In one of the ads run by Presbo, gearing up for the election, Bill Clinton was quoted musing about the Bin Laden killing.
“Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the navy SEALs had gone in there and it hadn’t been bin Laden? Suppose they’d been captured or killed? The downside would have been horrible for him.”
Then all kind of flack was generated because the public that actually has feelings and bleeds because of the choices made by this administration noticed that the concern was how Presbo would handle the publicity. Rather than that our Navy Seals might have been wounded or killed.
So Time magazine rushed in to rescue. They did an immediate re-release of the story and changed what was reported, just a little.
“Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the navy SEALs had gone in there and it hadn’t been bin Laden? Suppose they’d been captured or killed? The downside would have been horrible.”
There are two kinds of lies. Those of commission and those of omission. This is the latter. Leaving out the words “for him” entirely changes the focus and meaning of the quote.
Time writer Mark Halperin explained on MSNBC “The Republicans will say this is a flip-flop and it’s wrong public policy. But when you have almost the entire media establishment on your side on an issue in a presidential campaign, it’s very hard to lose politically.
The media is now blatantly in the business of lying for the President. There is a lot of that which will need doing between now and November.