- Dec 23, 2000
We don’t know yet. If he approached the NYT reporter on his own knowing that he might be the focus of her article then you could make the argument that he thrust himself into the spotlight like JTP. If the reporter saw the material in the back of his car and targeted him with questions to create an anti-right slant and he did not know he would play such a prominent role in the article then I would say he deserves better. It looks like the latter to me.Does he deserve better?
Reporters know how to ask questions and get the positive or negative information they are looking for. This NYT reporter has a history of having an anti-right, pro-left slant in her articles. She’s very good at it. Look at some of the statements in this article. Did he have the 18 month COBRA coverage and it was about to end? If so then I could see where he might call his congressman to request that he vote for the extension bill. Political party should not matter in that case so why point it out? She knew the reference to beck’s book would get the left excited along with pointing out that he gets SS. The fact that she points these things out but does not provide details shows her bias. We don’t know the details of his situation yet but I’m sure he’ll be on FOX news, maybe even Beck’s show, soon to explain his side.
“When Tom Grimes lost his job as a financial consultant 15 months ago, he called his congressman, a Democrat, for help getting government health care.”
“Mr. Grimes, who receives Social Security, has filled the back seat of his Mercury Grand Marquis with the literature of the movement, including Glenn Beck’s “Arguing With Idiots” and Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law,” which denounces public benefits as “false philanthropy.”
“If you quit giving people that stuff, they would figure out how to do it on their own,” Mr. Grimes said.”
I thought these jobless deadbeats living on government paychecks were "parasites", according to most right wing members on this forum.
It would probably shock the tea partiers on this forum if they realized how much of their federal taxes went to support these "parasites" living in red states.
They are usually talking about the people who misuse the welfare system most of their life to get money without even trying to work. If he has been working and is receiving unemployment comp then that comes from the employer.