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Re: Media myths (Was Townsend)

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 00:37:38 -0500 "A. Joseph Ross"
<lawyer@attorneyross.com> writes:
> Fact of the matter is, the furlough system was originated under the 
> administration of Frank 
> Sargent, the Republican governor who preceded Dukakis.  A similar 
> furlough program existed 
> in California under Governor Reagan and in the District of Columbia, 
> and in many other 
> states.  Dukakis was actually the first to reign in the furlough 
> program by not granting 
> furloughs to lifers.  But that didn't stop the Bush campaign from 
> painting Dukakis as a far-out 
> liberal because of the program.
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One of the many things that went wrong with his campaign is that he
didn't effectively respond to the myths (there's that word again) that
were presented as fact, and as is the case with Gore, if the myth is
allowed to continue it becomes fact so Dukakis will forever be seen as
the man who let killers out of jail and polluted Boston Harbor all by