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Barbieri: ‘Quoted Out Of Context’

In an interview later with The Press, Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, shook off the ridicule and said reporters quoted him out of context. ... Barbieri said after the hearing that he knew a pregnancy could not be diagnosed by swallowing a camera pill. He said he was trying to point out that making a parallel between diagnosing a colonoscopy patient over the Internet and diagnosing a pregnancy in the same manner was not possible. "That was the whole point of my questioning," he said. "She took the opportunity to make light of it." Barbieri said he had to make his point without making a political statement from the dais, so he tried to elicit the testimony he was seeking through his line of questioning/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. Full story here.

Question: Was Barbieri taken out of context?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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