To The Daily Sun,

The headline for the Froma Harrop column (Laconia Daily Sun, 11/8/18) sounded like it would be a good read. But, alas, I couldn’t get beyond the second paragraph where she wrote “…President Trump and his Republican allies vilified the “caravan” of Central Americans making their way toward the border. They are a gang of diseased criminals and Middle Eastern terrorists, he said without evidence.”

She failed to enclose her ‘quote’ of Trump in quotation marks. Here she attributes a statement to Trump without quotation marks. This has become a favorite device for many writers to misrepresent actual statements. Simply make the claim that “…he said…” but leave out the quotes. After seeing this deception device, the remainder of the column had lost all credibility and, hence, I did not continue to read. My conclusion was that “…he…” really didn’t say what she claimed and it was actually nothing more than an intentionally misleading paraphrasing. Shame on Ms. Harrop!

Peter Conant

Lincoln

(6) comments

JWV

What comes out of Trump's mouth is mostly human rottenness and repetitive word salad. A despicable and disgusting human being

Woofdog

My letter chastised Harrop for deception. Your comment is a short rant expressing your opinion of Trump and does not, in any way, address the subject of my letter.

Woofdog

Your comment is a shot rant of your opinion of Trump and does not address the subject of my letter.

Spellchecker67

Agreed

Spellchecker67

quote .....your not in reality land.... quote

Woofdog

As reported by USA Today on 10/23/18, Trump tweeted that "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in." That is significantly different from Harrop's claim that he said the caravan IS a gang of criminals and terrorists. And that my friend, is reality.

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