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Obama Attacks Boehner; NYT runs Page One article attacking House Minority Leader for Lobbyist Ties

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:30 pm - September 12, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections,Media Bias,New Media

Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Over at the Washington Examiner, Byron York cites corrections New York Times editors (or writer Eric Lipton himself?) made from the original online version of their story attacking House Minority Leader John Boehner for his ties to lobbyists, corrections which reveal the method behind the Old Gray Lady’s “hatchet job“:

The statement that a lobbyist “won” Boehner’s backing was changed to one in which a lobbyist “sought” Boehner’s backing. That’s a rather critical change. The Times also added Boehner’s defense that these were long-held positions.

We should also note that Lipton doesn’t  name this lobbyist in his article while a named Boehner staffer.

Boehner Spokesman Michael Steel, however, was wiling to explain to the Times why his boss voted the way he did on the issues where the paper alleged lobbyist influence:

Steel says he received a fact-checking email from Times reporter Eric Lipton Friday evening asking if Boehner did in fact oppose the cap on greenhouse gases, the tax change for hedge fund executives, the debit card fee cap, and increased fees on oil and gas companies. “Yes, that is correct,” Steel responded to Lipton, adding “I can tell you why, if you care.” Steel says he received no further notes from Lipton.

This gruel, as they say, is pretty thin, with John Steele Gordon at Commentary Contentions wondering if Boehner’s ties to lobbyists are “‘especially tight’? Who knows? The Times gives no examples whatever of the dealings of other Congressional leaders with lobbyists“: (more…)


UPDATE at 5PM: I believe the DC event has wrapped up. I wanted to add this new video of the crowd to the top. You can be the judge on how many people were there. The video was taken before the event had begun.

UPDATE from Melissa Clothier whose iPhone is the live stream you see below: 50,000 people behind her


I WANT YOUR MONEY — Coming October 15th

The trailer.  The website.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

GOProud’s Barron & WND’s Farah To Clash This Week

Fireworks! Fireworks! Gay & Right-Wing Fireworks!

GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, announced it has accepted World Net Daily’s offer to participate in a debate at their “Taking America Back” conference on September 17th in Miami, FL.

Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s board, will square off against World Net Daily’s Joseph Farah. “Since we announced that conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter would be headlining our Homocon 2010 in New York City, Farah has attacked GOProud, attacked Ann, and challenged our work almost every single day,” said Barron.

“I look forward to standing on the stage with Mr. Farah to defend GOProud, to debunk the misinformation he has spread, and to make the case for GOProud’s conservative mission.”

Farah and Barron have agreed to debate the thesis, “Is GOProud Conservative?” “I welcome the opportunity to debate whether GOProud is really a conservative organization. Our work on behalf of conservative policies and conservative candidates speaks for itself,” continued Barron. “The conservative movement is at a crossroads and this debate will display two very different visions for the road ahead,” concluded Barron.

Sound fun?  You can still attend….

-Bruce (GayPatriot)