How to Spot A Blogger Cutting And Pasting Talking Points
I knew conservative bloggers ran GOP talking points. But running the TP emails verbatim is taking it to a new level. Right down to the text-stylying. It really does make blogging so much more easier.
Here is the part of the text of
57% More Likely to Vote for Member of Congress Who Supported Medicare Part D
According to a USA Today/Gallup poll released late last month, 57% were more likely to vote for a Member of Congress who supported Medicare Part D, while 29% were more likely to vote against a Member who did not support the plan.
Costs Are Lower for Seniors and the Federal Government Than Expected
The average premium seniors pay for their prescription drug benefit is just $25 per month instead of $37 per month, and this year the Federal government will spend 20 percent less overall on the Medicare drug benefit than was projected last July.
Even National Democrats Are Urging Seniors to Enroll in the Program
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said last week: "Democrats have been out across the country encouraging seniors to sign up for a prescription drug plan by May 15th." (Pelosi Release, 5/9/06)
Now here is a talking points email I received from Phil Singer.
Harris said she thought her campaign had paid for her dinner with defense contractor. “Wade also picked up a $2,800 tab for dinner with Harris at a Georgetown restaurant, though she said she thought her campaign had reimbursed Wade $100 for her appetizer and drink. Recently, she told the Orlando Sentinel she had been wrong. She said she donated $100 to a Jacksonville ministry to compensate for her share of the meal.” [Tampa Tribune, 5/14/06]
Post: Harris claimed, “famously and falsely,” that Mr. Bush had prevented terrorist attack aimed at Carmel, Ind. “Last summer, Ms. Harris claimed, famously and falsely, that Mr. Bush had prevented 100 terrorist attacks within the U.S. including one aimed at Carmel, Ind. That came as news to the mayor of Carmel.” [Palm Beach Post, 3/19/06]
Harris Accused Newspapers of Distorting Her Makeup. Harris charged that newspapers altered her photographs. On a radio show, she said “you know, whenever they made fun of my makeup, it was because the newspapers colorized
Talking point emails are written in a certain style. There is always the bold headlines and citing of sources without links. If I could find the actual Republican TP email, I would accuse
Update: Thomas Croom has taken credit for the post and admitted he reprinted talking points. The post was not written by Blogger X.