Lazy LA Times Reporter Calls Fred Lazy Because Reporter Needs To Cover Up For Slothful Reporting
LA Times Continues to Lie About Fred Thompson
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (17) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
UPDATE BY PEJMAN: We are going to get a report from Finnegan discussing just how lazy Bill Clinton is as a campaigner, right?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
And now, heeeeeere's Erick!
Michael Finnegan hates Fred Thompson. I think that is objectively so. He tried pushing the Fred as abortion lawyer story months ago only to have it blow up in his face. So now he's pushing the "Fred as Disaster" story. Again, he's doing it for the Los Angeles Times. Remember, the Times has feared Fred for months. When Fred was just thinking about running the LA Times ran a hit job on him for playing a racist character on the 1980's show Wiseguy for three episodes.
That leads me back to Finnegan's piece in the Los Angeles Times, which, like Roger Simon's piece in the Politico (for which there was video evidence that Simon reported nothing accurately), completely gets the facts wrong.
So it went at the first -- and last -- stop of the day on Thompson's Clear Conservative Choice bus tour. Thompson scratched the rest of the day's events to avert any chance of snow delaying his return home to a Washington suburb for Christmas, taking a gamble that the shortened workday would not spark new questions about his energy quotient.
The whole day was scratched, and not for Thompson, but for the people in Iowa. The wind is, as I type, gusting over 35 miles per hour in Mason, IA with a wind chill of -9.2º F. There's a 50% chance of more snow. Des Moines is having wind gusts of over 30 mph, with a peak at 11:00 a.m. of near 40 mph. Oh, and the wind chill is -1.7F right now. And it's been that way.
In fact, what Michael Finnegan does not tell you is that while Fred has been plowing through for days in weather like this, Finnegan showed up for exactly one day. And it just so happened to be the day they had to cancel events due to weather.
Here's the other thing:
In Mason City, he told the audience of several dozen that the 2008 election would come down to beating back attacks on conservative principles.
The "several dozen" was between 60 and 80 people at the first event of the morning in weather similar to that which I've just described.
Not only not accurate, but it sure seems that between the two of them, Michael Finnegan is much lazier than Fred Thompson.