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Anonymous Romney-Bashing Quote Disappears From New York Times Story


Society & Culture  (tags: media, abuse, interesting, ethics, politics, Romney, americans, society, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 715 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Early Wednesday evening, the New York Times published an article online titled, "Behind Romney's Decision to Attack Obama on Libya," that included an exceptionally juicy quote about halfway down.



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Patrick Donovan (319)
Friday September 14, 2012, 6:42 pm
Cute, aren't they. It must be nice for the Ochs & the Schulzburgs families to own their newspaper. If someone writes something objectionable about the candidate who save you the most millions, just delete the article.
 

Carolyn S. (151)
Friday September 14, 2012, 8:01 pm
that's the way of the mega-rich
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday September 14, 2012, 10:39 pm
Romeny, still has not learned the #1 rule, when running for President,....."engage brain , before mouth...or have an aid beside you that stomps on your food and zaps you with a taiser gun at the sametime, like a "magiction, so the public can't see..or are WE just not seeing the "earbuds" , planted in Romney"s ears owned by ALEC and the Koch Brother's!?!....hmmm...maybe , ...ALL THREE!!!
 

Michael Carney (209)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 12:12 am
Romney is a buffoon, and even the Republicans realize that...Only way he can win, if if they steal the election...
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 10:31 pm
Hmmm. I wonder how that happened? Just kidding. We all know how that happened...
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:28 am
money talks!!
 

jan b. (3)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:11 am
The news is hardly the THE NEWS we used to get....... there are SIX Monolithic corporations that control the news. It becomes all that we are in the USA owned by corporations who only exist to make a profit, who don't have a conscience and don't even have to tell the truth. ( Around 1980 approx 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the USA....) .



 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:46 am
One of the most liberal papers in the world, re-wrote an article after the facts were in. The quote actually was worth quoting, and should have stayed in. This is not the first time the NY Times went against Obama.
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:24 am
thanks
 

Jon Stewart (37)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:02 pm
Romney may be the buffoon he seems, polls may show an edge for the President, and the majority of eligible voters may support a second term (hopefully with an effective majority in BOTH houses of Congress), but we can't under-estimate the stupidity, racism, greed and corruption that has a solid base and is committed to preventing that. They will use their money, power, and willingness to lie to win. WE, on the other hand, may be a majority, but it is a majority well-known for passivity, complacency, over-confidence and the often fatal flaw of not turning out to vote, and not reaching out to others to get THEM to the polls.
The right wing ideologues have made no secret about their intent to prevent millions of voters from casting their ballot. Individually we must counter and squash their attempts, and when our side wins, and the other side is down... don't "reach out", but "LASH OUT!" Kick them when they're down, and continue kicking until they dare not ever again attempt undemocratic tactics in the name of preserving democracy.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:29 pm
Seems funny to me that no one balances with the way Obama tiptoes through his endless piles.
 

Rebecca Y. (26)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:39 pm
What?????They can bash Obama all they want but they want to leave Romney safe?????? Hypocrites!
 

Ray M. (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 4:10 pm
Looks as if the "corporate" NYT is afraid of their "corporate" advertisers. Whatever happened to free speech?
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:07 pm
Good question....what DID happen to free speech?
 

Steve S. (67)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:57 pm
whole gov is corrupt
 

Kamila A. (141)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:43 pm
Obama 2012. Don't let them suppress the vote, nor steal it! Take it a civic duty to be vigilant and help all your neighbors get out, get registered, and vote! This is such a critical election.
 

Tal H. (8)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:39 pm
Thanks for the share!!
 

ellen m. (233)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:38 pm
"normal journalism" my ass!
 

Constance Stratton (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:17 pm
For one so called "bashing"by Romney it made so much news. But nothing is said about Obama making very bad remarks about Romney is kept very quiet. He was called a murderer and also Hitler to name 2 of many. Why can't everyone act like adults with a good heart and clean mind and stick with how to clean up the mess this country is in. I don't want to hear all the dirt that is said about the two of them, all I know we had 4 years of promises that resulted in lost homes, lost jobs, people can't pay their bills or buy enough groceries to feed their families. Talk about that, now that's something to talk about. I think Romney is a very experienced business man and very experienced in government and could really run this country and get us out of this mess. At least let's give him a chance as President. Do we want another 4 years like these last ones.
God Bless America andGod Bless all of you out there. Let's be good to each, no dirt please.
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Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:19 pm
This is a critical election for the billionaires as well as for the average citizen and for the homeless.
Republicans can only hope to win if they are diligent with covering up Romney's foot in mouth disease.
It's enough to keep them busy and burning the midnight oil.
 

Sam H. (403)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:23 pm
It seems the Times has as many versions of the story as Romney has positions on the same political issues!
 

Carrie B. (309)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:33 pm
Constance S., Since much of your comment is lacking in facts and also not completely intelligible. Yes, Romney is a very good "business" man, if you do not mind greed, dishonesty, and taking from the middle class to add to the pockets of himself and his rich friends.
 

Don H. (40)
Monday September 17, 2012, 1:39 am
Constance S., unfortunately, what Romney is proposing is exactly what got us into this mess.

Your complaints against Obama are ridiculous. I have complaints against Obama but I do not blame him for the Bush depression. Do you even know what happened to the stock market before Obama took office? It was possibly going to be a second great depression. How can you conveniently forget this?
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday September 17, 2012, 2:39 am
Constance-WAKE UP !! Before you find yourself awaking to the worst nightmare ever seen!
Educate yourself on the facts WHO is to blame for the misery your country is in!
Thanks Carrie, too bad I never got to read that article in question...
 

Phil R. (29)
Monday September 17, 2012, 4:50 am
I wouldn't say that eliminating an anonymous quote is evidence of anything. I thought the "update" explained it well. There were plenty of people criticizing Mittens anyway.

@Constance. I'm afraid it has been Republican obstructionism that hindered the President in his ability to repair the damage caused by the previous Republican administration. A vote for Romney would be a vote for the very people who gave us a recession and 2 wars.

The President did what he could under the circumstances and kept us out of a full-blown depression.

He has supported job creating legislation and proposed legislation to help homeowners in default. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/10/us-usa-housing-donovan-idUSBRE8491DW20120510

Here's something you might want to check out; http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/239029-republicans-blocked-the-democrats-insourcing-bill

If you do a bit of checking, you can see which party supports the middle class and bringing jobs back to America....and which party put us where we are today.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday September 17, 2012, 10:04 am
I think I'm with Phil R. - that the anonymous quoted merely "said" something which subsequent revelations amply "proved." In fact, I'm with Phil R. right down to the end of his post.
 

monka blanke (74)
Monday September 17, 2012, 2:24 pm
@Constance: You are so wrong about your "nice" Romney. He's a dangerous creep, and I bet he'd do anything to win, without fair play. I read an interview with him, it was very clear that he was hiding, basically he didn't say anything remarkable.....so what is he hiding ?? He said he was a kind of a Snooki fan, what a revelation, ha,ha.
Obama would be even better if he doesn't have to fight the constant Republican obstructionism, he actually could relieve us, if only his hands were not so tight. Obama tries to serve the country, and I can't say that about the Reps.
They fill their own pockets; they want war. They are so wrong, and I hope there will be plenty of common people who see thru the charade of the Republicans.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:36 pm
Is bad enough we have the Romney's and the Ryans, but that we have so many like Constance who supports them is truly sad. Please Constance do yourself and us a favor and get away from the right wing extremist and watch an opposite television show or read some other articles that you wouldn't normally read. Allow yourself a chance to at least ponder an alternative way of thinking.

I understand many who are on the right couldn't bring themselves to vote for Obama but at least consider not to vote for Romney that will slice your throat if you are not wealthy. Perhaps you are, then you best be real wealthy and then you will do fine with the Romney's.

If you are not, you might want to consider looking into the Justice Party, the Anderson/Rodriquez ticket isn't Obama and isn't Romney......it IS another choice. Of coarse Corporate media will never push this choice as it's a party that is not accepting more than $100 even from a Corporation, so they are not bought out. The Corporations like it the way it is, as both parties tend to kiss their butts, one a bit more than the other.

Rocky Anderson and Romney even were friends at one point, Rocky was a Democrat mayor who was well liked in a Republican area. Rocky seems to be able to do a lot of common sense things that both sides of the aisle like, he is for regaining our freedoms, getting us out of endless wars, a strong environmentalist as he has won awards both National and International, wants monitoring of the Federal Reserve, is also for Universal Health Care, but is a lot more to his ticket. Please check that ticket out.

So check him out. There are choices rather than the two evils....or lessor of two evils depending from what side you are looking from.
Vote Rocky The Justice Party

As long as there is mega Corporations, now down to 6 of them, controling all the press, we can't have truly the freedom of the press as we like to think of it. The internet is a good source but they are trying hard to control that too. So while you can, check out those who are not the puppet dancers for the large Corporations.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:27 am
Funny how the paid trolls have no identifiable features, eh?
 
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