Monday, January 27, 2014

Trashing of Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Has Begun –

News Media Piling On Now to Avoid the Spring Rush

It’s no secret that the news media is overly sensitive to criticism of bias by conservatives and that as a result its tries to overcome that criticism by being biased in favor of conservatives.  The treatment of Texas Democrat Wendy Davis who is running for Governor of that state is just another example.  Here is the headline from the supposedly good newspaper, the Washington post.

Wendy Davis admits to fuzzy facts in bio


So what are the horrible lies Ms. Davis has told.  Well after a release of facts from her campaign it appears they consist of this.

But a report in The Dallas Morning News on Sunday said that while her basic biography was accurate, she had blurred some facts. The newspaper said she was 21, not 19, when she divorced, and lived in the mobile home for only a few months while separated from her first husband.  . . .

Ms. Davis’s campaign said Monday that she filed for divorce at age 20 and that the divorce became final when she was 21.

“The truth is that at age 19, I was a teenage mother living alone with my daughter in a trailer and struggling to keep us afloat on my way to a divorce,” Ms. Davis said Monday in a statement. “And I knew then that I was going to have to work my way up and out of that life if I was going to give my daughter a better life and a better future, and that’s what I’ve done.”

In its chronology, the campaign said that Ms. Davis married when she was 18, had her first daughter, Amber, when she was 19, and became a single mother at 19 when she and her first husband separated. 

That’s right, her supposedly terrible lie was that she was only separated from her husband when she was 19, not divorced.  OMG.

But then there is the issue of her mother’s education.

The campaign also said that Ms. Davis’s mother had a ninth-grade, not a sixth-grade, education. It appeared that Ms. Davis had confused the education level of her mother with that of her grandfather, who had not gone beyond the sixth grade.

So there you have, media trashing of a Democrat for saying she was divorced when she was only separated leading to a divorce and for saying her mother had a 6th grade education when it was a 9th grade education. 

The irony of course is that the conservatives will still condemn the media for bias, they can never be satisfied on this issue, not even by the phony reporting of a misleading bio of a Democrat that did not happen.

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