Correction from the AP

Rand PaulWhen I wrote about Rand Paul, (R) from Kentucky, I was quoting an AP source who has since recanted his statement.  The source said:

(Paul says people want a party that’s “less aggressive on foreign policy” and drug laws. Paul says he sees voters wanting, quote, “somebody who wants to round people up, put in camps and send them back to Mexico.”)

But he does favor eliminating programs for women, such as planned parenthood.  He does not support women’s rights.

And he also said a couple of years ago that the “civil rights laws went too far”.  He claimed they take away rights from proprietors to run their business as they see fit

James Turnage

4 Responses to "Correction from the AP"

  1. dissidentX (@dissidentX)   February 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    This is the most pathetic correction I’ve ever seen. You make Dan Rather look good. You did not even correct the mistake. Instead you avoided it completely and changed the subject instead while leaving the incorrect article up. You sir are a liar. You have proven to be a dishonest hack.

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  2. Max   February 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    This “correction” is worse than pathetic; it’s an outright defense of dishonesty. You couldn’t simply say, “Oops, I accidentally spent 339 words aggressively misrepresenting someone’s position (and not in a mild or moderate way, but by claiming that he said the PRECISE OPPOSITE of what he in fact did). I apologize for the error and will do my best to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.” Instead, you felt compelled to point out that there are OTHER reasons you don’t like the person printed falsehoods about. The unavoidable implication is that you don’t truly regret your mistake because it allowed you to print damaging claims about someone you dislike.

    Mr. Turnage, you are a disgrace to journalism.

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    • Max   February 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      A “journalist” should recognize that he’s hit rock bottom when FOX NEWS can correctly accuse him of lazy/sloppy reporting and biased coverage.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAAfdZPJLjs

      Pack it in, James, you aren’t cut out for this line of work. I’m sure there are plenty of respectable news organizations who’d be happy to hire you as a janitor though.

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  3. acptulsa   February 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    And are we intimating that he doesn’t favor eliminating programs for people besides women, Mr. Turnage? Is this fact or spin, sir? And does he not oppose semi-tyrannical overreach by the federal government where race is not involved? Of course he does; unlike you, Mr. Turnage, he is principled and his principles are actually consistent.

    The only thing consistent about you, Mr. Turnage, is that your partisan spin invariably gets in the way of the facts.

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