Is J Todd Foster a Liar?
With the recent threats from the Bristol Herald Courier's J. Todd Foster, SWAC Girl has this posted today - Legal action threatened against SWAC Girl. Click over and enjoy the moonbatty Foster at his best. Beware of his "100,000" Sunday readers though...
"Mr. Foster followed up with an email demanding that I correct the "lies." He said if I did not, he would sue me and defend himself to his 100,000 readers in the Sunday edition of his newspaper, not just the dozens who indulge my post. I agree; I don't have 100,000 ... but I've got more than a few dozen. Come on, Todd ... I've picked up a few readers the past couple of years."~SWAC Girl
According the numbers I am reading, Foster is lying about his readership.
Bristol Herald-Courier Sunday - 40,268 -down -542
Fibbing Foster? From today's Washington Post - this just fits..When a 'Falsehood' Could Be Merely an Error - Saturday, August 2, 2008; Page A13
A July 24 front-page headline read: "Gilmore Filed False Information on Campaign Disclosure Forms; Ties to Va. Company in Fraud Lawsuit Were Obscured." The story was that the disclosure forms of Jim Gilmore, the former Virginia governor now running as the Republican candidate for U.S. senator, mistakenly listed him as a director of Windmill International of Nashua, N.H., instead of a Virginia-based corporation with the same name.
The story quoted a Gilmore campaign statement referring to the inaccuracy as "a clerical error" and as saying that Gilmore "instructed his staff and his financial adviser to amend the Senate disclosure form and provide the correct information as soon as possible."
I suppose that any mistake, even accidental, can be described as "false information." On Page A2, The Post has a standing feature called "Corrections," in which, without the slightest apology to readers, you list some of the sloppy reporting and screw-ups that turn up on your pages. There were six of them July 25, when I submitted this letter.
Why is it that it's only a correction when you find that you have made a factual error and a falsehood when you discover that a politician has done the same? -- Philip Christenson, Washington
That fits perfectly.