I wish I could say I’m surprised but I don’t want to lie to you, dear readers. In a growing effort to create the perception of people actually agreeing with his message, the Tim Kaine campaign has taken to representing the media quoting third party source statements as if the media was endorsing and writing those statements themselves.
Is that what the Winchester Star said? No:
A report released Wednesday by the Washington D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities predicts that the effect on Virginia of trying to balance the federal budget with cuts alone would mean a sharp reduction in federal funding for state programs.
The Winchester Star did not criticize Allen’s position. Instead, they quoted a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Liberal think tank masquerading as a non-partisan firm with a history of just making stuff up. Which seems to be contagious as the Kaine campaign is suffering a downright pandemic of it.
The Daily Press didn’t say this. The Daily Press reported on an e-mail from the Kaine campaign that said this.
Or course, crickets from the media when Tim Kaine purposefully distorts their reporting to make himself seem like the greatest potential elected official since Bob McDonnell.
But, hey, if this is the route Tim Kaine’s campaign want’s to go, let’s tango:
Washington Post: In the Virginia Senate race, there is a clear and compelling difference between Senator Allen and Chairman Kaine on issues important to the business community. That is why we have proudly endorsed Senator Allen.
Richmond Times Dispatch: There are a lot of politicians who talk about working across party lines to get things done. George Allen has done it. He’s got a proven record and he’ll take that to Washington with him.
I could do this all day. But all I’d be doing is misrepresenting what the media is saying. Which is lying and I already said I didn’t want to do that to you guys.
Tim Kaine, on the other hand…