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WaPo/AP Caught Revising the O’Donnell Story Without Issuing a Correction
Patterico ^ | 10/20/2010 | Aaron Worthing

Posted on 10/20/2010 2:23:01 PM PDT by MichaelNewton

How much did the left show its keister on O’Donnell’s alleged gaffe? So much so that the AP/WaPo story on the subject was almost completely rewritten last night, and without an official correction. After the break I will have screen caps and a cut and paste of the text of the article, but let’s start with just the first paragraph.

Before:

WILMINGTON, Del. — Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from establishing religion.

After:

WILMINGTON, Del. — Republican Christine O’Donnell challenged her Democratic rival Tuesday to show where the Constitution requires separation of church and state, drawing swift criticism from her opponent, laughter from her law school audience and a quick defense from prominent conservatives.

Literally I ran a document comparison in word between the original text and every paragraph is completely rewritten.

(Excerpt) Read more at patterico.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; americanpravda; apbias; asspress; buttociatedpress; coons; delaware; delawareelections; obama; odonnell; palin; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; senate; stalinisttactics; toolatenow; waronerror; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
In the tank MSM now trying to cover up their own ignorance while renewing their attack on O'Donnell's perceived ignorance.
1 posted on 10/20/2010 2:23:03 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: MichaelNewton; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...

American Pravda

Is better than old Soviet version, no?


2 posted on 10/20/2010 2:25:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: MichaelNewton

She is corrrect. “Seperation of Church and State” is a product of judicial fiat.


3 posted on 10/20/2010 2:26:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

And judicial fiat is a product of Article 3.


4 posted on 10/20/2010 2:28:44 PM PDT by Huck (Antifederalist BRUTUS should be required reading.)
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To: BenLurkin

A Catholic hating Klansman no less.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 2:29:51 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MichaelNewton

Might be a good story but this is a blog so it belongs in bloggers.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 2:31:24 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BenLurkin

Philip Hamburger: “Separation of Church and State” completely annihilates the idea that it was a traditional position. It was a product of Catholic bigotry, the Klan and the Progressives to create the “Separation” myth. Once it was unleashed it has taken a life of its own that is more a product of the judiciary for the last 40 years, rather than the Framers of more than 200 years.

Get the book.


7 posted on 10/20/2010 2:32:11 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: BenLurkin
“Seperation of Church and State” is a product of judicial fiat. IMHO, congress abrogated its responsibilities a long time ago by not impeaching judges over such rulings. Their failure to do so has given tacit approval for judges to improvise and contort rulings to their own personal ideology, and has given the judiciay an air of, well...unimpeachability.
8 posted on 10/20/2010 2:32:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MichaelNewton

It sorta shows what shining many lights on a particular something can do. They changed it because the 1st version was so particularly wrong. And many of the original accounts were wrong, showing the ignorance of the author.


9 posted on 10/20/2010 2:32:46 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Titus-Maximus
Don't you mean “anti-Catholic” bigotry?
10 posted on 10/20/2010 2:34:20 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: MichaelNewton

The irony is that, in fact, the event and the article show the ignorance of the media, a supposedly educated law school audience, and Coons regarding the constitution.


11 posted on 10/20/2010 2:35:06 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Juan Medén

“a supposedly educated law school audience, and Coons regarding the constitution”

That is the irony isn’t it. I agree it shows the ignorance of the media, law school audience and Coons.


12 posted on 10/20/2010 2:38:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: MichaelNewton

Her critics can get away with making fun of her on this because the average TV watcher doesn’t realize she’s right. There no such phrase in the constitution and the intent is to protect religion from government, not to protect government from religion.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 2:40:59 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: MichaelNewton

WDEL (debate holders) had an article: “Widener professor: Coons was clear winner” (10/19/10) by Amy Smart.

Didn’t mention the professor is a Dem donor, $250 to Obama.

I emailed the info to them- no change, no response.

O’Donnell has a very hostile media with no compunctions or ethics.


14 posted on 10/20/2010 2:43:17 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: MichaelNewton

The left was all over this....


15 posted on 10/20/2010 2:44:34 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: allmendream

You get the gist.

Know-Nothing Party. Ku Klux Klan. Progressives.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 2:50:53 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: MichaelNewton

What kind of law school is Widener - that they did not understand her simple point?

Just liberal idiot law school?

They come out of this looking ridiculous.

Coons - and media - expected to be ridiculous. The “gasp from the crowd” - was very striking. Andtheir comments to follow - just make them seem small, and weak minded.


17 posted on 10/20/2010 2:55:50 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Parley Baer
That is the irony isn’t it. I agree it shows the ignorance of the media, law school audience and Coons.

It's not ignorance it is a separate reality. And it's not irony, it is kind of scary to think our countrymen have a different reality than ours.

18 posted on 10/20/2010 2:58:19 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Islam is a malignant religion)
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To: mrsmith
O’Donnell has a very hostile media with no compunctions or ethics.

Understatement o' the day...

19 posted on 10/20/2010 3:02:51 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: MichaelNewton

Ah, but the damage was already done. I’ll also note that the early CNN report left out an important sentence when “documenting” the back and forth between the candidates.


20 posted on 10/20/2010 3:04:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: MichaelNewton
In other news:

We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

21 posted on 10/20/2010 3:06:57 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: Juan Medén; Parley Baer; oldbrowser
Just read this at the Guardian, they don't get it either:

Christine O'Donnell's church and state gaffe makes voters laugh
22 posted on 10/20/2010 3:13:02 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: a fool in paradise

Is better than old Soviet version, no?

Da.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 3:36:04 PM PDT by Ole Okie (American.)
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To: MichaelNewton

The fraud is never-ending. God, we MUST persevere again and again and again and again until we drain this swampland.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 3:45:14 PM PDT by parisa
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To: BinaryBoy

Is it Thomas Sowell (?) who said we have the dumbest intellectuals amongst ourselves.


25 posted on 10/21/2010 7:45:15 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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