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Friday, November 5, 2010
AIM's Self-Appointed 'Senator Bob'
Topic: Accuracy in Media

A Nov. 4 Accuracy in Media column carries an interesting byline: "Senator Bob" Smith. The explanation comes at the end of the column:

Former Senator Bob Smith (R-NH), known as "Senator Bob," has joined Accuracy in Media as a Special Contributor. His columns and commentaries on media and politics will be available on a regular basis on the AIM website at

So Smith is not a senator, he's a former senator.  He may want to be called "Senator Bob," but it misleads about Smith's current status. 

Why is AIM -- which supposedly believes in, you know, accuracy in media -- enabling Smith to perpetuate the false idea that he's still a senator? He may miss the job, but it's not AIM's job to help him delude himself.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:13 PM EDT

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