What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 14, 2008

Jim Quinn Read WHAT On The Air?

Red State, a real live conservative website posted this last February:
Sean Hannity has consistently said that he likes John McCain personally and respects his service to our country. I believe him. He disagrees with McCain on issues. That’s fine, so do I. But why is he promoting the Pittsburgh based “Quinn and Rose In The Morning” radio show? Is Sean unaware that Quinn used his show to spread rumors accusing McCain of being a traitor?
Reminder: This is NOT me writing - this is from "Samsara" at Red State.  It continues:
On Tuesday, February 5, 2008, Jim Quinn read on the air an unsubstantiated internet article alleging that POW John McCain "accommodated" his captors and was rewarded with an apartment in Hanoi. Quinn then directed his listeners to go online and read the part of the article he said was too "inflammatory" for the air. The article reported that McCain was provided prostitutes at this hotel room. Quinn then gave out the web address of this trash. He urged his listeners to read this article because the author was a source he respected.
Unfortunately, the article is behind a subscription wall.  Fortunately there are enough clues in the piece at Red State to find the article elsewhere.

Here it is.  Some juicy snippets:
The number of fellow senators who think John McCain is psychologically unstable is large. Some will admit it publicly, like Thad Cochran who says, "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine."

Others relate times when McCain screamed four-letter obscenities right in their faces in the Senate cloak room, like Dick Shelby, Rick Santorum or Jim Inhofe. "The man is unhinged," one senator told me. "He is frighteningly unfit to be commander-in-chief."

Jim Quinn read that on the air.  

Here's more:
McCain claims he refused [to be released early], because he demanded all American POWs captured before him be released as well. He thus remained a prisoner when he could have gone home, and was subjected to constant brutal beatings and torture for years: that is the source of the "war-hero" saga making McCain a greater war-hero than any other American POW.

Yet the offer of release would had to have been approved by the GRU overseers of the North Vietnamese – and T does not recall any such offer being made. T admits, however, that this took place before McCain was transferred to Hoa Loa prison, nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton" by the POWs. T had only direct knowledge of what happened at Hoa Loa, and not the other prisons, where T's father was in charge.

McCain was kept at the Hanoi Hilton from December 1969 until his release, along with all the remaining POWs, in March 1973. During this time, T translated all the Vietnamese interrogators' notes and reports regarding John McCain.

According to T, they reveal that McCain had made an "accommodation" with his captors, and in exchange, T's father saw that he was provided with an apartment in Hanoi and the services of two prostitutes. Upon returning to his prison cell, he would say he had been held in solitary confinement. That may be why so many of his fellow prisoners said later they saw so little of him at Hoa Loa.
Again, Jim Quinn read this disgusting story on the air.  This is what the republicans were saying about John McCain only 7 months ago.  And Jim Quinn read that on the air.

Jim Quinn.


John K. said...

John K: Gee how times have changed. Olbermouth and crowd sung the praises of McCain when he was opposed to Bush. Now the formerly honorable McCain is the phrase the left uses. McCain was even a frequent guest on the Olbermouth show. This is now and that was then and in the minds of the left it is all about power. In the mind of Quinn it is about ratings. My advice, drop the Quinn stuff. You will only be giving him national publicity. Right now he is only syndicated in 17 markets.

Mike said...

I think "Formerly Honorable" is the correct term for McCain. He sold his soul to the devil, or in this case Karl Rove, to become president. He owes a lot of people big time and it is the country that will have to pay.

I think Kerry's speech at the convention said it the best comparing Senator McCain to Candidate McCain. Senator McCain was a maverick and was widely respected. Candidate McCain turned his back on most of his core values.

Quinn's story sounds a lot like the story about Bush's military service four years ago.

Anonymous said...

Conservatives: They were AGAINST McCain BEFORE they were FOR him.

And, yes, John K., champion of the incomplete thought and partial truth, at one time Democrats and liberals did respect McCain because he was willing to stand up to rightwing freaks like you. So, yes, to us he has lost his honor when he supports tax cuts he originally opposed, when he supports offshore drilling which he originally opposed, when he supports overturning Roe v. Wade which he originally opposed.

What about this is difficult for you to understand, John?

Or have you forgotten that not so long ago conservatives like you were hardly enthralled by McCain's campaign?

How are you any less interested in power, especially when the ONLY reason you support McCain is not because he's a man of conviction but because he's a man who capitulated to the most extreme elements of the Republican party?

How dare you accuse us of this when the only reason McCain's the nominee today is because he completely sold out his positions to placate the radical right in order to win!

And, please, spare us your indignation. You have no room to talk considering your own penchant for lying and spreading unfounded rumors and your undying support for the LYING that the McCain camp is currently engaged in.

Sorry, John, but you can't even distinguish between basic right and wrong. You rationalize lying because you believe IT WILL HELP YOU WIN. You have no qualms about shirking your mantle as a conservative champion of morality if it means defending the lies of John McCain.


What's that say about you, John K., the party you belong to and the candidate you support?

If you're willing to defend lying, you're willing to do anything for even a little power.

Take a good, long look in the mirror next time before you start divining the motivations of others.

John K. said...

John K: Your line works except till you go the dictionary and look up the term 'whore". Too bad being you.