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  • Berkeley launches independent probe of chief

    03/16/2012 2:38:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/16/12 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The city of Berkeley has hired a law firm to investigate the police chief's decision to send an officer to a reporter's home after midnight to push for changes in a story, officials said today. Interim City Manager Christine Daniel issued a statement confirming the independent investigation shortly after the police union called for an outside probe, saying the top cop should be held to the same standard as the rank and file. Chief Michael Meehan has apologized for what he has described as an "error in judgment." Any officer under his command who did what the chief did would...
  • Reporter is woken at 12:45am by police demanding changes to article [ Calif- How Liberals govern ]

    03/12/2012 11:05:39 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 10 2012 | SFGate.com
    Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan sent his public information officer to an Oakland Tribune reporter’s house in the middle of the night on Friday to push for changes in a story that Meehan thought was inaccurate. Chief Meehan then twice called the reporter, Doug Oakley, and sent him numerous follow up emails urging him to alter wording in the story about a community meeting called to examine Berkeley police response to the Feb. 18. murder of Peter Cukor. The 12:45 am visit by Sgt. Mary Kusmiss on March 9 and subsequent police demands have left Oakley disturbed and shaken. “I...
  • GOP focusing on nomination after Coakley tussle

    01/13/2010 11:06:02 PM PST · by truthfreedom · 366+ views
    Politico ^ | January 13, 2010 | Ben Smith
    . . . "The BBG works to promote freedom and stop abuse of the press overseas. What kind of message does that send dictators in Iran and Venezuela if the U.S. promotes someone caught on tape assaulting reporters?" . . .
  • Coakley Shover Meehan's Web Exposed (Clintons, Albright, Coakley, Obama, Nelson, DiMartinos)

    01/14/2010 7:50:35 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 41 replies · 2,923+ views
    FR ^ | 1/14/2010 | self
    Michael P. Meehan - aka the Coakley Shover, is current Obama nominee to sit on the diplomatic Board of Broadcasting, is partner of David DiMartino at Blue Line Commnications; is consultant to senate candidate Martha Coakley David DiMartino - on scene and in the infamous viral Coakley Shover video; is former aide to Nebaraska Senator Nelson; is partner of Michael Meehan at Blue Line Strategic Communications; is married to Kitty DiMartino from Obama administration Kitty DiMartino - is Obama administration appointee at State Department; is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s designated representative to the very same Board of Broadcasting;...
  • Martha Coakley: Liar or...

    01/14/2010 5:57:14 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 3 replies · 522+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-14-10 | Alan Speakman
    But here’s where the insidious part comes in. Look at the photo… Watch the embedded video in the link above… Listen to Meehan’s apology. Last evening I was a little too aggressive in the confusion of trying to help the Attorney General get to her car and catch a flight. Given all that, Coakley has the gall to say “I didn’t see what happened so I can’t say.” So, IMHO, here are the possible explanations...
  • Caption Martha Coakley while her campaign volunteer 'roughs up' a reporter

    01/14/2010 5:56:40 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 31 replies · 1,260+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 1/12/10 | staff
  • Coakley, Dems Shove Voters Around, Too (Hush comes to shove)

    01/14/2010 4:00:46 AM PST · by suspects · 16 replies · 1,387+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 14, 2010 | Michael Graham
    Is this Martha Coakley’s Shannon O’Brien moment? In 2002, Democratic gubernatorial candidate O’Brien was still considered the front-runner over Mitt Romney when she sat down for the final debate, moderated by Tim Russert. When the debate was over, so was her campaign. Her extremist answer to a question on abortion, and her flippant tone as she talked about having a tattoo, combined to bury her. In that moment, voters’ concerns about O’Brien (too liberal and not ready for the job) were captured and galvanized. On Tuesday, while Scott Brown was rumbling across Massachusetts in his pickup, Martha Coakley jetted off...
  • Raking in Pharma Dough while Pushing Opponents Out of the Way (literally)

    01/14/2010 4:00:46 AM PST · by Scanian · 2 replies · 368+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2010 | Carol Brown
    Following the MA Senate debate on Monday, Martha Coakley was off to Washington DC where a big fundraiser was being held for her. Per the Washington Examiner, "17 of the 22 names on the host committee are federally registered lobbyists. Fifteen of those 17 have big health care clients such as Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Astra-Zeneca, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, HealthSouth, and United Health among many others. In addition, among the other five hosts there are direction connections via marriage and/or direct professional ties to the health care industry." After the fundraising event, Coakley took two...
  • Hush comes to shove (Coakley thug throws Weekly Standard reporter to ground for asking a ?)

    01/13/2010 10:16:58 PM PST · by pietraynor · 35 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 14, 2010 | Michael Graham
    All the guy did was ask a question and the Coakley campaign pushed him to the curb. How many Massachusetts voters watched that video and thought “Pal, I know just how you feel”? Coakley may not realize it, but we’re tired of being pushed around. Tuesday is our chance to push back.
  • Edited Version of McCormack-Meehan "Shove" Video

    01/13/2010 7:21:33 PM PST · by furquhart · 17 replies · 1,538+ views
    The other videos I've seen have made it hard to make out exactly what happened last night in DC. I had to download the video, zoom in, and then watch it again. So, I've tried to slow it down and pick the relevant part out for all of you.
  • Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate [Boston Globe Spins to Protect Coakley]

    01/13/2010 8:50:35 AM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies · 2,844+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/10
    A reporter trying to question Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley was involved in a scuffle with one of her aides. John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk. Photos and video of the incident show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine if he was an operative of a rival campaign. Coakley is seen ignoring McCormack. The trip prompted criticism, since Coakley...
  • OBAMA Appointee is the DC 'Coakley Shover'

    01/13/2010 12:08:30 PM PST · by PennsylvaniaMom · 22 replies · 1,074+ views
    www.LegalInsurrection.com ^ | 1/13/10 | Prof. Wm. Jacobson
    Legal Insurrection has up a link (rec'd notice by Twitter, I have been following Prof. Jacobson) that the 'shover' (caught on tape lst night) Michael P. Meehan is an Obama appointee to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
  • In Coakley Hullabaloo, Assaulted Reporter’s Question Are Still Unanswered

    01/13/2010 3:48:17 PM PST · by mainstreetradical.com · 3 replies · 246+ views
    MainStreetRadical.com ^ | 1/13/2010 | James Devere
    By now anyone following the Massachusetts Senate election knows of the latest twist, involving Michael Meehan, and Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack. McCormack, after asking a tough question was shoved by Meehan and fell into a metal fence. For his part, Meehan has apologized, and McCormack appeared to be unhurt. The unfortunate part of the story is that the two questions asked by McCormack deserve an answer, and have been ignored. For her part in the whole affair, Coakley should at least answer the questions that led to Meehan’s actions. Coakley commented that she did not see what happened in...
  • Is Martha Coakley a Manchurian candidate?

    01/13/2010 4:32:49 PM PST · by freespirited · 11 replies · 924+ views
    Examiner ^ | 01/13/10 | Michael Barone
    You’ve probably already seen the report of Weekly Standard writer John McCormack on how he was pushed to the sidewalk outside a Washington fundraiser by a Coakley aide who, it appears, was Michael Meehan, a longtime aide to and spokesman for Democratic candidates and officeholders. The Associated Press, fronting for the Coakley campaign, has a different take: McCormack stumbled and Meehan tried to help him get up. Take a look at the photo and video in McCormack’s posts and see who you believe—the reporter who was actually there or the reporter who evidently talked to his pal Meehan on the...
  • New Clip: Martha Coakley' Thug clearly shown throwing reporter to ground

    01/13/2010 4:49:21 PM PST · by Nasher · 219 replies · 9,261+ views
    Youtube ^ | 01/13/10 | ernestgilchrist
    New video which clearly shows thug throwing reporter to ground (around 1:40 mark in video)
  • Dem Staffer Apologizes For Shoving Weekly Standard Reporter

    01/13/2010 2:52:30 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 32 replies · 1,452+ views
    The Plum Line ^ | 01/13/2009 | Greg Sargent
    As you may have heard, a Dem staffer helping the Martha Coakley campaign was caught on video shoving a Weekly Standard reporter, prompting an explosion of outrage from national Republicans and the right-wing media, who alleged bullying and intimidation. Now the staffer, Michael Meehan, sends over a statement admitting error (though not conceding bullying) and saying he also apologized directly to the Standard reporter, John McCormack:
  • BREAKING: McCormack to be on Hannity's radio show today!

    01/13/2010 12:21:38 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 13 replies · 733+ views
    Hannity Radio Show | Wed January 13, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Reporter who was assaulted by Obama Goon to be interviewd by Hannity on his radio show today.
  • Coakley aide says he was 'a little too aggressive'

    01/13/2010 1:38:56 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies · 2,453+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 13, 2010 | Martin Finucane
    A campaign aide to Democratic US Senate candidate Martha Coakley has acknowledged that he acted too aggressively in an incident Tuesday night in which he jostled a reporter for a conservative magazine who was pursuing Coakley for a comment and the reporter fell to the ground. "Last evening I was a little too aggressive in trying to help the attorney general get to her car and catch a flight," Michael Meehan said this afternoon in a statement. He said he had called the reporter, John McCormack of the Weekly Standard, this afternoon to apologize. McCormack, who reported on the incident...
  • Take This Job and Shove It - Coakley's bodyguard is connected all the way to the top of the...

    01/13/2010 12:45:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies · 3,185+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 13, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    Coakley's bodyguard is connected all the way to the top of the Democratic party.Update: 3:10 P.M.: An aide to a Republican senator on the Foreign Relations Committee, which handles nominations to the BBG, says the shoving incident “will certainly be an issue if the White House continues to back his nomination.”“The BBG works to promote freedom and stop abuse of the press overseas. What kind of message does that send dictators in Iran and Venezuela if the U.S. promotes someone caught on tape assaulting reporters?”Update: 2:57 P.M.: The Boston Globe is reporting that Meehan  “said in an e-mail he would...
  • Coakley aide who roughed up reporter is a Obama admin appointee

    01/13/2010 10:42:42 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 101 replies · 7,268+ views
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 1/13/10 | me
    Michael P. Meehan, Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors Michael P. Meehan currently serves as President of Blue Line Strategic Communications, Inc. and as Senior Vice President at Virilion, a digital media company. For over two decades, Meehan served in senior roles for U.S. Senators John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, two presidential campaigns, two U.S. House offices and congressional campaigns in 25 states. Mr. Meehan earned a B.A. in political science from Bates College.
  • Coakley Thug Roughs Up Reporter

    01/13/2010 10:26:57 AM PST · by TBP · 7 replies · 873+ views
    You Tube ^ | today | Unknown
    Please share this with all your friends in Massachusetts (a word Coakley can't spell.)
  • Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard Assailant, Works For PHRMA as Lobbyist

    01/13/2010 9:15:15 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 25 replies · 1,756+ views
    Virilion Democratic Political Ad Agency ^ | 1-13-10 | Joinedafterattack
    Michael not only works for Marth Coakley!!! Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard Assailant, Works For PHRMA as Lobbyist for PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. PhRMA represents America’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. PhRMA member companies spent $44.5 billon in 2007 to discover and develop new medications. And apparently a bit of money for democrate Martha Coakley.
  • Facebook for Michael Meehan's Blue Line Strategic has 15 fans

    01/13/2010 9:08:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 608+ views
    facebook ^ | 1/13/10 | raccoonradio
    The DSCC sends Michael Meehan, Blue Line's President with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging.
  • DSCC: Shoved reporter tape a GOP 'dirty trick' (re. Coakley aide Michael Meehan)

    01/13/2010 8:29:13 AM PST · by maggief · 56 replies · 1,503+ views
    politico ^ | January 13, 2010 | Ben Smith
    A spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is describing the video above, which shows a Weekly Standard reporter getting pushed around by a DSCC consultant, Michael Meehan, as a "dirty trick" by "Washington Republicans." DSCC spokesman Eric Schultz refused to go into detail about the incident, or to criticize Meehan, who confronted reporter John McCormack, in McCormack's telling, after the reporter followed candidate Martha Coakley down the street asking unwelcome questions. (snip) "It is no surprise that Washington Republicans are trying to use every dirty trick they have to throw the Coakley campaign off their stride, but we are...
  • DSCC: Shoved reporter tape a GOP 'dirty trick' [VIDEO Shouldn't Be Believed?]

    01/13/2010 8:34:51 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 48 replies · 2,764+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-13-10 | Politico
    Video "which shows a Weekly Standard reporter getting pushed around by a DSCC consultant, Michael Meehan, as a "dirty trick" by "Washington Republicans."
  • Reporter roughed up outside Coakley fund-raiser

    01/13/2010 7:57:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies · 1,604+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 13, 2010 | Laura Crimaldi
    A Weekly Standard reporter says he was roughed up last night outside a Washington, D.C. fund-raiser for Attorney General Martha Coakley by someone he believes is associated with her U.S. Senate campaign. John McCormack, the magazine’s deputy online editor, writes about the incident outside the Sonoma restaurant in an online dispatch entitled: “We Report, We Get Pushed.”
  • Weekly Standard reporter says Coakley camp shoved him [VIDEO]

    01/13/2010 8:10:04 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 17 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/10 | Aaron Blake
    Video shows McCormack taking a spill into a metal railing while chasing after Martha Coakley in Washington last night, then being helped up by a man who begins to impede McCormack's pursuit. McCormack says the man shoved him into the railing. He also has a suspect: Democratic consultant Michael Meehan. Meehan was dispatched to the race by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), according to the AP. A picture from the incident appears to back up McCormack's claim that it was Meehan. Video Here: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/75671-weekly-standard-reporter-says-coakley-camp-shoved-him
  • Reporter for Conservative Magazine Attacked Outside of Democratic Fundraiser

    01/13/2010 8:24:04 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 8 replies · 600+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-13-10 | Fox News
    The rough-and-tumble world of politics was on full display Tuesday night when a man believed to be longtime Democratic strategist Michael Meehan was caught on videotape shoving a reporter for the Weekly Standard into a metal railing, reportedly giving him a large tear in his pants.
  • Weekly Standard Reporter Pushed Outside Coakley Fundraiser

    01/13/2010 8:28:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 615+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1.12.10 @ 9:38PM | By Philip Klein
    The Weekly Standard's John McCormack reports that he was pushed by somebody connected to the campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley after trying to ask her a question outside of a fundraiser in Washington Tuesday evening. You may recall that McCormack is the same reporter who contributed to Dede Scozzafava's implosion in the NY-23 congressional race when one of her campaign staffers called the cops on him.
  • Assailant Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?

    01/13/2010 4:01:57 AM PST · by maggief · 109 replies · 3,868+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 13, 2010 | John McCormack
    Or just a really good lookalike? A tipster tells me that the man who was pushing me outside of a Capitol Hill fundraiser Tuesday night for Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley is Michael Meehan. Meehan heads up a firm called Blue Line Strategic Communications along with his partner David DiMartino, who was outside the fundraiser with Coakley tonight and introduced himself to me there. The AP reported on Monday that Meehan is also working for Coakley: "The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also dispatched Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging."
  • AP: Kerry Took Money From Arrested Korean

    06/20/2004 8:07:35 PM PDT · by AlaninSA · 18 replies · 285+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Setinel ^ | Jun 20, 8:56 PM EDT | By JOHN SOLOMON and SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Kerry's campaign collected a maximum $2,000 check from the recently arrested son of South Korea's disgraced former president, and some of its fund-raisers met several times with a South Korean government official who was trying to organize a Korean-American political group.
  • Kerry In Cambodia Debunked By Kerry Crewmate

    08/19/2004 7:49:05 AM PDT · by gilliam · 22 replies · 1,368+ views
    For Immediate Release August 18, 2004 Kerry In Cambodia Debunked By Kerry Crewmate What's Next? Kerry Crew Member and Supporter Does Not "Recall" Senator In Cambodia Washington, DC - Swift Boat Veterans for Truth today, again, called on Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry to set the record straight on whether he was, or was not, in Cambodia. In today's Boston Globe, an article by Michael Kranish further calls into question whether Kerry was ever in Cambodia. "Michael Medeiros, who served aboard the No. 94 with Kerry and appeared with him at the Democratic National Convention, vividly recalled an occasion...
  • Kerry grew up with blue-blood status

    04/07/2004 12:32:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 349+ views
    4/07/04 | STEVE LeBLANC
    BOSTON (AP) — Rosemary Forbes Kerry left many things to her son John: a flinty New England resolve, a worldly view of politics, and a middle name that conjures up images of a childhood drenched in wealth. The Democratic presidential candidate grew up in a world of elite private schools and vacations on a French estate, something most Americans could only dream about. His parents, a U.S. diplomat and a homemaker, turned to a wealthy, childless great-aunt, Clara Winthrop, to help pay the bills. Before he married Teresa Heinz, the heir to the food empire, Kerry had little more than...
  • Homosexual/Catholic/Republican/Pro-Life Couple hire Surrogate Mother, Abort 1 Child, Baptize 4

    02/10/2004 9:17:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 1,710+ views
    Homosexual/Catholic/Republican/Pro-Life Couple hire Surrogate Mother, Abort 1 Child, Baptize 4 in Catholic Church   Michael Meehan and Thomas Dysarz are part of a nontraditional family that includes three adults and eight children, among them a set of quadruplets.(ABCNEWS.com) A Different Arithmetic Pioneering Parents Raise New Questions About What Defines a Family Feb. 5 — In Lexington, Ky., there's a family that consists of eight children, three adults, and every conventional notion of family turned upside down.                                       There's one dad, Thomas...
  • Gay Dads Welcome New Baby in Lexington, KY

    01/10/2004 9:04:27 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 29 replies · 483+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 01-10-04 | Spears, Valarie Honeycutt
    Gay dads welcome new baby By Valarie Honeycutt Spears HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER The two Lexington gay men who made worldwide news by parenting quadruplets had a fifth child yesterday with the help of the same biological mother. The baby, named Brandon Lane Dysarz, was born shortly after 8 a.m. at Lexington's Central Baptist Hospital by a planned Caesarean section, according to Lexington hair stylist Thomas Dysarz, the baby's biological father. "He looks just like me," said Dysarz, who said the healthy boy weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces. The birth, like the July 26, 2002, birth of the quadruplets,...