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James Taranto @jamestaranto
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Well, this is amusing. I saw that Trump was being "fact checked" for his tweet about Osama bin Laden. See, e.g.,…
So I bought the Kindle version to see for myself. The AP headline claims "Trump book didn't foreshadow bin Laden attack." It quotes the passage in which he complains that the government is sending mixed messages about the danger:
But the AP "fact check," as well as all the others I've seen, leaves out the preceding paragraph, which gives rather a different impression:
True, the key sentence said "nations," which if taken literally narrows the category of "smaller enemies" to exclude al Qaeda. But that seems a somewhat pedantic point, and in any case the "fact checks," in eliding it entirely, seem to me no less misleading than Trump's tweet.
But here's what's really funny. In the same chapter, I found this passage:
I found the WSJ op-ed, published Sept. 30, 1999.…
Do you know who was op-ed editor of the Journal in 1999? @MaxBoot! (Disclosure: I was deputy op-ed editor.)
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