Lying About Lying

What Obama Said:

“Sometimes they just make things up. But they’ve got a bunch of folks who can write $10 million checks, and they’ll just keep on running them,” he said. “I mean, somebody was challenging one of their ads — they made it up — about work and welfare. And every outlet said this is just not true. And they were asked about it and they said — one of their campaign people said, ‘We won’t have the fact-checkers dictate our campaign. We will not let the truth get in the way.’”

What really happened:

Mr. Obama was referring, as many other critics of the Romney campaign have, to a comment that its pollster, Neil Newhouse, made to reporters at the Republican convention on Tuesday, dismissive of those faulting the campaign’s television ads. What Mr. Newhouse actually said was, “These fact-checkers come to those ads with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs. We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

Mr. Newhouse did not say, “We will not let the truth get in the way.”

No, but you can bet your life that hundreds of leftybloggers and leftytweeps will say he did up until the election, and all the way through the 2016 campaign.

Further evidence that the Obama campaign is pinning its hopes on the “low-information” voter – those who vote according to slogans, prejudice, and the last thing they heard.

4 thoughts on “Lying About Lying

  1. And when confronted on the misquote, President Obama stoops to the “fake but accurate” defense in 3…..2….1….


  2. Maybe Polifact or MPR will give us a fact check on that. Or maybe even Penigma’s Chihuahua.!

  3. the “low-information” voter

    Or in other words, “You’ve got to remember, that these are just simple farmers, these are people of the land, the common clay of the new west. You know . . . morons.”

  4. Hey, it worked when they pulled it on Palin. These days the low-info voter and average liberal idiot (ptr) think that Palin actually said, “I can see Russia from my house.”

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