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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:04 AM

Repuke dirty tricks *also*a factor in the NORTHAM (now FAIRFAX) allegations - Big League Politics

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This is NOT about NORTHAM per se or separately from the photo how he has handled himself since. It's about "Big League Politics" here. Please, Whomever, do NOT divert the topic into what it's not.

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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/northam-yearbook-photo-was-unearthed-by-outlet-associated-with-white-nationalists/
Northam Yearbook Photo Was Unearthed by Outlet Associated With White Nationalists
Big League Politics was founded by ex-Breitbart staffers who thought the site was too mainstream.

Big League Politics was founded in 2017 by a group of former Breitbart Newsstaffers, who decided that the nationalist media outlet previously run by Steve Bannon had gotten too mainstream. BLP started as the media arm of a pro-Trump, “populist nationalist” political action committee, which bills itself as the “attack dogs” for the American First Agenda. The site is now owned by North Carolina political consultant Reilly O’Neal, who worked for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate whose run was derailed by child molestation charges, and Corey Stewart, a Republican from Virginia popular with white supremacists for his support of Confederate monuments. Last year, Stewart unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and the site covered his race extensively.

The man who first posted the Northam yearbook photo is BLP editor-in-chief Patrick Howley, a former reporter and provocateur for Breitbart and Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller. Howley has made news in the past, but for more (sic) ignoble reasons. In 2014, he and Carlson were forced to apologize to reporter Rosie Gray, then at BuzzFeed, after Howley tweeted a pair of gross, sexist comments about her. Breitbart also suspended Howley in 2016 after he publicly questioned whether one of his co-workers had lied when she said she’d been manhandled by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a press event.



https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-lt-gov-fairfax-denies-sexual-assault-allegation-amid-political-storm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20foxnews%2Fpolitics%20%28Internal%20-%20Politics%20-%20Text%29
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sexual assault claim, amid political storm

The allegation was first posted by Big League Politics, the same political blog that published the now-infamous yearbook photo showing someone in blackface and someone in a KKK costume, from Northam's 1984 yearbook page. ,,,,

The blog, in the post that prompted Fairfax's denial, claimed that a fellow at Stanford University said a man sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Mass.

“Imagine you were sexually assaulted during the DNC Convention in Boston in 2004 by a campaign staffer. You spend the next 13 years trying to forget it ever happened. Until one day you find out he’s the Democratic candidate for statewide office in a state some 3000 miles away, and he wins that election in November 2017,” a post from the reported accuser said, according to the blog. “Then, by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.” ….

“The (Washington) Post carefully investigated the claim for several months,” Fairfax’s office said in a statement. “After being presented with facts consistent with the Lt. Governor’s denial of the allegation, the absence of any evidence corroborating the allegation, and significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegation, the Post made the considered decision not to publish the story.” ....

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Reply Repuke dirty tricks *also*a factor in the NORTHAM (now FAIRFAX) allegations - Big League Politics (Original post)
UTUSN Feb 2019 OP
Fresh_Start Feb 2019 #1
DBoon Feb 2019 #2
Demit Feb 2019 #3
UTUSN Feb 2019 #6
njhoneybadger Feb 2019 #4
spinbaby Feb 2019 #5
lostnfound Feb 2019 #7
shanti Feb 2019 #8
Demsrule86 Feb 2019 #9
BannonsLiver Feb 2019 #10
tirebiter Feb 2019 #11
AnnieBW Feb 2019 #12

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:20 AM

2. we should attack the source first

Why do we wait almost a week to find this was leaked by a bunch of nazis?

Our FIRST response should be to attack the credibility of this source, and similar sources for the inevitable future attacks


We need to focus on uncovering right wing dirty tricks before we attack an elected Democrat

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:22 AM

3. What do you find objectionable about the word "ignoble"? It's a perfectly fine word.

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:47 AM

6. I should have placed the sic next to "more" - am doing that.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:26 AM

4. It was to be expected after Kavanaugh

you go back to his yearbooks we will look at all your yearbooks.

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:42 AM

5. Did someone double check the yearbook?

The source of this story should have us checking another copy of the same yearbook to make sure their version wasn’t doctored. Thinking of those doctored Planned Parenthood
/Acorn videos.

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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:49 AM

7. Republicans need Virginia governorship so they can cheat in elections

It did not seem likely that Big League Politics would want to take down Northam (who voted for Bush twice) without a further agenda.

If they can take down both Northam AND Fairfax, maybe it would be a big win for them.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:40 PM

8. That, it seems, is their goal

And who is next in line after Fairfax? Yup, a Repuke.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 12:44 PM

9. This is a Breitbart group behind the allegations against Northam and Fairfax...we need to fight

if they win this, they will be after every candidate we have.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:47 PM

10. The Fairfax allegation now makes me suspicious of the Northam situation

This now feels like a well coordinated hit job.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 05:11 PM

11. As well it should

It probably is.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 08:46 PM

12. This Is Right Out Of Roger Stone's Playbook

Disclaimer: I do not live in Virginia, but I live in the DC media market. I have a positive opinion of Gov. Northam from hearing him speak on TV prior to this kerfuffle.

IMHO, he's being ratf*cked. He's been a State Representative, Lt. Governor, and now Governor. WHY did someone sit on this picture, only to bring it out after his comments about late-term abortion? He should have done what Justin Fairfax is doing - come out swinging against Big League Politics. AFAIK, he's been a fairly good governor so far, but he's swimming with the sharks now.

That being said - he's a dead man walking. He should have come out forcefully at the beginning saying "it wasn't me in that picture, I have no idea where they got this Coonman crap, and my actions as a doctor and a public servant should speak for themselves." Yes, it was a different time, and it looks like this small school on the Eastern Shore was about 50 years behind the times even in 1984. (I mean, I lived and went to school in Pittsburgh, and there was racism there, too.) The longer this thing festers, the worse it is for everyone. He should just step down.

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