falsehood about Dr. Paul perpetuated on the Michael Medved showSubmitted by JKap on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 19:52
One of Michael Medved's guests today blatantly lied about the 2008 Presidential race. Instead of explaining the whole thing, let me share with you the email that I sent to the Michael Medved show that does the explaining for me:
I listened to part of your show earlier this afternoon, January 15th, and I wanted to correct a misrepresentation that a guest on your show, Mr. Ralph Peters, made.
Mr. Peters was elaborating on his reasons for supporting John McCain for President and he made the blatantly false assertion that John McCain is the only candidate running for President in either party that served this country in uniform. Specifically, Mr. Peters was articulating that John McCain was a man of "honor and integrity."
Please enlighten me, sir, what honor or integrity is there in lying on a nationally-syndicated radio program?
Republican Congressman from Texas, Dr. Ron Paul (who is a ballot-qualified candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2008), served HONORABLY in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon. Obviously, to any reasonable person, Mr. Peters' assertion, that John McCain is the ONLY candidate running for President in either party that served this country in uniform, is demonstrably false. Or does Mr. Peters require Dr. Paul's DD Form 256 to prove to him the TRUTH?
Mr. Peters blatantly misrepresented this fact. Regardless of ideology, what is "honorable" about misrepresenting another American's service to our country? What "integrity" did Mr Peters demonstrate in lying to the listeners of the Michael Medved radio program?
Frankly, this situation causes me to question the honor and integrity of the Michael Medved show, its host, and its guests when such slanders are allowed to be perpetuated by its host and its guests and its sponsors.
Fortunately for me the situation is mildly humorous. During this very same radio interview, you accuse your political adversaries in the media [the New York Times] of the exact same impropriety--that of lying to a national audience. I call that hypocrisy, sir.
JKap [I included my full name in the email]
Please contact the Michael Medved show and express to them your displeasure with the above-stated transgression and smear of the Honorable Dr. Ron Paul here. Thanks.