Yet Another Clinton Lie–This Time Distorting Blog Post

Although Clinton has been waging a dirty, negative campaign, she has often tried to distort the facts to make it appear that it is Obama who has been doing this. Marc Ambinder reports that the Clinton campaign has distorted a headline to falsely suggest that Obama has been attacking her. He writes:

In their newest television spot in Pennsylvania, the Clinton campaign used a headline from this blog to to make the point that Barack Obama was on the attack. Indeed, my headline was: “Obama on the Attack.” That was true.

But my headline did not so much refer to his specific charges against Sen. Clinton on health care as it did to Obama’s remarks on the stump, the slam on Clinton by an Obama supporter on a conference call, etc.

In general, I don’t consider a contrast ad on health care to be an “attack.” As I pointed out in another blog post, an Obama campaign aide says the Obama health care ad was aired as a direct response to an ad funded by the American Legacy Project, a 527 that receives its money from Clinton donors. While I don’t think the Clinton use of the headline was beyond the pale, I will write my headlines more carefully from now on.

This has been a common tactic used by Clinton to draw a false equivalence between Obama disagreeing with her on issues and Clinton’s dishonest attacks.

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