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Holt's remark stems from misinformation

Holt's remark stems from misinformation

The Sun and other media, traditional and social, have been buzzing about Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth Holt's comment that a mother might purposefully subject her child to lead paint poisoning in order to obtain free rent ("30 delegates call on Md. housing chief to resign over lead remarks," Aug. 17). While troubling on its face, what is equally worrisome is that this controversy stems from inaccurate, hypothetical "anecdotal" comments attributed to an unidentified landlord. Whether the source was an honest belief by a landlord or the secretary's misunderstanding of what was said, the real danger is the lack of...

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