A writer at the Huffington Post offers 'Steele: I'll Woo Blacks To GOP With "Fried Chicken And Potato Salad"' (link). As mostly convincingly explained here, the post is misleading about what Michael Steele said. However, that's not the reason for this post.
Instead, this is to point out that the third link above (to RealClearPolitics) won't be nearly as effective as it could have been, and to invite the reader to figure out the several reasons why that is. Not only did the HuffPost mislead about Steele, but so too have Josh Marshall and someone else at TalkingPointsMemo. Yet, none of the three perpetrators are going to experience a long-term hit to their credibility over being misleading. If I posted on this issue directly, having a long-term impact on their credibility would be my goal, not just a temporary effect. In case it isn't clear how I'd try to do that, review how I structure the posts and the links in them, and compare that to the mistakes made by RealClearPolitics at the third link above.
Tue, 07/14/2009 - 17:27 · Importance: 4