Privatize or create lies

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Bush's privatization scheme is failing so miserably that even the rarefied crowd at a pre-screened "townhall" meeting have to be misquoted to get some folksy amens -- you just pull the relevant parts from their quote. So the quote: "I believe it needs improved [sic]... But nothing of the nature of what is being talked about in Washington,” becomes, through the magic of editing: "I believe [Social Security] needs improved [sic]." And voila, a soggy condemnation becomes a sunny endorsement! (Think Progress)

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