by Datechguy | June 9th, 2012
Things are heating up in NY-25 again
Both on a story concerning taxes and rents and then on the polls.
Well we are getting toward another election cycle and the paper insisted Buerkle was down 11 with two weeks to go is at it again with this headline:
What has gotten their ire? Congresswoman Buerkle is fighting back again:
U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle condemned a group handing out a flier making what she said were false statements about her stances on Medicare and other issues.
“It’s not fair to seniors,” she told the crowd of about 80 at Cicero Town Hall. “Politics are politics, but when you hand out stuff like this and you scare seniors, that’s just wrong.”
After the opening the article spends about forty paragraphs trying to bend her statements into a pretzel.
This is the same Syracuse paper that insisted that Buerkle was down 11 with two weeks to go, I presume that the polling crew that came up with those numbers must have moved to Wisconsin to do the exit polls. They claim that Congresswoman Buerke’s statements on Obamacare are “misleading” but more interesting is the use of Politifact to attack her.
Politifact? Wasn’t it just over six months ago that Paul Krugman called Politifact: “useless and irrelevant” that Steve Benen said Politifact: “ought to be ashamed of itself“, that John Cole said: promotes the truth as a lie“, that Think Progress said had its “Pants on fire” that Firedog lake declared: “Disgraced itself“.
How is it that the left leaning Syracuse Post Standard would use as a source the vehicle Tommy Christopher referred to as: “a site whose credibility depends on the illusion that they’re impartial arbiters of truth”?
Simple, those standards only apply when they are attacking statements by Democrats but as I said in December Politifact:
should not fear, as the election gets closer and the left decides they need them they will forgive just as long as they provide fodder
A new election season is near and Democrats are having a very bad time of it, so any card and weapon that can be played, even one previously discarded, will be used again.
Particularly if you have to counter a foe who won’t take such attacks lying down.