Wednesday, August 15, 2012
My column today at the Daily Banter takes a look at what happens when a journalist steps up and uses actual facts to debunk complete bullshit on the part of a political campaign. Bottom line: the guy speaking for the campaign doesn't respond very well to it.
Here's the opening shot:
"In case you haven’t seen this yet, it’s pretty much guaranteed to make your day. Or give you a brain hemorrhage. Or possibly both. Yesterday morning on CNN’s Starting Point, Soledad O’Brien got into a contentious on-air back-and-forth with Mitt Romney surrogate and talking scrotum John Sununu over the Obama and Romney plans for Medicare. The reason it was contentious is that O’Brien refused to simply let Sununu spew the usual nonsense talking points and instead actually held his feet to the fires of reality..."
Read the Rest Here
The big lie about Medicare being spread by the Romney camp -- and that's what it is: a flat-out lie -- has become quite the topic of conversation both at the Banter and throughout progressive circles. If you want to see Sununu's claims -- as well as Romney's ongoing ad blitz -- throroughly laid bare, take a look at what Cesca has to say about it in not one but two extended pieces. And if you're like me and would rather be spoon fed your facts by an attractive woman on television, there's my very good friend and fellow ex-CNNer Jacki Schechner's breakdown of the Medicare "debate" on Current TV.
Take a look: