Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Reality Bites

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:


TK said...

Sununu might has well have just stuck his fingers in his ears and started to scream out "Mary Had A Little Lamb."

When you get to the point where you start to accuse actual, objective, provable FACTS as being lies, then the game is already over. They don't give a shit about truth. They're playing by an entirely different set of rules of engagement.

And what's worse is that their followers don't care either. They'll happily follow them right off the cliff into the abyss.

Stephen said...

I thought his head was going to explode. "How long will you be on Mars sir?"

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that Sununu couldn't even keep the amount correct? First it was 717 billion, then it was 711 billion. What a putz.

J. Dack said...

Much as I love that we have guys like Cesca breaking it down to understandable terms for dimwits like me, it's a little sad that what should be such good defensive material against under-informed, idiot GOP-fans, is largely useless, because if you point it out they just go "pffft that's laughable, you expect me to read the LIES of a LIBERAL NAZI JEW LIZARD like Cesca?"