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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:54 PM
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4. thanks! amazing that the fricking M$M is more interested in having
jackasses like McHenry and Kingston on, accusing dems of withholding THEIR knowledge of the scandal, while completely ignoring this.

from the link, here's the nut:

This scandal is not and has never been exclusively -- or even primarily -- about what GOP House leaders did in 2003 or 2005 regarding Mark Foley. That is a big part of the story, but bigger still is the blatant lies they have been telling ever since this scandal began. And there is none more deliberate or obvious than that told by Ken Mehlman on Friday to a national television audience.

However immune we have become to misleading statements from political officials, however low our standards of behavior and expectations for our political leaders may have sunk -- no matter how cynical one has become -- shouldn't clear, brazen, outright lies of the type which Ken Mehlman told about the Denny Hastert Ultimatum be considered wrong and intolerable and something for which serious consequences are required?

If we have even the most minimally breathing journalistic life force and the most minimal standards left for behavioral requirements from political officials, this just has to become a huge story. Why should Ken Mehlman be able to go on national television and blatantly lie to everyone about what happened last week at the center of this scandal and not only get away with it, but have nobody really notice?
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  -Glenn Greenwald asks "Why Isn't Mehlman's Lie a Bigger Story?" /Foleygate KoKo01  Oct-09-06 02:57 PM   #0 
  - THAT'S WHAT THEY DO......LIE & LIE SOME MORE & LIE SOME MORE &...  OrangeCountyDemocrat   Oct-09-06 02:59 PM   #1 
  - think the media will pick up on this-maybe we should send it?! nt  jarnocan   Oct-09-06 03:10 PM   #2 
  - K&R  enough   Oct-09-06 03:13 PM   #3 
  - thanks! amazing that the fricking M$M is more interested in having  Gabi Hayes   Oct-09-06 03:54 PM   #4 
  - These people should only be questioned under oath.  TahitiNut   Oct-09-06 04:46 PM   #5 
  - The Mainstream Media is STILL not doing it's job. Proven lies and all  KoKo01   Oct-09-06 09:31 PM   #6 
  - Hastert has said it too... I couldn't believe it when I heard him claim  cui bono   Oct-09-06 11:46 PM   #7 
  - someone inform the NYT and WP about this. someone has to care enough  truthisfreedom   Oct-10-06 12:11 AM   #8 
  - I picked up on this immediately and did try to get the word out  ellacott   Oct-10-06 07:29 AM   #9 
  - Reynolds is saying it too - in his campaign commercial - he says HE told  Justice   Oct-10-06 07:31 AM   #10 
 

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