Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What the "mainstream media" is leaving out of reports about "Ehrlich's robocall"

Julius Henson, who almost always represents Democratic candidates, has often been in the news for his dirty tricks on behalf of Democrats and no-holds-barred approach to campaigns, something most of the "mainstream media" seems to have forgotten to report in connection with the robocall currently in the news.

In late 2002, Henson said (as quoted in the Tuscaloosa News, 1 Jan 2003):

"Bobby Ehrlich is a Nazi. ...  He should be running in Germany in 1942, not Maryland in 2002.  We'll define him as the Nazi he is.  Once we do that, I think people will vote for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend."

Thus spake Democratic political consultant Julius Henson about congressman Robert Ehrlich ...

Henson's Democratic clients have included
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings
  • Sam Dean (outgoing PG council member)
  • Tom Dernoga (outgoing PG council member)
  • Jim Estepp (former PG council member)
  • Camille Exum (outgoing PG council member)
  • Parris Glendenning (former governor & PG county executive)
  • Glenn Ivey (outgoing PG states attorney)
  • Tony Knotts (outgoing PG council member)
  • Douglas Peters (PG senator)
  • Justin Ross (PG delegate)
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (former candidate for governor)
  • Michael Vaughn (PG delegate)
  • Albert Wynn (former US rep.)


John J. Walters said...

It's always impressive what goes unreported in the news. So often I read an article and feel like I only got the info that someone wanted me to get to feel a certain way, not to properly understand the issue.

The interesting thing here that I would like to know is who actually pushed for the calls and what their motivation was. They had to know it wouldn't go over well...

Chester Peake said...

Wondered why Bobby would hire someone that called him that evil name. Hiring people of the "other" party is risky even if they were not linked to skanky stuff, when they are, watch out!
They could be a saboteur.

I've read news reports of events I've been to, and did not recognize it as even the same event.

Mark Newgent said...


How about the Sun's article on the AELR committee voting 12-3 to reject the 50% regulation for teacher evaluations based on student achievement. The article never mentioned that Senator Paul Pinksy the chair of AELR is an official in the Montgomery County Education Assocation.

One would think that conflict of interest would be worth noting.

John J. Walters said...

True, but so much of MD state legislature is controlled by the powerful teachers unions.

I actually am thinking about doing a study about that for my next Policy Report for the MPPI. Seems that many retired teachers find their way into politics. Small wonder, then, that we spend so much on education in this state.