Saturday, October 28, 2006

DEWINE LIES AGAIN, FOLLOWS TAFT PLAYBOOK AND REPEATS FALSE ATTACK

Brown launched investigation, newspapers discredited tabloid allegations against him

DESPERATE DEWINE’S FLAILING RHETORIC:
Sherrod Brown’s Secretary of State’s Office was plagued in scandal.

THE FACTS:
FACT: Major Ohio Newspapers Discredited The Allegations Against Sherrod Brown.
-- Allegations Called “Junk”, “Trumped-Up”, and “Officially Discredited”. The Dayton Daily News called the allegations against Sherrod Brown “junk,” “smut,” “sleazy,” “trumped-up charges,” and “officially discredited” [Dayton Daily News, 10/18/90; 11/9/90]
-- Akron Beacon Journal: “No Proof of Impropriety Found in Drug Inquiry in Brown’s Office.” The Akron Beacon Journal said that there was “no evidence of impropriety” for the charges against Brown. [Akron Beacon Journal, 9/2/90]
-- Dayton Daily News: Allegations Against Brown “Full of Baloney”. The Dayton Daily News rebuked the Columbus Dispatch. “The Columbus Dispatch happens to have been full of baloney” [Dayton Daily News, 11/4/90]

FACT: Sherrod Brown Cooperated with Investigators.
Dayton Daily News: Brown “First to Notify” Authorities. “Patrol records do indicate that Brown was the first to notify law-enforcement officials of possible drug use in his office.” [Dayton Daily News, 8/21/90]

FACT: Major Ohio Newspapers Reported that Investigation was not Handled Properly.
Highway Patrol Accepted Fault for Withholding Information. “The patrol has accepted fault for not telling prosecutors about a mid-August 1985 drug buy” [Akron Beacon Journal, 9/2/90]

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