Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Sins Of Omission

In a report on Democrat Senator Joseph Biden's tilt at the US presidency, Reuters journalist Richard Cowan uses interesting language:

Mr Bush's term ends in January, 2009, and he is barred from seeking a third four-year term.
Technically, it's correct that Bush is 'barred' from a third term but failure to point out that the US Constitution limits all presidents to only two terms of office is deliberately misleading, surrupticiously hinting to those who don't know better that Bush has been specifically banned from running again.

-- Nick

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