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  •  Well...this isn't quite what false equivalency.... (0+ / 0-)

    ...means.

    False equivalency is Candy Crowley saying that the following two characterizations are equally dishonest:

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    Illinois State Senator Obama helped to pass legislation mandating sexual predator awareness training for children.

    The McCain campaign characterized this as Obama pushing sex education for kindergarteners.
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    Immediately after the economic meltdown, candidate McCain stated that the fundamentals of the economy were sound. Because of the ensuing ridicule, the campaign walked back from that claim.

    In spite of the McCain campaign's walkback, Joe Biden characterized McCain's claim (that the fundamentals of the economy were sound) as proof that McCain was out of touch.
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    According to Candy Crowley, this was proof that both campaigns were being dishonest. Now that was a false equivalence.

    Pull yourself up by your Mittstraps: borrow a few million dollars from your parents!

    by xynz on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:41:00 PM PDT

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