Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Correcting The Record

Leave it to digby to point out that all the people calling Hillary Clinton a liar for saying that ISIS is making videos of Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rants to recruit new members didn’t get it right and that Ms. Clinton did not actually say that.  But why let the truth get in the way?

Even though Fact Checkers have all declared Hillary Clinton a liar, liar pants on fire for her alleged “lie” about ISIS’s Donald Trump videos, I have to wonder if they actually listened to exactly what she said:

“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”

Politifact declared her a liar:

But while such quotes support the notion that ISIS could be making recruiting videos, or will do so, they do not support Clinton’s contention — offered in the present tense — that they are currently doing so.

She didn’t say they were making these videos. She said they were “going to people” and “showing videos of Donald Trump.” They don’t have to make them. They already exist in this world, right there on Youtube where anyone can see them.

You don’t even have to go to Youtube.  You can turn on any cable news network, including the allegedly liberal MSNBC and they’ve got Donald Trump on there with every news cycle.

I am not, however, holding my breath waiting for a retraction from Politifact.

One bark on “Correcting The Record

  1. If I were Donald Trump I would doubling up on security on my properties. Some of the things he has said is like waving a red flag at certain people.

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