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NYT: Adam Nagourney, Carl Hulse lie about Rand Paul quote (corrected on the Maddow show)

On May 20, Carl Hulse and Adam Nagourney of the New York Times offered "Tea Party Pick Causes Uproar on Civil Rights" (nytimes.com/2010/05/21/us/politics/21paul.html), containing this completely false (and still uncorrected) statement about Rand Paul's appearance on the Rachel Maddow show:

Asked by Ms. Maddow if a private business had the right to refuse to serve black people, Mr. Paul replied, “Yes.”

He didn't say "yes", but "yeah", and only in the sense of "now that you're finished speaking let me get a chance" or similar. The "yeah" wasn't a response to Maddow's question, it was just throat-clearing, and it was followed by "I‘m not in favor of any discrimination of any form." Please watch the video yourself; scroll ahead to the 8 minute mark: peekURL.com/vqcalnm

Not only that, but the NYT was caught in this lie by Chris Hayes appearing on the Maddow show (link).

If you spot someone giving the inaccurate Paul quote, please send them a link to this post or to the video and help discredit those who make outrageous charges without bothering to verify those charges.

Mon, 05/24/2010 - 13:31 · Importance: 4