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Shamed, Civil Beat Revises 'Fact' Check Questioning Djou's Afghanistan Combat Record
Hawaii Free Press ^ | 05/26/2012 | Andrew Walden

Posted on 05/27/2012 10:49:33 AM PDT by Lornik

Even after “updating” a May 17 ‘Fact’ Check which this writer characterized as "taking three sentences from an hour-long May 1 Rick Hamada interview with Afghanistan combat veteran Rep. Charles Djou, twisting Djou's words into a pretzel and fact-checking statements Djou did not make", Civil Beat is still lying about Charles Djou’s Afghanistan combat record and his votes in Congress relating to that war. (See article below.)

Shamed into retracting their “false” rating, Civil Beat on Friday shifted to a “half-true”. In spite of the shift, the “half-true” rating remains a lie which hangs on a single sentence of willful ignorance.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: hawaii; liberal; omidyar; politifact
Ever wonder why one party Hawaii stays that way? It comes from publications such as Hawaii CivilBeat owned by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. In this episode of stretched "Politifact," another publication, Hawaii Free Press, called out CivilBeat for an outright falsehood when saying that congressional candidate Charles Djou made a false claim as to his congressional voting record.

Hawaii is controlled by a media (and a certain Blue colored party) that, when they cannot find facts, will create lies about those that would challenge their progressive and liberal agenda.

1 posted on 05/27/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT by Lornik
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To: Lornik

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I am not sure exactly what this is about>
What are they accusing the Vet Djou of doing?


2 posted on 05/27/2012 11:08:17 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Lornik

A little background would help.


3 posted on 05/27/2012 11:14:39 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: RWGinger

Djou is a former congressman again running for his old seat. He voted in favor of Afghanistan while in Congress and also served over there recently, thus he claimed to back up his vote by serving and was the only one to do so in Congress.

Civilbeat was trying to discredit him by saying he lied.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 11:15:54 AM PDT by Lornik
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To: Lornik

I see your point now about the media in Hawaii being totally left
that really is pretty despicable, what they are doing to that Djou
despicable but not surprising


5 posted on 05/27/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Lornik
Mark Kirk also voted for the war in Afghanistan and served in Afghanistan.
6 posted on 05/27/2012 2:03:31 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: Lornik

Lindsey Graham also voted for Iraq & Afghanistan and serve in both. Both Kirk and Graham served while they were IN Congress.


7 posted on 05/27/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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