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Monday, November 6, 2006
Kessler's Scare Tactics
Topic: Newsmax

In his Nov. 6 NewsMax column, Ronald Kessler abandons what little pretense of being a fair reporter he had to further smear Democrats.

Echoing his previous false and misleading attacks on Democrats, Kessler writes:

If the Democrats win control of Congress and their rhetoric and votes are to be believed, they would adopt the Clinton administration's spineless approach to fighting terrorism.

They would gut the USA Patriot Act.

They would stop interception of calls from al-Qaida to and from the U.S.

They would end tracking of terrorists' financial transfers.

They would bestow legal rights on al-Qaida terrorists who are being interrogated about planned plots rights similar to those enjoyed by American citizens.

Finally, they would cut off funds to support the war effort in Iraq, handing al-Qaida a win in what the terrorists themselves have described as a crucial battleground in their effort to defeat America and impose their vision of radical Islam on the world.

No evidence, no analysis -- just scare tactics. This is the guy who has claimed to earn prestigious journalism awards?

As we've detailed, Kessler threw away a distinguished journalism career to commit to NewsMax -- whom he laughably claimed "practices journalism honestly and fairly" -- and Bush hagiography. This just confirms how far away he is from what he tossed aside. If Kessler this his column is an example of "honest and fair" journalism, he is seriously deluded.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:35 AM EST

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