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Secretary of State Mark Martin (R) has been the target of constant media assaults. Many of those attacks were on the grounds that he was wasting taxpayer dollars. The attacks focused on specifics while leaving off important details. For example, he took heat for purchasing a new vehicle, but few of those reports were fairminded enough to note that Martin’s predecessor, Democrat Charlie Daniels, turned in four vehicles as he was walking out the door. Even after the purchase, Martin’s office has fewer vehicles than did his predecessor.

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Opinion, Pages 4 on 07/13/2011

Print Headline: ‘Facts’ can be twisted for effect

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