Skip to comments.Fake CNN email used as dirty trick in South Carolina (Anti-Gingrich)
Posted on 01/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PST by tcrlaf
Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich's late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion.
CNN did not send out the email alert.
It's not clear how many people received the fake email, though at least two members of the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, who did not want to be named, were among those who found the missive in their inboxes this morning.
Two South Carolina Republicans from different parts of the state independently informed CNN about the email on Friday morning.
The email alert was sent from fake account made to look like a CNN breaking news email address: "BreakingNews@mail.cnn.com."
"A source close to Marianne Gingrich tells CNN that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich forced her to abort a pregnancy conceived during the affair that preceeded her marriage to Gingrich," the fake email reads.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
And yet Marianne did not share this trauma in her ABC Interview?
If the FCC weren’t being run by the current White House they would probably be interested in this. I would guess CNN has some sort of broadcast license that speaks to prohibition of covert and overt political advocacy. A complaint could at least be filed with the agency. But that’s just a guess.
CNNObama sent that email, probably using a dupe account to throw off the scent.
“Fake but accurate”. Where have we heard that before?
100% pure Romney.
He’s the king of dirty tricks.
I detect the stench of Barack Hussein Soetoro Odinga Dunham Whatever 0bama on this one.
Are you kidding?
If it were true, Marianne would have printed a t-shirt, written a book and created a FaceBook page about it.
Look closer to home. Begins with letter R and ends with Y.
Or Mitten prints...
This smells like the way Obama and the DNC operates.....are they worried their guy will like stupid next to Gingrich?
I agree. This is vintage Debbie Wassermann Schultz et. al.
You would be wrong. CNN is cable, not broadcast.
That's where a record comes in. Not just the record of votes, which is often a meaningless toll of positions taken for political reasons on bills that were always going to pass or were never going to pass, but a record of actions taken that actually mattered.
A record of actions taken that actually mattered. Newt is the man who fits that description to a "T".
He can identify what is most important to the country, develop a plan to overcome that challenge, articulate the the merits of overcoming the challenge and why the plan will work.
I hadn't been for Gingrich initially and spent plenty of energy excoriating him, these last several years, for any number of sins he committed against the Republican/Conservative ideals. He seemed a turncoat of sorts, particularly when he babysat Pelosi on the couch.
On reflection, Newt is an attention whore seeking relevancy for his ideas and I guess I take him at his word that he made a few mistakes in his life and he has at least some regret for those decisions. God knows I am no angel and so I have to reflect on the man's ability to get things done.
Newt gave us the Republican majority, the Contract with America and completed 2/3rds of his agenda while in office.
He now has a new plan for America and with what is likely to become a Congressional Super Majority and a Senate Majority, if not Super Majority, I believe he will absolutely accomplish his agenda.
Say goodbye to ObamaCare the single biggest scam and travesty foisted upon a free people who, by right, ought to have been given the opportunity to read the bill and debate it. Instead, a win at all cost, cheating agenda was developed and it was signed with most people never laying eyes on at least page 2 of this utopian dreck.
Executive Orders Positions:
The following are all within the executive powers to simply order and with the exception of securing the border within one year, they are all easily accomplished with the stroke of a pen and no way to challenge them in the legislature.
Keystone may be challenged in the courts but I think the Executive can order the EPA to approve, under National Security Priorities and it is a National Security issue, as well, a jobs issue.
As President, Newt, could actually have a very busy 1st week or month just on these initiative alone.
1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House "Czar" positions created during the current administration. The president does not have the authority to appoint bureaucrats to power who are not accountable to the Congress.
2. "Mexico City Policy" of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagan’s policy – also known as the "Mexico City Policy"— to stop tax payer dollars from being used to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries.
3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers.No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable based on religious teaching. This protection should include, but not be limited to abortion. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.
4. Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital. Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own Capital. Accordingly, the U.S. State Department should be instructed to respect the choice of each sovereign nation and place the American embassy in their Capital. (Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv.)
5. End the Attorney General's Assault on the States. Instruct the Attorney General to withdraw all immigration-related lawsuits against states immediately, including those pending in Arizona and South Carolina. The Obama Administration refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, and instead sues states who are merely trying to enforce the laws that the federal government neglects. The Gingrich Administration will secure the border by Jan. 1, 2014 by any means necessary.
Unleash American Energy by Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. Instruct the State Department to approve a Presidential Permit immediately for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will send 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Great Plains and Southwestern states to Gulf Coast refineries lower staggering energy prices, and create up to 120,000 American jobs.
Now we get into the details of an inclusive agenda that brings the people(you and me), through their representatives, into process. The TEA Party and conservatives are going to have a majority in both houses.
Let’s elect an Executive who will absolutely fulfill the promise of our ideals.
Newt gave us the three most important victories of the 90’s Welfare Reform, Balanced Budget and Reduced Taxes. I hope I don’t need to describe the benefits of those victories. They ought to be obvious to everyone by now.
Lastly, there have been some reports that Newt shouldn’t get all the credit. Really? Then perhaps we marginalize the accomplishments of Washington, Roosevelt, Kennedy and ….wait for it… Reagan.
Do we really want to go down the road with that kind of adolescent sophistry and parsing of what happened?
Newt is the guy who thought of these big things, proposed them and shepherded their implementation?
Newt has once again identified what is important to us now, at this time and described how we can get there with our representative majorities. He has done it before and I declare Newt Gingrich was then and is Now a leader.
We should elect Newt Gingrich to the Presidency of the United States
From those nice folks who brought you the “Phony Fred” smear site in 2008, The Mittwits.
This election will make the Watergate “bunglers” look like pikers. I expect an all-time record turnout of dead people.
Soros groups and email hackers like Piers Morgan, and the like are suspect.
If the Sopa and Pipa groups in Washington are so interested in Internet fraud, they should call for investigation of this email since it is using a copyrighted news org. name in it.
“Barack Hussein Soetoro Odinga Dunham Whatever 0bama on this one”
Not surprising after one of their own got a spanking and talking to on national TV last night.
Someone should post the hidden mail headers asap, from that message so we can trace where it really came from, and pay back the sender
I doubt it was Romney. My guess is CNN itself used a stalking horse e-mail account and claimed the e-mail didn’t come from them. The media is capable of playing dirty with Republicans while at the same time protecting and shielding Democrats. How ironic that it happened hours after John King got his head handed to him on a silver platter.
I’m blaming the Paulestinians. I believe they were the ones who sent out those mailers saying both Newt and Santorum were pro-abortion based on some misinterpretation of votes on some obscure bills. They’re also more internet-savvy, e.g. good at spamming online polls due to skewing younger.
This has Rove-stink all over it.
Financial sectors are seeing a possibility of a steady hand at the helm and destruction of all the anti-business regulations and laws that have been passed in the last three years.
If the original sender REALLY knew what they were doing, they could probably have camoflaged where the email originated, but otherwise the header would go a long way toward finding the source. Though, bear in mind, I believe it is possible to spoof another email address - i.e. a good hacker could make it look like it came from the Gingrich campaign, even if it came from CNN.
You ain’t seen nothing yet. The DNC brownshirt hate machine will be out thugging the vote in full force.
Moby (dickless) told reporters and his fans to troll conservative message boards spreading the same sorts of rumors about Bush in 2004 to get some voters to throw their arms up and stay home.
This is going to be a very dirty election. Tire slashing from Democrat goons won’t be the half of it.
You would be wrong. CNN is cable, not broadcast.
CNN still requires a federal license because their signal is distributed via satellite to cable providers nationwide (though, technically, that is not a broadcast license).
From the FCC website: "The Communications Act requires a license for any commercial communications transmitted via satellite to, from and within the United States. Satellite transmission involves both a space station and an earth station to complete the transmission link. Thus, the commission licenses both space stations and earth stations."
the crap we call the MSM today need to be looked at more closely and if found to have been working with this white house then they need their license taken away or fined.
Notice how the left like Wasserman egg head and her ilk don’t complain about the bias except for FOX.
The left refuse to admit that virtually all media today, Hollywood etc is all left wing propaganda.
also overturn the overturned don’t ask because it has caused so many problems already.
Then Govt health care
weird you say that because the Dems say the MSM is not biased.
Yea they would seeing as the MSM reports the propaganda for the left.
"The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates most forms of electronic transmission in the United States, including radio, airborne TV, cable and wireless. All of these require licensing of some sort come pursuant to criteria determined by the FCC and legislators."
So I think the question is an open one and not as cut and dried as one might assume. Anyway, the filing of a complaint might still be warranted (maybe with the FEC) since by e-mailing rumor and gossip to selected members of a political party (not broadcast as "news") it seems to be an attempt by a news network to covertly sway a State primary election result. That was my only point.
Simplest explanation sometimes is the correct one.
It's an obvious piece of disinformation. Question is, "who dropped it?"
0bama campaign and R0mney campaign are both plausible answers.
Loons at KOS, DU, or some similar cesspool are also plausible answers.
Could be Danny H, Teddy Walmart, etc?
You must respect me!
I don't believe CNN would do this. They are international and would really not be in their best interests. I know that they are liberal but they aren't stupid. They actually are pretty professional especially with breaking news emergency type story. However, my guess would be MSNBC now they are scoundrels. I would not put that past that second rate network.
I just received an email from Newt saying that it was true. I will try to cut and paste.......who do you think is really behind this?
never mind, I think that my be a scam too
Using the CNN brand has the marks of an amateur. A KOS or Politico. A pro would be more clever while minimizing his exposure.
It doesn’t take a directed effort. The DNC brownshirts have the marching orders. Cause mass disruption.
Think that they won’t be occupying the election?
No reason for Dems to bother at this date. It was probably supporters of Santorum, Paul or Romney.
I would not put it past CNN. They have proven their bias in the past.
Remember this? (The Times no less):
In a shocking New York Times opinion piece, CNNs chief news executive Eason Jordan has admitted that for the past decade the network has systematically covered up stories of Iraqi atrocities. Reports of murder, torture, and planned assassinations were suppressed in order to maintain CNNs Baghdad bureau.