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Dr Ron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 04:24 PM
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27. Checked MF Comments--We Should Not Be Defensive on This
I just read MF's dishonest account of what transpired in the Kerry-bashing thread and note that she mischaracterized what transpired here. We should not be defensive on this.

Some key points:

1) The post was a repost of a review from Democratic Daily of Kos's comments on his book on the primaries. It was certainly an anti-Kos post, but not an attack on Dean as she claims. It was her intrusion here which made this a heated thread. Prior to her intrusion it was calm and had balanced comments on Dean.

2) She claims that I'm waging a war against Dean on my blog. Democratic Daily has not been waging a war on Dean. Many of my posts there on Dean have been supportive of him, and I certainly support his efforts as DNC Chair. I happened to have one Dean post following the Kos post, and it was in agreement with Dean and led to some pro-Dean comments there. Hardly what we would be doing if the intent was to wage a war against Dean. She was told by myself and others repeatedly that the intent was not to attack Dean.

3)Interesting that, after distorting the truth, she writes, "You are in effect calling me a liar, and I don't like it." Part of the way she inflamed the situation was by posting more than once that I was lying about Dean. This is despite the fact that I was quoting newspaper accounts, and she had absolutely no facts to back up her accusations or contradict my facts.

4)I placed the copy of the Democratic Daily post here in the Kerry group as opposed to GD in order to avoid it turning into a heated debate and reviving the Kerry vs. Dean wars. It would make no sense to prohibit such discussion here while anti-Kerry thread are present almost daily in GD, and it would make no sense to have policies which would encourage having posts such as mine in GD as opposed to in the Kerry forum where the risk of argument is reduced.
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