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Two wrongs (or twelve) don't make a right.

Reported by Chrish - October 13, 2004 -

Steve Brown reported today 10/12 on allegations of vandalism at Republican campaign offices around the country on Special Report with Brit Hume. Marc Racicot, RNC Chairman, went so far as to send a letter to AFL-CIO head John Sweeney, asking him to call for an end to the vandalism.

Sweeney, who feels the organization is being singled out unfairly, responded that the allegations were "an irresponsible accusation for the Bush Cheney campaign to , in any way, link peaceful,free speech protests....with any violence or voter intimidation."

In the last 8 seconds of the segment, which ran about 1:45, we learn that the DNC, at the request of FOX News, released a list of 12 campaign offices which had also been vandalized.

Comment: I never condone violence against persons or property, and don't condone the vandalism which has happened. But it appears the Republicans want to make a big deal out of it to make their opponents look "bad" and Fox gave them the stage, once again, on which to make their claim. The paltry comment at the very end that it is a bi-partisan issue did little if anything to erase the previous minute and a half video of union protesters, broken glass, and official letters. The right-wing indignation is already stirred up.