Political Spin


A bit of humour, a classic example of information manipulation.

This story was emailed to me by an associate. (Presumably not exceeding copyright or ethical boundaries as it was made public by a family member).

“Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in  southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family  tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid’s great-great uncle,  Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana  in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid  share this common  ancestor.

The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing  on the gallows  in Montana   territory: 

On  the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this  inscription: ‘Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial  Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by  Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.’ 

So  Judy recently e-mailed Congressman Harry Reid for information about  their great-great uncle. 

Believe  it or not, Harry Reid’s staff sent back the following biographical  sketch for her genealogy research:

“Remus Reid  was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory … His business empire grew  to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate  dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted  several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to  resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a  vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In  1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his  honor when the platform upon which he was standing  collapsed..” 

NOW THAT’s how it’s done, Folks! 

That’s real  POLITICAL  SPIN ”

About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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3 Responses to Political Spin

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  2. ajfloyd says:

    love this one my friend

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