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OR, it's more basic, and Quinn is pissed off at the Lee campaign for all the negative stories they pushed about her over recent months. For instance, they said for weeks that she had voted Republican (which she denies). Lee himself told the JFP that. It did not please her one little bit, as I blogged about here. (Scroll down for the part about Lee and Quinn.)
Just another possibility.
Robbie, Robbie, Robbie ... First, we do not support Lee or Lumumba. We're Switzerland in this race, reporting the news as we find it or it comes to us, and allowing people such as you to give opinions about it.
As for the KKK statement, we heard that yesterday and tried to track it. So far, no one who is spreading that has given us a link to it or the forum it appeared it. A reverend who supports Lee said on Facebook that Lumumba didn't say it, but that a member of his "camp" did. We don't know which member or where, but we'll do a Factcheck on it as soon as we can get some facts. For now, you might remain skeptical about it if you don't know more than we know about it. If you do, please provide us the information. It not, you're spreading a rumor.
And I'm not asking you to debate; just to try posting something, anything that doesn't sound like all you're here for is to whine about other people saying substantive stuff. So far, you've offered nothing to convince me otherwise. I have high hopes for you, though.
1234, yes we published an article about how much of Lee's support's base is Republican. Why? Because it's NEWS when that many Republicans put that much money into a Democratic candidate in a Democratic candidate. We don't give a whit about political parties, but it is the people's right to know who is funding the candidates. It would be journalistic malpractice not to report it.
That is different from Rep. Thompson and Council Lumumba accusing Lee of not being a "true "Democrat"; that is a characterization we will leave to people more partisan than we are. That is, people have the information; they can interpret it however they want. It's their right.
I believe he had a white grandfather, but will check again.
Robbie, you have no idea how long anyone else's comments take to show up. Stop your whining. Seriously: Say something real and substantive.
Say something interesting enough, and we'll promote you to that "breaking" space at the top of the page. Imagine.
We're not endorsing, Robbier. And you guys crack me up when you refuse to even acknowledge the reporting we do that pisses off the other side. Whatever. You're so biased that you're hysterical.
As for publish everyone? Why, yes, anyone can have a blog on the site even as long as they follow the user agreement. And we publish YOUR comments, for God's sake, and what you do mostly is whine about what we publish instead of using your space to make your own arguments.
Case in point: We got this on Tuesday before this new ad hit the airwaves:
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Ben Allen" email@example.com
Date: May 14, 2013 5:50:04 PM CDT
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Then have the courage to post this....
#16 Chokwe Lumumba Campaign (Organizing Church Culture)
This is why , n/m.......POST THIS and let your "readers" decide for
themselves....He is a Christian?
Read Exodus 20:7
Post this video, if you have any intellectual honesty....let your reader's
My take is that the white-people wig-out is exactly Chokwe wants. And I'm astounded that Lee let this ad out of the gate, especially the religion part, which is despicable. The other parts I see as fair game considering that Lee has his own political-party problem. It'll be interesting to see if this one backfires.
SMH. What a mess.
Which, Savante. You're drowning in pronouns.
Yeah, both sides think we support the other one, and we've taken no position. I personally find high negatives on both sides, sadly.
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