Thursday, February 24, 2005

Jennifer Harper writes in the Moonie Washington Times:

Try a bake sale

Is the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) using former White House reporter Jeff Gannon as a fund-raising inspiration?

Depends on how one interprets a dramatic plea from Rep. Louise M. Slaughter yesterday, asking loyal Dems to sign a petition against him....    

"Sign the petition and stop the propaganda," she advised in her missive, also accusing Mr. Gannon of recycling Republican press releases verbatim and characterizing Sen. John Kerry "as 'the first gay president.' " ...    

But wait, don't forget the cause, now.

"I ask you to stand with me — and the DCCC — in demanding an end to the propaganda," Mrs. Slaughter wrote in closing.

Hmmm, good point. After all, Republicans would never use a controversial figure who reports on the news with a left-leaning slant as a way of raising money for the GOP.

Er, right?

Democratic congressional candidate Ginny Schrader marched out of a debate Monday in protest of a Republican mailing that calls her the "Hate America" candidate and invokes the name of an Islamic terrorist group....

The mailing, paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee, includes a picture of Schrader and states: "The Hate America crowd has found their candidate."

It goes on to criticize her for a July fund-raiser at which she hosted a screening of the controversial Michael Moore documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," saying that the film is "filled with propaganda that Hezbollah-related organizations offered to distribute."...

Bo Harmon, a spokesman for the NRCC, defended the mailing.

"I think that it is very disingenuous for Ginny Schrader to feign outrage when we're simply pointing out how out-of-the-mainstream the groups are that she is associating with and is using to fund her campaigns," he said.

He added, though, that the NRCC was only highlighting Schrader's use of "Fahrenheit 9/11," not trying to connect her to a terrorist group....

Nope! Guess not!

(WashTimes story via Sisyphus Shrugged and The Stakeholder.)


Oh, and here's the petition.

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