Friday, October 05, 2007

Republicans apparently worried about CD2 - Distortions and lies already starting

How does supporting the University of Minnesota with a paid email account equal using taxpayer funds for a Congressional campaign? It doesn't. But reality has very little to do with anything when it comes to Republican smear campaigns in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.

Paid Republican operative Michael Brodkorb launched the smear campaign only a few hours after Iraq War Veteran Steve Sarvi filed to run against one of Brodkorb's former employer's clients -- Congressman John Kline.

Brodkorb, who continues to assert to the media that he is a reliable news source, assumed that since Sarvi's campaign manager Eileen Weber had used her U of M alumni email address to send out a press release that some campaign law must have been violated. However, it turns out tax payer dollars are not involved. Weber pays for the account because she believes in supporting the University of Minnesota.

Brodkorb, who has never let facts get in the way of a good smear, apparently did not check on this before publishing his story. Weber says Brodkorb has been contacted about the error, but as of now he has not corrected or updated the post.

We've grown accustomed to the lies and distortions coming out of Brodkorb's media enticing rumor mill. Thank goodness the media has learned its lessons and doesn't take what he says as gospel. Star Tribune reporter Mark Brunswick was smart enough to check out this latest distortion with Sarvi's campaign first and left Brodkorb's smear out of his printed story. Brunswick knows what a lot of other media folks now know, Brodkorb's intent is to misinform for political gain.

Update: Mr. Brodkorb claims no one from the Sarvi campaign has contacted him about his error. Yet he apparently has read about it and has not corrected it. He's posted again insisting this was a "taxpayer-funded e-mail account". Silly Michael, when you pay $60 a year for an email address at the U of M (as I did for years) that's not a tax-payer funded email account. That's an alum funding the University account. The dollars are going the wrong way for it to be taxpayer funded.

Face it Michael, you goofed. That's why the media doesn't take you seriously anymore.


Blogger Jeff Fecke said...

You know, Mikey must get tired of missing the Road Runner once in a while.

Also, congrats on being called "sloppy and inaccurate." That's what Mikey calls liberal bloggers when they've pwned him.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Spot said...

It's sort of like when Swiftee summons all of his rhetorical resources and calls you "stupid."

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, I'm going to call upon my grammatical resources to remind everyone that there spot's use of quotations is wholly inappropriate.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Whatever...Say I do have a question...I was reading the previous post and it says that Sarvi HOPES to be back by Aug or Sept. This would mean that he is still on active duty--(a)doesn't the military have an issue with members on active duty holding government offices? (b)if he doesn't come back in time for the primaries how can he run &/or serve his constituents? (c)why is it MichaelM when I tried to email you back regarding the comment you left on my blog, I got a bounced letter notice? Afraid you use your real email?
Sarvi will not serve my district but I think it will be an interesting run to watch.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Michael M said...

read carefully Ginger. The interview
was a repeat from early this year. Sarsi has been home since August. I don't hide who I am. Michael McIntee.
Try emailing again. What email address did you use?

2:24 PM  

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