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  •  If she's smart she will not issue rebuttal 2hacks (5+ / 0-)
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    •  We have to rebut everything (29+ / 0-)

      The whole "we shouldn't respond to them because they're full of shit" thesis is long dead.

      Michael Dukakis was its first victim, and he readily admits today that he made a mistake back then not responding to ridiculous attacks.

      Even President Obama eventually responded to the birther arguments, and many other ridiculous allegations leveled at him.  Look at Wendy Davis - all of that was very personal, very hurtful bullshit.  Yet she responded, and forcefully.  Not only her but her entire family.  If you don't respond, these things propagate like a virus on the internet.

      And here you have CNN, which, I agree, has descended into pure hacketude, but it is still CNN. It is a mainstream source that can be cited and a majority of the American public will see it as a legitimate source.

      I'm sure the timing of this piece (after she's been prohibited from talking to the press) is not coincidental.  I would suspect that Christie's paws are not too distant from this "investigative reporter".

      Even so, someone needs to rebut this on her behalf.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:52:10 AM PST

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      •  You make great points but (5+ / 0-)
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        I think simply saying "Christie's GOP apologists are full of crap" is all the rebuttal she needs.

        •  Actually, keepem' (2+ / 0-)

          you were right.

          Downthread I did "rebut" it, if you're interested.

          It was so shitty, that I didn't even need to link to anything - took me about 15 minutes.

          And, her lawyer and spokesperson rebut most of the claims right in the piece anyways.

          You were right - no there there!  ;)

          "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

          by La Gitane on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:30:52 PM PST

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          •  When you need your lawyer to rebut, you've got (1+ / 0-)
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            an image problem.  

            Fox jumped on her early when she said something along the lines of "no more comments on the issue per the request of the US Attorney's office" or something like that.

            Once she announced she wasn't going to address the issue so as not to interfere with the investigation of Christie and his goons, Faux and now CNN seem to have piled on her.

            Personally, I don't think CNN is pro-Christie, as much as the editors and suits want to cover a Clinton v Christie match in 2016.  They are doing this for the sake of future ratings.  Solid journalism has nothing to do with it...

            Dont Mourn, Organize !#konisurrender

            by cks175 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 01:46:03 PM PST

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            •  How very far we have fallen ... nt (0+ / 0-)

              "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

              by flitedocnm on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:07:41 PM PST

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            •  She can't speak for herself (0+ / 0-)

              she's under a gag-order from the US attorney.

              The only people that can speak for her are her spokesperson and her attorney.  He only spoke on her behalf in this article when it pertained to legal actions; that is totally normal.

              I don't think she has an image problem at all.  Well, unless you want to count the usual suspects in the peanut gallery...the likes of whom think Lt Gov Guadagno is more credible because she's blonde and wears makeup.

              "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

              by La Gitane on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 06:42:49 PM PST

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              •  Not a gag order, but point taken. Factually, it (0+ / 0-)

                shouldn't be an image problem, and I agree with you on that.  But when you've got viewers at Faux and now CNN implying that her story has changed, and she's refusing to answer questions about the (alleged) contradictions, it's an image problem.

                Dont Mourn, Organize !#konisurrender

                by cks175 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 12:47:12 PM PST

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        •  who's this guy? (1+ / 0-)
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          "The director, Carmelo Garcia, accused a Zimmer ally of threatening his job unless he appointed Zimmer's choice for general counsel.

          "Unless Director Garcia awarded the government contract to the Law Firm, in particular, and implement (sic) Mayor Zimmer's policies, in general, there would be efforts to make his job difficult to perform and, in effect, his job was at risk," according to court documents.

          "A judge essentially dismissed Garcia's case, but allowed him to amend and refile it."

          He's supposedly " executive director of the Hoboken Housing Authority."  

          I wonder if he has ties to Christie, and if the Samson firm had wanted the contract.  

      •  it is a waste of time... (3+ / 0-)
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        These news organizations lie day in, and day out, every day. It is their job. It should not be surprising, it should be expected.  They are corporate entities focused on pushing perception, and distorting reality, and they are very good at what they do.  The responsibility for perpetuating their bullshit is ours. CNN bares no resemblance at all to CNN's Ted Turner. They are now entertainment..a paid for advertising reality show.

        •  I've long thought that TT must rue the day ... (0+ / 0-)

          Just think, he could have bequeathed CNN to Jane Fonda.  :-)

          "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

          by flitedocnm on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:10:38 PM PST

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