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canard

kuh nord

  • n  a deliberately misleading fabrication

  • When he calls the Bradley effect "a pernicious canard," Tarrance speaks with some authorityhe was the pollster for Bradley's opponent, George Deukmejian.
  • Colonel Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, to answer personally a canard, emanating from Rome, that a "certain American Negro" was plotting to kill the Emperor.
  • And when Palin floated the "death panel" canard, the number of prominent Republicans who rose up to call her out could be counted on one hand.
News & Articles

  • Column: Charges of racism harm character
    A respondent to one of my letters stated Tea Partiers and Republicans hate facts. I believe that is a factually unsupportable canard.
    June 12, 2013 - Marshfield News Herald
  • The Trey Canard Movie Released On iTunes
    In The Beginning: The Trey Canard Story is one of the most inspiring stories to hit the motocross film market. It is a must see and now it is now available on iTunes!
    June 5, 2013 - Cycle News
Quotes

  • Abraham Foxman in USA Today
    If Ms. Regan did make the charge that a Jewish cabal was conspiring against her, she clearly stepped over the line by employing the age-old anti-Semitic canard that Jews conspire against non-Jews,ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said....
  • Conrad Black in BusinessWeek
    When we are acquitted, the question of the justification for this orgy of self-directed largesse will finally replace, as the real issue, the malignant canard of possible criminal behavior by the present defendants,wrote Black, long noted for...
  • Bill Clinton in New York Times
    This electability thing is a canard; it doesn't amount to a hill of beans,Mr. Clinton told a crowd of several thousand people. "What you need to figure out is, who would be the best president."

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