Friday, May 11, 2012

Carrying Obama's Water: Washington Post's Bullying Bollocks!

From Wake Up America comes a great article under that title, which not only documents the Washington Post's 'inaccuracies' in their reporting, (*gasp!) but also has the FACTS about what the Obama campaign is determined to portray an incident from Mitt Romney's past as bullying...- and milk it for all its (non) worth. Read on:

In what appeared to be a wonderful coincidence of timing for the Obama reelection campaign, the Washington Post ran a hit piece against Mitt Romney claiming he bullied a student in 1965 for, in the post's words, his "presumed homosexuality."

Liberals were all aflutter, after all this piece came just as North Carolina voters passed the same-sex marriage ban to be added to their constitution on Tuesday, Joe Biden had stated his support for same-sex marriages and Barack Obama was due to give an interview which sources told liberal blogs he was going to come out in support of gay marriage. Which he did, in a complete reversal from his previously stated positions.

Back to the Washington Post story. They evidently published their so-called news before having their facts straight because they were forced to make corrections after another media outlet, ABC News, dug deeper and found contradictions to what Washington Post had reported. (They made changes but did not make note of those changes anywhere in the original story)

Timed to drop the day after President Obama’s announced embrace of same-sex marriage, the story set the political world atwitter. But earlier today, Breitbart News reported that the Post had inflated witness testimony. The original Washington Post piece stated the following:

“I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and has long been bothered by the Lauber incident. [emphasis added]

Yet in an interview with ABC News today, White disowned that characterization:

While the Post reports White as having “long been bothered” by the haircutting incident,” he told ABC News he was not present for the prank, in which Romney is said to have forcefully cut a student’s long hair and was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post.

White didn’t know about the incident until this year, but the Post reported that he had “long been bothered” by it. We demanded a correction....

There is much more. This truly IS a must read here.

Pay attention, America, and note just WHO is doing the bullying these days.

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