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Facts matter

Posted by Ron Coleman on December 4, 2007

From Shannon Love, the distaff-side “Chicago Boy” :

Instapundit links to an article by Melanie Scarborough that purports to show that either a telecom engineer or the Bush administration is lying about the domestic “wiretapping” with the clear implication that Bush is the liar.

Unfortunately, her premise is based on a complete misunderstanding of how modern telecommunication works. Both parties are telling the truth.

It depends on the actual, physical, boots-on-the-ground facts. Something that journalists, and a lot of the rest of us, hardly ever care about before slinging our opinions.

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3 Responses to “Facts matter”

  1. Ara Rubyan said

    Instapundit links to an article by Melanie Scarborough that purports to show that either a telecom engineer or the Bush administration is lying about the domestic “wiretapping”

    So we’ve come to this: we’re actually debating whether or not the word of the President of the United States of America has more credibility than that of a single telecom engineer.

  2. I think that is one completely thick way to describe it, yes, Ara.

  3. Jack. said

    “Facts matter”

    In the modern world I’m not sure that’s a completely accurate statement.
    But then again, that’s just my opinion.

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