Mr. Kerry borrowed from Mr. Reagan's eulogy at his father's funeral in confronting what he suggested was Mr. Bush's attempt to draw differences between the senator and the president on values and religion.
"In this campaign, we welcome people of faith: America is not us and them," he said. "I think of what Ron Reagan said of his father a few weeks ago, and I want to say this to you tonight: I don't wear my religion on my sleeve.
"But faith has given me values and hope to live by, from Vietnam to this day, from Sunday to Sunday,'' he said. "I don't want to claim that God is on our side.''
That's it. The second, and important, part of that statement is left out of the article. People who watched (or remember a President named Lincoln) know the rest:
"As Abraham Lincoln told us, I want to pray humbly that we are on God's side."
That creative editing comes form the New York Times main political writer (hack) and thorn in Kerry's side, Adam Nagourney. Way to chop the quote to make Kerry look like some kind of God-hatin' athiest Commie. It's like not giving you the punchline for a joke, but worse, because Nagourney doesn't let on that your missing anything. They don't even give Kerry the benefit of an elipsis at the end to let you know he continued speaking.
Just remember this the next time somebody's bitchin' about the so-called liberal media. There is no liberal bias in terms of coverage of the Presidential race. It's in every media outlet's interest to keep this race close, and to knock down anyone who gets too far ahead. They won't even let Kerry bask in the actual content of his speech, never mind any glow...