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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

To handle the ensuing publicity, Sandmann and his family enlisted the help of Louisville public relations firm RunSwitch PR, which helped him devise a three-page statement shared with the media on Sunday in which he publicly identified himself. One of RunSwitch's partners is Scott Jennings, a conservative political commentator who worked previously as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and campaign adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. He is also a columnist for the Courier Journal and CNN contributor.

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I guess you could call that a form of white privilege.

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-23 02:20 PM | Reply

How many degrees is it from Kevin Bacon?

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-23 02:27 PM | Reply

"I guess you could call that a form of white privilege."

I'm convinced the only people who would are ones who actually want to see Trump get reelected.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-23 02:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Looks like WashPo is going to need more than a PR firm since they have not only retracted the entire story, but apologized to the boys involved.

The Covington controversy shows a picture isn't always worth a thousand words

As it turns out, a picture isn't always worth a thousand words; sometimes it's worth just one:

Wait.

Suffice to say, what was widely reported did not happen.

Which is to say, sorry, boys. You are a victim of terrible timing, by birth and by history. You didn't stand a chance. Shame on us for being duped yet again. Anybody should have seen it coming.

I guarantee you that there are plaintiffs' lawyers in Kentucky and DC that are salivating over this mess, it could become very expensive for a large number of media outlets.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-01-23 02:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

You don't think that this kid is privileged to have the resources to hire a PR firm?

#5 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-23 02:38 PM | Reply

That explains his low-energy interview too. It was as if Cocaine Mitch was the one pulling his strings.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-23 02:39 PM | Reply

Congratulations to the MAGA movement on finding their Cindy Sheehan.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-23 02:39 PM | Reply

#7 Or David Hogg.

#8 | Posted by Karabekian at 2019-01-23 02:40 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

That's an opinion piece by a Right-wing columnist. Hardly a retraction by the publishers.

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-23 02:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"You don't think that this kid is privileged to have the resources to hire a PR firm?"

We all have access to PR firms.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-23 02:45 PM | Reply

As I said on the other thread, Kathleen Parker is their Politics and Culture columnist and has won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting for the Washington Post.

If believing that the Editors at the Washington Post didn't assign this opinion piece to her to write makes you feel better about what you posted in the last couple of days, go nuts.

"A right-wing columnist"

Here are a few of her archived articles:

The wall is a testament to Trump's toxic narcissism

Trump's absurdity has cast a pall over the holidays -- and the future

Following the crumbs through Trump's labyrinth of deceit and betrayal

Trump says he's thankful for himself. But he has nothing to strut about.

The new normal isn't normal at all: President Trump is severely abberant, yet we seem to get used to each new awful behavior

The Republican Party has a woman problem

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-01-23 02:48 PM | Reply

#11

Deflect faster, Rightostupid!

en.m.wikipedia.org

"Kathleen Parker is a CENTER RIGHT columnist for the Washington Post." (Emphasis mine)

#12 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-23 02:52 PM | Reply

"We all have access to PR firms."

This is the world white people live in, eh?

#13 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-23 02:53 PM | Reply

Well right wing spin has come to save a white boy from his actions.

It's disgusting reading people change the narrative.

But. This is the world we live in.

One where the message can be changed based on how white and rich the person at the center of the story is.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-23 02:59 PM | Reply

Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequence

#15 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-23 03:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

If circling a bunch of elderly Native Americans, impeding their movement, and screaming at them at the top of their lungs, is being condoned.

I'm worried to think what this will promote others to do.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-23 03:03 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

I never said she was a rabid partisan.
You said there was a retraction and apology from the WaPo, I merely pointed out that that was a mischaracterization of reality. You have yet to dispute that.

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-23 03:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'll go ahead and post this here too.

preview.redd.it

#18 | Posted by qcp at 2019-01-23 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And this is the first I've posted on this subject, so I have no idea to what you are referring.

#19 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-01-23 03:24 PM | Reply

Not exactly keeping up with the evolving story are you Clown, eh?

#20 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2019-01-23 04:12 PM | Reply

Well....this is nuts.

#21 | Posted by Tor at 2019-01-23 11:17 PM | Reply

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