Borden's baseless accusation
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
October 30, 2012 04:18 PM | 1510 views | 13 13 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Pete Borden has made a serious accusation in a nearby blog. He suggests I have lied in three of my columns published by the MDJ in recent weeks. However, Mr. Borden fails to back up his accusation with any specific examples.
 
The three columns in question all present Mitt Romney as what he is, a shape shifting prevaricator who lacks the conviction and guts to take a stand on any important public issue (more on that Friday). I back up my commentary with Romney's own statements and/or actions, something Mr. Borden doesn't like.
 
I was a journalist long before I entered public relations. I am also an author of historical fiction. I know how important research is, so I spend an inordinate amount of time on my MDJ columns making sure everything I write is supported by the truth.
 
For Mr. Borden to irresponsibly suggest I "made stuff up" is highly insulting and he's dead wrong. He might not like the facts, but they are what they are, Mr. Borden, whether you agree with them or not, whether you respect me or not.
 
So I challenge you here, Mr. Borden, to be very specific and present to MDJ readers ANY lie in any of the three columns I wrote or do the decent thing and publicly withdraw your accusation.
 
"Give 'em Hell" Harry Truman once famously said, "I never gave anyone hell. I just told them the truth and they thought it was hell."
 
Welcome to hell, Mr. Borden.
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Lib in Cobb
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November 02, 2012
Thank you, Freindly Web Editor.

Friendly Web Editor
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November 02, 2012
@Lib:

I think you might have tried to pull up Pete's blogs as I was posting his response this am. That may be why you noticed they were missing.

Lib in Cobb
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November 02, 2012
I now stand corrected. All of Borden's blogs are now appearing, like them or not.
Lib in Cobb
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November 02, 2012
Kevin: The Pete Borden blog in which he was questioning your honesty as a journalist, is no where to be found on his blog link. Unless I am missing it, this certainly looks like a significant level of support for you. Under your blog link you have four pages of previously written articles, under Borden's blog link there is a total of two articles, neither one is about you.

If I am wrong about the availability of Borden's previous blogs, I apologize.
Devlin Adams
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November 02, 2012
Foley, while you are waiting for Pete to stoop to your level and respond, take a look at the two LTE's next to your biased drivel in today's paper.

I'll be surprised if Pete decides to engage in a battle of wits with you. He prefers not to fight unarmed opponents.
Lib in Cobb
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November 01, 2012
Kevin: Since Pete and DA are part of "the dog whistle crowd" they do and will believe whatever lies are being told by the GOP candidate du jour.

Keeping that in mind, I doubt you will get what you are asking for from Pete.
Kevin Foley
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November 01, 2012
Still waiting, Pete.
Lib in Cobb
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November 01, 2012
@DA: If Marie had something of value to post other than the Allen West nonsense, I would be less inclined to mention her "mental midget" status.

I don't know if Marie is a lady and she certainly does not have Kevin by the "short hair", you meant short hairs.

Borden's intent was to question Foley's honesty, the same as calling him a liar. I say this without hesitation. If Borden wishes to disagree, that's fine, at the same time he should publish proof of his claims.

It is well known that you are very familiar wind passing.

Have a nice day.
Devlin Adams
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November 01, 2012
Whassa matter, Lib? Did she step on a nerve? You are a no-class talking head. When anyone disarees with you, either under your real name (Kevin Foley) or this screen name, you attack their intelligence, as if you think anyone who disagrees with you is a mental midget.

THE LADY GOT KEVIN BY THE SHORT HAIR. WHY ARE YOU THE ONE YELPING HIS HEAD OFF?

BTW, relating to your remark to me at the end of your rant, you cannot even begin to read other people's mind, so you have no idea what Borden's intent was.

So, all in all your rant amounted to nothing more than a massive passing of wind.
Lib in Cobb
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October 31, 2012
@Marie: Why don't you give this Allen West business a rest? When people like you have nothing to say, a very usual situation, you take something completely out of context and you run with it, over and over. This is a very clear indication of a limited capacity. Perhaps needle point would better suit you.

@DA: There are many ways to call someone a liar. Pete Borden framed his accusations rather politely, but with the same intent.
Marie in Marietta
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October 31, 2012
Oh, Kevin. You do so much research that you attacked the Tea Party people and Congressman Allen West here for hating blacks and then had to be told that Allen west IS black? Oh, Kevin, we are sitting here laughing at you again. We think the research you do is to skim the propaganda the liberal media puts up and you can't understand why everyone isn't as gulible and willing to accept a false reality as you are.

Go Pete! Hooray!
Devlin Adams
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October 31, 2012
Foley, it would be nice if you did what you suggest Borden should do. Back up your statements with facts.

Further, he did not suggest you lied. He said you told some things that were untrue and twisted some others to fit your agenda, which is exactly correct.

For you education and edification, a "lie" only occurs when one knows it to be a lie and deliberately tells it to mislead others. Borden did not accuse you of that.

I am sure if that had been his intention he knows full well how to say "Foley, you are a liar."

The basic difference in you and he is that he is a gentleman, who knows how to diagree without being disagreeable. That is something that both you and you alter ego, Lib, need to learm. As soon as someone diagrees with you, you go on the attack, then sic your trained attack dog on them.

Whether Borden chooses to repond to you, or not,. he has accurately called it for what it is. For verification, read the comments most readers make about your alleged journalistic endeavors.
Lib in Cobb
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October 31, 2012
@Borden: It's time to put up or shut up or apologize.
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