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  • Cain raises more than $400k in one day

    11/02/2011 1:21:14 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/1/11 | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) – Herman Cain's campaign says it raised more than $400,000 on Monday, a "clear vote of confidence from his supporters," after the story broke alleging he had been accused of sexual harassment while head of the National Restaurant Association. "In the last 24 hours, the Friends of Herman Cain campaign has had the single best day of fundraising since the start of the campaign," Mark Block, Cain's chief of staff, said Tuesday night. Block said Monday's donations, both online and by phone, doubled the normal daily average in Cain's campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.
  • Cain Accuser Wants to Tell Story, Lawyer Says

    11/01/2011 6:03:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 115 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 01, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JIM RUTENBERG
    November 1, 2011 Cain Accuser Wants to Tell Story, Lawyer Says By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JIM RUTENBERG The lawyer for one of the two women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said Tuesday that she wanted to come forward but was bound by a confidentiality agreement with the National Restaurant Association. The lawyer, Joel P. Bennett of Washington, said in an interview that his client was calling upon the association to release her from the confidentiality agreement so that she could speak publicly about what happened with Mr. Cain. “He’s no longer an employee of the National Restaurant...
  • Mark Levin: Politico Is A "Phony Website ... Not News, It's Leftism"

    10/31/2011 9:57:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 31, 2011
    Mark Levin: Politico Is A "Phony Website ... Not News, It's Leftism" Mark Levin slams Politico for what he says is a smear against Herman Cain. Levin also goes on to lambaste Kenneth P. Vogel, a writer that contributed to Politico's story against Cain. "This guy is a hit man dressed up as a reporter," Levin said about Vogel. "In fact, this entire political site, Politico, is a phony website that might as well be run by or the Daily Kos. It's not news, it's leftism." Later in his program, not included in this clip, Levin says Politico is...
  • Cain Sings Away Troubles With Gospel Tune at National Press Club

    10/31/2011 8:40:38 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 115 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/31/11 | Martin Gould
    Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain decided to try to sing away his blues during an appearance at the National Press Club today. The former pizza magnate burst into an a capella rendition of a gospel song as questions about alleged decade-old claims of sexual harassment swirled. Saying he wanted to share his faith with the assembled reporters, Cain used his rich baritone voice to nail a verse from the Dottie Rambo number “He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need.”
  • Hermanator — at the eye of the storm

    10/31/2011 6:33:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/11 | Justin Sink
    Not many presidential candidates would break into a gospel song of forgiveness and redemption for a packed room of reporters who have spent the day doggedly inquiring about allegations of sexual harassment. But not many candidates are Herman Cain. The Republican presidential contender spent a whirlwind Monday grappling with potentially devastating reports that he behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner toward two women who worked for him when he was president of the National Restaurant Association. Both women were reportedly offered, and accepted, settlement proposals that included five-figure payouts and confidentiality agreements, according to reports. But that news, which would...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • Herman Cain pulls race card on Rick Perry

    10/03/2011 11:09:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2011 | Ralph Alter
    The Washington Post's attempt to "macaca" Rick Perry generated a racialist response from a surprising source. Stephanie McCrummen's ham-handed effort to smear the Texas Governor relied on hearsay, anonymous cloudy recollections of events from nearly 30 years ago and interviews with black Texas residents recalling how they were treated in the Jim Crow 1950's. Ms. McCrummen is a reporter based in Nairobi: it would seem the Post could bring in someone based in Texas for this research, but perhaps the editors weren't looking for someone with local knowledge so much as someone willing to grind the ax against Governor Perry....

    09/22/2011 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 61 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Thursday September 22, 2011
    Andrew Breitbart appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss the Big Government investigative report on the Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book. Breitbart promises more stories are about to break on this including an interview with the prostitute who McGinniss used as a source for the book. Video at link:
  • ‘Progressive’ group ramps up attack on Issa(gunwalker)

    09/16/2011 7:01:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 September, 2011 | David Codrea
    “A liberal advocacy group is filing an ethics complaint against Rep. Darrell Issa, alleging that the California Republican has repeatedly used his public office for personal gain,” The Hill reported Tuesday. The group, American Family Voices, is planning to file the complaint with the House Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) ... “This is all a well-coordinated plan,” John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog asserts. “Those who lodged the ethics complaint make no secret of the fact that they rely on the discredited NY Times story.” That would be the hit piece discussed a month ago in this column that showed...
  • Iowa tea party: wants to keep details private on deals with Palin staff

    08/31/2011 11:37:06 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 71 replies ^ | August 31, 2011 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    RedState's Erick Erickson tweeted that something's going on between Sarah Palin and the Iowa Tea Party., just as the Wall Street Journal reported.I looked up the reference Mr. Erickson gave, and there's definitely something going on, but it's "private, for now."Christine O’Donnell is off the guest list – again – and Sarah Palin is a “maybe.” In the latest episode in the drama over the speaking lineup for Saturday’s Tea Party of America rally in Iowa, organizer Ken Crow said Palin’s staff called this morning to say Palin’s appearance at the rally was “on hold” until three changes were made....
  • Yellow Journalism

    08/22/2011 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Just days before the U.S.-Colombia free trade pact heads for a vote, the Washington Post publishes a story claiming Colombia's miracle is a sham. This is a smear unworthy of the name "journalism." Topping the front page in its Sunday edition with "A case of aid gone bad in Colombia," the Post attempted to rewrite history by claiming the U.S.'s $8 billion Plan Colombia military program that broke the back of its drug cartels was really ... a waste. Pay no attention to the safety, security and economic growth that have made Colombia such an attractive partner for a...
  • Let the Obama/MSM attacks begin!

    08/16/2011 3:45:02 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 4 replies ^ | 08/16/2011 | Caleb Howe
    The below video from (h/t Larry O’Connor) shows one of the most blatant, race-baiting moments in recent memory. But not from the person MSNBC wants you to think it came from......
  • White House operative heading 'birther' smear campaign?

    07/19/2011 7:10:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    WND ^ | 7/19/11 | Jerome R. Corsi
    White House operative heading 'birther' smear campaign? Former Fannie Mae chief allegedly manages 100-strong attack team from Pennsylvania Ave NEW YORK – A top Democrat, apparently operating with the full approval and cooperation of the president, has been directing a team of up to 100 who are paid to publish disinformation on a wide variety of websites to discredit "birthers," according to anti-Obama researchers. The radical supporters of the president, known as Obama robots, or "OBOTs" for short, have confirmed their White House-appointed ring leader is Democratic Party operative James A. Johnson, the former chairman of Fannie Mae. Initially, the...
  • Weinergate: The Line For Apologies To Andrew Breitbart Forms On The Left

    06/07/2011 1:36:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    legal insurrection ^ | 6-2011 | Jacobson
    Monday, June 6, 2011 Weinergate: The Line For Apologies To Andrew Breitbart Forms On The Left Now that more photos and information are coming out from multiple sources about Anthony Weiner's online exchange of photos and salacious talk, it is worth revisiting how the left blogosphere relentlessly pushed the meme that this was an Andrew Breitbart hoax: Charles Johnson: Joseph Cannon: DailyKos: Eric Boehlert, who took time out from proofreading: The hoax theory also made its way into the mainstream media via Jeffrey Toobin on CNN: (see Toobin video on the linked site) While this drama still is unfolding, it...
  • Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google

    05/12/2011 10:49:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies home ^ | Josh Halliday
    Facebook has been caught secretly paying a top public relations firm to plant negative stories about Google in the US media. Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest PR firms, attempted to get USA Today, the Washington Post and other high profile US news outlets to write scaremongering stories about Google's privacy policies. The explosive revelation – which will seriously damage relations between the two technology giants, already bitter rivals – came to light in leaked emails late on Wednesday. Facebook later confirmed to the Daily Beast that it had hired Burson-Marsteller. Paul Cordasco, a spokesman for Burson-Marsteller, told the Guardian...
  • Former Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey writing tell-all book; 'Blind Allegiance' due out May 24

    04/18/2011 6:24:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WREG.COM ^ | 4/18/11
    When a book is called "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin," you can guess it's not a happy story. An imprint of Simon & Schuster announced Monday that it had signed up "Blind Allegiance," a long-rumored tell-all by former Palin aide Frank Bailey.
  • Questions About Father Corapi's Military Records Raised, Again

    03/30/2011 9:22:12 AM PDT · by 0beron · 34 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 3/28/11 | Tancred
    Heads up... the first time it got out there was a few years ago, and someone took some time debunking it back in two thousand eight.
  • Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In HBO Movie About 2008 Presidential Election

    03/09/2011 6:54:30 PM PST · by curth · 28 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Wednesday March 9, 2011 | By NELLIE ANDREEVA
    Sarah Palin is getting the movie treatment with HBO Films' Game Change. Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore will portray the former Alaska governor in the project, which will chronicle Palin's burst into the national scene as a surprise vice presidential candidate in 2008. Directing Game Change is Jay Roach, director of the Meet the Parents movies as well as the HBO film Recount, which examined the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election with a focus on the Florida recount. Game Change is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book about the 2008 presidential elections and follows John McCain’s campaign from...
  • Anatomy of a Smear

    02/28/2011 8:36:59 AM PST · by Jeff Gardner
    Question: How do secular progressives respond to Lila Rose exposing Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of sex trafficking and statutory rape? Answer: With a photoshopped smear campaign! Listen to The Heart of the Matter and join the push back!
  • Anatomy of a Smear How Media Matters Exploits Fake Bigotry To Protect George Soros.

    02/04/2011 1:26:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    TheLid ^ | 2/4/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    You may not believe this but it is very true. Somewhere under a giant rock, located by the northern part of the Potomac river where it splits and forms a pattern that kind of looks like a wishbone, there is a secret lair filled with computers and television screens. The people who work there spend all day watching Fox news, reading conservative columnists; listening to talk radio and surfing the net trying to identify anyone who disagrees with a project that George (Spooky Dude) Soros is behind. The name of this nefarious organization is Media Matters and its mission is...