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I have no idea how common that is. However that incident taught me why people say, "No comment" to the media. Short. Sweet. Can't be misquoted out of context.

Ah, but they have a way around that as well.

Journalist: btilly, would you ever rape a child?

btilly: No comment.

Headline: btilly refuses to rule out raping children

Next week they'll ask whether you're running for president, and if you don't comment on that then the cover of Time will be a picture of your face with the caption "Is America Ready For a Child-Raping President?"

Ah yes. The Glenn Beck approach.

I'm very glad to have never had to deal with it.

"Do you agree?" - "No ..."

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