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  •  Said by the Master Wordsmith - (1+ / 0-)
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    pico

    You still hold that title in my book.

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      one's grasp of the language is blinded by über-sensitivity. Or something.

      Anyone laboring under the perception that a "cherry-picked quote" on the part of an amateur writer on a blog makes a regularly-fundamentally-dishonest mainstream media outlet "a model of honesty" needs a nice, long vacation...

      Necessity is the mother of revolution...

      by o the umanity on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 10:40:42 PM PDT

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        Anyone laboring under the perception that a "cherry-picked quote" on the part of an amateur writer on a blog makes a regularly-fundamentally-dishonest mainstream media outlet "a model of honesty" needs a nice, long vacation...

        Paraphrasing: "You're delusional if you're holding a blogger to the same standard as a frequently dishonest media outlet."

        Cherry-picking: pico "labors" and deserves a "vacation", while Josh Nelson is an "amateur".

        See the difference?  I have no problem for criticizing RFK, Jr. for his comments, but ABC didn't have to bend over backwards to come up with a headline that Kennedy practically handed to them.  I do have more of a problem with a dishonest presentation of the facts, even if it is just an "amateur writer" doing it.

        If anything people should be angry at Kennedy, not ABC.

        Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

        by pico on Fri Apr 24, 2009 at 08:20:17 AM PDT

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