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05 October 2004 @ 11:00 pm
Talk about fast turnaround.

During the debate Edwards claimed that Haliburton... um, lots of bad stuff that i forget the details of now, fines for breaking financial disclosure laws i think, making deals with Iran and Libya, all while Haliburton was with them.

Cheney responded by saying that people should go to factcheck.com to see the truth about the lies the democrats were spreading in the commercials or soemthing like that. I was logged on so i tried to go to factcheck.com and found one of those standard marketing "this page exists but no one has done anything yet" type pages.

I figured i must have gotten the address wrong, so i put "factcheck" into google and it pointed me to http://www.factcheck.org. I went there, and i think Cheney may have made a mistake. It does indeed seem to be an independent fact checker, and while it does shoot down one of the claims about Haliburton, it _only_ shoots down one, and not even one covered by the debate, and it also points out things the republicans have gotten wrong. I'm not sure if it's a wise idea for the Republicans to point people towards a site that reveals the truth :)

However it turns out that Cheney screwed up _much_ worse than that. He _did_ say .com. So at first a lot of people were confused by the marketing page like me. However in the two or three hours since then however someone must have bought the page, because it now points to "http://www.georgesoros.com/" "Why We Must Not Re-Elect Presifent Bush" :)

I found this out because _also_ in the two or three hours since that part of the debate at least the KTLA news (WB network) noticed the redirection and commented about the Cheney gaffe. That's an amazing turnaround from Cheney confusing .org and .com to someone in Soros' organization buying the page and updating it to the TV news noticing it and having a story about it on the air.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Leoraleora on October 5th, 2004 11:42 pm (UTC)
That's great. I am vastly amused. I just wish the site had a hit counter.