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The omission of a word or a phrase in order to reframe a quote and alter its meaning.
This is usually done to help an author portray a particular viewpoint and is very common amongst weblogs.
The term is named after the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
Her dowdification seriously mischaracterized his statement
by ghjkl December 05, 2007

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see "dowding"
see "Fallujah" as well.
Maureen Dowd! What a liberal twit!
by Sense November 30, 2004

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