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‘Truthiness' & Consequences

A CA story raises eyebrows, while the Tinker campaign keeps mum on an anti-Cohen mailer.

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On Monday, The Commercial Appeal ran a Page-One story focusing on conflicts in the 9th District congressional race that, in the judgment of many observers, was so filled with contextual distortions that it very nearly resembled a work of fiction. Candidate Steve Cohen, the passive subject of attacks by three opponents, was described as an active party to "disagreements" with them, and their assertions were never documented or even inquired into. The Flyer's Chris Davis looks into the story behind the story -- and finds surprises. (To see for yourself, go to "Political Beat".

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