Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 8:15 pm

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled political invective for some facts

It’s an election year, which means that all manner of e-mails will be making the rounds purporting to dish the big secret that Candidate X is trying to hide. You could just delete them … or you could turn them into what my friend David Allen calls a teachable moment.

David is an unabashed liberal, but his advice on how to handle erroneous political e-mails actually is admirably nonpartisan and practical.



  1. David’s lead post ( which you link ) was about whacko political emails consisting of lies, smears, distortions, remarks taken out of context and he suggests to counter them politely with the truth. Two problems. One, the truth is always not on your side, and two, in his message he implies these kookiegrams always come from the “right “. You know this is dead wrong but posted it without any observations that the left is more often, or at least equally, guilty of this sliming. You even said he was being admirably non-partisan. Chuckle. Why, Lex ? Like making fun of John McCains teeth is valid political discourse, Sheesh !

    You’ll Wonder Where The Yellow Went When You Brush Your Teeth With Pepsodent

    There are plenty of other examples I could cite but you really don’t want me to load up and besides it would be a waste of time.

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Monday, June 9, 2008 11:43 am @ 11:43 am

  2. I said his advice was nonpartisan, and it is. I didn’t say the whole post was nonpartisan. As you know, David doesn’t do nonpartisan. :-)

    Comment by Lex — Monday, June 9, 2008 11:48 am @ 11:48 am

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