Washington Post takes me out of context...but it's close enough
On Saturday, I was privileged to be quoted in a front page story in the Washington Post. However, they (not surprisingly) took my quote out of context, very much changing the intent of my words. You can see for yourself... The Post's article is HERE with my quote at the beginning of the second page of the article. (Click on the "2" or "Next" near the end of the first page.) The blog post to which they were referring is HERE. And my letter to the editors of the Washington Post:
While I appreciate the Post's quoting of my blog entry at FreedomWorks' web page, the context of those words, which were not reported in your article, was important. You wrote that I "compared Obama's Tuesday address to U.S. schoolchildren to the tactics" of various murderous dictators. That is untrue. What I wrote, and the words remain for all to see, was that "the original lesson plan gave a clear glimpse" into the political motivation of the speech, namely to further Barack Obama's cult of personality much as Mao and others had. And while the speech itself was predictably unobjectionable, President Obama's repeated references to himself were just the latest reminder of his narcissism -- a trait which also fits well with people whom I wish our president could not so easily be compared with in political style.
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