Liberal Reporter Cries On Being Outed As A Shill

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Apparently Patterico wrote a post that I missed and it was finger licking good.  He wrote about a writer named Jennifer Hunter for the Chicago Sun-Times who, being the good reporter she is, did some follow-up and investigation on a claim that a supposed Republican had switched sides….

Ok, stop laughing.  Reporter and investigation don’t go together, I know that:

Just yesterday, the paper reported that a “staunch Republican” had undergone an astounding turnaround: he would, henceforth, support Democrats:

After watching the top five Democratic candidates for president speak before a trial lawyers’ group Sunday, attorney Jim Ronca of Philadelphia, a staunch Republican, became certain of one thing: He is not going to vote Republican in the 2008 presidential election.

He will support the Democrats.

“I’m not only going to vote Democratic, I’m going to financially support the Democrats,” Ronca said after a luncheon forum of the American Association for Justice, featuring Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen. Barack Obama, former Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Joe Biden. “The Republicans in Washington are an embarrassment.”

My goodness. That really tells you something! And it gains extra credibility, because it comes from the one newspaper that has assured its readers that it will not be too liberal.

Just one problem: “staunch Republican” Jim Ronca of Philadelphia appears to have supported Democrats before.

Well she was none to happy that she got some emails that were a bit unhappy about this bit of "investigative" journalism so she wrote a new article today crying about those big bag meany Republicans: (h/t Patterico)

For the past few days, since a news story of mine was published on Monday, I have been bombarded with dozens of daily e-mails from Republicans calling me a liar, demanding I be fired, and insisting on a retraction.

The grumbling arose partially because my editor took a small part of my story and made it into a headline: "GOP lawyer sold on Dems." Reporters don’t write headlines, editors do. And they want to write something catchy so readers will read the darned story.

[…]One of the men I interviewed, Jim Ronca, identified himself as a disgruntled Republican, fed up with the Bush White House, who was going to give his vote and money to Democrats. In my story I called him a "staunch Republican." His wife was standing by his side, and so was a friend, a Democrat from New York, Ted Oshman, neither of whom disputed Ronca’s description of himself as a Republican.

[…]After the story was published, some Republicans posted to right-wing Web sites the two headlines and the two paragraphs quoting Ronca.

And so the madness began.

Industrious partisans, upset that anyone calling himself a Republican could possibly think of supporting the Democrats, decided to "investigate" Ronca, an attorney from Philadelphia. And what they found, they told me, was a long history of Ronca giving more money to Democrats than Republicans. (In fact, much of the money he donated to Democrats was after George W. Bush was elected.)

She continues on crying that the article was really not about this "staunch" Republican but about some speeches a few Democrats gave so who were we to be upset about such a minor detail. 

Yeah.

And then check out that last sentence quoted…apparently this "Republican" only gave to Democrats after GWB was elected, so being the ever so curious guy I am I checked out OpenSecrets and lo and behold….another lie has spewed forth from this reporters fingers.  Lets look at his contributions year for year (in order):

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

LEGAL

6/23/1990

$250

Specter, Arlen

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

SCHMIDT AND RONCA

6/23/1990

$250

Specter, Arlen

ROFL….huge RINO.

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

ATTORNEY

9/24/1992

$500

DNC Services Corp

Or more often called the Democrat Party

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

SCHMIDT & RONCA PC

6/22/1994

$1,000

Wofford, Harris

A Democrat Senator

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

ATTORNEY

10/3/1994

$250

Oberly, Charles M III

This guy was not easy to find but I finally found him…a Democrat State Attorney General:

Delaware lawyers, such as Charles M. Oberly III, a former Democratic state attorney general who represented Capano in the murder trial, said negative assessments, deserved or not, of Connolly’s work are not surprising, nor should they carry much weight.

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

SCHMIDT & RONCA PC

11/16/1995

$500

Kennedy, Edward M

Edward Kennedy?  Need I say more?

RONCA, JAMES P
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

 

10/27/1997

$500

D’Amato, Alfonse M

Ah….D’Amato, the man who sided with liberals plenty:

D’Amato was known for being fairly conservative, a reflection of then conservative-leaning Nassau County, yet very popular among New York’s liberal voters. He strongly supported the conservative positions of his party on "law and order" issues such as capital punishment and harsh penalties for drug offenses. On some issues he agreed with the opposition: in 1993 D’Amato was one of only three Republicans to vote in favor of allowing gays to serve openly in the U.S. military. In 1996 he was among the minority of Republicans to vote to extend federal protections against discrimination in hiring to homosexuals. On labor issues too he frequently sided with Democrats

RONCA, JAMES R
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

SCHMIDT & RONCA PC

12/29/1999

$250

Greenleaf, Stewart

A Republican.  Not sure if he is a RINO or not tho.  I am assuming so since the only other Republicans he gave to were of the RINO persuasion.  Anyone from Pennsylvania help me out on him?

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17102

SCHMIDT & RONCA

6/13/2000

$500

Klink, Ron

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17102

SCHMIDT & RONCA

9/15/2000

$500

Klink, Ron

A Democrat

RONCA, JAMES R ESQ
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

SCHMIDT RONCA & KRAMER

6/30/2000

$250

Casey, Patrick

Can’t find him.

RONCA, JAMES
HARRISBURG,PA 17101

SCHMIDT & RONCA

11/5/2001

$500

Specter, Arlen

RINO

Then we already know how he voted in 2004 from Patterico’s story.  Kerry and Edwards.

This took me 30 minutes of research and I found out that this James Ronca is anything but a "staunch Republican."

So stop crying Jennifer and do your damn job instead of being a shill for the Democrats.

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I’ll never forget a piece I saw back in 2004 from a journalist’s oped “rant.” He claimed that all was lost in Iraq, and that even Republicans were jumping ship, and to support his claim, he pointed out Sen Hagel. No one called him on it except myself-not a one, and his response was effectively, ‘too bad, I’ll do what it takes to end the war.’

3 years ago.

I believe that he and too many others see the Iraq War as Vietnam because they can’t see past their own personal experience with the lost war of the 60’s/70’s. It’s like trying to see a candle next to a spotlight after the spotlight’s been turned off…their eyes still have the image burned in.

Finally someone in charge at the Pentagon told Shrillary she is assisting the terrorists and getting Americans killed (actually the dhimmi’s have been doing that since the 60’s) and the actions are treason. The information is nothing new, 100 million + people already know the democrats are dedicated to losing the war (the rest live in a state of denial about everything) no matter how many die. She (Shrillary) had better look at Hanoi John, he is now in a mental collapse and denying that the slaughter in Vietnam occured. Hey John, it occured and you were a prime reason it occured. Go ahead, have the nightmares, they’re the least you’ll have to face eventually. Very few people can carry the guilt of being responsible for the death of millions, it’ll eat what little brain you have. One way out (for Hanoi John) would be to stick the trusty 12Ga you crawl through the woods with when deer hunting in you mouth an pull the trigger. (Make sure it’s loaded first)

Another good example of how the “news” media doesn’t get too worried about their sources if the subject fits their anti-Bush story line.

Curt: You remember the guy who attended one of the anti-U.S. rallies in DC in 2005 holding the sign “Republican and ashamed of GOP”?

photo here:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j191/mikesamerica/fakegop.jpg

This particular propaganda lie about claiming to be a disgruntled Republican turning on Bush is getting to be a cliche. How many times have we had commenters claiming to be former Republicans or “real” conservatives when it is transparent they are nothing of the sort?

You would think that a reporter would be more careful before reporting something as a fact.

But then, YOU would think.

P.S. Real Clear Politics has you linked.

mullah cimoc say ameriki need study why press not free in usa.

need learning how roger ailes work the intel apparat for control mind of ameriki.

is true him hannity not the republican register until recruit by ailes to be fake republican talk show host?

“press not free in usa?”

I suppose that Bush and the Republicans are paying for all that negative media coverage?

“roger ailes work the intel apparat for control mind of ameriki.”

Alright… come on… who’s the joker putting this stuff up?

I know some of these muzzies are crazy. And a lot of them are stupid. But crazy and stupid? This has got to be a setup.

mullah cimoc is a retard who posts on many boards with the same twisted message. ignore him, feeding the monkeys only get them riled up.