Wednesday, June 6, 2007

B4S accused of Hate Speech

Cartoon Link
I guess the three blind mice are running the News Leader now a days. Rather than 'discover' what would be a major story of a three term incumbent sending out mailers 'contradicting' his own legislation the MisLeader trots out a cartoon by Jim McCloskey to try and change the subject?

To top it off the bloggers symbolized behind a wooden candidate (we even operate his hand) are ostensibly spewing Hate Speech, Insults, Mocking, Negative campaigning, etc. Hate Speech, seriously? Maybe it was this post, or possibly this one?

What's really ironic about this is the fact that the 'one blog wrecked into the sewer' just finished viciously attacking family and even employees of Scott Sayre. Guess that doesn't warrant a cartoon because it would expose where the real dirt is coming from.

Regardless, going door-to-door this past week has been a very revealing experience. When you are walking past homes, you look for the address of voters so you can speak to them face to face and tell them about Scott. The other homes we 'Lit Drop' or leave a pamphlet in the newspaper box, but more often we are leaving them under doormats or curled up between the door knob and jam, if they don't have a mat.

The point though is that many of the voters we visit only have a mail box and no newspaper box, and that is prevalent for homes not on our list as voters as well. The impending death of the print MSM is pretty well documented, because most people don't have the time to read anymore, or are just so turned off by what's in the news they don't bother. Many instead just get their news from TV.

Editorially, the MisLeader is predictable with a few exceptions, but consistently they praise our Democrat Governors for attempting to raise our taxes, and demean our Conservative Legislators. What is ridiculous about the situation is that this is a solid Conservative district, and if our newspaper had a lick of business sense it would quit alienating it's potential customers and give us news and editorial comment in step with the community.

It's almost like a Darwinian 'Natural Selection of the Species' experiment, whereby an animal does stupid things, or is unwilling to adapt itself to it's environment to survive.


Blogger James Atticus Bowden said...

What a hoot. Did the paper give a single example of hate speech?

June 6, 2007 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Mad Hatter said...

Lynn and Chris should be flattered that the MSM has noticed them.

June 6, 2007 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Elle said...

How many of the general public in SWAC knows about blogs. This may actually help Sayre and the voters here can't stand the MisLeader.

June 6, 2007 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

They are both better looking than the cartoon. I have never seen Lynn without a smile

June 6, 2007 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger JohnMaxfield said...

There must be some mistake...I was left out of the cartoon.

June 6, 2007 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger SWAC Girl said...

The example of "hate speech" cited to me by the cartoonist was an anonymous comment left on some blog (he didn't know identity of commenter or the blog it was left on). He also cited a blog called Teddy's Truths that is five days old and has an anonymous person running it.

Neither of those are accountable nor associated with the Sayre supporters yet he used them as the basis for his cartoon.

If he had first turned to B4S where some of the most respected bloggers in VA are listed, he would have had a more balanced picture of the whole situation.

Yankee Phil, thanks for the kind words. Nice to know you have my back ... NYPD's finest.

Maxfield, your turn will come... :)

June 6, 2007 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

See this for name calling etc.

June 6, 2007 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

Great likeness of Lynn and Chris.

I didn't even know about this cartoon until I saw it on your blog. Thanks.

I'm a bit confused as to why you would post it...but thanks.

June 7, 2007 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Spank That Donkey said...

Everyone for Hanger is anonymous, with the exceptions of Clem, the Sewer Blogger from Broadway, and some other Liberal bloggers...

Like all of this isn't evident, aren't ya'll tired of embarrassing yourselves yet?

June 7, 2007 at 12:35 AM  
Anonymous republitarian said...

Which one is the "sewer blog from Broadway"?

June 7, 2007 at 7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I yesterday directly e-mailed Chris Green, AKA Spank That Donkey, informing him that posting this cartoon on this site is a violation of the News Leader's copyright and asked that it be removed. Since that hasn't happened, I am asking the site admin to please remove it. You are welcome to link to the original cartoon at
There's even a link where you can buy your own copy (for personal use, not republication).

June 7, 2007 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Spank That Donkey said...

Myron I am referring to your blog. You somehow don't get that?

Sorry Mr Fritz, I forgot to link over.

June 7, 2007 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous republitarian said...


I live 25 milesfrom Broadway.....

June 7, 2007 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Spank That Donkey said...

The stench still gets down here...

Will you be attacking Sime's wife also, and David Cox for that matter?

June 7, 2007 at 10:20 PM  

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