Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Kaloogian Misinformation, Lies, Errors - It's A Long List

Newsweek jumps into the fray regarding Howard Kaloogian's deceptively labeled photo album. The real issues here is not that Kaloogian or someone on his staff made a mistake. The photo and its accompanying caption were posted at Kaloogian's Move America Forward website long before it was moved over to his campaign website. The purpose of the photo was deception. The photo was used not because it was an accurate portrait of what was going on in Baghdad during Kaloogian's July visit to the Iraq. The photo was used in a typical Kaloogian attack on the news media. It supported Kaloogian's fantasy that things were going well in Iraq and that the liberal news media was ignoring all the good news. It should speak volumes that the only way Kaloogian could make his point was to select a photo of a different city in a different country.

Kaloogian, a candidate to replace the vacated seat of disgraced former congressman Randall (Duke) Cunningham, traveled to Iraq on what his Web site calls the “'Voices of Soldiers' Truth Tour." The photo in question had the following caption, “We took this photo of downtown Baghdad while we were in Iraq. Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be. But each day the news media finds any violence occurring in the country and screams and shouts about it—in part because many journalists are opposed to the U.S. effort to fight terrorism.”
In the end, the real winner here will be the American people. Already the blogosphere is filled with stories about Kaloogian, his astroturf Move America Forward organization and the relationship of Move America Forward with Republican PR firm, Russo, Marsh + Rogers. The truth that Kaloogian so passionately wants to be told is going to start to expose Kaloogian.

Here is a quick Kaloogian sampling from post here at Words Have Power:

March 28 - Kaloogian And The Truth

March 12 -

March 11 - Kaloogian News - Or Maybe Not

March 5 - Look Who's Pimping for Kaloogian

February 16 - Kaloogian Alert - Toxic - Full Protective Gear Required

December 27 - More Lies....

August 31 - Move America Backwards

August 20 - Kaloogian's Group Attacks Cindy Sheehan

August 2 - PR for the Civil War

July 13 - Astroturf Howard

Howard Kaloogian is part of the right wing noise machine. His job is divide this country not help solve its problems. He is running for congress so he can be part of the same ruling party that tolerated Randy Cunningham and sucked up to Jack Abramoff.

He is part of the problem, not part of the solution.