Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flying Pig Alert: AP Factchecks Obama

It's almost difficult to believe, but the Associated Press is no longer running cover for the Liar-in-Chief.

I skipped Obama's presser last night since I hate being lied to. And for good reason, apparently.

Read the whole thing, but here are a couple of snippets.
OBAMA: "I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."

THE FACTS: The facts are in dispute between black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the white police sergeant who arrested him at his Cambridge, Mass., home when officers went there to investigate a reported break-in. But this much is clear: Gates wasn't arrested for being in his own home, as Obama implies, but for allegedly being belligerent when the sergeant demanded his identification. The president did mention that the professor was charged with disorderly conduct. Charges were dropped.
In case Obama actually wants the facts, he can read this. Some very inconvenient facts, I might add.

Then this:
OBAMA: "You haven't seen me out there blaming the Republicans."

THE FACTS: Obama did so in his opening statement, saying, "I've heard that one Republican strategist told his party that even though they may want to compromise, it's better politics to 'go for the kill.' Another Republican senator said that defeating health reform is about 'breaking' me."
To paraphrase LBJ, if Obama's lost the Associated Press, he's lost middle America.

H/T Ace of Spades.

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