Smear or Enlightenment

Ray Thomas raythomas101 at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 14 17:39:53 MDT 2000


Stephen:

So only Gore should be allowed to use "smear tactics?"

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>From: "Stephen A. Frye" <safrye at concentric.net>
>Reply-To: Open discussion of current events <RUSHTALK at hermes.csdco.com>
>To: RUSHTALK at hermes.csdco.com
>Subject: Re: Smear or Enlightenment
>Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 14:05:10 -0700
>
> >finance reform, a near total lie as far as I can tell.  A smear tactic,
>by
> >definition is an attempt to destroy the reputation of or vilify.  It
> >assumes the person is reputable in the first place.
>
>I don't believe it makes that assumption at all.  And truthful or not, I
>believe it is a step down the slippery slope to a campaign resembling
>Dianne Feinstein and Michael Huffington.  Also, truthful or not, I do not
>believe the voting public will look at it objectively.  The voting public
>will see it as smear and personal attack, and I believe it will sour many
>who may be on the fence.
>
> >levels; and then repeatedly lied about it.  To say this should not enter
> >into a campaign is to basically allow corruption to run politics and
> >government (which it already does).
>
>You are right.  Corruption does indeed run politics.
>
>Stephen Frye

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