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Author misused quote in Benghazi article

Richard Vittorioso Preston

Publication: The Day

Published 05/17/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 05/16/2013 05:25 PM

With reference to the totally unbiased commentary, "Benghazi facts disturb this Navy Seal mother," (May 14), I wish to congratulate the writer for following the rule of Republican thumb.

She only uses quotes that are taken out of context to serve her purpose. As in Hillary Clinton's, "What difference does it make." Which would make it appear that Clinton did not care about what happened in Benghazi.

For the record, this is the entire comment.

Clinton: "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator."

Sort of like if I said to someone, "I could say I hate my wife, but I really don't, but some men do."

And the next day my ex-wife, writing about my current wife, states: Richard said, "I hate my wife."

Which, of course, would be totally unbiased, don't you think?

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