Sunday, October 22, 2006

Using Paul Morrison's talking points

Topeka Capital-Journal reporter Tim Carpenter on October 22 did attorney general candidate Paul Morrison a favor by repeating a Morrison campaign talking point:

"Morrison said he took note when Kline hired a man who had been arrested more than 10 times to run the consumer protection division in the attorney general's office."

Carpenter did not say why Bryan Brown was arrested. All of his arrests took place during anti-abortion protests.

Making an issue of Brown is tantamount to saying Rep. Joe Lewis should not be allowed to represent the people in his district in Georgia because he was arresated numerous times during the civil-rights movement.

Without noting why Brown was arrested, Carpenter's article leaves the uninformed reader to speculate why Brown was arrested.

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