"The mayor likes detail, and uses it frequently on the campaign trail in ways the other candidates don't. And at the end of the day, he is making points that are true." -- Rudy Giuliani spokeswoman Maria Comella, arguing that it doesn't really matter that the statistics Giuliani likes to cite in public are, in the words of the New York Times, sometimes "incomplete, exaggerated or just plain wrong."
Facts are still stupid things
Giuliani's spokeswoman explains why literal truth doesn't actually matter.
November 30, 2007 5:45PM (UTC)
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.MORE FROM Tim Grieve
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