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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:50 PM

WashPost will not retract 'outsourcing' story

Source: Politico

WashPost will not retract 'outsourcing' story

By DYLAN BYERS | 6/27/12 3:33 PM EDT

The Washington Post will not retract their June 21 report about Bain Capital's investments in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned.

"We are very confident in our reporting," Washington Post spokesperson Kris Coratti told POLITICO following a meeting between the Post's executive editor Marcus Brauchli and Mitt Romney campaign representatives, who had sought a retraction from the paper.

The Romney campaign would not discuss the meeting. "It was an off the record private meeting so I donít have anything for you on that," campaign press secretary Andrea Saul told POLITICO.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/06/washpost-will-not-redact-outsourcing-story-127466.html

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Reply WashPost will not retract 'outsourcing' story (Original post)
flpoljunkie Jun 2012 OP
bluestateguy Jun 2012 #1
rurallib Jun 2012 #2
otherone Jun 2012 #20
Kingofalldems Jun 2012 #3
SunsetDreams Jun 2012 #4
DCBob Jun 2012 #5
bluestateguy Jun 2012 #6
Joe Bacon Jun 2012 #7
freshwest Jun 2012 #24
leftyohiolib Jun 2012 #8
Bozita Jun 2012 #9
HillWilliam Jun 2012 #33
patrice Jun 2012 #10
siligut Jun 2012 #11
allan01 Jun 2012 #12
notadmblnd Jun 2012 #13
DCBob Jun 2012 #18
meow2u3 Jun 2012 #14
nxylas Jun 2012 #15
McCamy Taylor Jun 2012 #16
davidwparker Jun 2012 #17
99Forever Jun 2012 #19
Veracious Jun 2012 #21
MADem Jun 2012 #22
bucolic_frolic Jun 2012 #23
pacalo Jun 2012 #26
BootinUp Jun 2012 #25
Dawson Leery Jun 2012 #27
Bozita Jun 2012 #28
clang1 Jun 2012 #29
Arkana Jun 2012 #30
KurtNYC Jun 2012 #31
rocktivity Jun 2012 #32
progressivebydesign Jun 2012 #34
railsback Jun 2012 #35
evilhime Jun 2012 #36

Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:54 PM

1. Thank God

I was starting to worry we would have another fiasco like "The Reagans" miniseries that CBS wussed out of in 2003.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:59 PM

2. In a related story, Bain to buy WaPo send jobs to China

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:27 PM

20. ha

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:00 PM

3. K and R

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:00 PM

4. K&R

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:01 PM

5. Just makes it even worse for Rmoney..

Their attempts to get the story retracted just highlights the story even more.

"I dont have anything for you on that"..... HA!

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Response to DCBob (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:12 PM

6. They were hoping to relive the 2004 fiasco with the Killian documents/AWOL Bush, etc.

No dice.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:14 PM

7. I'm shocked!

Real journalism in the Washington Post instead of GOP propaganda?

I'm shocked!!!!!!!

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Response to Joe Bacon (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:57 PM

24. Me, too. Be still my heart! My BP has been too high all day long.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:22 PM

8. "It was an off the record private "meeting"meaning arm twisting and threats

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:29 PM

9. +1!

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:29 PM

33. and mentions of hair-cutting, no doubt n/t

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:40 PM

10. K&R and Shared.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:44 PM

11. Censorship, used to keep the ignorant, ignorant.

Good for WaPo. And I hope that after the "private meeting" they are concerned enough with Romney team tactics to keep publishing the truth about Mitt.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

12. re:WashPost will not retract 'outsourcing' story

how come some stories get doubble posted . i see this one and another on the front page? need input. thanks

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Response to allan01 (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:14 PM

13. some are cross posted in different groups

for example somone could have posted it as Latest Breaking News, while somone else ay have posted it in General Discussion. it gives the article more exposure. If you aren't interested in reading about it again, the just skip over it.

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Response to allan01 (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:57 PM

18. This one deserves multiple posting.

Seldom does the media stand up to Republican coercion.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:31 PM

14. Why should WaPo take back the truth?

Because the truth hurts? Yeah, RobMe?

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:44 PM

15. Like the right cares

They will just start saying that the Post was forced to retract its story, and eventually, they will start believing it.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:53 PM

16. Proof that the NeoCons would rather wait for Brother Jeb...

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:54 PM

17. Good for them. n/t

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:25 PM

19. A small, but important victory.

That is, if WaPo doesn't fold down the road. I NEVER underestimate what 1%ers are willing and quite capable of doing to get their way. These sociopaths do not play by rules and they play for keeps. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:27 PM

21. NEVER USE POLITICO!

These guys have the worst website design and antiquated coding... Poltitico is unreliable and should never be used to cite any soruces.

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Response to Veracious (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:40 PM

22. They are owned by the rightwing Albritton crowd, though...so in this case, if they're saying WAPO

would not be bullied, that means WAPO really would not be bullied!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:22 PM

23. Romney is now the OUTSOURCERESS

GOP got duped when they went at Obama for attacks on wealth.

Obama wasn't going to attack wealth. Private property is perhaps
the most sacred American Value.

Now the GOP has shot their load and Dems are bludgeoning Mitts
the Outsourceress for his record. Voters and workers understand
the issue that way, they don't like overt attacks on wealth, but
they understand that many friends and relatives lost their jobs
when CEO's exported them.

Well played, Barack Obama! You are one shrewd man.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:41 PM

26. Romney is the Outsource Pioneer. Outsourcing hits home with ALL Americans.

During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:37 PM

25. RMoney wanted them to print a story about how Greed is good.

They weren't buyin it this time, hah!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:44 PM

27. It's the truth. Romney did try to censor this story.

That is telling as to why type of leader he would be.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:15 AM

28. Stew in your own juices, Willard. ... Stew, baby, stew!

I feel better now.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:41 AM

29. Why should they retract the story?

 


It is only disinformation anyway...why should they bother?











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Response to clang1 (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:46 AM

30. Really. Do you have any proof of this?

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:16 AM

31. Wow: "off the record private meeting" with a major newspaper during a presidential campaign ?!

In journalism when a source wants to tell you something "off the record" it actually means that you can use it but you can't attribute it to them. For a presidential campaign there is no "off the record" -- they are the only entity that would ask for a retraction

Not only is Prince Romney out of touch but so is his campaign staff. They all seem to operate under the assumption that the regular rules don't apply to them and that reporting relevant facts is somehow unfair or out of bounds.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:52 AM

32. Would you like some whine with that red herring, Mitt?

From the WaPo article:
Mitt Romneyís financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India...

Bainís foray into outsourcing began in 1993 when the private equity firm took a stake in Corporate Software Inc., or CSI, after helping to finance a $93 million buyout of the firm. CSI...provided a range of services including outsourcing of customer support. Initially, CSI employed U.S. workers to provide these services but by the mid-1990s was setting up call centers outside the country.

..Two years after Bain invested in the firm, CSI merged with another enterprise to form a new company called Stream International Inc...The corporate merger that created Stream also gave birth to another, related business known as Modus Media Inc., which specialized in helping companies outsource their manufacturing...


From Romney's "rebuttal":
The Washington Post asserted that under Mitt Romney Bain Capital sent jobs overseas based on an analysis of 6 companies...(including)
CSI
Stream
Modus Media
...No call centers at CSI or then Stream Intíl were moved offshore under Mitt Romney...


R-Money is comparing apples to oranges: unless he can prove that the companies in question were NOT in the business of outsourcing U.S. jobs -- even if they created U.S. jobs in the process -- WaPo has nothing to retract.


rocktivity

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:32 PM

34. Total respect for WaPo! I've been seeing inklings of the return of REAL journalism lately. ;) n/t

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:51 PM

35. The Romney rebuttal was hilarious

 

Getting some former CEOs together to reminisce about dead companies, without any evidence other than their 'word'. I bet WaPo was laughing their asses off when the Romney bus left their building.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:26 PM

36. About time the Press

started doing their jobs and sticking with it instead of running away with tails tucked.

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