Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jake Tapper, ABC News: Palin's a Liar;

I guess eventually even the overkill-to-no-bias-or-point-of-view traditional media would be confronted with a Palin lie so utterly false that they couldn't just say "Palin misleads" or "Palin exaggerates" or "Palin stretches the truth" as they have with the Bridge to Nowhere, Sudan divestment, "pallin' around with terrorists", etc. etc.

Palin Makes Troopergate Assertions that are Flatly False is the headline of the Tapper post.

"Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing," Palin said, "any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that."

That's just not the case.

One can make the argument, as Palin and her allies have tried to do, that this investigation -- launched by a bipartisan Republican-controlled legislative body -- was somehow a partisan Democratic witch hunt, but one cannot honestly make the argument that the report concluded that Palin was "cleared of any legal wrongdoing" or "any hint of unethical activity."

Then again, for Palin, lies are always better than the truth, because answering questions honestly can only get her in trouble.

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