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Did an Editor of a Major Newspaper Threaten to “Crush” Rick Perry?
http://patterico.com/2011/08/26/did-an-editor-of-a-major-newspaper-threaten-to-crush-rick-perry/#comments ^ | 8/26/11 | Patterico

Posted on 08/27/2011 9:04:00 AM PDT by SanFranDan

Via Hot Air Headlines, a fellow named Douglas MacKinnon says:

With exactly that mission in mind, an editor of a major newspaper told me: “We plan to declare war on Rick Perry and do all in our power to crush him.”

There you have it. No pretense of integrity, professionalism or of unbiased news-gathering. This particular newspaper plans to use its very considerable resources to destroy the Perry campaign before it gains momentum. Period.

This is a very serious allegation. While it is easy to believe that a Big Media editor might say something like that to someone s/he trusted, it seems to me that if this quote is accurate, we should be told who the editor is. Or, at the very least, shouldn’t Mr. MacKinnon explain why he is not telling us?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bullshootersgonewild; rickperry; sourcetitlenoturl; texas

1 posted on 08/27/2011 9:04:03 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

The communists are very concerned that their boy might end up a one termer.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 9:05:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: SanFranDan

What is this thing you call “newspaper” and why are its “editors” allowed to crush people? Or is that just jive talk?


3 posted on 08/27/2011 9:10:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: SanFranDan

What “major” newspaper?


4 posted on 08/27/2011 9:11:47 AM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: SanFranDan
Here is on ad that Ron Paul supports put out there.. http://www.mediaite.com/print/ron-paul-supporter-runs-full-page-newspaper-ad-seeking-possible-rick-perry-mistresses/
5 posted on 08/27/2011 9:13:32 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SanFranDan

Is this some of that double reverse psychology crapola?


6 posted on 08/27/2011 9:21:40 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: SanFranDan

Did an Editor of a Major Newspaper Threaten to “Crush” Rick Perry?

“An” editor of “a” paper?

Likely several of ‘em have so vowed.


7 posted on 08/27/2011 9:25:24 AM PDT by flowerplough (Pelosi on Republicans: "They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, ...")
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To: SanFranDan

After reading literally thousands of comments, it’s become apparent that there are quite a lot of anti-Perry activists out there throwing all sorts of disparaging rhetorical crap against the wall in hopes that some will stick and they can influence someone, anyone, to become anti-Perry too. The unfortunate thing is that most of their negative statements are either completely false, at worst, or misleading, at best. They’re simply parroting something they saw on another hater’s blog. Yet they maintain that they are the knowledgeable ones and those supporting Perry are ignorant clods who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time – “ignorant” is an adjective that they like to use a lot.

http://peskytruth.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/rick-perrys-negatives/


8 posted on 08/27/2011 9:27:09 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SanFranDan

These ‘major’ undisclosed sources are always convenient. If you can’t name the source, it is because YOU are the source!

So far Perry is being boosted constantly in the press; they’d love to have him as the new McCain.


9 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:07 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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10 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:58 AM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

>> “Or is that just jive talk?” <<

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For sure!

MacKinnon is head-up-his-a$$ in love with Perry, and is trying to boost him into Palin’s league with that ridiculous assertion.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:31 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: flowerplough

Obviously the ‘editor’ is imaginary.

Mac is a total Perry-bot.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 9:37:47 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: SanFranDan

To the author: It is not news if you cannot tell us: Who, what, when, where, why, and how. Without the facts, this article is simply rumor. If you know the facts, don’t tease people. I know you gave the fellow’s name, but there could be lots of people with that name. The story, as posted, reads like a convenient hype.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 9:38:22 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of American Decline)
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To: PLD

Some of the people you speak of post at FR and are Sarah Palin fanatics. I’ve seen more outright lies about Perry here than I have in any MSM newspaper as of the present.


14 posted on 08/27/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: editor-surveyor

“trying to boost him into Palin’s league”

Is this where you Murdoch/Rasmussen conspiracy comes into play? That one is a hoot.

Hint - Perry is polling much better than Palin. That’s a fact, and you’ve deluded yourself to think that the polls are some sort of smear campaign against Palin. Truth is, she’s just not very popular with the general electorate in terms of being President. Can that change? I suppose, but your delusional conspiracies involving Rupert Murdoch are a bit worrisome and are flat-out absurd.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 9:44:55 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: SanFranDan
Semi-related:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: NEWS ORGANIZATIONS ARE ‘GOING TO SPEND EVERY NICKEL THEY HAVE’ INVESTIGATING RICK PERRY

Matthews needn't worry. Austin liberals have been trying to dig up dirt on Perry for a decade.

16 posted on 08/27/2011 9:48:52 AM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: SanFranDan

Hell, most have forgotten that a number of years ago, the big players got together for a conference up north and decided that it was perfectly ethical for the MSM to deviate from the truth and objectivity if the cause was “good”. Caused a minor stir back then, but the self-same MSM insured it didn’t grow feet - no surprise to see them following the plan.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 9:51:10 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SanFranDan

The New York Slimes or the Washington Compost?


18 posted on 08/27/2011 10:00:26 AM PDT by ZULU (Chris Wallace is a flake.)
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To: SanFranDan

I’m leaning toward Perry right now, but I agree — such an explosive quote from an anonymous source is meaningless and unhelpful.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 10:02:46 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: Carling
Some of the people you speak of post at FR and are Sarah Palin fanatics.

There's a certain element of posters here who believe Sarah Palin is entitled to the Republican nomination, that she can sit on the fence as long as she likes, it doesn't matter because as soon as she throws her hat into the ring the nomination is hers by virtue of being Sarah Palin.

To these people, Perry is a threat because he's picking up support from those who would've been in Palin's camp except not only have they gotten tired of waiting, they've started to question if Palin can actually beat Obama. They've demonstrated a lack of both patience and faith that has angered this element of Palin supporters.

As of now, I'm in the Perry camp. I believe he is the most conservative candidate that can beat Obama. The second part of this statement is very important to me. But make no mistake, if Sarah Palin earns her party's nomination, I will support her enthusiastically.

20 posted on 08/27/2011 10:05:25 AM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: PLD

Quite a bit of that happening in FR, too.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 10:05:37 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: SanFranDan

It really won’t matter who the republican perceived front runner is. Hell, just look how the NY Times has smeared Rep. Issa as he has zeroed in on the gun walker scandal. As far as Perry is concerned, this is not his first County Fair. He has managed to win every election he has entered. The impact of smears against conservatives will only serve to unravel the base of the Republican party. It’s crucial that we spread the light truth to the rank & file. The liberals will never vote for our nominee, nor tell the truth for that matter.


22 posted on 08/27/2011 10:10:59 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: Gena Bukin

Couldn’t agree with you more. I love Palin and have supported her 100% since even before she was a VP candidate in 2008. I want her to run and earn the nomination if she can. I also think she has to be careful because running could diminish her effectiveness as a conservative icon.

I have to be pragmatic and it bothers me to see good candidates like Perry being trashed by my fellow conservatives. Of all the people I see running for President right now, Perry is the only one who can win. I understand he’s not perfect, but Palin also has baggage. If we insist on perfect, we’re going to end up with a second Obama term.


23 posted on 08/27/2011 10:13:43 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: SanFranDan

In the Kingdom of Lame Threads, this one could be a Grand Duke.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 10:38:39 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: SanFranDan
...editor of a major newspaper told me:

Useless story without the source.

25 posted on 08/27/2011 1:33:00 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: SanFranDan
This is a very serious allegation.

It's not the evidence that matters, it is the seriousness of the charge.

26 posted on 08/27/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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