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nf7mate
02-16-2010, 09:18 AM
http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/84466892.html

"Perry is facing off against U.S. Senator Kay bailey Hutchison and Liberal leaning Debra Medina."

Please join me in correcting them if you have time.

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Kludge
02-16-2010, 09:23 AM
Well, they already had the segment on air, it seems... (IŽll send an email, anyway)

They must have been going off the CBSnews report (http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/02/11/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry6198396.shtml) which stated the "Truther movement" is "sometimes associated with those on the extreme left"

NYgs23
02-16-2010, 09:39 AM
She is a liberal in the true sense of the term, what they now call a "classical liberal." (Yes, a realize these people didn't mean it that way; they're just confused.)

MelissaWV
02-16-2010, 09:40 AM
She is a liberal in the true sense of the term, what they now call a "classical liberal." (Yes, a realize these people didn't mean it that way; they're just confused.)

It's more likely in my mind that they wanted to say "Libertarian-leaning." I've heard the phrase in the news from time to time of late, and had never heard it before.

LibertyEagle
02-16-2010, 09:55 AM
I called. Apparently the story came from the AP.

AParadigmShift
02-16-2010, 10:17 AM
Well, I say damn the coercive socialist-tinkerers for co-opting and perverting the descriptive of 'liberal' in the first place!

/rant

:p

MelissaWV
02-16-2010, 10:20 AM
I called. Apparently the story came from the AP.

It doesn't shock me. Their proofers are the equivalent of Microsoft's spellcheck. "Is it a word? Yeah? Okay then it MUST be right. No, no reading for context! We have no time for that! You're not paid to think!" :p