and in several minutes the people that are not voting for Bush because (fill in the blank) pop out of the woodwork!
24 posted on 08/28/2003 10:16:49 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Alpha Omnicon Pi Mom too!)
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To: PhiKapMom; Miss Marple
It is amazing how many times these phonies say, "I will never vote for GW again as he betrayed me with__________!"

That is an immediate clue that this is a phoney as Miss Marple has deduced long ago. A left wing phoney, paid to be an interuptor on FR.
25 posted on 08/28/2003 10:20:22 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: KellyAdmirer
Hey, lay off the Times! They always accurately quote what they want you to say.
26 posted on 08/28/2003 10:23:07 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Stultis; PhiKapMom; Miss Marple; Howlin; Mo1; Timesink
Here is an example of how the NY Slimes lies and creates so called news. Then it becomes front page or editorial bs in the smaller maggot infested fishwraps across the country.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/972106/posts

Gauthier: The poverty Bush can't grasp
MetroWest Daily News ^ | 8/28/03 | Deborah E. Gauthier


Posted on 08/28/2003 9:31 AM PDT by TastyManatees


Gauthier: The poverty Bush can't grasp

By Deborah E. Gauthier
Thursday, August 28, 2003

President George W. Bush supposedly said, at one point in his campaign three years ago, that he "didn't understand how poor people think."

So according to the New York Times, he asked for the help of the Rev. Jim Wallis, who was director of Call to Renewal, a group of churches that fight poverty. At the time, Bush described himself as a "white Republican guy who doesn't get it." And he wanted to "get it."

Wallis was initially taken with Bush's "compassionate conservative" views, particularly the proposal to provide federal funding for faith-based programs. Wallis now labels Bush a failure.


27 posted on 08/28/2003 10:23:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: Grampa Dave
It is easy to spot and has been although they have ramped up their negativism and nothing ever happens. According to them I am a RINO, liberal, socialist, and the list goes on! Just post that these unknown screen names have been lying in wait until this election and are RATs and you hear back they have been Republican.

Republicans that I know don't threaten not to vote if someone doesn't fit their agenda 100%! And I really resent the fact that they are calling lifelong Republicans RINOs!

My two cents!
28 posted on 08/28/2003 10:24:23 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Alpha Omnicon Pi Mom too!)
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To: Grampa Dave
I have a new one to add to the the I am not voting because -- today I found out someone isn't supporting Pres Bush because he isn't taking a stand on the 10 Commandments in Alabama!
29 posted on 08/28/2003 10:26:31 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Alpha Omnicon Pi Mom too!)
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To: hchutch; Chancellor Palpatine
OK, what's Jim Wallis' FR screen name? He sounds like he might be slumming as a Buchananite :o)
30 posted on 08/28/2003 10:28:08 AM PDT by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.)
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To: Stultis
Bump!

Way to go, Fox!
31 posted on 08/28/2003 10:30:48 AM PDT by talleyman (It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.)
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To: Stultis
Same old tricks from the NY Slimes...
32 posted on 08/28/2003 10:31:11 AM PDT by Tamzee (Incrementalism will seize the day, and the next., and the next... exactly how the left did it....)
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To: Grampa Dave
It amazes me that everyone immediately recognies democrat plants on the Republican call-in lines on C-SPAN (the ones who say "I voted for Bush, BUT...yada, yada, talking point of the day"). Yet, the same people on FR who are so perceptive when it comes to C-SPAN, fail to recognize the EXACT SAME TECHNIQUE used here on this forum ("I voted for Bush, BUT...").

Do they think no liberals read this forum? Do they not understand that liberals have figured out how to mislead, agitate, and divide people on this forum? Do they think liberals can't type?

I will continue to point it out, but I am afraid we have a lot of people who don't understand how liberals operate.

One thing for sure, if you EVER hear me saying that infamous phrase, you will know that I have been replaced with a pod person.

By the way, I have been told that there is someone on DU who calls herself Miss Marple. It's not me, as I don't go there...too creepy. I thought this was interesting. Perhaps someone is trying to make ME look like a double agent. Fat chance.

33 posted on 08/28/2003 10:31:35 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Stultis
More lies from "the newspaper of record." It's amazing they thought they could pull this one off, because Wallis is a well-known liberal and longtime Bush critic.
34 posted on 08/28/2003 10:33:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: Grampa Dave
"Wallis was initially taken with Bush's "compassionate conservative" views, particularly the proposal to provide federal funding for faith-based programs. Wallis now labels Bush a failure."

This seems bogus. Most liberal churchmen were very critical of the "faith-based initiative" right from the get-go, so this story sets off my BS alarm.
35 posted on 08/28/2003 10:38:42 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: Grampa Dave
Thanks, Gramps. I missed that one in my listing of Slimes sychophantisis.
36 posted on 08/28/2003 10:38:57 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: ClearCase_guy
LOL!!
37 posted on 08/28/2003 10:56:43 AM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: Stultis
This just shows why Free Republic is so valuable.

You post the reality of the latest Slime Lies. Then, there is a posting of a smaller fish wrap building more lies on the latest NY Slimes lie that you exposed.

Both articles have been sent to my email lists.
38 posted on 08/28/2003 11:09:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: Stultis
The NY Times editorial fraud investigation group is at:

retrace@nytimes.com
39 posted on 08/28/2003 11:12:00 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: PhiKapMom
They never voted for GW, and I could care less what they call me.

They are as predicted as sunrise and sunset. Regardless of the thread, they take a shot at GW and tell anyone who will listen, "As great conservatives, they will never vote again for GW!"
40 posted on 08/28/2003 11:12:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: Stultis
The Slimes once again proves their credibility, or lack of.
41 posted on 08/28/2003 11:14:53 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Boom Boom! Out go the lights!" - Pat Travers)
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To: Stultis
"All the news we torture and twist til it fits"
42 posted on 08/28/2003 11:19:50 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
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To: Stultis
NYT........all the Socialist/Marxist BS that only it is fit to print!
43 posted on 08/28/2003 11:22:26 AM PDT by PISANO
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To: Grampa Dave
LOL!
44 posted on 08/28/2003 11:26:25 AM PDT by kidd
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To: GOPJ; Pharmboy; reformed_democrat; RatherBiased.com; nopardons; Tamsey; Miss Marple; SwatTeam; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.


This is the nascent Mainstream Media Shenanigans ping list. Please freepmail me to be added or dropped.
Please note this will likely become a high-volume list.
Also feel free to ping me if you come across a thread you would think worthy of the ping list. I can't catch them all!


45 posted on 08/28/2003 12:00:55 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
Thought you'd find this newsworthy! It just never stops, does it?
46 posted on 08/28/2003 12:01:57 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Stultis
Oops, they did it again! :)
47 posted on 08/28/2003 12:06:28 PM PDT by kesg
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To: Grampa Dave
But Wallis is, in fact, an ardent Democrat, who did not vote for Mr. Bush, and who edits a liberal religious magazine called Sojourners, which has consistently criticized the President and his administration. None of this is mentioned in the Times story.

WHEN WILL THE LIBERALS REALIZE THAT THEY CAN'T GET AWAY WITH THEIR LIES!!!

I'm emailig this one out for sure .. if the NYT won't report the truth .. The I will

48 posted on 08/28/2003 12:16:37 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: Stultis; hellinahandcart; Peacerose
I saw this yesterday.

More from "all the news that's fit to slant."

49 posted on 08/28/2003 12:56:36 PM PDT by sauropod (A moose once bit my sister...)
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To: PhiKapMom; Grampa Dave
Oh please.
50 posted on 08/28/2003 12:58:47 PM PDT by sauropod (A moose once bit my sister...)
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