09 Jun 2009 Barack Obama’s Just Making Stuff Up
Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal writes: “Something’s wrong when the president invokes a formula that makes it impossible for him to be wrong and it goes largely unchallenged.”
Not quite. Two things are wrong. The White House shouldn’t be making stuff up, and the media should be challenging the President over it.
Heck, according to the article, even the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, is exposing the White House on this. If liberal Democrats can do it, why can’t the media?
I’m sure some reporters are too dumb to realize they’re being lied to flat-out, but surely not all of them are idiots.
What’s the point of us paying the price of a newspaper if the President can lie and the media doesn’t notice?
Go to Bill McGurn’s article for the full story.
P.S. If you don’t have a Wall Street Journal subscription and you’re wondering what President Obama made up, it’s a fake figure for the number of jobs his so-called “stimulus” spending bill has “saved.” As the article explains, there’s no measurement for anything like that. The White House had to have made it up.
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Labels: Congress, Government Spending, Jobs, White House