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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The NY Post And The Lhota Campaign - Selling Fear And Lies

The Rupert Murdoch-owned NY Post has been hammering away at Bill de Blasio for a few weeks now ever since he won the primary vote.

Every day they run two, three, four, sometimes five negative stories about him.

He once asked Joel Klein to add TM to the DOE.

He honeymooned in Cuba.

He worked for a Jesuit group that brought food and medical supplies to Nicaragua at the same time the Reagan administration was arming the Contras with weapons.

He will rule NYC like Raul Castro rules Cuba.

On and on it goes, the Post smearing de Blasio as leftwing commie pinko who will turn the city into Cuba, taking away private property and turning the public parks into re-education centers.

It's silly and I don't know how many people outside of the couple of hundred people who actually buy and read the Post will believe any of this stuff (the Post loses over $100 million a year and their "circulation numbers are about as believable as Rupert Murdoch's claims he didn't know his reporters were hacking into people's phones and bribing cops for stories in Britain.)

Still, it's gets tiresome after a while.

You couple the Post stories with Joe Lhota's "De Blasio is a Marxist" campaign strategy and you see two more examples of how the Republicans have run their campaigns since Nixon - divide and conquer, Southern strategy, appeal to the worst in people, sell fear, etc.

Smear, smear, smear, lie, lie, lie.

Today the Posties get a picture of de Blasio from his NYU yearbook and use it to, again, smear him as a left wing commie pinko.

Ooooh, look at the radical Sixties man.

He protested Three Mile Island and nuclear power man.

He's freaky, man...

This stuff just shows how vacuous the right wing is - bereft of policies that will appeal to people, they use fear and smear, fear and smear.

Fear and smear.


  1. Someone please explain the difference in leadership style between Castro and Bloomberg?

    1. One is a murderous dictator who unleashes his police force against innocents and the other smokes a cigar.

  2. Hey hey, Castro provided excellent, amazing education for the population of Cuba, as well as excellent medical care. There may be other aspects to Castro's rule that we in the US do not relate well to, but given the longstanding US embargo, the Cubans who stayed in Cuba have fared well. They may not have the array of choices that we have, but they have some things that we do not have.
    Bloomberg has never offered anything to anyone except his fellow one percenters.

    1. It's true - not much of a choice these days in America when the money is running out and you're worried about making rent...

  3. Murdoch's subsidizing of his rag gives the lie to the canard that trash journalism is just about "giving people what they want," and a response to market demand.

    The $100 million-per year losses of the Post demonstrate how it's nothing more than a vehicle for Murdoch's despicable politics.

    1. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts now that News Corp has been broken up. FOX and FOX News will no longer subsidize this piece of crap.