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CNN Fabricates Lack of McCain Support

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Where is the Red? - a group dedicated to telling the truth about the alleged youth vote- reported about a CNN story (which can be found: here) which widely questions McCain's ability to appeal to young voters. The story quotes an Eric Perlmutter, "a Republican and student at the at the University of Southern California," making disparaging statements about McCain's lack of popularity on campus compared with Obama.

    However, 'Where is the Red?' asserts this source was fabricated. Their announcement is as follows:

    Yesterday, CNN released a story claiming that no young voter would support John McCain for President. They spoke to one Eric Perlmutter, a "College Republican" at the University of Southern California, who said, "We try to get people out to our College Republican meetings, but we can't seem to get the same amount of support."

    The only problem? None of CNN's reporting is true, and we called them out on it.

    Ben Myers, the president of the USC College Republicans, has never seen Perlmutter in his life. He said, "As far as I know, he could be a Democrat." (LA Times, 7/24/08) In fact, this whole story could be phony. No Eric Perlmutter is affiliated with the USC College Republicans, though there is a CNN producer named Bruce Perlmutter. Even worse, some of Perlmutter's quotes are taken directly from a story in the Washington Post! (The blog CitizenSugar has the whole story.)

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  2. North Carolina Tentmaker

    Sep 19, 2003
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    Why bother with reporting the news when we can just make up the facts?

    I mean shoot, the real facts might get in the way of our political agenda.