Hindrocket Misrepresents Washington Post Story in an Attempt to Debunk Schiavo Memo

Notice Hindrocket’s comment that the notorious Schiavo memo was sent to all 55 Republican senators:

Power Line: March 2005 Archives: “And who would send an anonymous missive to all 55 Republican Senators, commenting on political tactics and strategies? That seems very odd. Who would send a memo to Senators like Lincoln Chaffee, Arlen Specter and Olympia Snowe, to the effect that ‘the pro-life base will be excited?’ That requires an extraordinary level of political obtuseness.”

Here’s what the Washington Post actually reported:

Congress Steps In on Schiavo Case (washingtonpost.com): “An unsigned one-page memo, distributed to Republican senators, said the debate over Schiavo would appeal to the party’s base, or core, supporters.”

Did they say ALL? No. Does Hindrocket’s use of the word ALL lend credibility to his attempted debunking of the memo? Yes. However, he had to make up this ‘fact’ in order to help make his case.

Fact based debunkings tend to hold more water, Hindrocket.

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