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Autor:  Tom
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  12/FEV/2004 5:38 PM
Assunto:  false allegations
Mensagem:  I don't think so. A false allegation is when you accuse someone of having done something (like killing someone, robbing a bank, embezzeling money, etc) and it turns out you were wrong. You don't have to be in the wrong to be wrong. What I mean is, a policeman or a district attorney can think that a person is guilty of a crime and accuse them in court of breaking the law. Then, when the real facts are know, it turns out the allegations were false. Here in our newspapers we see things like "John Smith is alleged to be the killer of his girlfriend." even though the police caught him standing next to the body with the smoking gun in his hand. People are "alleged" to have commited the crime until the jury finds them guilty in a court of law. Sometimes politicians accuse another politician of having done something wrong. These false allegations have to worded very carefully or they will backfire. If you accuse someone of something that is not true they can sue you for defamation of character. Right now Senator Kerry, who wants to be he Democractic nominee in the presidential elections, is being very careful when he speaks about the other delegates. When asked if he thinks that President Bush didn't serve the proper amount of time in the National Guard (instead of going to the war zone) Kerry is very careful not to make a false allegation. He just says things like "Well, the facts will speak for themselves." or "Only George Bush knows the answer to that question." Of course, the way he answers the question makes people believe that the reporter already knows that Bush did something wrong and is just waiting for Kerry to confirm it. By not answering the question he actually does answer it in a negative way that bolsters his own campaign. It's not really a false allegation but more a sin of ommission. Make sense?

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propaganda enganosa  –  Alex  12/FEV/2004, 12:37 PM
Re: propaganda enganosa  –  Johannes  12/FEV/2004, 12:58 PM
Re: propaganda enganosa  –  mjd  12/FEV/2004, 2:01 PM
Re: propaganda enganosa  –  Tom  12/FEV/2004, 3:43 PM
Re: propaganda enganosa  –  João Barros  12/FEV/2004, 4:27 PM
 false allegations  –  Tom  12/FEV/2004, 5:38 PM
false allegations  –  Brecky  24/DEZ/2007, 4:58 PM

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