Rachel Maddow is angry. One doesn't often catch Ms. Maddow in a moment of anger; she is calm, deliberate, and thoughtful at all times, even when an asshole like Alex Castellanotreats her like crap. But last night, as she closed out her show, she delivered an almost Olbermann-like rant against the right wing closed bubble of disinformation.
VIDEO of Pres. Obama in the Rose Garden: ""No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation."]
RACHEL: In Right Wing World, President Obama never said that. Part of the reason I think this country would be better off if the website Politifact didn't exist, is because Politifact has encouraged relativism--on the subject of whether or not stuff happened--as a mainstream thing.
So like when Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", and then he went on CBS News and defended his call to Let "Detroit Go Bankrupt," including that headline, Politifact fact checked whether or not Mitt Romney said "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt". And they found that "half true". Because basically they don't think that Mitt Romney likes to be quoted saying "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", or something.
Even though he did. So half true?
Politifact last night looked into whether or not President Obama used the phrase "act of terror" the day after the Benghazi attack when he gave that speech in the Rose Garden.
[VIDEO of Pres. Obama in the Rose Garden: ""No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation."]
Politifact in its assessment said "oh yes, he did say that" but it's really only half true because people on the Right say maybe he didn't mean it when he said it.
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