After seeing the Sept. 12 Globe story headlined:
Brown pushed STOCK Act, but bill Obama signed in ad was not his
which included this text: “Brown’s measure was so hastily drafted that it contained exact language lifted from an earlier House bill on the same subject. And even after Brown’s draft was set aside by the Homeland Security Committee in favor of another version, Brown continued to claim credit in an encounter with President Obama,”
I couldn’t help wondering how long Brown will be able to keep up his mirage of an image.
Yet again we have him lifting text, taking credit for something that is not his and then outright lying in his ad saying that Obama signed his bill.
I went to his website because I was curious about what it says on this topic and saw this headline: Boston Globe: Senator Scott Brown Urges House GOP Leaders, White House To Close STOCK Act Loophole
July 21, 2012 By scottbrown
followed by a few paragraphs of a story and then a click through to boston.com where you can read the entire story.
At first I was confused because on the website it looks like Brown is the story’s author when it fact it’s a Globe story verbatim, except that the name of the actual reporter, Bobby Caina Calvan, is replaced with Brown’s name.
Then I saw that each of the articles reprinted on his site – which does not include the Globe story about the falsehood – is made to look at though he wrote it even though the newspaper is in the headline.. For example:
Springfield Republican: Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren Condemn Attack On Libyan Consulate
September 12, 2012 By scottbrown
But back to the content and context of the Stock Act story. When Brown first started decrying corruption in congress he knew that it was diversion from the stock that really matters. And that is his own stock holdings. When Brown was both helping shape and voting on bills that would affect the banking industry, e.g. Dodd-Frank, he owned bank stocks. When Brown voted against ending $21 billion in tax breaks to oil companies, he owned oil stocks.
Here’s the data:
|Asset||Value of Asset||Amount of Income|
|Bank of America Corp. Stock||$15,000 – $50,000||$200-$1,000|
|Exxon Mobil||$15,000 – $50,000||$200-$1,000|
|GE Stock||$50,000 – $100,000||$200-$1,000|
(Scott Brown PFD, filed 5/16/11)
So at the same time Brown is making hay claiming to bring a new level of ethics to Congress, he’s hiding his own corrupt behavior, lying about the bill that was signed, and taking credit for a bill that he lifted from another legislator.
When will the Boston media connect the dots and fill in the picture of the real Scott Brown? When did Boston media go so deaf and dumb?
It is the reason that voters believe Scott Brown’s extraordinary crafted everyman story and think of him as likeable, instead of the reality, which is that he is pure fiction. He votes against ordinary people in favor of big business whenever his vote will count and then makes up a story about how believes in fair pay, transparency, etc. but voted against a “bad bill.”
I can only hope the debate moderators instead of asking about individual issues, which he can explain away, ask about the composite of his lying behavior, kings, queens and all.