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Showing posts with label "Bridgegate". Show all posts
Showing posts with label "Bridgegate". Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Maddow And Research Team Exposes The Framework Of Possible Christe Corruption


The following Raw Story post from the Rachel Maddow Show of last night is a reminder of reporting we once viewed from 60 Minutes, Nightline and similar investigatory news shows. Those days are as long gone as cathode ray televisions sets or 8-track players. Quest for ratings has converted network journalism into chasing the "hot" stories, natural disaster reporting and extended expositions about celebrities and highly paid athletes. 

Steven Kornacki and Rachel Maddow have been 'point-on" in reporting on "Bridgegate" and related political corruption, one has to wonder if there isn't a Watergate-like "Deep Throat' lurking in the Shadows. 

Friday January 23, 2914, The Rachel Maddow Show....

Rachel Maddow: The ‘mammoth slush fund’ where Chris Christie’s friends found jobs (via Raw Story )
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke down the curious reversal of fortune for New Jersey Port Authority chair David Samson since the man who installed him in the position, Gov. Chris Christie (R), took office in 2010, and the intersection of his possible…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hoboken Mayor Vs. Lt. Governor (Somebody is Lying!)

...and you know where my bet lies! 

One noted GOP leader has offered a perspective on who he feels could be lying (See below: MUST SEE and HEAR font)


                                                                         Andrew Burton / Getty Images
                                                                         Mayor Dawn Zimmer of Hoboken.

Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images
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Last Saturday morning, MSNBC's UP W/Steve Kornacki unleashed a journalist's treasure trove, if all statements from Dawn Zimmer accusations towards the Christe Administration are true. We are sure you have seen the following embed if you watch electronic news media other than Fox News, but for sake on salient points in this piece, we are linking related segments from Saturday's UP W/Steve Kornacki.


Saturday January 18, 2014 UP W/Steve Kornacki. The following segments are key to understanding where Dawn Zimmer fits into the developing scandal and to give his viewers background how a environment that may have facilitated similar malfeasance post Hurricane Sandy. Remember, 'high information people' find time to expose themselves to information. One linked segment is 24:35 minutes long. We cannot stress the significance of that specific segment.
UP W/Steve Kornakci Segment I. (fill segment 24:35 minutes)

UP W/Steve Kornakci  Segment II.  (full segment 8:06 minutes)

UP W/Steve Kornakci Segment III.  (full segment 5:34 minutes)
The MSNBC videos are very detailed delineation of a possible scandal that may exceed the seriousness and ramification of "Bridgegate."  The Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, has come forth with a story that could lead to violations of federal law and could result in prison time for convicted offenders. In other words "Bridgegate" may become a manifestation of a deeper scandal we will refer to as "NJ Development Quid Pro Quo (NJDQPQ)."  Better yet, we may link the two issues via "Bridgegate/NJDQPQ." For clarity and to restate, one of the major players in NJDQPQ is lying.  We do not yet have a definitive answer as to which party is lying, and we may never have an answer.  It is worth noting, however, we have seen other cases of political malfeasance accompanied by attempt at cover-up. We assume it is coincidental the three cover-ups included Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and now alleged against Chris Christe. 


New Jersey's Lt. Governor, Kim Guadagno, call Mayor Zimmer's accusation "false, illogical and offensive."


The kerfuffle is clear and stark, somebody is lying!


If you want to see and hear one GOP leaders take on who which of the two officials (who happened to be women) are lying skip to minute 8:10 of this linked segment from Politics Naitons (A MUST SEE AND HEAR)



Ah, there is another player: Richard E. Constable III, Comissioner-NJ Dept. of Community Affairs. Mayor Zimmer has also reported Constable commented to about report she was against the Rockefeller Project. NJDPQP widens and snares more interviews for US prosecutors and the FBI. Linked.

We read no week-end reports of Commissioner Constable responding to Zimmer's reports of his NJDPQP comments. On Monday the Commissioner emphatically responded, on as follows:
"Mayor Zimmer's allegations are patently false, and absurd on their face. I welcome a full and thorough law enforement review of her libelous claims."
Other than Chris Christe's 68 minute address to the press and the nation regarding his 'victimization by his staff, the only official response from the Governor's office came in the from of an official denial. 

Rachel Maddow: "Why?" Unanswered In Christie Admin Pushback

Maddow adds yet another "why" to the developing investigation.  We will hold on our answer to "why" until the investigation move forward.


"Somebody is lying."
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Christe Spokesperson Attacks MSNBC And O'Donnell's Faux Commercial



Chris Christe via his spokesperson is fighting back against MSNBC's coverage of the "Bridge-gate" Scandal.  We find it truly amazing the "tough guy" governor simply will not take his "medicine" vs. throwing futile punches at MSNBC.  The network essentially has the bully governor dead-on and it appears far more investigative legal commissions are coming together  to ferret-out the truth.  

While all MSNBC evening show hosts are reporting on the governor's scandal, The governor's spokesperson has lashed out at Lawrence O'Donnell. Steve Kornacki and Rachel Maddow have broadcast far more detailed "Bridgegate" segments; O'Donnell dared to exercise development of a creative faux campaign ad with (presidential candidate) Christe as its campaign focus. Christe's spokesman Colin Reed called the ad "weird."

O'Donnell's ad appears in the first 45 seconds of the following video.

http://youtu.be/zNJvpBF44O8



Business Insider writer Brett Loguirato published a piece that seriously reminds of Nixon Administration efforts to deflect from the Watergate cover-up. Reed refers to MSNBC's coverage "partisan" reporting. We at the TPI wonder about Reed's characterization of networks which are not covering the "Bridgegate" Scandal.  Of course, to think in such a manner is tantamount to Bill Cosby's famous quip, "Why is there air?"

The full Reed statement via the Business Insider......

"MSNBC is a partisan network that has been openly hostile to Governor Christie and almost gleeful in their efforts attacking him, even taking the unprecedented step of producing and airing a nearly three-minute attack ad against him this week. Governor Christie and his entire administration have been helping Hoboken get the help they need after Sandy, with the city already having been approved for nearly $70 million dollars in federal aid and is targeted to get even more when the Obama Administration approves the next rounds of funding. The Governor and Mayor Zimmer have had a productive relationship, with Mayor Zimmer even recently saying she’s ‘very glad’ he’s been our Governor. It’s very clear partisan politics are at play here as Democratic mayors with a political axe to grind come out of the woodwork and try to get their faces on television."
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Nixon's attack on "the media" struck a similar tone and practice.

WIKI ...Watergate Scandal

Role of the media
The connection between the break-in and the re-election committee was highlighted by media coverage — in particular, investigative coverage by The Washington Post, Time, and The New York Times The coverage dramatically increased publicity and consequent political repercussions. Relying heavily upon anonymous sources, Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein  uncovered information suggesting that knowledge of the break-in, and attempts to cover it up, led deeply into the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and the White House.
Chief among the Post's anonymous sources was an individual whom Woodward and Bernstein had nicknamed Deep Throat; 33 years later, in 2005, he was confirmed to be William Mark Felt, Sr., the former deputy director of the FBI. Felt met secretly with Woodward, telling him of Howard Hunt’s involvement with the Watergate break-in, and that the White House staff regarded the stakes in Watergate extremely high. Felt warned Woodward that the FBI wanted to know where he and other reporters were getting their information, as they were uncovering a wider web of crimes than first disclosed. In one of their last meetings, all of which took place at an underground parking garage somewhere in Rosslyn, Virginia at 2:00 am, Felt cautioned Woodward that he might be followed and not to trust their phone conversations to be secure. Felt also planted leaks about Watergate to Time magazine, the Washington Daily News and other publications.[14]  
During this early period, most of the media failed to grasp the full implications of the scandal, and concentrated reporting on other topics related to the 1972 presidential election.[15] After the revelation that one of the convicted burglars wrote to Judge Sirica alleging a high-level coverup, the media shifted its focus. Time magazine described Nixon as undergoing "daily hell and very little trust". The distrust between the press and the Nixon administration was mutual and greater than usual due to lingering dissatisfaction with events from the Vietnam War. Public distrust of the media reached over 40%.[15]  
Nixon and top administration officials discussed using government agencies to "get" what they perceived as hostile media organizations.[15] The discussions had precedent. At the request of Nixon's White House in 1969, the FBI tapped the phones of five reporters. In 1971, the White House requested an audit of the tax return of the editor of Newsday, after he wrote a series of articles about the financial dealings of a friend of the President's.[16]  
The administration and its supporters accused the media of making "wild accusations", putting too much emphasis on the story, and of having a liberal bias against the Administration.[15] Nixon said in a May 1974 interview with a supporter that if he had followed the liberal policies that he thought the media preferred, "Watergate would have been a blip."[17]  
The media noted that most of the reporting turned out to be accurate and the competitive nature of the media guaranteed massive coverage of the political scandal.[15] Applications to journalism schools reached an all-time high in 1974.[15]
While the WIKI piece provides much archive history about the Watergate Scandal,  The Business Insider piece and the excerpt snippet above has a theme similar to the WIKI verbiage just above. Read the last two paragraphs above.

The Reed statement embodies the essence of the paragraphs. By punching at MSNBC, is Reed relishing in the fact Fox News will offer no coverage of the scandal. Or, should I write, Fox will offer no objective or investigatory coverage of the scandal?  


Notice the last paragraph above. Do Reed and Christe hope to avoid investigation beyond the "partisan" MSNBC? If there is no "competitive nature" regarding investigation via CNN or other electronic media, does Christe have greater opportunity to escape justice? Of course, they do and Reed's (and probably with legal counsel) strategic punch at MSNBC, may very well work with CNN.


MSNBC and local print media are shedding light on the Christe regime, that each of us should have known was at the core. If you are following MSNBC's coverage of the scandal, you know that Maddow and Kornacki have broadcast far more damaging details about the scandal and associated allegation than has O'Donnell. Are you also wondering why Reed and Christe are attacking comments from the Hoboken mayor with very shallow assertions of "wanting to get their faces on TV" and attacking O'Donnell's faux campaign ad?


We are forty plus years from Nixon's cover-up and eventual resignation. While, we certainly do not gave definitive confirmation of Christe's intimate culpability in "Bridgegate", we may have yet another parallel between Watergate and Bridgegate. Attack the only network that is seriously reporting on "Bridgegate, with hopes it will ward-off deeper scrutiny.

"Tis" the season of the NFL Playoffs. We will end with a sports mantra.

Is Reed and Christe following that old axiom, "The best defense is a good offense?" 

Mediaite's story    

"Gleeful Assault" 

Isn't it amazing how people one the Right poop in their pants, and immediately reach for cause to deflect and lay blame elsewhere.

Now we offer a bit of gleeful comeuppance......

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Maddow, Hayes, Kornacki and O'Donnell Perform Stellar Investigation And Analysis

        


Anyone who reads here probably is aware of "Bridgegate" and MSNBC's delivery of stellar news, investigation and deep analysis on Chris Christe's "Bridgegate" scandal. Yes, the matter is a scandal and it is proving to be more and more a major scandal as the days past. We should also fairly state a fact regarding the coverage. MSNBC coverage while stellar is probably influenced by Christe's past behavior and a "proud tough guy/bully" and, frankly, his leading the pack as a GOP candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential ticket. Nonetheless, MSNBC did not order the GWB lane closure and MSNBC has not immersed in a post closing (and front page coverage) Cover-up.

Mediate reporting on last weeks News show ratings reveals million across the nation are interested in "Bridgegate" and what is turning into validation of a classic cover-up.  

Mediaite (Matt Wilstein)
January 10, 2013


For the first time in more than a year, MSNBC had higher overall prime time ratings in the 25-54 demo than Fox News last night. Demo victories from Chris MatthewsRachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell helped MSNBC to an average of 348K in the demo, beating Fox’s 311K.The O’Reilly Factor beat All In with Chris Hayes at 8pm, but by only 3K viewers.

Fox was still #1 in total viewers, beating MSNBC 2.157M to 1.143M. Bill O’Reilly was #1 in total viewers for all of cable news with 2.794M, while Maddow was #1 on MSNBC with 1.384M.
Here are the rest of your Thursday ratings:
TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox NewsCNNMSNBCCNN Headline News
6 – 9 amFox & Friends
273
New Day
67
Morning Joe
110
Express
134
5 pmThe Five
432
Blitzer
105
Schultz
208
WWYD
53
6 pmBaier
356
Blitzer/Crossfire
140/168
Sharpton
256
WWYD
123
7 pmVan Susteren
225
Burnett
99
Matthews
265
Velez-Mitchell
137
8 pmO’Reilly
313
Cooper
174
Hayes
310
Grace
193
9 pmKelly
346
CNN Films
323
Maddow
399
Dr. Drew
148
10 pmHannity
271
CNN Films
255
O’Donnell
332
50 States
83
11 pmO’Reilly
239
CNN Films
151
Hayes
171
50 States
78
PRIME TIME311250348141
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox NewsCNNMSNBCCNN Headline News
6 – 9 amFox & Friends
1.166
New Day
175
Morning Joe
399
Express
251
5 pmThe Five
2.418
Blitzer
457
Schultz
617
WWYD
117
6 pmBaier
2.349
Blitzer/Crossfire
463/421
Sharpton
773
WWYD
202
7 pmVan Susteren
1.822
Burnett
339
Matthews
1.029
Velez-Mitchell
285
8 pmO’Reilly
2.794
Cooper
602
Hayes
1.001
Grace
408
9 pmKelly
2.338
CNN Films
793
Maddow
1.384
Dr. Drew
325
10 pmHannity
1.320
CNN Films
609
O’Donnell
1.042
50 States
151
11 pmO’Reilly
995
CNN Films
361
Hayes
444
50 States
146
PRIME TIME2.1576681.143295
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

The ratings are indications of viewer preference for news shows during a narrowly defined period, shows and show host, but it takes exercise of mental process to see Christe's troubles are the guiding light to those ratings. Ultimately, news stories and the quality of coverage also matters.  Viewer ratings indicate to us, people are not buying Christe's discombobulated defense of what seems to be a crumbling cover-up.

MSNBC coverage last night was without equivocation stellar and revealing.  If you saw the segments, there is not need for a repeat run.  Unless, you find the story as intriguing a cover-up as anything cover-up perpetrated by Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. We at the TPI find the following broadcast evidence of what we once expected and received from investigatory new sources like 60 Minutes (Prior to the hire of David Rhodes of Fox News), The broadcast stories also remind of investigation and analysis as thorough as the work of Woodward and Bernstein during the Nixon Watergate Scandal. 

The segments are a bit long, but you know our credo on the length of MSNBC broadcast segments. High-information people find time to soak-up information that differentiates from the LIVs (Low-information voters/people) who watch other cable networks that focus on Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS).

http://on.msnbc.com/1iROleZ


http://on.msnbc.com/1eCEdE2


Lawrence O'Donnell conducted a spirited and seeming 'dead-on" segment related to Christe's (Now" Claim he will cooperate with authorities in "Bridgegate" Investigations.

As indicated by O'Donnell and his panel guest, we feel Chrsite remains surrounded by people who have a vested interest in putting "Bridegate" deep into the rear-view mirror.

We also wonder which of the insiders will seek the protection of "The Fifth Amendment" to avoid possible convictions of felonies, jail-time or career damaging resumes. 
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Friday, January 10, 2014

GOP Trods-on With False Mantra And Talking Points




Brenda Kay Richards (Friend of the TPI and Guest writer)


In keeping with the GOP's single minded determination and pathetic desperation of tying everything negative in the whole of Universe to President Obama, former Secretary of State and possible democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and of course, Benghazi, checkout the new hilariously funny Republican talking point:  "
Governor Chris "Krispy Kreme" Christie's brave and refreshing *candor* about "Bridgegate" shows how "presidential" he is."  
You couldn't make this ridiculous bullshiggity up, if you tried.



NJ governor's no-nonsense candor at Bridgegate press conference is everything Obama and Clinton...
www.dailymail.co.uk

'After eight years of President Obama, this guy is a breath of fresh air,' a GOP fundraiser told MailOnline. 'Even the tea partiers have to recognize that.'......

Read more linked above ~~~~ BK Richards 
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