Words are powerful.
Words can be used to clarify; words can be used to obfuscate.
When perusing the daily newspaper, one should not need to parse. Sadly, when Brian “Lefty” McNeill is at the pen, every printed word must be run through an objectivity strainer, and the spaces between the lines, as well, must be weighed for veracity.
In an August 12, 2010 Daily Progress recapitulation of the Senior Statesmen’s 5th Congressional District “debate,” which featured Democrat Congressman Tom Perriello and independent challenger Jeff Clark, McNeill pushes journalistic integrity to its verge in this specious statement:
Clark spoke in favor of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s lawsuit to overturn the legislation. Perriello said he too supports Cuccinelli’s right to challenge the law but said it was poorly reasoned and will likely fail. [Emphasis added.]
He too? Too?
Jeff Clark did not speak in favor of Cuccinelli’s right to file a lawsuit; he spoke in favor of the lawsuit itself.
Congressman Perriello’s nugatory support of the “right” to file is nothing but political doublespeak from a phony, soulless politician attempting to distract people from his disastrous vote to socialize American medicine.
Anyone has a right to sue, and the Attorney General does not need the boy Congressman’s permission or support in order to perform the duties of his own office.
As for Tom Perriello, a fraudulent poseur holding Virginia’s 5th Congressional District Seat: Let’s be rid of him in November. Period.
As for “Lefty” McNeill: He comes off as a partisan Perriello patron pretending to be a press person. His holocryptic trickery in attempting to portray the congressman as a more moderate Marxist—by cunningly equating Tom’s position on healthcare freedom with that of Clark—is a criminal catachresis at best.
And, as for the Daily Progress: Read it very carefully and at your own risk. The words contained within may not be worth the ink they’re printed with.