View Full Version : Rove does a Cheney -Lets play Columbo.

07-27-2012, 05:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Rove Declares Utterly Wrong WSJ Internet Column "Brilliant"

</span> Wall Street Journal columnist Gordon Crovitz is being <span style='font-size: 17pt'>raked over the coals by countless tech writers, experts, and his own sources</span> for a piece he wrote this week <u>arguing that the government wasn't involved in the creation of the internet.</u> (It was, according to the people who actually helped create the internet.) <span style="color: #3333FF">Though Crovitz's arguments have dissolved under scrutiny, the column's central premise has predictably been adopted by conservatives that either don't know or don't care that it is wildly wrong. First it was Rush Limbaugh, then Fox News, and now Karl Rove.</span>

Rove appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to attack President Obama with lies and distortions, thus fulfilling the requirements of <span style='font-size: 17pt'>his dual-role as a Fox News political analyst and head of a GOP Super PAC.</span> According to Rove, Obama displayed "hostility to private enterprise" <u>by crediting government research for the creation of the internet. Rove declared Obama "wrong" on the history, citing Crovitz's "brilliant" WSJ column as evidence:</u></div></div>

I'm getting this feeling I have seen this trick before.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This isn't the first time Rove has tried to make political hay by muddying the history of the internet. Back when Rove was George W. Bush's political advisor during the 2000 presidential race, the Bush campaign -- with the help of a lazy press -- willfully distorted Al Gore's comment that he "took the initiative in creating the internet" while he was in Congress. Rove, Bush, and countless others twisted Gore's comments into Gore claiming to have "invented the internet." <span style='font-size: 14pt'>But Gore was right to take credit for aiding the creation of the internet from his seat in government, according to people like Vinton Cerf, often dubbed "The Father of the Internet.</span>"

Twelve years later, the facts are unchanged: the government played a crucial role in the development of the internet, and Karl Rove still doesn't care about telling the truth. </div></div>

Vinton Cerf was a source for this guy's article! Wonder what he had to say about it?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Let's run down the people Crovitz cited, and their subsequent reactions to his thesis.


If the government didn't invent the Internet, who did? <span style="color: #990000">Vinton Cerf</span> developed the TCP/IP protocol, the Internet's backbone, and Tim Berners-Lee gets credit for hyperlinks.

<span style="color: #990000">Vint Cerf:

<span style='font-size: 23pt'> I would happily fertilize my tomatoes with Crovitz' assertion.</span></span>


According to a book about Xerox PARC, "Dealers of Lightning" (by Michael Hiltzik), its top researchers realized they couldn't wait for the government to connect different networks, so would have to do it themselves.

Michael Hiltzik:

While I'm gratified in a sense that he cites my book about Xerox PARC, "Dealers of Lightning," to support his case, <span style='font-size: 20pt'>it's my duty to point out that he's wrong.</span>

This is the Judith Miller scam all over again.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Remarkable.You <s>leak</s>plant a story, and then you quote the story. I mean,that's a remarkable thing to do </div></div>

Is it a possibility that this story was Rove,s idea?
<u>It sure does fit in with the ads they are running taking Obama out of context.</u> Now they want to brainwash people with their 'Govt didn't create the internet, private enterprise did that BS.

Obama speech....July 18
WSJ article.....July 23.
Romney ad.......July 24.

And now Karl claiming a debunked article is brilliant. That's just a lie and he knows it but doesn't care. Much like Mtt.

watch it (http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/07/26/rove-declares-utterly-wrong-wsj-internet-column/187342)

Oh BTW, in GB they are calling Romney "the Blunderer in Chief". LOL

How many gaffes can you make on one day before you are declared an idiot?


Gayle in MD
07-27-2012, 06:04 AM
Read a hash tag yesterday from G.B. that said, 'OMG! Another Dubya!'


This latest Rove slanderous lie is equal to Mitesy claiming he saved the Olympics in Mormonville, while leaving out the truth about all of the millions of dollars he took from the government, as a REGISTERED LOBBYIST, to do so.

Did he do it without government help?


Colossal hypocrite!

One day in London, and the whole country hates the SOB!

Our foreign policy experts are all holding their collective breaths as he heads on to Israel, Poland, etc., etc.,...OMG! Put a muzzle on that nutjob, and then tie his ass on the roof in a cage or something!