At Issue: Integrity

A reporter for The Washington Post was trying to determine exactly when Republican presidential candidate Marion G. (Pat) Robertson had gotten married. Was Robertson married on March 22, 1954, as he had told the Post a few months earlier, or was he married on August 27,1954, as The Wall Street Journal had reported the day before?

In conceding to the Post reporter that the August date was the accurate one, meaning that his first son had been conceived before Robertson and his wife were married, Robertson complained, "I have never had this kind of precision demanded of me before."

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