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  •  Nothing Misleading (0+ / 0-)

    Everything in the post is accurate.

    It has nothing to do with John Edwards.

    But plenty of people assumed it did, then leaped in to commenting.  

    I've assumed that 30% of commenters don't read the diaries before they comment in the thread.  Based on this experiment, the percentage may be higher.  

    "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

    by Dana Houle on Thu May 14, 2009 at 06:23:47 PM PDT

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    •  That's just not true (1+ / 0-)
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      The post most certainly is misleading.  You designed it to be misleading.  The fact that the post is "accurate" is beside the point.  It is trivial to concoct a story that is "accurate" in a literal sense but that is designed to mislead.  Here, you have found an irrelevant person with a similar name as a famous figure and used that to try to trip up some people.  There's probably a million other ways you could maintain the fig leaf of "accuracy" while attempting to mislead people.

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