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Thread #114421 Message #2442490
Posted By: irishenglish
16-Sep-08 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
Subject: RE: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
LH-Would YOU have attributed the quote to the author of it by name? I'm not doing partisan here. I'm asking, if you would purposely use a quote from ANYONE, controversial or otherwise, and not attribute it? You brought up the Goering quote yesterday, I posted the main part of it above. You implied that us liberals had no problem using it because we agreed with it. You can see my answer to that above. I'm just real tired of seeing an argument such as this:
"because Pegler just happens to be an author whose views are extreme enough that he makes a good target for raising a little outrage."
Just because Pegler is a name unknown to most, does not justify some stupid speechwriters use of it, or low key use of it. You keep harping on partisan, partisan, partisan. Well...I'm sorry. You wouldn't casually insert a quote from Hitler that was innocent enough, just because it happened to fit your speech. Nor would you for Martin Luther King. You would attribute it right? If you wouldn't, how can you say, us liberals are playing a partisan game of nitpicking? Bad choice to include in a speech. Bad decision to keep them in a speech. Bad idea to have the speech given using the words.