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  •  Responsible MSM ... isn't. Call them out! (6+ / 0-)

    A lie is a lie. A palpably out-of-context quote in a political ad is a big lie. In a story about the ad, it must be called out as a lie, for which there is no hedging and no reasonable justification.

    I can hear the Fox Entertainment Company's reporters running  defense now: "But Obama said it. It's a quote. Does anything think he didn't say it? It would be a lie, because Obama said it. He said it. He said it. Even the New York Times said he said it." Etc., in endless looping with comments on the comments.

    Huzzahs to the Washington Post and - I don't often say this - to the Wall Street Journal as well.

    Shame on The New York Times. The so-called quote was "taken out of context." That's all Ashley Parker could say? That satisfied her editor? In a story that flacks for Romney's first big ad buy?

    And then, Reporter Parker quoted Romney's communications director at length, justifying - in three full paragraphs - that egregious mis-quote!

    Shabby piece, Ms. Parker. Lousy reporting, NYT, hoked up news. Shame on you and your journalistic ethics.

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Tue Nov 22, 2011 at 08:49:08 AM PST

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