Unfathomable hypocrisy from the NYT and the Liberal Media

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Max E. Pad, May 18, 2012.

  1. Are you fucking kidding me? It is now racist to link Obama to Jeremiah Wright?!?!? There is no problem with the media attacking Romney based on what he did in highschool, but this is out of bounds?

    What do you think would have happened if Romney spent 20 years of his life in a Church going to a pastor who spent his time making racial slurs against black people?

    I dont know who frustrates me more..... the left wing media for making this shit up, or the Leader of the super pac for folding based on the NYT article..... This is complete and utter horseshit.....

    GOP's Anti-Jeremiah Wright Strategy 'Incendiary, Racially Tinged'....But Wright Himself Isn't?

    Thursday's New York Times off-lead by Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg was intended to cause heartburn for the Mitt Romney camp: "G.O.P. ‘Super PAC’ Weighing A Hard-Line Attack on Obama."

    The ad strategy, which was aborted after the Times ran with it on Thursday's front page, would have emphasized Obama's controversial Chicago pastor, the racially inflammatory Jeremiah Wright. But the Times as usual described Rev. Wright's anti-white jeremiads in bland terms, burying Wright's 9-11 quote that the attack was “America’s chickens are coming home to roost," and left out his notorious "God damn America!" rant completely. That distanced approach matches the paper's reluctant Wright coverage during the 2008 campaign.

    Zeleny and Rutenberg wrote:

    A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the “super PAC” era and attack President Obama in ways that Republicans have so far shied away from.

    Timed to upend the Democratic National Convention in September, the plan would “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do,” the strategists wrote.

    The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign.

    “The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” says the proposal, which was overseen by Fred Davis and commissioned by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. Mr. Ricketts is increasingly putting his fortune to work in conservative politics.

    The $10 million plan, one of several being studied by Mr. Ricketts, includes preparations for how to respond to the charges of race-baiting it envisions if it highlights Mr. Obama’s former ties to Mr. Wright, who espouses what is known as “black liberation theology.”

    Another significant caveat was downplayed in paragraph 11:

    The document makes clear that the effort is only in the planning stages and awaiting full approval from Mr. Ricketts. People involved in the planning said the publicity now certain to surround it could send the strategists back to the drawing board.

    But it serves as a rare, detailed look at the birth of the sort of political sneak attack that has traditionally been hatched in the shadows and has become a staple of presidential politics.

    Only in the fourth-to-last paragraph was Wright actually quoted:

    The plan is designed for maximum impact, far beyond a typical $10 million television advertising campaign. It calls for full-page newspaper advertisements featuring a comment Mr. Wright made the Sunday after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he said.

    Not content to criticize the strategy on political grounds, reporter Jonathan Weisman played the race card in a followup blog post Thursday, "McCain Rejects Racially Tinged Attack on Obama." So it wasn't Rev. Wright who made "racially tinged" attacks, only GOP strategists?

    Senator John McCain, who refused to make President Obama’s association with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright an issue during his 2008 presidential campaign, repudiated a proposal by Republican strategists to “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do” -- open an incendiary, racially tinged attack on the president.
  2. Romney was against the ads as well.

    I no longer condone any attacks on Romneys religion and I hope Obama denounces any attacks on romneys religion.Romney has shown himself to be a class act on this and never making any coded racial attacks or pandering to the kkk wing of the party


    Billionaire won't air Obama-Wright campaign ads

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The billionaire said to be weighing a proposal to resurrect incendiary comments by President Barack Obama's former pastor shelved the idea Thursday after Obama and Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney denounced the tactic.

    An aide to Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, said the proposal to draw the Rev. Jeremiah Wright into the presidential campaign — and the issue of race, by extension — went too far.

    The New York Times reported Thursday that Ricketts' Ending Spending Action Fund, a conservative super PAC, was considering a proposal for a $10 million TV ad campaign highlighting Wright's sermons.

    The blueprint, titled "The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama: the Ricketts Plan to End His Spending For Good," was devised by a group of Republican strategists, one of whom confirmed its contents for The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss private working sessions.

    Brian Baker, president of the super PAC, said Ricketts was not the author of the 54-page plan. Baker blamed consultants.

    "Not only was this plan merely a proposal — one of several submitted to the Ending Spending Action Fund by third-party vendors — but it reflects an approach to politics that Mr. Ricketts rejects and it was never a plan to be accepted but only a suggestion for a direction to take," Baker said in a written statement.

    Romney had urged the independent group, which favors his candidacy, to abandon the Wright strategy and to focus instead on his bedrock issue, the economy.

    "I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described," Romney told the conservative website Townhall.com. "I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity — particularly for those in the middle class of America."
  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    I think it would be unwise for Romney to go into the Wright aspect. Just focus on Obama's record. Focus on the economy. There's no reason to touch anything else.
  4. I Dont think he should go there either, but we both know damn well that had the rolls been reversed, and Romney was going to a white supremacist church, Obama would have went after Romneys racist pastor without batting an eye, and the media sure as heck would not have considered that "racist"

  5. Indeed. This is all tactical. Obama is openly telling everyone what things he doesn't want to talk about.