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Russert’s last interview: Vigilance needed on campaign claims

Posted by comartslibrarian on June 14, 2008

READ: Russert: Vigilance needed on campaign claims – msnbc.com

An outstanding example of how the Internet has become a tool for information and disinformation… Journalists and librarians have their work cut out for them!

RUSSERT: I remember being in Indianapolis covering the Indiana primary and a man came up to me and said he wasn’t going to vote for Senator Obama because he was very concerned about the comments made by Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor. I said, “That’s interesting. As a reporter, I’m curious what comments particularly bothered you?” He said, “Well, I can’t think of any that come to mind, but I also read on the Internet that he’s a Muslim.” And I said, “Now wait a minute. You can’t have both. You can’t be offended by his Christian minister and then say he’s a Muslim. You’ve got to pick one.”

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