Tweets about Muslims make NJ Assembly candidate a media target (Listen)
Context is key, especially when you're analyzing 140 character statements on social media.
Bakke said Friedman is trying to paint her as a bigot by taking her statements out of context and not considering the character limit on Twitter, which limited what she could convey in each tweet. She also said the efforts of Democratic operatives like him could be a distraction from the lack of work that's being done in Trenton.
Friedman, who called in to defend himself, invited listeners to read Bakke's tweets for themselves. "Now, I want you to replace Muslims with Jews or blacks, and you tell me this wouldn't be a controversial statement," he said.
He argued that Bakke was accurately portrayed.