Sunday, September 18, 2016

Politico Fails to Call out Kellyann Conway's Lie that Clinton is the Real Birther

Kellyann Conway's True Lies. After watching her appearance on Chuck Todd that's the best description of her performance.

That she repeated Trump's new birther lie-that Hilary Clinton invented birtherism-is no surprise as Ms Conway is presumably well compensated for telling Trump's many mendacious lies.

What is truly sad to see is that Politico is back to their old tricks:

"Conway: Birther theory started with Clinton campaign."

"The theory that President Barack Obama was actually not born in the Untied States started in Hillary Clinton's campaign for president in 2008, Donald Trump's campaign manager argued in an interview that aired Sunday, two days after Trump himself conceded that Obama was born in the United States."

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We had seen some better reporting in the immediate aftermath of Trump's birther infomercial on Friday, where the media took it personally that he again rolled them. We saw some of the print media actually calling out Trump's' lies in real time.

Even Politico had been doing better when it at least called Trump out in a Politico post title for 'distorting' Hillary's immigration record.

However, this Politico writer, Daniel Strauss, is back to 'Opinions differ on the shape of the earth.'

It's depressing to always having to criticize journalists and public servants. But if the shoe fits...

However, while I chided Kasich for not ruling out voting for Trump in his Chuck Todd interview and for ruling out voting for Hillary

give him credit for the following. In the same interview he did say Trump owes Obama an apology.

"Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he thinks Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump should apologize to President Obama for questioning his citizenship.

"You know, yeah," the Ohio governor told NBC's "Meet the Press" when asked if Trump owes the president an apology.

"Kasich, who ended his own presidential bid in May and has not endorsed the Republican nominee, said he doesn't agree with questioning Obama's birthplace."

This is pretty big. This is the GOP Governor of Ohio that Trump needs and for him to rebuke him this way is a positive.

Not saying it's everything but it's something. 

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