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Will The MSM Report This?

Well, it seems that DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has put her foot in her more-than-ample mouth again. Her foot must taste good; she often does it.

Wasserman Schultz, at a DNC training session for Jewish Democrats for Obama, said, “We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”


Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said, “I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel.”

So, we have Wasserman-Schultz saying that she heard Oren making a statement about Republican policy, a statement Oren denies having said. Is this a “pissing contest,” a “Mexican standoff,” a “she said-he said” situation? Did Wasserman-Schultz stand by her comment? In a response made famous by John Belushi, “Nooooooooooooooooooooo!”

First, we have a video of Wasserman-Schultz making the statement, so she will have a very difficult time denying that she said it. Listen, starting at the 28 second mark, for her statement.

Second, we have a video of Wasserman-Schultz trying to “explain” (i.e., weasel out of) her remark by blaming a conservative publication for publishing her remark. Here is what Wasserman-Schultz said:

“I didn’t say he said that. And unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper. It’s not surprising they would deliberately misquote me. What I always say is that unfortunately the Republicans have made Israel a political football, which is dangerous for Israel. And Ambassador Oren has said that we can’t ever suggest that there is any daylight between the two parties on Israel because there isn’t. And that that’s harmful to Israel. That’s what I said, and that is accurate.”   Note: I added the emphasis to Wasserman-Schultz’s statement to illustrate the unbound chutzpah she has.

Her response begins at the 50 second mark. So, now we have Debbie Wasserman-Schultz denying what she demonstrably said.

My question is, “Where is the MSM on this? Where are the fact checkers?” This happened in early September, so the MSM has had plenty of time to report this. Is the in-the-tank liberal majority MSM again trying to protect Democrats, or did I miss this one? If so, please, someone at BC set me straight.

But that’s just my sourced opinion.

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  • Glenn Contrarian

    One wonders what ol’ Warren would have said if Obama (instead of Bush) had been the one to ignore multiple warnings about an attack by Osama bin Laden. And one wonders what ol’ Warren would have said if it had been a Democrat (instead of quite-married Republican Senator David Vitter) who’d been caught wearing diapers with a prostitute. And one wonders what ol’ Warren would have said if it had been Obama (instead of Romney) who – upon winning his party’s nomination – refused to show more than one full year of tax returns despite having been caught lying about his taxes before. And one wonders what ol’ Warren would have said if it had been a Democrat (instead of Florida governor Rick Scott) who had been running the health insurance company that was charged with the biggest Medicare fraud in our nation’s history.

    Warren, here’s a clue for you: if you really, truly want to get into a mud-slinging contest, your side has provided us FAR more ammo than you’ve got. The really sad thing is, most of the ammo we’ve got, you’ve never heard of since “we report, you decide” Faux News doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to information that embarrasses the Right.

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Not the liberal actor

    Re: comment # 1, Glenn, what does ANYTHING you say in your comment have to do with the question I asked in the article about where the MSM or fact checkers are? Your typical response – you can’t offer any substantive comment, so you try to change the subject.,

    From the dearth of comments to take up my pleading in the article’s last sentence, I must assume that no sources can be found. Am I wrong here? If so, please commenters, post some sources.

    BTW, I am presently listening to a fellow Mississippian, Elvis! He was/is the greatest of all time. Can we agree on that?

  • http://danmillerinpanama.wordpress.com Dan(Miller)

    Tut, tut Warren. Chaos theory tells us that even a butterfly flapping its wings in China is relevant to the incidence of hurricanes in Montana. Everything is relevant to everything else. Since the Democrats have done a great job of enabling chaos in most places, including even their own National Convention, the theory is quite popular and therefore an important consideration.

    Please do try to stay up to date with science and stuff.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    So, Warren, your question remains: will the MSM report on, and fact-check, Ms Schultz’s statement?

    Yes.

    Over a month ago.

    Sorry to hear your life is so busy that you couldn’t spare the five seconds of Google searching it would have taken you to find that out.

  • http://cinemasentries.com El Bicho

    looks like that opinion wasn’t well sourced, though one wonders if anyone is surprised

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Not the liberal actor

    Re: comment # 4, Doc, thank you. The Washington Post isn’t one of my regular hangouts. BTW, I couldn’t help but notice that her denial rated four Pinocchios. And (just asking), is that the only source you can offer?

    Re: comment # 3, Dan, LMAO.

    Re: comment # 5, EB, typical James Carville-type response: you can’t address the argument, so attack the argument author.

  • Reggie Beauchamps

    So Glenn, now that you’ve made yourself feel good by responding with a bunch of BS that had nothing to do with the article,

    What do you think about what Wasserman Schultz said and the MSM’s failure to report it?

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Warren –

    1 – Look at #4 again – it wasn’t Faux News that was holding a liberal accountable – it was the oh-so-liberal Washington Post that was holding our own accountable. Of course you probably won’t get the importance of the distinction.

    2 – What did my #1 have to do with your article? Simple. I was not replying to the details of your argument, but to the overall spirit in which it was written; namely, that the liberals are oh, SO bad and the oh-so-liberal MSM never ever reports on it.

    Look at your summary:

    My question is, “Where is the MSM on this? Where are the fact checkers?” This happened in early September, so the MSM has had plenty of time to report this. Is the in-the-tank liberal majority MSM again trying to protect Democrats, or did I miss this one? If so, please, someone at BC set me straight.

    And Doc Dreadful showed you your error. Now look at the last part of my comment:

    if you really, truly want to get into a mud-slinging contest, your side has provided us FAR more ammo than you’ve got. The really sad thing is, most of the ammo we’ve got, you’ve never heard of since “we report, you decide” Faux News doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to information that embarrasses the Right.

    Which directly addresses your question by pointing out the hypocrisy of (falsely) decrying the failure of oh-so-liberal MSM to hold our own accountable while flatly ignoring the far more egregious examples of conservative MSM to hold your own accountable. How about reading a few examples of how conservative media misleads its listeners…including you.

  • Dr Dreadful

    And (just asking), is that the only source you can offer?

    You asked if the MSM had reported on and fact-checked the statement. The Washington Post is, according to most agreed-upon criteria, a mainstream newspaper.

    I shouldn’t need to provide you with more than one source, but since you ask, Politifact (published by the Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald) also called Ms Schultz out on her claim – on the same day as the Washington Post.

    (I also fancy that Fox News counts as a mainstream media outlet by now.)

  • http://cinemasentries.com El Bicho

    No need to address the article when the Doc already set you straight in previous comment, as you requested. But what’s the point? You are only interested in slinging mud and scoring points. You asked for proof only to then ask for more when your point was proven false. I am surprised people still take your articles seriously considering your track record.

  • troll

    good grief…more borderline idea snatching – even the headline is pulled from the source ‘Nice Deb’. This guy’s writing remains empty-headed echo chamber bot-work utterly devoid of originality.

  • Clavos El Genio

    I used to live in her district. I don’t know who gerrymandered it, but it sure looks like it was done for her. The bulk of it is in South Broward county, a heavily Jewish area. Then there’s this long, skinny tentacle that reaches down into Miami-Dade county along the northeast coast (where I used to live). Yep, also heavily Jewish.

  • Clavos El Buey

    And one wonders what ol’ Warren would have said if it had been Obama (instead of Romney) who – upon winning his party’s nomination – refused to show more than one full year of tax returns

    Silly boy. Obama wouldn’t have had time for that, he was too busy hiding his birth certificate.

  • Dr Dreadful

    You’re here all week, right, Clav?

    :-)

  • Clavos El Buey

    That’s right, Doc, don’t forget to tip your waitress…