Spot the Lie

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Spot the lie in this news story.

If you miss it, then read the sentence beginning "The attorney general has made clear ... ." The dude the reporter interviewed told the reporter exactly what the transcript shows, which is that Gonzales did not claim what the reporter said Gonzales claimed. Yet the reporter still claimed it in the lead of the story.

If you still don't get it, I'll spell it out. The reporter claims Gonzales said he "'was not involved in any discussions about what was going on' in the firings of eight prosecutors." But he never did claim that. He claimed he was not involved in any discussions in the process to determine which U.S. attorneys would be on the list to fire; he did not claim he was not in any meetings about firing the U.S. attorneys.

And the JD spokesman told the reporter, straight out, and correctly, what Gonzales actually said. And they still got it totally wrong.

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