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Letter: Rob Port does know how to spin a good tale

Quinn writes, "Believe what you wish, but you owe it to yourself to ask these simple questions: What is the motive of the person who wrote this? Did they want to sell newspapers and advertisements? Did they want to besmirch an opposing political party?"

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Recently Rob Port has written about my confrontations with Republicans. With the right spin these things make a good story. I freely admit I put money down the shirt collar of Sen. Kevin Cramer. I never assaulted him, pushed him or intended to harm him in any way, but spun correctly it makes a good story.

No one has ever published how that entire incident evolved. The incident actually was related to a young woman who Cramer was advocating ton deny health care. That part of the story never got reported. It was not sensational.

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 "We are concerned about the safety and well-being of Sen. Cramer and his family in response to Michael Quinn’s violent and hostile pattern of behavior," a spokesman for Cramer said.

Republicans have a very sophisticated network of people that spread the propaganda they know the Trump cult longs for. Anyone who watches Tucker Carlson, or Sean Hannity, knows how the game is played. We all know Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of a pizza parlor, right?

Misinformation is the bread and butter of the Republican Party. Ask yourself how does Rob Port keep track of what Mike Quinn does in Payson, Ariz.?

Another obvious question is, could anyone call Cramer’s office and claim to be Mike Quinn? The Republicans have carefully researched my Facebook page, my blog, and the internet to find and twist information. I can recount numerous times they have used underhanded propaganda techniques. Remember this is the party of Trump.

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Believe what you wish, but you owe it to yourself to ask these simple questions: What is the motive of the person who wrote this? Did they want to sell newspapers and advertisements? Did they want to besmirch an opposing political party?

Although I found Port’s spin on my incidents amusing, I will give him credit for taking the time to get my side of the story. Anyone who wants the whole story is free to contact me, but that may take away a lot of the fun one gets from readying a good yarn.

Mike Quinn lives in Hazen, N.D.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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