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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Dick Morris' 'Truth' Isn't True
Topic: Newsmax

In an Aug. 20 interview with Newsmax, Dick Morris said regarding the Nevada Senate race between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle:

On primary day, Angle was about nine ahead when she got the nomination. Then Reid dumped a million dollars in negative media,lying about her record, taking a quote from her saying "I want to phase out Social Security and Medicare" and said, "See? She wants to eliminate Social Security and Medicare." Now, with that ad, she fell to nine -- seven behind. And you know what Churchill said, a lie can make it halfway around the world before the truth gets its shoes on in the morning. So what happened was after Reid had done that, I went out and was very active in raising money for an independent expenditure for Angle, and we raised $400,000, and we put on the facts, which was the full quote, which was, "I want to phase out Social Security and Medicare" and said, "See? I want to phase out Social Security and Medicare's method of financing, so the Democrats can't raid the money and use it for their budget deficit." So when people saw the truth of what Angle had dsaid, they turned against Reid, andnow Angle is three points ahead of Reid. The published polls have them tied, but my own poll has Angle ahead. So now we've answered -- and when you ask people who's telling the truth about Angle's position, Angle beats Reid by 20 points on that now. So now we can go over to the offense. First you deny the allegation, then you shoot the allegator.

Newsmax interviewer Ashley Martella sycophantically adds, "Dick Morris, the truth detector."

But Morris isn't telling the truth. As we noted the last time Morris told this lie, Angle did in fact flatly claim that she wants to phase out Social Security and Medicare without qualification. It was only after she won the primary that she modified her position to the one Morris is now pushing.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:53 PM EDT

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