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Sunday, August 19, 2007
NewsBusters Complains That Coulter Is Misquoted -- Not That She Misquoted Maher
Topic: NewsBusters

The Media Research Center just can't stop running to the defense of poor, helpless Ann Coulter.

An Aug. 18 NewsBusters post by Michael M. Bates complained that ABC News reported "less than the whole story" by reporting an "incomplete" version of what Ann Coulter said in June about John Edwards. But in pointing out that Coulter's remark that "If I'm gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot" played off remarks Bill Maher made about Dick Cheney, Bates doesn't mention that Coulter misquoted Maher.

As we've pointed out, Maher did not say that "he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack," as Coulter claimed. Rather, he said: "I have zero doubt that if Dick Cheney was not in power, people wouldn't be dying needlessly tomorrow. ... I'm just saying that if he did die -- other people -- more people would live."

If Bates is going to accuse one party of misquoting another, shouldn't he note all relevant misquotes? 

Posted by Terry K. at 1:37 AM EDT

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