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Sunday, June 25, 2006

There he goes again...

From the Arizona Daily Star

American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.

What in the name of Sam Hill is wrong with this Murthafuka? Why hasn't someone, somewhere in the administration told him to STFD and STFU?

John Murtha, whereever you are, please realize that what you are doing is giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. That, my not so patriotic adversary, is treason.

I find it incredible that you were ever in the military. They must have been trying to meet some recruiting goal when they signed you up. Had to have been. Jesus H Christ, boy, you make Forrest Gump look like a freakishly smart General!

Pennsylvania, how can you possibly keep sending this idiot to Congress? The election is this November. Get rid of him, before he does real damage to our country.

It's one thing to be against the war, which I can respect, but Murtha has crossed the line into full blown moonbat status. I'll bet he's somewhere now, necking with Cindy Sheehan.


Blogger chancuff said...

"American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran"

Were I in Sun-Sentinel's shoes, I'd sit quiet as a mouse, hoping this will all blow over without much more fuss. Elizabeth Baier quotes Murtha several times in her Breaking World News (Brit Hume of Fox News as well as the Wall Street Joural have taken Baier's ball and run with it) claims of what Murtha said in Miami. When direct quotes are used, it's often the case the reporter has recorded the event, in order to make certain their quotes are accurate. What initially drew my attention was her lack of quotes for what she claims Murtha said in her first paragraph.


Shortly after reading the Sun Sentinel story, I googlenews'ed "Murtha Miami Iran Nuclear"
Among the dozens of hits quoting Ms. Baier indexed within a few hours of the Sun Sentinel's earth shaking expose' of Murtha's talk, I found another article published by the Miami Herald.


You will notice, this writer totally missed Murtha's "shot heard around the world" (technorati now has 400+ hits for what Ms. Baier claims Murtha said.)

On the unlikely chance Ms. Baier did *not* quote Murtha from a recording she made at the event ... I've written the Florida International University Public Relations folks asking them to preserve their audio/video recording of this event they sponsored for Murtha to speak at.

I've sent inquiries to the entire editorial boards of the Sun Sentinel, Wall Street Journal, Arizona Sun Star and Miami Herald, as well as Knight Ridder, asking them to pursue any recording of this event, in pursuit of the real news story, Elizabeth Baier.

It shouldn't take more than a day, or three, for Ms Baier to experience personally, that the world of journalism is flat. Whether you like or despise John Murtha is no longer the story. The real story is ... just how far has mainstream media sunk? Is Jerry Springer Journalism the new standard for reporters?

Here's what should strike every blogger as truly shocking... If Murtha never said anything like this ... If America's Conservative Talking Heads plastering this "Murtha fiction" all over the internet, including Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, then who's to blame for this story achieving such prominence that our enemies will have no trouble finding it, and get the comfort these stories provide them?

Hold your breath and hope that all this aid to our enemies really does have to do with what Murtha said in Miami. Until this gets cleared up by audio/video recordings verifying what was said, it's America's media "dittoheads", including bloggers that are the ones providing comfort our enemies.

Let's hope Fox News, Wall Street Journal, and of course, bloggers ain't the real culprits giving comfort to our enemies.

Keep in mind there are only two stories written by reporters who were actually in Miami last Saturday, where Murtha spoke. One used Mutha's outrageous comments as her opening paragraph, and the other, at a competing Newspaper in Florida, never mentioned them at all.

I spent a few hours on the phone with a friend of mine who is editor for a news site. I'm letting him run with this ball. You can follow how this story develops at:



5:11 AM  
Blogger chancuff said...

For those of you who haven't seen Murtha's press release, here's the link.


The link Murtha refers to in his release,


..belongs to an online acquaintance of mine, James Murray. Last Sunday night he emailed me the story DrudgeReport linked to at the Arizona Star, which was a reprint of the Sun-Sentinel story by Elizabeth Baier. The Sun-Sentinel story had only been up a few hours then. When I read that story I was puzzled. It just didn't sound like something Murtha would say.

That got me poking around with google news, which lead to further circumstantial evidence that this story, as reported by Elizabeth Baier, was malarkey. I wrote my friend at theinfozone, who had sent me the story, with what I was discovering.

The further I poked the more interesting things became. I decided I enjoyed the hunt more than story telling, so I kept passing onto James what I had found, leting him craft it into a story. James, being the experienced newsman, pursued this story with the folks at the Sun-Sentinel, as well as Murtha's Congressional Office, while I continued to dig. This story is still unfolding at James site, www.theinfozone.net.

I've spent the last two days and nights exchanging emails with hundreds of media outlets all over the country.

Sorry, Adriana, I really meant to include you in the loop, but until Murtha published his press release, there really wasn't much to write you about. The story that I was following was of interest to me, but hardly something that would catch the eye of your readers, the story being Elizabeth Baier, and not John Murtha.

If you use technorati.net to do a search using the terms "murtha iran miami nuclear" you can follow my footsteps as I worked my way through the blogsphere waging my private battle against "Jerry Springer Journalism", the term I used in dozens of my responses to bloggers citing the Sun-Sentinel story.

The Sun-Sentinel will be posting their correction tomorrow. The Arizona Star will likely do the same.

My self assignment for the next couple days is pursuing Brit Hume at Fox News to publish the appropriate correction for this story, since his sole source was quite wrong.


I was shocked to see Fox News publish Brit's story without one stitch of verification to see if it was true.

..and then move onto the interesting task of nudging the Wall Street Journal to do the right thing with this story,

"The South Florida Sun-Sentinel quoted Mr. Murtha as claiming that the "American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran.""


Ms Baier may have suffered a bad case of Jerry Springer Journalism, but John Lund's story requires a new category, Sam Kinison Journalism. I've collected hundreds of email addresses of professors of Journalism, worldwide, so they can play moderator, if their services are required.

The battles against Jerry Springer Journalism continues.

Wish me godspeed.

Cliff Hancuff

12:38 AM  
Blogger chancuff said...

There are a whole lot more things going on behind the scenes with this story than have yet been reported, anywhere. Quite a few people far beyond Ms. Baier and her editor Ms. Rosenhause have shot themselves in the foot.

Write Diana Irey, John Murtha's Republican oponent, asking her about the letter I sent her today.

email: Diana@Irey.com

While you are at it, write John Fund about his substantial error way beyond the orginal Sun-Sentinel article.

Cliff Hancuff
The World Of Journalism Is Flat, Too

8:00 PM  
Blogger chancuff said...

Looking at the large number of blog posts I've placed throughout the blogsphere in the last 2 weeks, I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking they look like spam.

My apologies to all.

Some interesting things happened today. I received an email response from Bill Pasco(e) of Diana Irey's campaign against John Murtha for the 12th District of Pennsylvania seat in the House of Representatives.

In responding Mr. Pascoe's email, I found it useful to CC that response to him to Elizabeth Baier and her editor Ms. Rosenhause (Managing Editor Sun-Sentinel).

The topic of those emails was "Rovian Architecture Unplugged". If you are interested to learn more, feel free to write them.

Make "Rovian Architechure Unplugged" your subject heading so they know what your inquiry is about.

Their email addresses:

Bill Pascoe phone: (724) 258-2300


Elizabeth Baier


Sharon Rosenhause


Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too

8:02 PM  
Blogger chancuff said...

This may help everyone understand my contempt for today's Republican Party.

This is the origination of this Lincoln "quote":


that ran in INSIGHT magazine opponent


which is part of News World Communications (see bottom of page in link above) own political mouthpiece of the Unification Church, the "Moonies".


I wrote Diana Irey offering her documented proof of what Lincoln never said, CCing all her campaign staff on, first on July 14th, and again on August 4th.

I wrote her, and her staff repeatedly warning them of the consequences of their inaction. If you'd like verification, write her campaign manager of record (Bill Pascoe, former Press Secretary of the RNC is calling the shots behind the scenes) at jason@irey.com and ask him about my repeated warnings.

If you choose to write, use this as the Subject Line "It's showtime.". He'll know exactly what that means.

When all these efforts failed, I contacted factcheck.org with this very same evidence. Brooks Jackson was able to see what Ms. Irey, and her entire campaign staff refused to, more times than I can count.

He published this, last Friday:

(note the video clip in the top right corner)

I would like to tell you there's some honor to Bill Pascoe's "within hours" response here:


In conclusion, it warrants mentioning how this "Moonie" Lincoln quote came into common use, without any questions to its authenticity.

Use Google to do a search for this quote. Go back 10-15 pages and you'll find the older dates of its use. You'll discover it was the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth who brought this fiction to life within weeks of Dr. Waller's article.

You will find Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com has dusted this Moonie quote off and is using it for his "gimme' your money" scheme, all over the net, including this gem written the chairman of Bailey's PAC, in which it is used twice, for emphasis:


It's no accident that Diana Irey was boons-swaggled into using it.

Bill Pascoe and Kelli Phiel, the folks Robert Novak refers to as her "handlers" in this article:


"Irey, who looks quite young, is a bit green, but her handlers see her as great raw material."

I'll give a dollar to anyone who can decipher the grammar, syntax, period occurring in the middle of the sentence, and random capitalization that occurs in the last sentence of this article.

If you are unfamiliar with who Pascoe and Phiel are, let me introduce you.

Pascoe is the gent who hung tough with Jack Ryan, even after Dennis Hastert rightfully withdrew all GOP support for him in 2004, when Ryan was exposed for insisting his wife go to sex clubs with him and have sex in public.

"Jack Ryan is in the race to stay," said Bill Pascoe, Ryan's spokesman."


Pascoe also the one who called Alan Keyes and convinced him to move from Maryland to Illinois, to replace Ryan. I'll let you Google that and for Kelli Phiel's history working with Pascoe in the 2004 election.

I wish I could tell you that I've not written Diana Irey repeatedly about her "handlers" past, but I cannot make that claim.

Least you wonder about my interest in all this ...

My family settled in what is now the 12th District of Pennsylvania in 1820, and have lived there ever since.

My great, great grandfather, after whom I am named in honor of, served in Lincoln’s Union Army. He made the supreme sacrifice for our country on March 23, 1862, serving Stonewall Jackson he only defeat in the Civil war.
Lincoln was, to borrow a title, “A Uniter”

When some goofball Republican operative abuses the reputation of our greatest Republican president, in a Moonie publication no less, for the expressed purpose of political gain for today’s Republican Party … it troubles me.

I suspect it will trouble you, too.

Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too

12:53 AM  
Blogger chancuff said...


CONTACT: Cliff Hancuff
September 29, 2006 Journalismisflat@aol.com

"American troops could be home now, except for critical mistakes by our current Commander in Chief," charges Cliff Hancuff, Director of The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too.

"Media and right-wing bloggers are ignoring this fact. For weeks I have been challenging political activists and journalists to act with a minimum of ethical standards," continued Hancuff.

"I became involved when the Sun-Sentinel in Florida reported that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said the U.S. poses the top threat to world peace. I watched in dismay as the media and bloggers worldwide reported on this misquote."

"My involvement continued when I discovered Diana Irey, John Murtha's political opponent, had attacked Murtha using a fictional quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln."

"Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com is continuing his three year blind support of our current Commander in Chief's incompetence in war. President Bush declared war in Iraq without the 4th Infantry, our most lethal, modern, and deployable heavy division in the world," added Hancuff.

This mistake lead to the atrocity of Al Qaqaa. Iraqi insurgents stole hundreds of tons of high explosives to be used as weaponry.

"These are the explosives being used by Iraqi insurgents and al Qaeda to perpetuate the war in Iraq."

"I am distressed that the same issues ignored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004 are being ignored again in 2006," said Hancuff adding, "Americans, American soldiers and their families deserve better."

"Without these critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief, our American troops would be home with their loved ones, with honor, right now."

On October 1, 2006 Hancuff be at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena located in Johnstown Pennsylvania for Larry Bailey's Swiftboating of John Murtha rally. It is there Hancuff will continue his wait for Mr. Bailey to recall the values of honor and integrity taught him by our US Navy.

There is a youtube.com video online at:

YouTube - Rovian Architecture Unplugged


The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too


2:43 PM  

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