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 Post subject: Russert misquoted Clinton
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:15 pm 
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Russert misquoted Clinton one day, falsely stated Clinton's and Obama's positions on NAFTA the next

Summary: On The Tim Russert Show, Russert falsely claimed that Sen. Hillary Clinton said in 2004: "[O]n substance, NAFTA's been good for New York and America." In fact, what Clinton said in 2004 was: "I think on balance NAFTA has been good for New York and America, but I also think that there are a number of areas where we're not dealt with in an upfront way." On Meet the Press, Russert claimed that a video clip showed Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama "coming out against NAFTA"; as the clips made clear, neither candidate "c[ame] out against NAFTA."

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