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Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millions
    #3225043 - 10/06/04 11:49 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Cheney Blunder Lauded Anti-Bush Web Site
Oct 6, 2:58 PM (ET)

By Joanne Kenen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney probably did not intend to direct millions of television viewers to a Web site calling for President Bush's defeat but that's what a slip of the domain achieved.

Anyone who heeded Cheney's advice and clicked on "factcheck.com" was greeted on Wednesday morning with a message from anti-Bush billionaire investor George Soros entitled "Why we must not reelect President Bush."

"President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values," Soros' message said.

Defending his record as Halliburton's chief executive, Cheney said in the Tuesday night debate that Democratic vice-presidential challenger John Edwards was trying to use Halliburton as a smokescreen. Any voter who wanted the facts, Cheney said, should check out factcheck.com -- which led to the Soros site.

The Web site Cheney had in mind, factcheck.org, was not amused when the vice president proved that he was not master of the factcheckers' domain.

Factcheck.org, run by the Annenberg Center of the University of Pennsylvania, said on its site on Wednesday that Cheney not only got the domain name confused, he had mischaracterized its fact-finding.

"Cheney ... wrongly implied that we had rebutted allegations Edwards was making about what Cheney had done as chief executive officer of Halliburton," the site said on Wednesday.

"In fact we did post an article pointing out that Cheney hasn't profited personally while in office from Halliburton's Iraq contracts, as falsely implied by a Kerry TV ad. But Edwards was talking about Cheney's responsibility for earlier Halliburton troubles. And in fact, Edwards was mostly right."

The White House Web site annotated the debate transcript, parenthetically noting that Cheney meant factcheck.org, not factcheck.com. It linked the transcript to factcheck.org.
http://news.myway.com/odd/article/id/431423|oddlyenough|10-06-2004::15:08|reuters.html

The people on the Shroomery mostly say that Cheney won (which it didn't seem to me at all to be true), though it seems that the polls now show most people thought Edwards won, but even if Cheney did seem to win because of his confidence, it was confidence making up and distorting information as a whole. They both argued and ended in a tie in my opinion, but for truth Edwards beat Cheney without a doubt


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millio [Re: Ravus]
    #3225065 - 10/06/04 11:52 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I heard on NPR that factcheck.com was forwarded to georg soros's blog by the domain owner, but without the knowledge or permission of george soros. Though considering his politics I'm sure he loved it. Before the debate factcheck.com was just a spam place holder for dictionaries, encyclopedias and other junk.

*shrug* Dick Cheney made a mistake and paid for it thanks to some quick action by an obviously left-leaning domain owner. Kudos.


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millio [Re: Ravus]
    #3225069 - 10/06/04 11:53 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

haha
thats great.


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millions [Re: Ravus]
    #3226582 - 10/07/04 10:30 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:lol:







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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millions [Re: Learyfan]
    #3226797 - 10/07/04 12:07 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Why the hell didn't the owner of factcheck.com link it to goatse? That would have been the ultimate goatse of a ll time.


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millions [Re: Worf]
    #3226808 - 10/07/04 12:09 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yes, yes it would.


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millions [Re: Worf]
    #3226820 - 10/07/04 12:14 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:lol: :lol:








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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millio [Re: Worf]
    #3227435 - 10/07/04 02:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

amen


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millio [Re: afoaf]
    #3227516 - 10/07/04 02:41 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Isn't Soros the guy who's pro-drug legalization?


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millio [Re: Tao]
    #3228941 - 10/07/04 06:18 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

lawlz0r


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Re: Cheney Links Anti-Bush Site for Tens of Millions [Re: Worf]
    #3229103 - 10/07/04 06:45 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

outputrotation said:
Why the hell didn't the owner of factcheck.com link it to goatse? That would have been the ultimate goatse of a ll time.




This makes me consider running for president just so on national tv during the debates i can plug a goastse.cx site. Imagine the millions of fainted.


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