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September 22, 2008

The Lying Media ...But, I repeat myself (Kat-Mo)

A reporter fabricates a story and interviews to make sensational headlines? No way!


Media Caught Fabricating White Racists?

An article in the St. Petersberg Times, quotes Cichon as having said, “I can't imagine having a black president . . .”

In a phone interview Saturday, Sandra Cichon of Spring Hill, Florida denied that she ever spoke with any pollster or reporter concerning Obama or about anything regarding race. Cichon was taken by surprise when phoned by this reporter, and she was not aware that she had been quoted in any newspaper.

The piece goes on to note that Sandra Cichon had been previously interviewed by the St. Petersberg Times for a local election: eight months earlier. It had nothing to do with the presidential election. Nada. Nil. Nothing.

Looks like this guy pulled a name out of his a$$ and never imagined anyone would question it.

Which is why I find reports like these so jarring because it just sounds nearly implausible that some guy sitting in a cafe is just going to pop off to a reporter or other stranger that:

"We still don't like black people," said John Clouse, 57, reflecting the sentiments of his pals gathered at a coffee shop in Somerset, Ohio.

Maybe it's time someone starts calling all of these alleged racist people and confirming they actually exist much less had an interview?

My favorite line from the whole deal is when the editor, Adam Smith, said:

it is understandable that Cichon wouldn’t want to admit over the phone to making that statement, but “polls all over are showing that people are not hesitant in stating that they won’t vote for a black person.”

So, she won't say it over the phone, but she was happy to give a racist quote to a reporter face to face?

Something is stinking in Florida and it ain't the fish.

Plus, re-interpreting the AP poll that concluded race would lose Obama the election. Apparently not. h/t hotair

(Ace's rules please)


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