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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 03:31 PM

 

Another Take on the Kitz/Hayes Debacle: How dirty media brought down Oregonís clean-energy governor

It's a rather longish article, but makes some valid points IMHO.

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT:
How dirty media brought down Oregonís clean-energy governor and his activist fiancťe
By John de Graaf * The Grist * Feb. 25, 2015

Full disclosure:
I know and admire Cylvia Hayes.
I support the initiatives that she actively promoted.
I have no special knowledge of her financial dealings.

Regardless, I believe the recent attacks on Hayes and her fiancť, former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D), have been sensationalized, and are at best misleading. They feel like more of a witch hunt than honest muckraking. Indeed, there was little real muck to rake. A close look at the public record and the media stories attacking the couple reveals a pattern of innuendo, conflicting accusations, and shameless scandal mongering. But before we get to that, letís go over some background.

Much More: http://grist.org/politics/how-dirty-media-brought-down-oregons-clean-energy-governor-and-his-activist-fiancee/

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Reply Another Take on the Kitz/Hayes Debacle: How dirty media brought down Oregonís clean-energy governor (Original post)
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grasswire Feb 2015 #1
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blkmusclmachine Feb 2015 #9
Stargazer09 Feb 2015 #3
grasswire Feb 2015 #5
classof56 Feb 2015 #7
99th_Monkey Feb 2015 #8
SoapBox Feb 2015 #10

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 03:48 PM

1. How many other Democratic governors...

...will be blitzed by these tactics? The swarm worked. Even his Democratic colleagues folded within hours. Of course Republicans will try this again, elsewhere.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 04:03 PM

2. Kate Brown certainly didn't waste any time to turn on Kitz

 

pretty much took every opportunity to embarrass the governor, painting him to media as "loosing touch with reality" ... never mind that she was first in line to assume Governorship,

The whole thing was/is bizarre in the extreme.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 04:07 PM

4. yeah, that tarnished her in my eyes

She really jumped on Kitz.

This revelation about the AG being married to the WW is new to me. Certainly the press hasn't reported that!!

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Response to grasswire (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 04:30 PM

6. I totally missed that on my first read. Thanks.

 

That sadly may help explain how quickly Brown was to throw Kitz under the bus, while she was fitting the Governor's Mansion for new drapes.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:41 PM

9. ,

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 04:04 PM

3. Wow

That was horrible. I hope the Oregonian loses a lot of readership over that bullshit.

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 04:08 PM

5. dunno how much more readership the O can actually lose

The paper was totally ruined recently, going to tabloid mess.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:05 PM

7. Glad you posted this.

KOIN just reported that Cylvia is suing the Oregonian for releasing her personal e-mails. Boy, I hope she prevails! I've had it with the O, ever since they forced PERS to release the salaries of all its retirees a couple of years ago. Figured that as a PERS retiree, that was NObody's business but mine and all the rest of us, but the O would not back off. I'm petty, vindictive and old, but right now I will cheer loudly if the O goes down in flames, witch hunting, muck raking miserable excuse for a "newspaper" that they are. Ugh!

Will read the article later, but as a long-time "public servant" during John's time in the legislature and as Governor, I concur with everything you've said. Thanks again for the post.

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Response to classof56 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:10 PM

8. You betcha.

 

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Response to classof56 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:36 PM

10. Isn't the O now owned by some East Coast bunch?

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