Chuck Eppinette: Sound bite politics

June 29, 2013 

Sound-bite politics

Claude Pope’s June 23 opinion piece was a wonderfully clear example of the Republican Party’s total disregard of fact in favor of sound bites. Pope claims that the Republican Party has “evidence” that the Moral Mondays are “manufactured and fueled: by folks who do not reside in North Carolina.” He quotes, out of context, the statement of four people. He entirely ignores the WRAL investigation that examined the warrants of those arrested during the demonstrations, which found that 98 percent were residents of North Carolina.

Ignoring the facts in favor of sound bites is unfortunate when done by the chairman of the N.C. Republicans in a newspaper column. Republicans who ignore the facts and pass legislation that will affect the lives of all North Carolinians are dangerous and disastrous for this state.

Chuck Eppinette


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