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A. Joseph Ross
Fri Jul 29 23:41:22 EDT 2005

On 23 Jul 2005 at 15:03, Joseph Pappalardo wrote:

> >    ...instead of just telling the
> > truth about it, most conservative syndicated hosts just lie.
> I thought we went thru this already?
> That's quite a leap to an accusation.

Al Franken does a great job of pointing out right wing lies.  He regularly plays a clip from 
Rush or Bill O'Reilly and then takes it apart with cited facts.  In one case, where Bill O'Reilly 
mis-quoted Condoleeza Rice, and continued to do so after his mis-quote was pointed out to 
him, Al played the tape of Condoleeza's speech, where the mis-quote was quite clear.
> > The majority of
> > talk hosts would rather protect their ideology than tell folks the
> > honest truth about problems going on in our nation. It really is a
> travesty.
> How about liberals, do they do this too?

I don't listen to all of them, but I'm not under the impression that any liberal talk host 
deliberately lies, as certain right-wing columnists do.  I do think that some of them play a lot 
more fast and loose with facts than Al Franken does, but I don't listen to them very much 
because I don't like ranting, on either side. 

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