View Full Version : Fox news falsely claims Dr. Paul said 9/11 attacks were "invited" - 5/16

05-28-2007, 03:39 PM
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007


The post debate news report claims: "Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who ignited controversy at the debate with remarks that U.S. policy had invited the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks"

This statement is patently false, as reported by MediaMatters.org:

Summary: Several media figures mischaracterized a response that Rep. Ron Paul gave at the Republican debate, with some asserting that Paul had "blamed" the United States for the 9-11 terrorist attacks and others simply accepting Rudy Giuliani's misrepresentation of Paul's statement -- that the United States had "invited the attack." In fact, Paul did not blame the United States for the 9-11 attacks or say that the United States had "invited" them.


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