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

Skip to comments.

Republicans flip out over lawyer flap (SUN-TIMES NEWSWOMAN NAILED BY "RIGHT-WING WEB SITES")
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 19, 2007 | JENNIFER HUNTER Sun-Times Columnist

Posted on 07/19/2007 4:05:30 AM PDT by Chi-townChief

Philadelphia man isn't only GOP member switching sides in 2008

Ever been harassed by a group of irate Republicans? For the past few days, since a news story of mine was published on Monday, I have been bombarded with dozens of daily e-mails from Republicans calling me a liar, demanding I be fired, and insisting on a retraction.

The grumbling arose partially because my editor took a small part of my story and made it into a headline: "GOP lawyer sold on Dems." Reporters don't write headlines, editors do. And they want to write something catchy so readers will read the darned story.

The story was not about the GOP lawyer; it was about the speeches five Democratic presidential candidates gave to a convention of trial lawyers (those two words "trial lawyers" also make Republicans crazy) last Sunday. As reporters usually do, I asked two attendees after the session what they thought about the speeches.

One of the men I interviewed, Jim Ronca, identified himself as a disgruntled Republican, fed up with the Bush White House, who was going to give his vote and money to Democrats. In my story I called him a "staunch Republican." His wife was standing by his side, and so was a friend, a Democrat from New York, Ted Oshman, neither of whom disputed Ronca's description of himself as a Republican.

Oshman added during our interview that he could "not eliminate one of" the Democrats, they all spoke so well. That line ended up in a subhead on the story.

After the story was published, some Republicans posted to right-wing Web sites the two headlines and the two paragraphs quoting Ronca.

And so the madness began.

Industrious partisans, upset that anyone calling himself a Republican could possibly think of supporting the Democrats, decided to "investigate" Ronca, an attorney from Philadelphia. And what they found, they told me, was a long history of Ronca giving more money to Democrats than Republicans. (In fact, much of the money he donated to Democrats was after George W. Bush was elected.)

Richard Rentfrow sent a "notice" each day demanding I give him "Jim Ronca's GOP credentials" or he would "out" me to other papers and Web sites. After he sent me what he described as his "5th notice" he posted an e-mail decrying me as "a lying liberal Democrat girl reporter." Thank you Richard, at my age it's nice to be thought of as a girl.

"Is this a story or an editorial?" wrote Reg Fennell. "You know your "staunch Republican" is NOTHING OF THE SORT! You know he has a history of not supporting Republicans. Did you really believe this would go unnoticed or are you simply comfortable with intellectual dishonesty to your readers? Maybe you're just lazy and careless." Oh, Reg, calm down.

Here's another from Jeffery Cernekee: "It seems that you must be on the demorats [sic] payroll. Your claim that a prominent republican is changing his ways. Too bad the truth will come out and of course it did that he gave most of his money to the demorats [sic]. Will you please get you [sic] facts straight or quit reporting on things you do not have a clue about. . . . Do you have to lie to give the impression that people are leaving the republicans to vote for the demorats [sic]? How bush of you."

Karen Mango wrote: "Have you been fired yet for your lie about your trial lawyer/staunch republican turned democrat? Are you shamefaced for believing a TRIAL LAWYER??? I hope you finally did the research that the bloggers did with a google entry -- your Ronca has given to democrats all his life. He lied to you, and you printed it. You didn't research, you were salivating over going to print with an anti-republican story, and the truth never mattered. Don't fall back on the ''he said he was a staunch republican,'' because your article does not attribute his political stance as a quote, but as fact.

"I can't wait for your next article: All Trial Lawyers are Lying Jerks."

The final kicker for all you Republicans who read my column with a magnifying glass is a press release issued Wednesday: "One of Chicago's key Republican fund-raisers, CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy today announced that he is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the 2008 election."

Duffy says he intends to remain a registered Republican.

mailto:jhunter@suntimes.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicago; democrats; lefties; rats
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last
So now it's all her editors' fault - and she finds yet another phony "Terry Duffy" to proclaim himself as a "registered Republican" for Hitlery.
1 posted on 07/19/2007 4:05:32 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
dims NEVER accept responsibility for anything they screw up... even if they are a leftists from England and are not American. They are International leftists... and by default are dims!

LLS

2 posted on 07/19/2007 4:08:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

Always a large sack of excuses when you catch them with their knickers down around their knees...


3 posted on 07/19/2007 4:08:59 AM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

Interesting to find out what kind of court appointed connections this lawyer has.


4 posted on 07/19/2007 4:10:10 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Krankor; fieldmarshaldj; originalbuckeye; Mr. Silverback; Grimmy; elizabetty; airborne; ...

PING


5 posted on 07/19/2007 4:11:24 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

Staunch seems to be the inoperative adjective. Perhaps reporters/journalists/columnists/partisans should just step away from the use of adjectives. They are nothing but a continued source of bias on display.


6 posted on 07/19/2007 4:12:03 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: longtermmemmory
For a hundred or so dollars, my firm will consider a call to find out.

Their maybe additional billings...
7 posted on 07/19/2007 4:20:12 AM PDT by Issaquahking
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
Propaganda Writer - Democrat Woof Pack

Pagan Witch!

8 posted on 07/19/2007 4:21:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

In Philadelphia, the word a few years ago was for Democrats to register Republican in order to mess up the Republican primaries. The few dyed in the wool Democrats I know well here are still registered Republicans. They are always accusing Republicans of shady tactics, but turn a blind eye to the ethics of their own actions. When it pleases them, they claim to be registered Republicans.


9 posted on 07/19/2007 4:21:42 AM PDT by Marylander (These Stalinists)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
This business of “Republicans for ( you fill in the rat candidate) is an example of the democrat simpleton ratmedia learning a lesson from Florida 2000. Remember how the rat was so sure he had been “cheated” in the Florida, especially in the panhandle? They lost there maybe 80/20 in spite of the fact that the registration numbers were about 90/10 in the rat’s favor. The rat and his boot lickers in the ratmedia could not understand how ANYONE could be a registered rat and vote GOP! Heaven forbid! Being a linear instead of a dynamic thinker the rat’s brain can not process this information. He can not understand that people register in a party for different reasons. He can not understand that registering rat does not mean always and forever voting rat. Finding registered rats that vote GOP is just as easy as finding registered GOPers who vote rat. Its a function of the Bell Curve, but flat line thinkers like the rat don’t understand that.
10 posted on 07/19/2007 4:23:28 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (The Islamists plan to kill us.The Democrats and the ratmedia are helping them. Ft Dix proves it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
You’ve got to at least credit Jennifer with printing a retraction of her first story. It’s a long winded and sneering self serving clarification without any apology, but at least it’s a retraction.
In future stories, Jennifer must learn to use the many search engines readily available on the internet to check the “facts” she’s gathered before passing on a story containing such easily verifiable lies. It would only take her a few minutes and it’s the least one should expect from someone claiming to be a professional journalist.
11 posted on 07/19/2007 4:34:07 AM PDT by finnigan2 (>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

Maybe she should have done some checking on the “staunch Republican” before she ran her story.

I don’t consider myself “staunch” but I don’t give a dime to Democrats either.


12 posted on 07/19/2007 4:36:40 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

glad she’s so thin-skinned. The article you posted the other day glossing over Democrat scandals, and extolling Obama’s coming regime of moral purity as follow up to this “staunch Republican” tripe shows she’s an enterprising Democrat operative who was swinging into high gear. Since we know she’s checking this site now, lay it on heavy, maybe this can be another day when she goes home with a really bad headache.


13 posted on 07/19/2007 4:45:14 AM PDT by gusopol3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PeteB570

I use the Heavy Duty Spray Staunch when I iron my shirts.


14 posted on 07/19/2007 4:47:38 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
The final kicker for all you Republicans who read my column with a magnifying glass...
Bush's Republican's fault.
15 posted on 07/19/2007 4:51:13 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
After reading her semi-hysterical article, it's obvious that "girl" is the correct designation for her.

Leni

16 posted on 07/19/2007 4:55:15 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

they all seem to fall in love with their pretty thoughts...


17 posted on 07/19/2007 5:02:25 AM PDT by mo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

Hahahahahaha. I thought a bit of cynical detachment would be a “reporter’s” most important atribute. That means asking everyone questions. You know, “what do you mean by staunch, how long have you been a Republican, have you ever supported a democrat?”, or at least use the all purpose handy dandy, “” around anything not fact checked.

That should do it. Its hard being a reporter. Waaaaaa. As for the letter writers, well they’re just doing the job your Professors didn’t do in J school.


18 posted on 07/19/2007 5:04:13 AM PDT by Kay Syrah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
Jennifer, you're old enough to enjoy being considered a girl, that means you've been around the block a few times and you ought to know better. Fake Republicans claiming to be disgruntled and now supporting Democrats is such a common thing in the media that Rush has a name for it: Seminar Callers. The Dem's had seminars on how to call talk radio and get on the air. One item was to say 'I'm a Republican, I voted for Bush, I agree with you, EXCEPT on (fill in the blank).'

So, Jennifer, Republicans are sensitized to the Fake Republican Scam put out by you Girl Reporters in the MSM. And you know what Jennifer, we sensitized Republicans were correct. Jim Ronca misrepresented himself and YOU went along with the scam, without checking it out. What's the likelihood of a Republican Trial Lawyer, one of the major Dhimmicrat interest groups?

Jennifer, you also wrote: "(those two words "trial lawyers" also make Republicans crazy)". I guess those two words "trial lawyers" drove the trial lawyers crazy too. They changed the name of their organization.

Jennifer, I'll give you another tip, Republicans are sick to death of the lying, lazy, biased, agenda-driven Mainstream Media. So, when you put out unchecked crap slamming Republicans, you're wacking a Hornet's nest with a stick, as you found out. I'm old enough to remember, when reporters bragged about getting a story from their own grandmother and were skeptical enough to demand a second source. You, Girl Reporter, just take obvious Defeatocrat propaganda and run with it. Your Editor liked the anti-GOP propaganda so much, he made that the lead to get people to read the darned story. Okay, we read the story and we're responding. You ought to be happy.

19 posted on 07/19/2007 5:13:17 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

Nice in a skanky sort of way.


20 posted on 07/19/2007 5:13:53 AM PDT by nanook (Thomas Jefferson had it right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG, PA 17101
SUMIDT RONCA & KRAMER/ATTORNEY

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
05/27/2004 2000.00 24981236325

Same guy? If so, how much effort (or brains) does it take to check the FEC's website, Ms. Hunter? If that's the same Ronca, either you're incompetent, or you didn't want to know.

21 posted on 07/19/2007 5:15:00 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun
Pagan Witch!

INDEED! Look at those eyes!

22 posted on 07/19/2007 5:18:59 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
Well, the label "Republican" doesn't mean all that much any more - it's certainly not a synonym for "conservative". She isn't necessarily lying, there are probably all sorts of "registered Republicans" who somehow manage to admire Ronald Reagan but are so disgusted with Bush's policies on fill in the liberal cause du jour that they are voting for Hillary. Just watch, they will spring up everywhere next year.
23 posted on 07/19/2007 5:21:52 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AmericaUnited
" I am a Wiccan-leaning NeoPagan."

http://www.jenniferhunter.com/

24 posted on 07/19/2007 5:22:18 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

“Terry Duffy” is a real person, a Chicago-area businessman whom I’ve already exposed on the Trib’s “Swamp” website as a person who’s contributed to a lot of Democrats (including Harold Ford and Dick Durbin) and who is so not “key” that the Trib itself has never mentioned him as a republican.

More lies from Ms. Hunter.


25 posted on 07/19/2007 5:23:34 AM PDT by CivilWarguy (CivilWarGuy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

yeah, as if lawyers are republican anyway. rare as hen teeth i tell ya


26 posted on 07/19/2007 5:25:17 AM PDT by TheShadows (GOP & RNC NOT A DIME NOT A VOTE! (illegal lovers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

In Illinois you don’t register by party. You can’t, by law. so when Ms. Hunter says Duffy intends to remain a “registered Republican”, she’s either lying, or betraying her ignorance of IL election law (she’s Canadian, I believe).


27 posted on 07/19/2007 5:25:32 AM PDT by CivilWarguy (CivilWarGuy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

Dishonesty from a Democrat?

She’s typical Liberal garbage.

And now that she’s been publicly exposed, she does what Democrats do - she is shameless and evasive yet.

Hunter should replace the ‘h’ with a ‘c’.


28 posted on 07/19/2007 5:33:03 AM PDT by Stallone (War with Iran - While Bush is President and Troops are Present.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

In my worst nightmares, I could never look at or touch a skank with that face.

She needs to change her name to Kunter.


29 posted on 07/19/2007 5:37:38 AM PDT by Stallone (War with Iran - While Bush is President and Troops are Present.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

My email to the writer....

Jennifer,

From Webster’s Dictionary:

Staunch - steadfast in loyalty or principle

“Staunch Republicans” don’t give money to Democratic candidates, parties or causes. Likewise, “Staunch Democrats” don’t give money to Republican candidates, parties or causes.

Considering that a lawyer was giving money to both parties, he was likely doing it for professional, not personal reasons.

Your description of the person as “Staunch” was simply wrong and misleading. And that wasn’t your editor’s fault. It was yours.

Bryan24


30 posted on 07/19/2007 5:53:52 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

In a nutshell, Ms. Hunter defends the inaccuracy of her article by a) blaming the headline writer, and 2) pointing to select letter-writers’ intemperate tone and misspellings. Neither has any bearing on the underlying accuracy of the story.

What we learn from Ms. Hunter’s defensive piece is that the Sun-Times, as a matter of policy, constructs headlines designed only to suck people into reading a story. Readers should not rely on them to accurately reflect what follows.

We also learn that Ms. Hunter and her editors have their own version of fact-checking. Bystanders who don’t object to or correct an interview subject’s statement counts as second-sourcing. Those are some strange journalistic standards.

If a misleading headline is acceptable, and the underlying accuracy of source statements is not verified, then what, exactly, is the point of a newspaper? Don’t answer that, Ms. Hunter. We already know what you think the point is, and that’s the wrong answer.


31 posted on 07/19/2007 5:56:44 AM PDT by Eroteme
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Eroteme

Can we start a “Busted Skank Alert”?


32 posted on 07/19/2007 6:08:58 AM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: PeteB570
STAUNCH

adjective

Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty: allegiant, constant, faithful, fast, firm1, liege, loyal, steadfast, true.

Antonyms: disloyal, irresolute, undependable, unreliable, weak

*********
In Demorat (sic) world, I guess it depends on what the meaning of staunch is.

33 posted on 07/19/2007 6:11:37 AM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

The final kicker for all you Republicans who read my column with a magnifying glass is a press release issued Wednesday: “One of Chicago’s key Republican fund-raisers, CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy today announced that he is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the 2008 election.”

Duffy says he intends to remain a registered Republican.


Anyone check out Duffy’s credentials as a Key Republican fundraiser?


34 posted on 07/19/2007 6:17:16 AM PDT by listenhillary (¿Qué parter DE "illegal" ousted no entente?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

FYI! One thing she wrote is the fact that news editors do put on the headlines and will change the leads and why a lot of times headlines/leads do not match the story. It is done even by editors of college papers and and continues on up. Reporters do not put on the headlines and why you will see different headlines in different papers.


35 posted on 07/19/2007 6:19:57 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Inhofe for Senate 08 -- Broken Glass Republican -- vote out the RATs in 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
"who read my column with a magnifying glass"

Bwahaha! She writes things that aren't supposed to be scrutinzed? Well, that ought to be good for 2-fold increase of circulation (good thing she sleeps with her boss)!

I'm sure she's fabulously famous on DU...posting things no one is supposed to read!

What a pissy elitist she is!

36 posted on 07/19/2007 6:27:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Maybe because her homeland has a great health care system????)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jabba the Nutt

Great job. I hope you sent it to Jennifer.


37 posted on 07/19/2007 6:28:14 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

that is not the Sun-Times’ Jennifer Hunter!


38 posted on 07/19/2007 6:34:32 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

I am sure that is not the Jennifer Hunter of the Sun-times


39 posted on 07/19/2007 6:35:03 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary

When you add the city Chicago and the name Duffy together, the odds of his being Republican are extremely low.


40 posted on 07/19/2007 6:37:23 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

What a lyin’ POS. She acts like she did nothing wrong. Then, as a slap in the face, she cites another Republican who supports Democrats, as if that has any relevance to her previous lying article. She is a lying Democratic shill. No question. No doubt.


41 posted on 07/19/2007 6:39:50 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

What a smarmy, snot-nosed, condescending pose. And, yes, she dresses like a witch and looks like a skank.


42 posted on 07/19/2007 6:40:59 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Jabba the Nutt

Bravo. Well said.


43 posted on 07/19/2007 6:44:27 AM PDT by LexBaird (PR releases are the Chinese dog food of political square meals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief

I was one of the people who emailed a complaint to her. But, my complaint was not a simply partisan matter; it was a complaint about the laziness of modern journalists.

Those of us who have been around here for a while have seen this “’staunch’ Republican supports Democrat” MSM story template over and over and over. It doesn’t take more than a minute to plug in a name into opensecrets.org, so I suggested she do so in the future.


44 posted on 07/19/2007 6:45:32 AM PDT by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mewzilla
In fact, much of the money he donated to Democrats was after George W. Bush was elected.

Oh really?

RONCA, JAMES R
11/16/1995 $500.00
HARRISBURG, PA 17101
SCHMIDT & RONCA PC [Contribution]
KENNEDY FOR SENATE (1994)

RONCA, JAMES R
6/22/1994 $1,000.00
HARRISBURG, PA 17101
SCHMIDT & RONCA PC [Contribution]
CITIZENS FOR SENATOR WOFFORD (Dem - PA Senate)

RONCA, JAMES
9/24/1992 $500.00
HARRISBURG, PA 17101
ATTORNEY [Contribution]
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE

Oops.

45 posted on 07/19/2007 6:46:19 AM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Eroteme
What we learn is the Sun-Times, as a matter of policy, constructs headlines designed only to suck people into reading a story. Readers should not rely on them to accurately reflect what follows.

Say it ain't so, Joe! Imagine a media property that's operating as a business, rather than as an agent fulfilling its constitutional duty to accurately report news.

Really, in this day and age, it's hard to believe anyone expects anything reported anywhere to be accurate unless it has an immediate feedback loop like FR and/or other fora.

46 posted on 07/19/2007 6:52:31 AM PDT by Chuck Dent
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary
Anyone check out Duffy’s credentials as a Key Republican fundraiser?

Yes, I did a search...he is a big contributor, mostly to Republicans. He does, however, throw some money at the occasional Democrat, like Harold Ford and Dick Durbin.

47 posted on 07/19/2007 6:52:58 AM PDT by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun
Um, that’s not the columnist Jennifer Hunter. That’s someone else entirely.

Check out the Sun Times page on her - the photo shows that this chick is definitely NOT the one who wrote that garbage, though this one has some garbage coming out of her pen, too.

48 posted on 07/19/2007 6:54:47 AM PDT by Mama25 (The only chaps a girl can trust are those she wears)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Chi-townChief
The final kicker for all you Republicans who read my column with a magnifying glass

So, what she is saying is we should just accept anything a reporter says as fact and never challenge it. I wonder what would have happened if a blogger would not have challenged Dan Rather on his hit piece on George Bush a couple of years ago. Maybe once these reporters realize they are going to be challenged when they report fake reports they will cease.
49 posted on 07/19/2007 6:54:56 AM PDT by John D
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary

This looks like a mix. A Terry Duffy with that company/title did donate to Dennis Hastert, John Boehner, Orrin Hatch and several other republicans. But a Terence Duffy with the same company/title also gave to Dick Durbin, Joe Lieberman and Harold Ford.

Nothing prior to 2002 cycle. I’m not sure the 2002 donations (not listed above) are him or not.


50 posted on 07/19/2007 7:00:02 AM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

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