Friday, October 08, 2004

Soros takes advantage of Cheney flub

My question is, why do we have to check a Russian website to hear about this. Doesn't the MSM care about such trickery? I guess not:
Millionaire philanthropist George Soros, who has been a harsh critic of U.S. President George Bush, hastily responded to what turned out to be an error made by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, the Moscow-based online news agency Lenta.Ru reported on Wednesday.

After Cheney mistakenly referred to the web-site he named factcheck.com (instead of factcheck.org) for explanations on the sensible Halliburton case, the web-site was rented from an independent cyber-squatting company and materials promoting Soros’s views were placed on it.

In response to a series of attacks from John Edwards on Cheney’s tenure as CEO of Halliburton, the vice president said that Kerry and Edwards “know the charges are false. They know that if you go, for example, to factcheck.com, an independent Web site sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, you can get the specific details with respect to Halliburton.”

However, Cheney misspoke. He meant to say “factcheck.org.,” rather than “.com.” George Soros capitalized on Cheney’s error, snatched up the URL, and now if you type “factcheck.com” into your browser, you get redirected to a page titled, “Why we must not re-elect President Bush: a personal message from George Soros.”

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I detest George Soros, you may be wrong on this.

There is nothing on factcheck.com. All that happens is that you get redirected to GeorgeSoros.com

On GeorgeSoros.com, they say they had nothing to do with the redirection. That may not be true, but it certainly could be and there's no evidence against that as far as I know.

A WhoIs search shows that factcheck.com is owned anonymously in the British West Indies.

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