Here we go again... Another round of Pete refusing to see words that don't fit his agenda.
Hello boys and girls, and welcome basic English 101... Have a seat and open your books to Chapter 1.
A: It means that they are discussing what the person has claimed to have done, as opposed to discussing what the person actually did. It means that the action claimed is alleged, rather than established to have taken place.
Question 2: What does the phrase "we haven't been even able to confirm" mean?
A: It means that himself and the network didn't know whether the list of claims that followed, were true or false.
Question 3: What does "Did she make the story up? I don't know" in the above paragraph mean?
A: It means that he did not know whether the woman's many claims in the video were true, or merely fabrications on her part.
Question 4: What was determined in the above paragraph pertaining to the veracity of claims made by the woman on the video tape?
A: It was clearly stated that they had no information that either confirmed, or refuted the claims made by the woman, which is why no determination was made.
OK, let's move on to chapter 2:
Question 1: When Mr. Rove said "people like that" who was he referring to?Rove: ACORN must have "terrific ... human resources department to hire people like that." Karl Rove stated that Kaelke "admitted to -- or claimed to have killed her husband because she thought he was going to abuse her at some point. So, she's claimed that she shot him in the head. I mean, this is an organization that really must have a terrific human relations -- human resources department to hire people like that." [On the Record, 9/15/09]
A: As he stated, he was referring to the woman from the video who "claimed to have killed her husband" and "claimed that she shot him in the head".
Question 2: Did Mr. Rove indicate that her assertions were true?
A: No he didn't. Both times he commented on what the woman said, he referred to them as her claims, not her actions.
Question 3: What was determined in the above paragraph pertaining to the veracity of claims made by the woman on the video tape?
A: Nothing was determined. What the woman said was only referred to as her "claims", indicating that the veracity of those claims had not yet been determined.
Let's move on to the last chapter we're covering today... Turn to the first page in chapter 3 boys and girls, and lets examine that first paragraph.
Question 1: What does the word "admitting" mean pertaining to the above paragraph?Hannity: "She's on tape admitting that she plotted to kill and had her husband killed, but we don't know if it's true yet." Hannity asked Hannah Giles, the woman who posed as a prostitute, "Have you ever checked to see if in fact she had a husband who was killed?" Giles stated, "We're working on that." Hannity later stated, "So she's on tape admitting that she plotted to kill and had her husband killed, but we don't know if it's true yet." During a later segment, country music singer John Rich said, "[W]hat kind of screening process are they going through that they let a lady who admits to killing her husband standing right there?" [Hannity, 9/15/09]
A: It means "claimed to have done".
Question 2: What does the phrase "but we don't know if it's true yet" mean, and who is it referring to?
A: It's referring to the woman on the video tape and it means that both himself as well as the network, didn't know whether the claims she made on that tape were true or false. In other words, the veracity of her claims at that point, hadn't been determined
Question 3: Does the last sentence in the above paragraph indicate that the woman's claims are factual?
A: No they don't. She was never referred to as a killer or murderer, just as someone who claims to be.
OK boys and girls, it's final exam time... Put away your books.
Question 1: Did anyone who was quoted above refer to the woman in the video tape as a "Killer" or "murderer"?
Question 2: Did anyone who was quoted above, indicate that that the woman's claims were factual, and that she did in fact shoot her husband in the head, killing him?
Question 3: Does a claim of action, constitute proof of action?
Question 4: Do any of the quotes above, which were taken from shows that aired on Fox News, substantiate the claim made by Media Matters that "Fox News reports fake murder story from ACORN video as fact"?
A: Absolutely not.
I hope you've learned just how valuable an education is Pete... and always remember these 2, very important things:
"The mind, it's a terrible thing to waste"
Reading is Fundamental