We have a copy of Kings full-color mailing and will be dissecting it.
First up is a curious addition at the end of the mailing - King uses quotes from Newsday to build himself up.
It is curious because King tends to attack Newsday every chance he gets. Here are some examples...
"Newsday's editorial diatribe is bereft of reason and establishes you as an apologist for radical Islam."
"If Newsday had any sense of integrity or basic morality, it would have denounced the leaders of the Islamic Center five years ago for their disgraceful conduct. Instead, Newsday now accuses me of "prejudice" for denouncing bigotry and hate. Newsday has made its bed. Knowing its editors, I'm sure they're happy." Newsday 9/27/06
"Newsday is becoming less coherent and increasingly vacuous as it careens from issue to issue."
"As to Newsday's continued distortion of the immigration bill, let me say it again for the slow learners on your editorial board ..."
"Maybe Newsday could start by telling the truth, at least some of the time." Newsday 5/23/06
"The debate over illegal immigration - including border control and legal guest workers - warrants a serious and thoughtful debate. Thus far, Newsday has shown itself intellectually incapable of joining in that debate."
"Most ridiculously, Newsday - out of malice or ignorance..." Newsday 1/24/06
If King feels this way about Newsday and wonders if they could tell the truth "at least some of the time," why would he use Newsday quotes in his mailing?
I guess King feels Newsday is telling the truth when they praise him?