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Phrasing Was Off in That Search

From MRC:

Bias Trend of the ’90s: Insulting the Religious

“Corporations pay public relations firms millions of dollars to contrive the kind of grass-roots response that Falwell or Pat Robertson can galvanize in a televised sermon. Their followers are largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command.”

– Washington Post reporter Michael Weisskopf, February 1.

“An article yesterday characterized followers of television evangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as `largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command.’ There is no factual basis for that statement.”

– Post corrections box, next day.


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