CNN (Obama Campaign Directed) Lies To Impugn Palin & McCain
On Tuesday’s (10/21/2008) Situation Room, CNN’s Drew Griffin completely mischaracterized the nature of a “quote” from National Review’s Byron York during his interview with Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Griffin said to Gov. Palin: “Governor, you’ve been mocked in the press, the press has been pretty hard on you, the Democrats have been pretty hard on you, but also some conservatives have been pretty hard on you as well. The National Review had a story saying that, you know, ‘I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above.’”
This is a complete distortion, a falsehood. The full quote from the National Review’s Byron York shows he was in fact dressing down the media, NOT Gov. Palin. “Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or — or, well, all of the above.”
Watch the video, in two parts, and see for yourself exactly how blatant Drew Griffin, under orders from CNN management, and ultimately the Obama Campaign, lies to Governor Palin. Is there anyone reading this who doubts this is all part of a coordinated smear? Can anyone seriously doubt we are watching the outcome of a direct assault on our electoral process? Can anyone be so stupid or clueless NOT to know the Obama Campaign is coordinating, with the willing assistance of the Main Stream Media, all of these attacks on John McCain and Sarah Palin? I mean, this isn’t some isolated incident.
O’Reilly said Griffin “totally distorted what [Byron] York wrote in the article,” and said The Factor called CNN for comment and got none.
“I haven’t been critical of CNN during the campaign,” said O’Reilly. “They’ve been pretty honest in their coverage, I believe.”
Later in the show, O’Reilly had York on to discuss the issue. “CNN owes it to their audience, and owes it to Gov. Palin, to correct the record,” said the FNC host.