10 September 2006

Lies of the Times: Only Joe and the Times (and Wingnuts Everywhere) See Any Flip-Flopping

The headline:
Lieberman Points Out a Turnabout by Lamont
To the Times credit, though, the head gets undercut -- or shown to be an utter distortion -- by par. 2:
“I supported your statement because Clinton’s behavior was outrageous: a Democrat had to stand up and state as much, and I hoped that your statement was the beginning of the end,” Mr. Lamont, then a cable television executive, wrote in an e-mail message to the senator’s Washington office on Sept. 16, 1998, two weeks after Mr. Lieberman’s speech.
[Link.]

Let's do the math: Lamont is clearly ambivalent about the speech and qualifies his support on whether Joe then does something. Which he did not. And subsequently Lamont is critical of the speech.

What it is of course is classic mudslinging: You accuse an opponent of something simple that cannot be simply defended.

Or maybe it can. How's this?

"Joe is lying."

Worth a try....

And here's the raw document:

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