On Sunday night I posted on this blog the words Ben Manski has used in the past to discuss Democrats. Manski is running on the Green Party ticket for a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, and is being challenged by Democratic nominee Brett Hulsey. One of the quotes used in my post at that time was not able to be sourced. The comment had to do with Tom Barrett.
Speaking at the South Central Federation of Labor meeting, September 20, 2010 Manski uttered “Tom Barrett is the lesser evil in this race.”
Ben Manski then commented on my blog and stated this.
Re: Your statement that “Tom Barrett is the lesser evil in this race.”
Print a correction or prove — with documentary evidence — that I said that. I don’t believe for a moment that I ever said that, and many witnesses to the SCFL forum have confirmed that they don’t recall me saying that.
Tonight I have the audio source for my comment. I have turned the audio statement by Ben Manski into a You Tube presentation to better allow the comment to be understood.
I trust this makes it clear that I aim in all ways to be accurate and complete on this blog. While I am very opinionated, I also respect my readers. I do not post things that I do not know to be true, or have on sound authority to be true, as was the case with this quote.