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Cannibalism run amok

This is old, but I just read it and it’s pretty bizarre:

Judicial Fight Prompts Duelling, Distorted Ads

On the other side, the liberal People for the American Way released an ad May 3 attacking both Owen and Brown. The PFAW ad says of Brown, “She’s so radical that she says, with programs like Social Security and Medicare, seniors are cannibalizing their grandchildren!”

Actually, Brown was speaking about the debt being passed on to future generations, not suggesting that Medicare or Social Security causes old people to eat human flesh. Here’s the full quote from a speech she gave in 2000 before the Institute for Justice:

Um, ok. Who the hell would think that ad says old people are cannibals? “Balanced” journalism gone crazy, I guess.

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  1. May 26, 2005 at 8:24 am

    I think it’s obvious that old people don’t have the teeth for that.

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