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Making Up The Facts To Fit The Spin–The New Objectivity

Posted on | September 27, 2004 |

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(AP) Bush Twists Kerry’s Words on Iraq

Without giving any examples, the article puts this spin on the proceedings…”It was not unlike the spin that Kerry and his forces sometimes place on Bush’s words.” Some two hours later, an anonymous editor added this additional spin:

Bush, Kerry Twisting Each Other’s Words

Now, is this journalism or is it spinning the truth as well, downplaying the thrust of the article (which was not the “spin” Bush put on Kerry’s words, but the LIE he twisted them into), so as to say, “So what, they’re both doing the same thing?” when it’s obvious that ONE is doing it to a degree that goes so far beyond the ethical pall, it staggers the mind?

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