Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Media And The Political Class Always Lacerate The Truth

So far Pres. Obama has been right one time in six years---when he said Kanye West is a jackass...WH Press Secretary Tweet

The frenzy in the media over the alleged lies and/or embellishment of news stories by Brian Williams are having me scratch my head. While they are serious and deserving of severe consequences, they shouldn't surprise anyone. Williams is the face of the news media today. The fact is too many either lie, exaggerate or purposely omit the truth in many of their stories. We've witnessed that type of dishonest and deceitful coverage of Pres. Obama's administration (ObamaCare, Benghazi, IRS to name just a few) to news about illegal immigration to the coverage of global terrorism and more.

But I have to urge readers to put these distortions of the truth in perspective. In my opinion, the lies emanating from the political class have a greater negative impact on our lives than do the lies that emerge from the media. 

For example,  Williams appears to have lied or embellished several news accounts. One involved a mission aboard a chopper in Iraq. The other involved his alleged exaggeration of his own reporting during Hurricane Katrina. Most are now familiar with both of those reports. Yet, the leading candidate in the Democrat Party for president has her own baggage. Yes, Hillary Clinton has also been prone to lacerating the truth. Some examples:

  • Like Brian Williams, we now know that Clinton lied about being under sniper fire in Bosnia. She made that claim in a campaign speech in 2008.
  • We also know that Hillary Clinton was one of the many Obama administrators who blamed the attack on our mission in Benghazi on a video.
  • During the attack on the WTC in 2001, Hillary said Chelsea was jogging in the area. It was later reported that Chelsea was actually at home watching television.
  • Clinton Foundation scandal
Those are just a few examples of many distortions told by Hillary Clinton over the years going as far back as the time she served as First Lady.  The nation has also been witness to the countless lies coming out of this administration in the last six years.

While both lacerate the truth much too often, I contend the lies by the political class can be much more damaging to the nation. Hence, Hillary Clinton as president should scare the living crap out of every American while Brian Williams will just be a memory.

Postscript: And now the FBI is investigating her use of private server as well as her denial re: classified emails---which she's denied either receiving or sending.