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a friend turned me on to this<br><br>
Alexandra Polier is the young woman whose name was briefly splashed across the press as an intern who had an affair with John Kerry. Some of us thought this rumor would never go away but this one proved so groundless that it did. (It turned out she wasn't even an intern.) Ms. Polier decided to do some investigatory journalism of her own to see how the story got started and her findings are well worth reading.<br><br><a href="http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/politics/national/features/9221/" target="_blank">http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news...features/9221/</a>
 

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Thanks for posting that Tracy. I enjoyed her story and how she confronted people.<br><br>
I never even heard of it though until now. I am sorry this happened to her.
 

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Very interesting article indeed. I enjoyed reading it very much. Glad she had her say.<br><br>
Joyce in the mts.
 

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I thought it was amazing.<br>
I learned a lot. I wonder how many people here at MDC who were following that story when it broke have taken the time to read this piece?<br><br>
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And, at the end, this bit:
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">And so my education had taken me pretty much as far as it could. I started out as an ambitious young woman inspired by politics and the media. I’ve ended up disenchanted with both. If I had been an ambitious young man, this story would not have happened. I’m never going to know exactly what happened, but that matters less to me now. I lost a good friend and learned a few lessons. I am struck by the pitiful state of political reporting, which is dominated by the unholy alliance of opposition research and its latest tool, the Internet. Even the Wall Street Journal’s Website ran Drudge’s story, with only a brief disclaimer that his stories weren’t always accurate.</td>
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And she is right. If she had been an ambitious young man, this <i>wouldn't</i> have happened. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
So, as women, if we piss someone off, what do they claim? That we're sluts. Hmm. Nothing has changed since high school, eh?
 

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REALLY exposes how things "work", doesn't it?<br><br>
Joyce in the mts.
 
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