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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-11-07 02:20 PM
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21. I think the ad rocked and the big mistake was accepting right-wing talking point, hook line & sinker
Jefrrey Feldman explains . . .

Jeffrey Feldman
How Right-Wing Lie About MoveOn Ad Became The Story
Posted September 11, 2007 | 08:38 AM (EST)

Weekly Standard Lies About MoveOn Ad, Media Falls For It

Pay attention, America: this is how the right-wing uses the media to manipulate the truth and silence dissent against the Iraq war.

Even before MoveOn.org's ran its controversial ad about General Petraeus in the New York Times, The Weekly Standard published an article by Peter Hegseth, Executive Director of the organization Vets for Freedom. The headline of the article accused the MoveOn.org ad of calling Petreaus a 'traitor' ("MoveOn.org Calls Petraeus a Traitor"). The only problem: the word 'traitor' appears nowhere in the MoveOn.org ad nor anywhere on the MoveOn.org page about the ad. It is Hegseth's article that introduced the word 'traitor' into the story -- an outright lie intended to silence dissent against the war. Less than 24 hours after the Hegseth piece ran and the MoveOn.org ad appeared, the mainstream media picked up the Weekly Standard's lie and repeated it until it became the story.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-feldman/how-right...
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