The E-List: David Paulson
Paulson, in spectacular partisan form, has started to openly practice selective hearing through his weekly PolitickerMD.com column beginning last Monday. Paulson, who claims that he recorded the Bob and Kendel Ehrlich Show heard weekly on WBAL (1090AM) from June 14 if anyone wanted to challenge him.
As much as I want to paraphrase, it would not do justice so here is the transcript from Paulson’s column when the topic was why Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) should not be elected:
Dee (Female Caller): “I think that if he (Barack Obama) is elected President that you will have all these people coming out of the woodwork – the militants, the Muslims, the Black Panthers – and then on the white side you will have the Ku Klux Klan with the skinheads. I mean they will be empowered because they will be, all these people will be emboldened with all this hate. And I don’t see how that’s going to heal this county because, huh, this is what we’ll have to deal with. “
Mr. Ehrlich: “Dee, I wish I could clone you. I wish I could clone you (laughter). I know it’s illegal.”
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Mrs. Ehrlich: “You are an informed voter, which is what we were talking about, you have gotten into specifics.”
Prof. Vatz: “Exactly…”
The Corrections: Well, excuse me if I don’t check with the KKK or the skinheads before voting.
Apparently, someone did challenge him on his “corrections.” None other than the hosts of the Bob and Kendel Show! I was not able to hear the show because I am producing a show that airs at the same time (and then tape delayed in Baltimore.) However, WBAL in their wisdom posted the call from Dee in Jarrettsville, Harford County. If you rewind the tape a little bit Dee says before the part that Paulson dissected:
“I don’t see how Obama can bring the races together or have a healing effect on the country because of the friends that he hang around are very radical and I think that if he is elected President that you will have all these people coming out of the woodwork – the militants, the Muslims, the Black Panthers – and then on the white side you will have the Ku Klux Klan with the skinheads. I mean they will be empowered because they will be, all these people will be emboldened with all this hate. And I don’t see how that’s going to heal this county because, huh, this is what we’ll have to deal with.”
But does Paulson acknowledge that he might have gone a little too far…that’s a big heck no good buddy!
Paulson this week writes that “The point was in the column. Many other people were able to understand it. Maybe Mr. Ehrlich will read it. I depicted his words accurately as they were spoken within a forty second portion of his program. The caller said what she said. Mr. Ehrlich followed it immediately with what he said and so on. Audio of the entire 5:45 conversation between the Ehrlichs, a guest and the caller named Dee was sent to a reporter who requested it.”
WELL DONE SIR!!! Not only did you not depict Ehrlich’s words accurately, but you did not include all of the words Dee said, making her sound like an uninformed voter. Dee has a very arguable point in that it’s not the fact that Obama doesn’t know any radicals, but he has a known association with radicals. At that point it’s going to be hard for anyone to take him seriously about working with the other side.
Oh and this Black thing, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that Dee was a black woman. The tone of the voice along with the signs that followed like talking about being a registered independent and looking at sources outside of the mainstream, encouraging Ehrlich to go after young black voters and talking about being brainwashed by the democratic party. It’s not just Dee and it’s not just me, I suggest you pick up the book “Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence,” written by political analyst Keli Goff, which is a dead on read so far (I’m halfway through the book.)
If you thought the words were so important, you should have included all of them. By the way, if you had a bad recording, couldn’t you use a family connection to get a clean copy of the tape. They do work for Hearst last time I checked.
David Paulson, THE WORST OF MARYLAND!!!