Two things surprise me about his publication of a lie that had been proven wrong over a year ago:
1) Jim White lives in Martinsville so one would expect him to know the background.
2) He says he's a former reporter. Hello! Reporters have to research their stories.
On his website he has this description of himself:
A former police and court reporter and freelance journalist. Union official and activist, political activist and a Democrat. Member of the Martinsville Democratic Committee, VA. Democratic Party, Legislative Committee Chair for CWA Local 2277, delegate for the Southwestern Virginia CLC.He then starts by "reporting" something that was long ago disproved about Congressman Virgil Goode.
Alton begins with this:
Responsible bloggers do not live for that quick, smug feeling of "gotcha" though. Most know that "gotcha" will all too often come back atcha. Responsible bloggers research their subjects and do not fall for the big lie. Not very often, anyway. I myself have done so, you and I both will again. But I resolved long ago not to resort to the smug name calling you've just enjoyed doing.Alton was just warming up ... read the rest of his post as he smacks down the distortion, smacks down Jim White, and smacks down the dems.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Often attributed to both Joseph Goebbels and many leftist fanatics who seem to relish using it to describe the Republican Party. In the real world, though, it's more often the Democratic Party that actually makes use of this despicable tactic.
That's probably because it works. It's been proven right here in Virginia, that it works. Mark Warner has proven it, using it to discredit the administration of Gov. Gilmore. The left wing grassroots has proven it, using the same tactic to claim that somehow Virgil Goode owes the city of Martinsville big bucks for trapping the City Council into a deal with MZM.