What about this segment from Hannity Wednesday night? As I was thinking of a title for this short post, all kinds of descriptions came to mind. The one that kept coming to my mind was “SMACK DOWN!” — Malkin style.
We try to stick to brief video clips here on MRC, but I decided to post this 6:58 video because a) it is so good, and b) it so typifies the deception coming from the Left in this country right now.
Tamara Holder was asked by Hannity this question, “Cite to me one area of success, in the economy, where we are better off than we were four years ago?”
Holder answers the question with complete confidence. And she is totally wrong. Her answer indicates she is one of three things: 1) Ignorant, 2) Mistaken, or 3) Lying. Since her comeback to Hannity was one of absolute confidence (dare I say arrogance?), I believe she intentionally posits a lie — absolutely!
But why does she lie? Because many TV viewers believe the lie. It is happening all the time in the old media. Obama’s team knows that a large number of voters will perform no primary research to prove or disprove what they watch on television. If Obama surrogates can make false claims with impunity, it doesn’t matter if they are later proven to be false — the damage is done when the voter hears the lie in the first place.
Oh, and one of the best parts of this clip is Tamara Holder’s typical condescending rhetoric as she used this phrase, “The average person does not really understand . . . “ Oh really?
We, “the average” people, simply don’t understand what? That you Tamara are elitist and are doing everything you can to deflect and distract for Mr. Obama?
FACT: Obama took office January 2009 when unemployment was at 7.8 percent; we are currently at 8.2 percent. She answered the question by saying unemployment is lower. My recommendation to every visitor to this site is to listen very carefully to every “fact” quoted by any liberal that is blindly bidding for Obama between now and November 6th. They are not above the blatant tactics exhibited last night by Holder. BTW, see three related posts here, here, and here.
Note: Malkin is over the top in stating Mr. Obama is not a nice guy and for correcting Gov. Romney in this regard. Gov. Romney is a gentleman and a statesman and Malkin is angry that the old media is always giving Obama a pass in his attacks of those who are working hard for America. I forgave her.
“I always say the truth is best even when we find it unpleasant. Any rat in a sewer can lie. It’s how rats are. It’s what makes them rats. But a human doesn’t run and hide in dark places, because he’s something more. Lying is the most personal act of cowardice there is.” ~ Nancy Farmer, The House of the Scorpion