Saturday, September 17, 2011

War of Words Continues in N&O

I think the N&O is getting the better of this one...

Passionate "misstatements" versus fact-checked reporting.

"Cline apparently believes that if you wave your arms and yell loud enough, people will believe you. In her 45-minute rant Wednesday night, she made several other misstatements. We will publish more about this soon.

Cline is an effective orator who feels great compassion for victims. But in communicating in broad strokes, she pays little attention to detail, as if it doesn't matter. She has her story, and she's sticking to it, the facts be damned.

Cline says she would never lie in court. Let's give her the benefit of the doubt and say her memory has failed her from time to time, as it apparently did Wednesday night.

But in the end, she's the district attorney for Durham. She is an officer of the court. She is responsible for what she says. The facts matter, regardless of how fast Tracey Cline speeds past them."

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