Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cynthia v. Cynthia



NEW YORK A Democratic congresswoman from Georgia is suing The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for libel.

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney filed charges against the newspaper's editor Cynthia Tucker and publisher John Mellott for an editorial column that ran in the Sunday July 30 paper about McKinney’s alleged altercation with police, according to All Headline News.

McKinney’s attorney, J.M. Raffauf, said the column describes McKinney whacking a police officer with her cell phone, a charge McKinney denies.

The suit says that other facts were misstated including a reported suggestion by McKinney that President Bush had known about the September 11 terror attacks in advance, and had allowed the plot to unfold so that he and his friends could profit from the resulting wars.

The suits says that McKinney wants an "immediate retraction in writing these false and libelous statements" and "demands that your retraction and correction be accompanied by an editorial in which you specifically repudiate your libelous statements."

Things must not be looking good in the McKinney campaign's polls, but this lawsuit is a match made in heaven.

Comments:
RW: I heard this first thing this morning on the news.

So what exactly did she apologize for? Can she please be more specific?

Did you watch the debate? I missed it.
 
RW,

This is going to be fun. Maybe the AJC could reprint all their past op-eds where they advised people to vote for McKinney.
 
@@,

In spite of the press saying she apologized, I took it as one of those "If you were to stupid to understand I didn't do anything wrong I apologize" kind of things.

I did watch the debate and all I can say is it won't give me great comfort to be represented by either one. I only have to move about a mile to get into John Linder's district. It might be worth it.

Buy Danish,

Late last night I saw a headline on the AJC website that said "McKinney Picking up Ground", but it was the same story they had posted early in the day that said Hank Johnson was way ahead. The only things that had changed were a) the lawsuit was announced and b) the headline.
 
mckinney is crazy even by california standards.
 
mgc,

Is that an offer to take her off our hands?
 
rw,

no way brother! we have our hands full out here. can you say pelosi, boxer and feinstein just to name a few?
 
mgc,

Well since you put it that way. Lee, Waters Wakman.....


Oh man! I'm feeling ashamed for trying to pawn Cynthia off on you.

Although if she wins she won't just be a member of the Georgia delegation, she will be MY rep.
 
you would think that she could do something with that hair. and why does she always look psycho? (i know because she is...)
 
I'm getting my hair like that.

Why does @@ insist on using such a creepy avatar? It scares me!
 
Nicole,

I did find her on a good hair day, didn't I?
 
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