Friday, August 11, 2006

Reckless Disregard For The Truth

Ken Mehlman is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. If you don't think Ken knew exactly what he was doing when he sent this email out, you're a chump. ThinkProgress (08.10.06):
"In a mass email [Augutst 9], former Rove deputy Ken Mehlman turned his guns on Rep. John Murtha: 'The message from Connecticut is clear, and Ned Lamont isn’t alone. He is joined by Rep. John Murtha...who claims America is more dangerous than Iran and North Korea.'" Mehlman Attacks Murtha With Report Retracted Six Weeks Ago
"Mehlman is referencing a 6/25/06 story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which reported that Murtha said he believed the "'American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran.'" So is there a problem? Well, yes, there is. "Three days later, the paper retracted the report. Murtha was actually citing an international public opinion poll, not expressing his own views." Hell, even Bill O'Reilly acknowledged the error. No doubt about it. Ken's email was a deliberately calculated to mislead. Pure, plain and simple. How do you feel knowing these people are running your country?


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