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Ashley Judd, Media Cast McConnell As Bad Guy

From Mediaite:

‘We Expected Nothing Less…’ Ashley Judd Responds To McConnell With Statement On MSNBC

By Matt Wilstein | April 9, 2013

Ashley Judd has not yet spoken publicly about the content of that secret tapes that Mother Jones obtained from at private Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) strategy meeting. But she did deliver a strongly-worded statement to MSNBC, part of which anchor Tamron Hall read on-air this afternoon.

In the tapes, McConnell and his team can be heard discussing how they planned to turn Judd’s “emotionally unbalanced” history of depression into a larger campaign issue had she chosen to run against the senator in the 2014 election. They can be heard laughing throughout the meeting about the various ways they would use her past statements against her.

What a perfect example (albeit, a subtle one) of the news media’s endless duplicity. Mediaite tries to make it sound like McConnell’s heartless staffers were laughing about Ms. Judd’s history of depression. When they were not.

In response, Judd wrote:

“This is yet another example of the politics of personal destruction that embody Mitch Mcconnell [sic] and are pervasive in Washington, D.C. We expected nothing less from Mitch McConnell and his camp than to take a personal struggle such as depression, which many Americans cope with on a daily basis and turn it into a laughing matter.”

Well, ‘we expected nothing less’ than that Ms. Judd and her minions in the news media would try turn the victim here, Mitch McConnell, into the bad guy.

Hall also read a portion of a statement from Mother Jones, noting that they are choosing not to comment on the FBI’s apparent investigation into how the organization obtained the audio from the private meeting. As of yet, Mother Jones has not released the name of their source for the material.

And by "source," they mean ‘hero.’ But has anyone see Jimmy Carter’s grandson around lately? Or Jim McDermott’s friends, John and Alice Martin?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Ashley Judd, Media Cast McConnell As Bad Guy”

  1. Richard Nixon, time to turn over in your grave …

  2. Astravogel

    According to some, it is always the victim’s fault,
    especially if they’re white.




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