Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Detail Missing In AP Article On Reshma

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This Associated Press article has covered all the major points about Reshma Saujani except one, and that missing detail is a big one.

Reshma's Momentum: Line Graph Or Curve Graph
Reshma's Momentum: 70% Vs. 7%, 24,000 Vs. 8,000 Signatures, $2 Vs. $1.2 Million

That big missing detail is the several months old internal polling numbers that the Maloney 2010 camp has been providing to the oh so eager media people that shows Maloney is at 70% and Reshma is at 7%. Those poll numbers are so old, it is like saying John Edwards won in Iowa. But those Maloney provided numbers have been recycled by mainstream media relentlessly. I wish Maloney all the false confidence in the world (Send Maloney An Absentee Ballot In DC), but I want the media people to get back to their commitment to fairness and accuracy in reporting.

I mean, what the! This article is the Associated Press engaging in yellow journalism. This article is full of lie after lie after lie. The first lie is the headline itself.

No, Maloney is not a pro Wall Street reform candidate and no, Reshma is not an anti Wall Street reform person. Maloney has no clue how Wall Street works. If you want her to take the lead on Wall Street reform, I would like to perform your next surgery. Grant me the honor. (Joke Of The Day: Carolyn Maloney) And if you think Maloney was the architect of the recently passed Wall Street reform bill, remember that guy who landed on the moon? That was me. (Credit For Credit Card Bill Goes To Barack Obama, Carolyn Maloney's Work On The Second Avenue Subway Line)

Maloney was raising money from Wall Street PACs w-h-i-l-e she was working on Wall Street reform. After the ethics committee is done with Rangel, mark my word, it is going after Maloney. (Rangel And Maloney Need To Vacate The Premises And For The Same Reasons)

Maloney sits on a personal fortune of 20 million dollars. A-l-l of that is Wall Street money. Reshma has a student loan of $100,000. If she is that person that skimmed the country of trillions like Maloney 2010 has been telling the media, why did Reshma not pay off her student loans?

Maloney has taken half a million dollars from Wall Street PACs. Reshma Saujani has not taken a dime. Let me crunch the numbers here. Give me a minute. Okay, done. My calculation says that makes Carolyn Maloney the Wall Street's candidate, not Reshma Saujani. (Barack Obama: The NRA's Candidate)

Yes, Maloney voted for the Wall Street reform bill. Of course she did. She is a checkbox Democrat. That is what checkbox Democrats do. But Reshma actually knows what is inside that bill. And she has come out saying the bill is a big step in the right direction, but it does not do enough.

Calling Reshma the Wall Street's candidate is like calling a brown person a terrorist just because he is brown. What's wrong in that picture? Intelligent people don't do that. (Wayne Barrett: Suspicious Package, Al Hagan: Capable Of A Hate Crime)

Vision? Maloney has no visions. Maloney is a nightmare. (Yes, Maloney Is A Crook) What competing visions are you even talking about?
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If I were Rupert Murdoch - wait, who owns AP? - I'd fire this Beth Fouhy person like yesterday. (Tea Party Astroturfing)
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