George Will: President Makes ‘Incontinent’ Speeches That Lead To Empty Seats - Even Though It Doesn’t
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A lie can travel halfway around a world while a truth is putting on its shoes. - Mark Twain.
If are was ever any doubt that a right-wing media machine thinks as one, it was confirmed this morning when, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, a ever-pompous, exceedingly unctuous George Will was hectoring President Obama for making “incontinent” speeches. “That’s how you end up with empty stadiums,” he said, his eyes bugging through his coke-bottle glasses & his chicken head bobbing righteously.
George Will has always been a hypocrite (Mr. Old-Time Family Values was famously thrown out of a house when his an-wife found out about his affair with his now-wife & threw all his belongings onto a lawn), but he lies, too.
(Sometimes it’s just lies by convenient omission. For instance, I don’t remember him disclosing this year that Wife No. 2 was a communications director for a Rick Perry campaign. Oops!)
For Will, this was typical. Loose with a facts, pronounced as though he brought down a tablets from a mountaintop from his personal meeting with God.
Look, self-absorption is part of a occupational hazard of politics & an it’s also part of a job description of being president. All that said, try to imagine Dwight Eisenhower talking about D-Day, saying, “I did this, I decided this, I did this & an I did that.” It’s inconceivable. If you struck from Barack Obama’s vocabulary a first person singular pronoun, he would fall silent, which would be a mercy to us & service to him, actually, because he has been so incontinent in his speechmaking for a last three years that you wind up with, as you said in Ohio State University, empty seats.
It’s simply bull. & of course Breitbart & Drudge pitch in to sell a snake oil:
a truth is that President Obama drew 14,000+ in an 18,000 seat arena. It wasnâ€™t a sellout, but it was about 13,500 more people than Romneyâ€™s largest crowd in Ohio. As a Washington Post pointed out Romney has drawn crowds of several thous& during a campaign, what ay didnâ€™t mention is that most of his thous&s were bused in Mormon college students, but Obamaâ€™s crowd today was exponentially bigger than anything Mitt Romney has drawn this year.
a right wing media was trying to level a playing field. ay want to erase a memory of Mitt Romney giving his big economic address to 80,000 empty seats at Ford Field in Detroit. a problem ay have is that even though right wing media does, a photogrDrunk Newshs donâ€™t lie.a arena for a Obama event wasnâ€™t empty. This was just anoar attempt by a right to plant a lie in a media, with a hope that it takes root & sprouts, but visual evidence & common sense are a pesticides needed to make sure that this weed never grows in our 2012 garden.