Wisconsin teacher's "sick notes" scandal another Brietbart fake controversy

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    Feb 20, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    In case you're paying attention, the story our conservative brethren have been "reporting" here is complete fiction, liek the Acorn "sting" and recent Planned Parenthood "scandal." The "doctors" were right-wing plants trying to trick the teachers into taking the excuse notes. I, personally, don't give a rat's ass if the teachers use fake sick notes, but I thought it bore pointing out another right-wing smear job.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/wisconsin-protesters-breitbarted-over-bogus

    The doctor on the form they show in the video is James H. Shropshire. A lookup of his political contributions shows $200 to Russ Feingold in 2000 and $200 to the DNC in 1998. Otherwise, nothing.

    The MacIver "news wire" has an interesting quote, however:

    On Saturday, a group of men and women in lab coats purporting to be doctors were handing out medical excuse notes, without examining the ‘patients.’

    “I asked this doctor what he was doing and he told me they were handing out excuses to people who were feeling sick due to emotional, mental or financial distress,” said Christian Hartsock. “They never performed an exam–he asked me how I was feeling today and I said I’m from California and I’m not used to the cold, so he handed me a note.”

    Looks like Christian Hartsock is just an ordinary guy, eh? Well, he's not.

    Christian Hartsock, 24, is a director, screenwriter, producer and political columnist and activist. He earned his B.A. in Film and Video Production from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and currently produces, directs, and writes films including the music video for Guns 'N Roses' "Sorry," as well as the conservative rap music video Victicrat and the short film Sycophant which he wrote and directed, as well as the award-winning feature film The Lives of Better Men which he produced.

    Hartsock directed the undercover investigation video Teachers Unions Gone Wild which exposed sleaze and corruption in the New Jersey Education Association, earning the accolades of Governor Chris Christie, produced B-roll for James O'Keefe's and Hannah Giles' investigation videos that brought down ACORN, exposed anti-Americanism at the UN Climate Summit in Cancun and continues to work on investigative journalism videos. He's traveled to Iraq with Move America Forward to document the Iraq war and was profiled in CNN's documentary Right on the Edge a documentary about young conservative activists hosted by Abbie Boudreau. He currently writes for several news and commentary websites, including Big Government and Big Journalism, and is Editor-in-Chief of Political Vanguard.

    So we're clear on this, Christian Hartsock, the guy "interviewed" and also the guy who probably produced that first video is the same guy who helped out with the smears of ACORN and New Jersey teachers, and he works for Andrew Breitbart.

    Breitbart has bragged about being at the protests in Wisconsin today. Americans for Prosperity is linked to the MacIver Institute. A Breitbart video smear guy is quoted in an article smearing teachers. Figure it out.
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    Feb 20, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    In another topic about this I said, "...the doctors in the vid (unless it's staged) have simply signed a note saying the teacher isn't well."

    ..so it was staged?
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    Feb 20, 2011 5:52 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidIn case you're paying attention, the story our conservative brethren have been "reporting" here is complete fiction, liek the Acorn "sting" and recent Planned Parenthood "scandal." The "doctors" were right-wing plants trying to trick the teachers into taking the excuse notes. I, personally, don't give a rat's ass if the teachers use fake sick notes, but I thought it bore pointing out another right-wing smear job.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/wisconsin-protesters-breitbarted-over-bogus

    The doctor on the form they show in the video is James H. Shropshire. A lookup of his political contributions shows $200 to Russ Feingold in 2000 and $200 to the DNC in 1998. Otherwise, nothing.

    The MacIver "news wire" has an interesting quote, however:

    On Saturday, a group of men and women in lab coats purporting to be doctors were handing out medical excuse notes, without examining the ‘patients.’

    “I asked this doctor what he was doing and he told me they were handing out excuses to people who were feeling sick due to emotional, mental or financial distress,” said Christian Hartsock. “They never performed an exam–he asked me how I was feeling today and I said I’m from California and I’m not used to the cold, so he handed me a note.”

    Looks like Christian Hartsock is just an ordinary guy, eh? Well, he's not.

    Christian Hartsock, 24, is a director, screenwriter, producer and political columnist and activist. He earned his B.A. in Film and Video Production from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and currently produces, directs, and writes films including the music video for Guns 'N Roses' "Sorry," as well as the conservative rap music video Victicrat and the short film Sycophant which he wrote and directed, as well as the award-winning feature film The Lives of Better Men which he produced.

    Hartsock directed the undercover investigation video Teachers Unions Gone Wild which exposed sleaze and corruption in the New Jersey Education Association, earning the accolades of Governor Chris Christie, produced B-roll for James O'Keefe's and Hannah Giles' investigation videos that brought down ACORN, exposed anti-Americanism at the UN Climate Summit in Cancun and continues to work on investigative journalism videos. He's traveled to Iraq with Move America Forward to document the Iraq war and was profiled in CNN's documentary Right on the Edge a documentary about young conservative activists hosted by Abbie Boudreau. He currently writes for several news and commentary websites, including Big Government and Big Journalism, and is Editor-in-Chief of Political Vanguard.

    So we're clear on this, Christian Hartsock, the guy "interviewed" and also the guy who probably produced that first video is the same guy who helped out with the smears of ACORN and New Jersey teachers, and he works for Andrew Breitbart.

    Breitbart has bragged about being at the protests in Wisconsin today. Americans for Prosperity is linked to the MacIver Institute. A Breitbart video smear guy is quoted in an article smearing teachers. Figure it out.


    I bet your giddy to dismiss this but likely those notes will be subpoenaed if used.

    But before you dismiss a thing, are you saying the people in the video are not doctors but right wing actors?

    And that little progressive blog doesn't actually refute the fact that doctors were on street corners handing at notes.

    The other funny and punny point is a "lookup" of the doctors political contribution.
    Some people ( blogger) are so ideological that anyone who doesn't donate to the "cause" couldn't possibly be one of them. What a ridiculous point.
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    Feb 20, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    musclmed said
    I bet your giddy to dismiss this but likely those notes will be subpoenaed if used.

    But before you dismiss a thing, are you saying the people in the video are not doctors but right wing actors?

    And that little progressive blog doesn't actually refute the fact that doctors were on street corners handing at notes.




    What part of it's all staged and fake don't you understand?

    Acorn "sting"? Fake. Planned Parenthood "sting." Fake. This is fake.

    From Walker's swearing in to this latest "sting", this entire attack on union workers is one big con.

    Weren't you screeching about ethics on another thread? Seems your outrage is convenient. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 20, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    Why am I not surprised?