Friday, April 15, 2011

What A Surprise–More Faux News

I saw this yesterday, and neglected to post about it so Jim Hoft at Big Journalism beat me to it.

You may have seen this in U.S. News:

GOP Boss Says Birther Claims a Distraction

Newly-installed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has a message for Donald Trump and other so-called “birthers”: Shut up!

Priebus, who’s starting to score some fundraising and organizational victories inside GOP HQ, having taken over for controversial former Chairman Michael Steele, says the debate over President Obama’s birthplace and whether he can be president is a huge distraction away from the party’s effort to fight Democratic spending and tax plans.

However, I saw the GOP Chairman’s tweet when it came across. Here it is, preserved for eternity:

President Ronald Reagan (R-USA) famously said about his arms deal with the Soviets, “trust, but verify”.

We can’t even do that with the MSM anymore. We have to “never trust, and refute”.

This is just pathetic. It’s bad enough to put editorial spin on the front page. It’s worse to ignore stories that are damaging to the Dems, or force all of us to play “name that party” when there’s a Democrat involved in a scandal. But when you invent things out of whole cloth, you lose the right to call yourself a news organization. You are now a purveyor of fiction.

More faux news.

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