Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Michael Bennet’s Million Dollar Lie

Colorado press calls out Bennet spot for being “misleading,” “false” and taking Buck statements “dramatically out of context.”
Denver, CO—Appointed U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was caught lying in his latest attack piece against Republican candidate Ken Buck.

Several media organizations have reported that Bennet’s million dollar lie takes comments made by Ken Buck wildly out of context. Bennet has refused to release the tapes in question to reporters, but that hasn’t stopped Colorado journalists from exposing Bennet for misleading Coloradans.

“The appointed senator has been deceiving the people of Colorado for too long” said Buck’s campaign manager John Swartout. “Unfortunately for Bennet, his million dollar lie can’t save him from his record of rubberstamping $13 trillion of debt and pushing millions of Americans to the unemployment lines.”

The Colorado media agrees—
9 News’s “Truth Test” used terms such as “misleading,” “false” and that the spot took Buck’s comments “dramatically out of context” to describe the spot (09/08/2010). http://www.9news.com/news/politics_govt/article.aspx?storyid=150606&catid=166

Denver’s CBS 4 described the ad as taking Buck’s comments “out of context,” “misleading” and toward the end of the “Reality Check” said, “Again, these claims are misleading” (09/01/2010). http://www.cbs4denver.com/video/?id=74235@kcnc.dayport.com

Likewise, KMGH 7 News used words such as “misleading” and “false” to characterize parts of the Bennet ad (09/02/2010). http://www.thedenverchannel.com/politics/24860138/detail.html

“If the appointed senator wants to earn the trust of the people of this state, he should take down his million dollar lie,” added Swartout. “The people of this great state expect honesty from their senator, even if he is only an appointed one.”