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Profiles in Journalism – Time Magazine: McCain’s Franklin Raines ad is racist because, um, he released it before the Jim Johnson one

Posted by iusbvision on September 21, 2008

2008 is truly the year Journalism died. As has been demonstrated time and time again, Journalists are making more biased attacks on Republicans than Democrats are. These attacks as we have shown, as well as other smart blogs, do not even pass a basic public records fact check. Literally they invent lies and publish them as truth and when called on it rarely is there a retraction.

Today it is Time Magazine, who was jumping at the chance to say that the McCain ad about former Fannie Mae CEO, thief and con artist, who has been an economic advisor to the Obama campaign, Franklin Raines, is a racist ad because Raines is Black & that it did not mention the OTHER former Fannie Mae CEO, thief and con artist, who has been an economic advisor to the Obama campaign, who happens to be white James Johnson wa snot in the ad. Well the Johnson ad came out hours after the Raines ad did so Time was eating crow….enjoy how they tried to weasel their way out of this one….

Hotair.com:

Cuffy Meigs is all over it. This started last night with Karen Tumulty asserting, on the basis of zero evidence except her own Gergenesque “I know it when I see it” secret racial decoder ring, that McCain’s ad was racist for showing a white victim being exploited by former Fannie Mae CEO turned Obama advisor Raines, who’s black, but not former Fannie Mae CEO turned Obama advisor Jim Johnson, who’s white. Come the morning and what do you know: Here’s that Johnson ad now. Was it rushed into production to head Tumulty and the racial paranoiacs off at the pass? Nope — according to Ana Marie Cox, it’s been in the works for days.

The facts are pointing one way and her secret racial decoder ring’s pointing in the other. What’s an honest reporter to do? This, of course:

Yes, Ana. The ad pointing out the Jim Johnson connection to Obama’s campaign is fair, which raises the question of why the campaign didn’t air that one in the first place.

Really? Why does it raise that question? What significance lies in the fact that one ad dropped 12 hours before the other? No word yet from Time HQ. But if you think I’m kidding that her argument boils down to “I know it when I see it,” here’s Tumulty explaining her “logic” in the comments:

I have been a political reporter long enough to have lived through Willie Horton, the Jesse Helms infamous “hands” ad and to have covered races in the South where people have used the slogan “one of us.” I know what this stuff looks like. In this case, the McCain campaign chose NOT to draw attention to the very real connections between Fannie Mae and the campaign (Jim Johnson and campaign contributions), and instead, focused on this one. If Raines had been included in an ad that mentioned the others, that would have been well within the bounds of fairness as well.

QED. Karen Tumulty knows, and that’s that [LOL – click the links for more info].

One Response to “Profiles in Journalism – Time Magazine: McCain’s Franklin Raines ad is racist because, um, he released it before the Jim Johnson one”

  1. Stewart said

    whine! whine! whine! conservatives, our bleeding hearts on the right, have nothing to say except i’m a victim. the times are a’changing, for sure. and just in the nick of time. the fair-haird Republicans have killed more than 4 thousand Americans for bogus reasons and have now destroyed the Amaerican economy. good going boys, few few could have done what you did in only eight years.

    [Cute talking points, unfortunately you can’t back up your point of view with anything other than slogans and platitudes. If you think differently come back and try. Consider it an invitation, one condition, you have to answer the questions I pose to you.

    So many people base their vote on shallow platitudes that do not reflect reality. It is an indicator of the status of public education and journalism in this country.- Editor]

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