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Still No Integrity At The Star Tribune

Friday, October 6, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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On Wednesday, Democrat Patty Wetterling released a deceitful and slanderous ad in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.  The ad stated:

“It shocks the conscience. Congressional leaders have admitted to covering up the predatory behavior of a congressman who used the internet to molest children.”

Today the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Eric Black writes about the ad:

Patty Wetterling’s latest TV ad, in which she calls for “the immediate expulsion of any congressman involved in a crime or coverup” in the Mark Foley congressional page scandal exaggerates the known facts in the case.

Read the whole Black piece, as transparently protective of Wetterling’s dishonesty as it is destructive of Black’s reputation as a journalist.

“Exaggerating” a fact obliges there to be, first, a fact which can be exaggerated.  “I caught a fish that weighed three pound,” is an exaggeration if the fish weighed one pound.

If you didn’t catch a fish, it is a lie.

Patty Wetterling is lying.  Eric Black abetting that lying.  So is the Strib.

No wonder newspapers are dying. 

Michele Bachmann benefits from the public’s disgust with Wetterling, and will benefit as well from the obvious refusal of the Strib to do other than cover for Wetterling.  Contribute generously to the Bachmann campaign.

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