Shame on the Flash Report

…and contributor Jim Lacy for a post titled “Boxer Apologizes for Racist Comments.”

The post references racist comments directed by boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who said a number of offensive and racist comments against his opponent, Manny Pacquiao, in an upcoming fight in Arlington, Texas.  The headline would have readers believe that Senator Barbara Boxer had made racist comments and so did some early commenters on the post too.

Seriously, Lacy is too smart for this low-brow approach.  But it’s exactly the sort of slimey thing you’d expect Flash Report publisher Jon Flieschman to allow.  

Why not address the fact Meg Whitman’s son was recently arrested for beating a girl (felony assault charges!) or question about what Carly Fiorina knew about bribes to Iranian and Russian officials for selling HP equipment. 

From CNET: 

“The investigators were looking for evidence that HP used a series of shell companies located in places from Britain, Austria, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, Belize, New Zealand, Latvia, Lithuania, to the U.S. to create a fund that paid the Russian prosecutor’s office.

Investigators still don’t know who received the $10.9 million, believed to have been paid between 2004 and 2006. But there are three people said to be the focus of the investigation. They are Hilmar Lorenz, former head of sales for HP in Russia, Kenneth Willett, head of HP’s German equipment sales unit, and Paeivi Tiippana, who held Willett’s position before him.

In today’s age of Google, it’s easy to type in someone’s last name and a false charge to come up with something damaging.  But let’s be real for a moment; regular readers of the Flash Report are not likely to support Senator Boxer anyway.  But the stunt by Lacy and allowed by Fleischman simply means they can’t argue for Fiorina on the issues.  Nice try guys.

  2 comments for “Shame on the Flash Report

  1. Nathaniel Branden
    September 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    In another recent Flash Report post, Jim Lacy says that “if the requirement to get indicted in Washington is to tell lie to Congress, I’m sure the only member of Congress who wouldn’t be in jail today would be Ron Paul, who wouldn’t have the needed mental capacity.”

    http://www.flashreport.org/blog0a.php?postID=2010082008320757&authID=2006111814423192

    Way to go, Jim. Alienating Ron Paul fans and libertarians can’t be very smart politics for a Republican Party that is losing registered voters throughout the state, including Orange County, and that needs us Libertarians and Decline to State voters to win elections. I’ll remember this comment in November.

    • Jim Lacy
      September 8, 2010 at 8:41 am

      Both of my comments; about Paul and the Boxer headline, were jokes. Can’t you libertarians get a joke? Jim Lacy

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