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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 03:30 AM
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Rossie: Rep. Hinchey has no proof... so let's invade Rove's office
Sunday, February 27, 2005

Rossie: Rep. Hinchey has no proof... so let's invade Rove's office


Shame on Maurice Hinchey for suggesting that Karl Rove, a man of unblemished probity, hatched a plot through which CBS' 60 Minutes was fed apparently bogus information about George Bush's Air National Guard service, thereby embarrassing CBS in general and Dan Rather in particular.

Speaking to a group in Ithaca on Feb. 19, Hinchey talked briefly about what he called White House media manipulation. "Probably the most flagrant example of that," he said, "is the way they set up Dan Rather...I have my own beliefs about how that happened. It originated with Karl Rove, in my belief, in the White House.

"All they had to do is get some element of the media to advance that issue...based upon the false papers that they produced. Once they did that, it undermined everything else about Bush's draft-dodging. Once they were able to say 'this is false, these papers are not accurate,' that had the effect of taking the whole issue away."

Hinchey offered no proof for his allegation, nor did he pretend to have any. Now what way is that for an elected official to behave in public? Suppose our president and vice president had declared publicly that they had proof that Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons and stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons by way of justifying an invasion of Iraq.

What? Oh. OK, well, that's different.


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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 03:35 AM
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1. Hummmmmm ... wonder why
Its called R E P U T A T I O N Mr. Rove.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 10:06 AM
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2. great column! I would've emailed my thanks but you gotta...write a letter!
too bad. I did think that was terrific commentary.
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