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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Blumer Embraces Discredited Claim
Topic: NewsBusters

In a June 9 NewsBusters post, Tom Blumer criticizes President Obama's use of the term "create or save jobs" by embracing a Wall Street Journal op-ed by former George W. Bush speechwriter William McGurn. Blumer dutifully cut-and-pasted McGurn's quoting of former Bush communications aide Tony Fratto's claim that "We would never have used a formula like 'save or create.'"

Nowhere does Blumer mention that Fratto's claim is false -- as Media Matters notes, the Bush administration did make use of the "save or create" formula.

Ah, but such shoddy work is what we've come to expect from Blumer, isn't it?

Speaking of shoddy blogging from Blumer, Sadly, No! reports that a Blumer post attacking the media for not noting that acounty prosecutor in Florida for allegedly harrassing a pizza delivery woman was not a Democrat 1) ignored that the prosecutor in question was a career employee, not an elected official, and 2) failed to offer any proof that the prosecutor was, in fact, a Democrat. Blumer's post was deleted by NewsBusters without explanation or apology.

Meanwhile, here's a Google cache of the same post at Blumer's BizzyBlog, where we could also find no evidence of an explanation or apology.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:39 PM EDT

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