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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 12:20 AM
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131. Theories aren't fruitfully explored by making charges supported by zero
evidence other than your political leanings - and you did not address my point that it is not four Bush biographers but one - and Webb was not that one and there is no logical reason to connect Bush to him. I gave my admittedly absurd convoluted example to demonstrate the nonsense of the so called "body counts" whether we are talking Clinton or Bush. And no - I don't find the Bush conspiracy mongers to be any more logical than the watermelon- shooting Clinton conspiracy mongers. I think Bush is a corrupt demagogue who thinks God is on his side and will say just about anything to get power and keep it but that doesn't mean he has journalists killed and for anyone to insinuate that I would say the burden of proof is on them. If you are a researcher you should know the meaning of the saying, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." It is one I like to apply to the claims of the fundy creationists. If a competent medical examiner says it is a suicide - it is a suicide as far as I am concerned - until that time when someone comes forward with the extraordinary proof other wise. And then I will say bravo for them because proving an extraordinary claim is a mighty feat indeed. But until that time comes what's it to me is that I don't see how using the tactics of Richard Scaife and the Arkansas Project does anything except hurt our side in this political fight. Words have meaning and truth matters. That's what's it to me. Look at the Watergate investigative journalism of Woodward and Bernstein. If they hadn't taken the care to carefully document all of their claims about Nixon and his cronies their sources would have dried up and the story would have imploded.
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