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News Friday, Jul 24 2015

Recap Of Ron Johnson's Calamitous Thursday

Jul 24, 2015

Lego aficionado and clown-show headliner Ron Johnson made all kinds of news yesterday — though not for reasons he’d like.

It all started when the Washington Post reported that Johnson referred to “idiot inner city kids” in a radio interview.
The headlines speak for themselves:
  • Washington Post: Sen. Ron Johnson regrets referring to ‘idiot inner city kids’

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Sen. Ron Johnson refers to ‘idiot inner city kids’ on Milwaukee radio

  • WGBA-TV: “Ron Johnson is taking some heat for his choice of words…he referred to inner-city students as ‘idiots'”

  • WRC-TV: Ron Johnson: “They just don’t want to let those idiot inner-city kids that they purport to be so supportive of…”

  • Associated Press: Senator refers to ‘idiot inner-city kids’

  • Talking Points Memo: GOP Sen. Was ‘Being Very Sarcastic’ With ‘Idiot Inner City Kids’ Reference

  • The Capital Times: Sen. Ron Johnson refers to ‘idiot inner city kids’ on Milwaukee radio

  • Sun Times: Wisconsin senator regrets ‘idiot inner city kids’ comment

Then, BuzzFeed News reported that an extremely misleading ad by the pro-Ron Johnson Restoration PAC ad used a photoshopped image of President Obama. Here are some more Ron Johnson gems:

  • MSNBC: Ron Johnson flubs another test

  • BuzzFeed News: Anti-Iran Deal TV Ad Uses Fake Image Of Obama Meeting Iranian President

  • @PolitiFactWiscNew today: Pro-Ron Johnson super PAC says Barack Obama met with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. Pants on Fire.

Published: Jul 24, 2015

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