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Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 11:54 am

AP Reporter Solomon Perpetrates Bogus Ethics Smear Against Harry Reid

By Brian Zick

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AP Reporter John Solomon implies that Harry Reid, in essence, got bribed, by accepting the gift of tickets to a boxing match. But Solomon conveniently neglects to point out Reid voted against the position of the folks who gave him the tickets.

Josh Marshall here, and John Aravosis here and here, have been on top of this.

Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker notes that it is Solomon's second false implication posing as a news report, disparaging Reid. Paul also observes that CNN has compounded the fraud.

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