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Misrepresentation

Reader comment on item: 9/10 vs. 9/12 on [Election Day] 11/2

Submitted by Lee Charendoff (United States), Oct 26, 2004 at 12:17

I am disappointed. I believe that you have misrepresented the words of Senator Kerry in the same manner that the Bush campaign does. You know very well that Kerry said that we need to wage the war against terrorism until such time as terrorists are relegated to the nuisance level. Your out of context and selective quotes indicate that Kerry said he believes that terrorists are a nuisance now. Nothing is further from the truth and your repetition of this line is another example of how Bush and his accolytes think nothing of distorting the truth. If Kerry were to say that he is afraid that al Qaida is stronger now than before, Bush would immediately say that Kerry said that he was afraid of al Queda and the whole smear machine would go into overdrive to emphasize the point...
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