It Has Begun… State-Run Media Begins Massive Smear Campaign Against Scott Brown; Use DNC Talking Points
Far left hacks at the Associated Press worked overtime to come up with this outrageous smear-job against attractive Republican Senator Scott Brown. The AP wants to make sure this Republican star is ruined before too many people get to know the man and his family.
The most outrageous insinuation in this hit piece is that Scott Brown would not protect rape victims.
He once proposed an amendment which would have allowed emergency room doctors to deny emergency contraception to rape victims based on the doctor’s religious beliefs, which drew the ire of fellow Republicans. But, Brown voted for the final version of the bill without the amendment.
Similar charges were used by the democratic party during the campaign.
One DNC attack ad was so over the top and dishonest that the Brown Campaign filed a criminal complaint against the democratic party claiming defamation.
Dan Winslow, Brown campaign counsel, explained the basis of the criminal complaint against the Democrats in Massachusetts over the rape flyer to reporters last Saturday. Winslow told reporters,
“Its against the law in Massachusetts to make a statement…a false statement for purposes of trying to affect an election. This is a statute that is within the corrupt practices act of Massachusetts. The purpose is, you can say whatever you like about a person’s positions and you can flavor things as you wish, but you cannot lie to the voters to try to influence an election. That’s just not allowed.”
The AP did not go as far as the Democratic Party flyer but they are pushing the Coakley talking point that Scott Brown’s policies would hurt rape victims.
Here’s more from the AP hit piece:
As he campaigned for the U.S. Senate from the back of his green pickup, Scott Brown portrayed himself as an independent-minded everyman and moderate candidate fighting the Democratic “machine.”
But as a Republican in Massachusetts, Brown sometimes found himself to the right of his own party.
He once proposed an amendment which would have allowed emergency room doctors to deny emergency contraception to rape victims based on the doctor’s religious beliefs, which drew the ire of fellow Republicans. But, Brown voted for the final version of the bill without the amendment…
…Although he touted the fact he’d put more than 200,000 miles on his truck, Brown earns a comfortable incomeand owns several properties, including his home in Wrentham, three apartments in Boston and a time share.
Besides his base Senate salary of $61,440, Brown also reported earning up to $20,000 from his National Guard service and between $80,000 and $100,000 from a law practice in 2008, according to his latest financial statement filed with the state.
So the guy works three jobs to make ends meet in Massachusetts and the AP wants to paint him as an elitist? They really will do anything, won’t they, to bring down a popular conservative?
Sweetness and Light takes apart this horrible hit piece on Scott Brown.
Hopefully, Scott Brown has some wise advisors near him who will warn him about the media’s intent to define him as some kind of Republican wackjob before he gets a chance to define himself.
Of course, Media Matters is holding its own smear campaign against Senator Scott Brown too.