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Mon Feb 16, 2015, 10:55 PM

We have a SHINY NEW MEME for lying Republicans..."He colloquially understated"

Readers respond to fact check on Rand Paul’s statements about college degree

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2015/02/16/readers-respond-to-fact-check-on-rand-pauls-statements-on-college-degree/

‘Reporting this was plainly irresponsible’

Misstating your academic credentials is a serious offense when it’s done for reasons of self-aggrandizement; it cost the CEO of Yahoo his job, for instance. Rand Paul didn’t do that.

He colloquially understated, not overstated, his academic credentials. And he clearly did so to make the point that he was talking about a subject in which he had no academic training.

There was absolutely no news here. Period.

Reporting this was plainly irresponsible, and pretending to show balance by adding a statement from his spokesperson doesn’t change that fact. Both you and the editors of The Washington Post have shown exceptionally poor judgment with this article.

–P.J.

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Reply We have a SHINY NEW MEME for lying Republicans..."He colloquially understated" (Original post)
Miles Archer Feb 2015 OP
FSogol Feb 2015 #1
Roland99 Feb 2015 #2
pinboy3niner Feb 2015 #4
Basic LA Feb 2015 #5
merrily Feb 2015 #3

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 11:10 PM

1. I can't wait until a freeper tries that line of reasoning on me...

Freeper: "No way, Rand was colloquially understated."

FSogol: "What does colloquially, mean?"

Freeper: "Um...."

FSogol:

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 11:25 PM

2. ha!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 11:29 PM

4. He forgot to turn on his colloquing device?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 03:27 AM

5. We have a winner.

Great Trek reference! (Funny!)

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 11:26 PM

3. "Colloquially understated" rhymes with "wholly fabricated." I'm just sayin'. nt

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