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Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter

The New York Post takes a cheap shot at Jeanine Pirro today by blaring on its front page an exclusive interview with Albert Pirro's out-of-wedlock daughter and her mother.

Why is Albert's daughter or her mother's opinion of Jeanine and Albert relevant to the discussion? I can see that Albert's past, including his tax fraud conviction, and his present, including his work as a prominent lobbyist, are germane because there have been questions about how much Jeanine knew about his unlawful tax return which she signed, and because he lobbies on issues she will confront as a Senator.

But the media should leave the now-adult daughter (and her mother) out of this. Since the mother and daughter have never met Jeanine, I don't think they contribute anything to the discussion of whether Jeanine should be Senator. In other words, they are unfair game.

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    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#1)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:22 PM EST
    You expect too much from the rag NY Post, nonetheless your point is right on .

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#2)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:22 PM EST
    As kos points out, Pirro blew it by painting herself too blue. The NY Post right wing smear machine is delivering garbage for the RNC.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimcee on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:22 PM EST
    The NYPost is doing what it does best and that is tabloid news. They aren't cheerleaders for the RNC (they have endorsed Democrats as well as Repubs) as much they are sensational, lurid and fun to read. That's why they are the fastest growing paper in the country actually gaining readership while the NYT, LAT, WaPo etc are losing readers at a precipitous rate. The Post writes about Pirro's husband's sordid past while the NYT was sniffing around for John Roberts' family's sealed adoption records. Sleazy? Sure it is. Has the press always gone for the dirt? Sure. In the past it was a lot worse than it is today. Billy Carter was made the fool by the press relativly recently and what they were like in the 19th century when they were really, really lurid. Check out the Brit press if you want nasty press. The disentegration of war protester Ms Sheehan's family has now become fodder for the media and when she is used up they'll go for the most recent shark attack or trot out Natalee Holloway again or some other tragic soul. I would suggest that everyone grow a thick skin because it isn't going to change for a long...long time. Just because they print it doesn't mean you have to read it or believe it.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#4)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:22 PM EST
    PPJ-I guess you are a subscriber...makes sense... like minds. Non-partisan wingnut, has a nice ring.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#5)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:23 PM EST
    The Jeanine Machine

    This was a book written back in 2002.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#6)
    by jimcee on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:23 PM EST
    Squeaky, Firstly I'm not PPJ aka Jim. Secondly I do read the NYPost daily but I'm not a subscriber. I also read the NYT, the Wapo and the WSJ most days as well. I am just stating the obvious when it comes to the media and I hold my contempt to all media and thier poll-driven myth making. If you choose to only read what you agree with and condemn all that you you don't agree with then you are a 'useful idiot' in Stanlin's words. Your adolescent ravings are exceptable for someone still unformed by the cauldron of experience. Invective is a very ineffectual tool of persuasion but if it is only tool in your tool-box then feel free to use it. Just remember that invective and insult are the equivilent of a hammer. It is good for blunt force but it is not a wrench or a screwdriver or a paintbrush just a hammer and not knowledge or a pen or book And a hammer poorly wielded is a crummy tool even for the cheesyist of propagandists. There is a reason for the old adage about being as dumb as a bag of hammers.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#7)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:23 PM EST
    Ah, the Post. I remember the headline "Osama Endorses Kerry" like it was yesterday.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#8)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:23 PM EST
    jimcee- sorry to mix you up with ppj, I can not imagine what I was thinking. I liked the adolescent part but the cauldron...hmm...perhaps a little heavy handed. Ebullient effervescent post. BTW reading and the NY Post seems like an oxymoron to me. The headlines are cute.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#9)
    by jimcee on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:23 PM EST
    off topic, deleted. This thread is about Pirro.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#10)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:23 PM EST
    And the Post is losing money hand over fist. Their circulation is high only because their paper is half the price of all the real newspapers in NY. It is closer to the Enquirer than to the Times or Newsday. I read all the local papers, but the Post is strictly for unintentional comedy. I mean, they publish crackpots like Malkin and Podhoretz for christ's sake, no one takes them seriously. It's a laugh out loud paper.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#11)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:23 PM EST
    jimcee- Thanks for the laugh. You pouring over the post, hunched over reading all the sordid details of Oil for food scandal, studying the details, taking notes. Twenty seconds is the most time that any article in that rag can possibly take to read. It is geared for sixth grade reading level, as best, a lampoon of a paper. Page six is as good as it gets. Gosh and I can not imagine which papers you are reading that describes the evil jews. Maybe some old copies of the catholic press from your austrian archives circa 1936. Today no one dares to criticizes Israel in the MSM. BTW too bad for you Miller is in jail, she would have given your brain a real workout with her pre jailbird reporting of Oil for Food scandal in the NYT.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#12)
    by jimcee on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:26 PM EST
    Sqeaks, Kdog and TL, TL, Judicious editing on your part. Sorry if I was too off thread but I was just responding to others on the thread. Kdog, choose your media and defame the rest but you'd be foolish to think that the NYPost is the fools paper. Have you read the Daily News or Newsday in the last few years? They couldn't lower thier writing standards any more without using cave paintings. They have both padded thier circulation numbers recently to keep them up and have been busted for it. The NYT, WaPo et al circulation figures speak for themselves. Sqeaks, I don't hunch over any paper but I do find it curious that the biggest monetary scandal in history can't find its way onto the main pages of those papers that have a declining circulation. I would assume it would be bigger news if there was a president Kerry now...or maybe not. Either way I assume that TL will delete this post because it is off topic. Funny how that only happens when the opinion expressed is contrary to TL's agenda. But it is Ms Merritt's web site and she is free to edit all that appears here.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#13)
    by jimcee on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:26 PM EST
    KDog, The NYPost $.50, NYDaily News, $.50. Newsday? Who buys that joke of a paper except dorky long islanders? How about thier paper OLA!. Is it a success? The NYT needs $1 cover price to make it expensive enough to attract those who shop at Bloomies because if you pay too much then it must be better. And since when did the Left put a higher price on news? I thought you guys were for the proles.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#14)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:26 PM EST
    Jimcee-If you do read the NYT, and can understand it, you will have noticed that it is not a liberal paper any more. That is unless you only read the editorials which are mixed.

    Re: Unfair Game: Albert Pirro's Daughter (none / 0) (#15)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:40 PM EST
    Actually, the NY Post is the only paper who printed the accurate version. I have met Jeanine Pirro and have had other dealings with her. You should not assume what you have no way of knowing. The unethical behavior - or perhaps worse - of both of them should matter very very much to New York.. no matter what the source/reason/excuse du jour is. Jessica (Pirro's Daughter's Mother)