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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 07:44 AM
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145. Not only misquotes or bad translations. Sometimes, media simply makes up
Edited on Mon Mar-23-09 07:46 AM by No Elephants
stuff from whole cloth. You want, at a minimum, a direct quote. Things like "So and so said" or "So and so broke a promise," etc. is very likely to be bs, utterly devoid of truth or basis. In the first example, you want at least one direct quote. In the second example, you want at least two direct quotes (the exact wording of original promise and also of the statement that supposedly recanted the original promise). Without direct quotes, don't even bite.

And, yes, if the source is in a foreign language, you want that, too. If nothing else, remember Hillary and her "reset" button. And that was not even the corporate media (or intentional). That was the U.S., making an effort to be lighthearted, but accurate.
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