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CNN Uses Fake Republican To Slam McCain

CNN Uses Fake Republican to Hit McCain? Real Ones on Road!

In a doom-and-gloom message from CNN today, it seemed like all was lost for the Republican candidate — no young voter was ever going to be inspired by time-tested McCain. Except, it's all a fake! According to a press release, CNN used a phony College Republican to dummy up the story.

The CNN piece quoted Eric Pearlmutter, a supposed College Republican at USC. Pearlmutter said, "We try to get people out to our College Republican meetings, but we can't seem to get the same amount of support." Seems damning — except that the real USC College Republican President Ben Myers says, "I have never met Eric Pearlmutter. I have never seen him at a College Republican meeting. He is not on our membership roster. I don't know why someone would think he speaks for us. As far as I know, he could be a Democrat." Whoa!

Update: According to TruthCaucus, the disputed CNN story was taken down for a period this evening. The name of the source, Eric Pearlmutter, may have been misspelled (the real spelling is possibly Eric Perlmutter-Gumbiner) though even so, Perlmutter isn't listed as an officer of the USC College Republicans. Plus his quote sounds very familiar. . . .

Update II: Interestingly, there seems to be a producer at CNN named Bruce Perlmutter. I wonder if he's related to the source of the quote?

Update III: CNN has admitted the error, via the LA Times saying, “Eric Perlmutter appeared on today’s American Morning segment about young Republicans on college campuses. While he attends USC and says that he is a registered Republican, he was inadvertently identified on-screen as a member of the USC College Republicans organization. We regret that error. We have invited Ben Myers, the president of the USC College Republicans organization, to appear on American Morning at a future time.”

In the meantime, there are real young Republicans on the road, crossing country for McCain. To see their story,


Want proof that young people are excited about McCain? A group of four intrepid college Repubs are on the ultimate road trip — swinging across the country, heading coast to coast through 21 states without ever leaving red districts. Their mission is called Where Is the Red?, and it's pulling out all the stops to answer that question — honestly.

Knowing that the youth vote will play a pivotal vote in this election, the GOP road-trippers are volunteering for campaigns, inspiring College Republicans, and signing up voters. You can follow their every move through photos, videos, and their blog — not to mention the Google Map/GPS feature that shows exactly where the real young Republicans are — even if it's not on CNN.


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yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
wow this is shameful. just further proof that we shouldn't trust ANY of our news sources.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
oh, i missed all the fun. my internet wasn't working last night! i want to be in the citizen meetup!!!!!!!!!!!!
stephley stephley 8 years
Thanks for the updates Citizen.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
She is a Lab mutt and she is the best dog in the whole world. She is pretty small, so she looks like a puppy black lab. She just has the sweetest personality. Her only problem is that she hates other dogs and I don't know how to over come that. We also have two HUGE cats.
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
Sorry... it is more like " We don't need anything here, we DON'T have a dog ANYMORE"... oh siblings :halo:
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
What kind of dog? I had a westie until last summer. My parents won't get my sisters another dog since they are in college so when my sister goes to the grocery store with my mom she goes down the pet aisle and look around and say: "We don't need anything here, we DON'T have a dog." haha people all around her shoot her a look of sadness/sympathy and my mom gets mortified. haha
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Snuggle bear. So cute. I have my dog to sleep with. She keeps me company when I am lonely. I :love: her.
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
This makes me want to sleep with that snuggle bear since I don't have Christian or Grady :(
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Oh yeah, and have great last day! Don't work too hard ;)
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
It was my only doll haha other than the baby doll I am sure was given to me as a child. I was a big fan of my snuggle bear. I got it when I was 1 and it never left my side.
syako syako 8 years
:wave: Thanks ladies. Be good!
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
Have a great last day Sy!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
goodnight sy! :hug: I have never read an american girl book, nor have I ever owned a doll.
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
I also liked Felicity (I think because of my love of the time period) and I liked Kirsten... I should go to the library tomorrow and get all these books! Oh the joys of having the summer off :p
syako syako 8 years
I have samantha and Kirsten!
syako syako 8 years
All right ladies, it's time for bed. Last day on the job tomorrow!!!! Woo! I'll see you girls soon at our meet up :highfive:
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
When I moved to college my mom had us donate our books that we weren't keeping for our kids one day (like picture books). However, all of our American Girl books were kept... including my Samantha doll!!
syako syako 8 years
To be honest, I was an american girl all the way. I so wanted to be BFF with Samantha.
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
Jessica was the "bad" girl and Elizabeth was the book worm
syako syako 8 years
I totally think I still have them!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
I think I may still have my Sweet Valley Twins series somewhere. I wanted to be Jessica really bad. That was her name right?
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
haha yes meet up! Okay, the SVH books were great. My co-teacher and I convinced one of our students who was in awe of us to go to the library and ask for copies of the book for us. However, they were all checked out, so the quest continues to read the books!
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
When they were in Jr High, wasn't it just the Sweet Valley Twins, then when they got into high school it was Sweet Valley High. I think. I have a horrible memory.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Ha! Hunt, I can't even remember what I wore yesterday, I definitely can't remember what and who went on with those books. Meet up! :highfive:
syako syako 8 years
the list! I love it I actually read the junior sweet valley series, what was it called?
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