If Judy Feder’s Going to Quote the Politico…
Lowell over at Raising Not-VP Kaine is whining that the RPV quoted Larry Sabato’s in-depth analysis of Governor Kaine’s term and places him firmly in the bottom quarter of chief executives in the last forty years (RPV link here; Sabato link here).Â Its not really an eyebrow raising judgment. Sabato’s piece goes to provide some more context that doesn’t change the meaning of the portions the RPV used, yet Lowell feels that it is unfair for some reason and the RPV should “quote the entire thing”.
Which reminds me of a few weeks ago when Lowell, earning his paycheck propping up the going-nowhere campaign of Judy Feder, quoted a Politico article to claim that Feder was out-working the McCain campaign:
DuHaime holds a conference call with the regional directors, as well as with top RNC aides and the state directorsâ€¦ A month ago, McCain’s campaign made a combined 20,000 phone calls and door-knocks.” (McCain Ground Game Revs Up, Politico, 8/8/08)
Notice the use of elipses then follow this link to find what Lowell and Feder excised from article:
DuHaime holds a conference call with the regional directors, as well as with top RNC aides and the state directors.
As a result, productivity has increased, DuHaime said.
A month ago, McCainâ€™s campaign made a combined 20,000 phone calls and door-knocks. Last week, they made 324,000 â€” a sixteen-fold increase.
That’s more than just fleshing out a judgment, as Sabato did. That changes the entire meaning of the article. Quote the entire thing, Lowell.