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FactCheck.org: Alan Grayson "lowers the bar"

The non-partisan fact checking organization takes a look at Rep. Alan Grayson's latest campaign ad and finds it crosses the line.

"We thought Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida reached a low point when he falsely accused his opponent of being a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, and of not loving his country. But now Grayson has lowered the bar even further. He’s using edited video to make his rival appear to be saying the opposite of what he really said.

"In a new ad, Grayson accuses his Republican opponent Daniel Webster of being a religious fanatic and dubs him 'Taliban Dan.' But to make his case, Grayson manipulates a video clip to make it appear Webster was commanding wives to submit to their husbands, quoting a passage in the Bible. Four times, the ad shows Webster saying wives should submit to their husbands. In fact, Webster was cautioning husbands to avoid taking that passage as their own. The unedited quote is: 'Don’t pick the ones [Bible verses] that say, 'She should submit to me.' "

Webster, who trails Grayson in fundraising, is using the tempest over the ad to raise campaign dollars, sending out an e-mail to "help Daniel Webster fight Grayson's latest attack."

Grayson on MSNBC just said he didn't take Webster out of context: "He has a terrible record on women's rights," he said of Webster. Host Contessa Brewer was not impressed: "Why would you pick a piece of sound and make it sound like he was saying something he wasn't?"

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USBeaches.net

Politics as usual... :(

Johnny Inquisitive

Where's the Pants-On-Fire label for Grayson?

Ben Fung

What a tool. He could have worked for Goebbels. Oh wait, no he couldn't.

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