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If you mischaracterize the abilities, your description of potential problems is inaccurate.
While the importance is undeniable, many organizations and news outlets mischaracterize the Hamdi ruling as a landmark decision in defense of the Bill of Rights.
To the Editor: In "Bioethics, Conflicts of Interest, the Limits of Transparency," Lynn Jansen and Daniel Sulmasy mischaracterize bioethics expert testimony before juries.
"There is clearly a political process under way in these newsrooms to mischaracterize what's happening with this antiwar movement in order to support the Bush administration's drive toward war' said Damu Smith, co-founder of BVP.
These statements, in Microplane Division's view, misstate the relationship between Grace and products offered for sale by Browne, as well as mischaracterize the nature of the Grace product sold under the MICROPLANE trademark by what appears to Grace as the use of an inaccurate and unfair comparison of the Browne product relative to that of The Microplane Division."
President Masood Khan said, "India has tried to deliberately mischaracterize its aggression to hide its crimes against humanity in the Indian Occupied Kashmir."
Now, it seems, some liberal politicians may be stumbling as they seek to present the common good as a progressive value even as conservatives mischaracterize its meaning.
The easiest way, and by far the most common, he says, is to simply mischaracterize the waste, for instance, by deliberately mislabeling hazardous waste barrels as containing environmentally innocuous materials.
Wilchins should not mischaracterize the efforts of the hundreds of transgender activists and allies who have worked tirelessly to ensure that both gender identity and expression are protected.
For you to mischaracterize AFSA's stance, and then use that straw man as proof of the legendary snobbery of the Foreign Service just isn't fair.
In a letter to Stark, UNOS Executive Director Walter Graham the congressman had "chosen to mischaracterize the findings of [the OIG report] and "unjustly raise through innuendo and inflammatory rhetoric unsubstantiated allegations" about the "stewardship" of the contracts.
While we agree that the ultimate goal is full public financing of elections, the authors mischaracterize what has been accomplished in the "clean money" states, underplay these states' impact and are overly pessimistic about prospects for reform.