Brummett: No Reed Challenge to Lincoln

Reed: Nothing to see here; move along.
Reed: Nothing to see here; move along.

Columnist John Brummett reports that Arkansas Farm Bureau honcho Stanley Reed will NOT challenge Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the 2010 Senate race, as a bunch of terrible gossips and bloggers tried to suggest last week. If you want my opinion, David Sanders, Lance Turner and Max Brantley should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for irresponsibly mongering this totally unverified rumor.

For shame, boys. For shame. I certainly hope you’ve learned your collective lesson.

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13 thoughts on “Brummett: No Reed Challenge to Lincoln

  • December 15, 2008 at 9:05 pm
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    Glad I did not participate in that mess. When the Tolbert Report starts a rumor, it leads to major breaking news.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 6:39 am
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    Jason,
    Quit patting yourself on the back and get back to uploading the remainder of the 74 hours of video you took at the state GOP meeting the other day.
    D.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 7:29 am
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    Don’t worry, John Brummett never makes false claims. I know because he always writes another column to have the last word and confirm that he was right all along. But those crazy kids with that internet-thingy force him to keep writing another final word column.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 8:32 am
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    Hey. I absolutely stand by the accuracy of my report that a rumor was going around. Plus, as I wrote previously, he IS interested in presidency of UA. That’s a job almost as powerful as that of a U.S. senator or football coach.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 9:12 am
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    If you recall, I tried to tell yall that he wasnt going to run.

    I mean, not to toot my own horn or anything, but I did say this last week.

    It just didnt make sense for the variety of reasons….only some of which he laid out.

    I heard the rumors too, Max…but hell, ive also heard the rumors that Lu Hardin was gonna run for gov in 2014…guess things might have changed on that.

    keep looking boys…yall are bound to find some candidates out there. Ive got some great ideas on that too btw.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 9:50 am
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    Max writes: “I absolutely stand by the accuracy of my report that a rumor was going around.”

    Well, that may be good and fine for the Arkansas Times, Max, but here at The Arkansas Project we strive for a higher standard. And by “higher standard,” I of course mean “much, much lower standard.”
    D.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 11:13 am
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    I interviewed Reed on Saturday — tomorrow’s offering. I concur with Max.

    The folks who’ve been chattering about Reed running against Blanche are VERY close to him — something I point out tomorrow’s column.

    Of course, never get in the way of Johnny Ray holding himself up as a big ole paragon of journalistic virtue.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 11:34 am
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    Gee it’s hard to do irony and self-deprecation through these Internet tubes. Of course I was making fun of myself by standing by the accuracy of my rumor reporting.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 11:49 am
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    Your irony did come through, Max, and was appreciated.
    D.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm
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    I stand by my single-sentence rumor-mongering. 😉

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  • December 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm
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    Wow, Max, Sanders, Kinkade, and Tolbert all on the same thread. Aren’t we the motley crew.

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  • December 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm
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    Max, Sanders, Kinkade, Tolbert, and AKA Bryce.

    Wow!

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