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Joan Mower and George Orwell

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Submitted by Alan (United States), Mar 9, 2009 at 18:38

Dr. Pipes; Very good response to Ms. Mower, who utterly fails her own test as "consistently reliable and authoritative." She totally ignores that you have pointed out their manipulation of semantics in pursuit of a political agenda, merely to assert without support your criticism of Spozhmai Maiwandi is "unacceptable."

I find it acceptable because you provided facts supporting your criticism. Ms. Mower's defense of Ms. Maiwandi is one that you should expect from a cubicle-mate. This is dissembling, not "journalism."

Ms. Mower should understand that her response has shredded what little was left of VOA's credibility.

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