Mary Carey, Quite Contrary


When Melanie is caught again making up nonexistent facts, she rushes to hide her falsehoods--by replacing them with new ones!

There are some lawbreakers who are just recidivists. No matter how loudly they insist that they are going to turn over a new leaf and go straight, they invariably fall back into their criminal ways. That's what we were thinking of when we saw the latest from the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed mob). Specifically, newspoodle Melanie. It seems like just yesterday when she was caught yet again, and assuring her gullible readers of her good intentions:
I am sorry. I work hard never to make this kind of mistake....I apologize for letting our readers down and I am sorry if I let my fellow News Hounds down.

So how's she doing? Not well. In an attempt to ridicule new intelligence regarding the whereabouts of Bin Laden, she falsifies another report on Fox News:
[Ken] Timmerman said there "was a meeting last year in November" between bin Laden's "number two" man, al-Zawahri, "in northern Iran with senior Iranian leaders."

Get the message? Nothing to see here; move on. It wasn't Bin Laden--just the number two man. No proof of anything. But Melanie is not telling the truth about what was said:

TIMMERMAN: There was a meeting in November of last year between Usama Bin Laden, his number two--Ayman al-Zawahri, the person that we see sometimes, the Egyptian that we see with Bin Laden--meeting in Northern Iran with senior Iranian leaders.

Oh, so it turns out Usama himself was at this meeting--but Melanie rewrites it to minimize (and distort) what was actually reported. A typical newshound "tact" (tm Melanie).

But when we think she can't embarrass herself or her fellow kennel-dwellers any further, Mel comes up with a gem, destined to be remembered as another newshound classic:
George Bush Dining with a Republican "Adult Film Star"? Whoops, Neil Cavuto Forgot the "Republican" Part
Fox's Neil Cavuto reported today (June 14, 2005) that George W. Bush would attend a "gala fundraiser" tonight and that "among those planning to attend" was "adult film star Mary Carey, who ran unsuccessfully for governor of California."
Comment: It's ever-so-predictable, isn't it, that Cavuto omitted the fact that Mary Carey ran as a Republican? If she'd run as a Democrat, you can bet your sweet bippy we'd know it.

Of course, Melanie gives no documentation (how could she when she just invents stuff on the spot?), but even so it's enough to convince the credulous:
I'll be dissapointed [sic] if Bill doesn't run a "special report" on the rise of perversions within the Republican Empire...err, Party.

Ah, the ever-so religious (?) Republican party. The party who welcomes hardcore pornographers whole-heartedly [sic].

You guessed it. Mary Carey (whose real name is Mary Cook) did not run as a Republican at all. Where did Melanie get the idea that she did? She made it up!

Let's reprise those deep thoughts, so that Mel won't have to look them up when she types them again:
I am sorry. I work hard never to make this kind of mistake....I apologize for letting our readers down and I am sorry if I let my fellow News Hounds down.

Recidivist.

Postcript: A reader pointed out that she was not telling the truth: "I guess anyone can say she ran as a Republican and it becomes fact. Melanie are you going to correct your post?" Fair question. So did she? Silly rabbit! Instead of admitting that she was caught again, Mel decided she'd rather bury the evidence. All of a sudden the article disappeared entirely from the main newshound page! Then, just as suddenly, it reappeared, with all traces of Carey's "Republicanism" removed--but no apology, retraction, or admission of error. Instead, it now reads:
George Bush Dining with an "Adult Film Star"? Whoops, Neil Cavuto Forgot the "Conservative" Part

Unfortunately, Mary Carey's platform is still on her campaign website. It includes legalizing gay marriage and ending prosecution of pornographers, She announces herself as proudly pro-choice, and in favor of physician-assisted suicide.

In other words, Melanie replaced one lie (that Carey ran as a Republican) with a new lie (that she is a conservative).

Like we said, recidivist.

posted: Wed - June 15, 2005 at 02:43 AM       j$p  send 

SLLamp
Not to do your work for you Johnny, but after clicking on your links here I went over there to look for myself and now the article reads:
 
'Porn Star Advises Karl Rove on "Important National Issues"
 
Fox's Neil Cavuto reported today (June 14, 2005) that George W. Bush would attend a "gala fundraiser" tonight and that "among those planning to attend" was "adult film star Mary Carey, who ran unsuccessfully for governor of California."
 
Comment: It's ever-so-predictable, isn't it, that Cavuto omitted a whole lotta stuff, including the fact that Mary Carey is a bit of a Fox fave? (Here, here, here, and here, too.)'
 
The comments begin with the exact same ones you have in your article.
 
I think the 'hounds are losing it.
June 15, 2005, 8:47:11 AM EDT – Like – Reply


uB
Update:
It is easier to type two reports than just to correct one.
 
The new post:
http://tinyurl.com/a64hv
 
New Title:
Porn Star Advises Karl Rove on "Important National Issues"
 
Same report time on all three post.
Reported by Melanie at June 14, 2005 11:41 PM |
June 15, 2005, 8:47:30 AM EDT – Like – Reply


uB
Damn you SLLamp. =)
June 15, 2005, 8:49:41 AM EDT – Like – Reply


SLLamp
LMAO uB =)
June 15, 2005, 8:53:04 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
OK, I had to revise the article three times while typing it just to keep up with the different versions they were putting up. Now it seems they changed it twice since last night! Here's yet another version of the same article:
 
http://www.newshounds.us/2005/06/14/george_bush_dining_with_an_adult_film_star.php
 
Who knows how many different varieties appeared and then were yanked during the overnight hours?
June 15, 2005, 10:02:25 AM EDT – Like – Reply


SLLamp
Wow, makes your head spin, huh?
June 15, 2005, 10:07:35 AM EDT – Like – Reply


SLLamp
Hey Johnny, I just reread my first comment and realize it may have sounded critical or harsh. I didn't mean it that way at all and my apologies if it came across that way. It was early and humor may have escaped me at that hour...
SLL
June 15, 2005, 12:57:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
No problem, SLL. It came across fine to me, but even if it didn't, there's no problem with being critical OR harsh around these parts. We don't ban people who point out our mistakes, and we don't allow namecalling in place of intelligent, grown-up discussion. Glad to have you around!
June 15, 2005, 1:32:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply


SLLamp
Thanks J$ =) I'm all in favor of intelligent, grown-up discussion
June 15, 2005, 1:35:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike
Melanie says "I clarified and refined my post."
 
Clarification:
Republican => Conservative?
 
Refining:
Conservative => "Fox fave"?
 
They have a funny way of using words.
June 15, 2005, 2:09:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"Clarified and refined" = you caught me in a lie, twice in a row, but I won't admit it.
June 15, 2005, 2:23:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply


SLLamp
What is the grammatical equivalent of fuzzy math? The 'hounds are well-versed in it, whatever it's called. (I'm too much of a lady to actually say what it is called)
June 15, 2005, 4:57:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Johnny Appleseed
I wonder WHY the newshounds pay any attention to Johnny Dollar. Who died and made JD the blog police?
June 16, 2005, 6:19:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Jimmy Jumps
Johnny
 
I wanted to comment on the anarchy going on at the newshounds site but I couldnt find an email address for you! Please comment on the thread that Ebonious and Ellen got into it, what a bunch of sychophants the regulars are!
 
Some Nice Words About The News Hounds - On FOX! is the thread!
June 16, 2005, 6:45:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"Who died and made JD the blog police?"
 
Who died and made the hounds the Fox police?
 
It doesn't matter to us if they pay attention or not. But it seems to matter to them, the way they block anyone from linking to J$P in their comments! I wonder why? Could it be because they don't want their falsehoods and lies exposed?
 
JJ, will check out that thread...thanks!
June 16, 2005, 9:06:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply