The Obama-hating 13-year-old that Fox News loves, CJ Pearson, has just been caught in a rather big lie. And, surprise! He’s blaming liberals instead of taking personal responsibility.
Pearson has been repeatedly showcased on Fox News, especially after he made a YouTube video slamming President Obama for inviting young Ahmed Mohamed to the White House. That got Pearson a prime time appearance on the Hannity show. Host Sean Hannity, of course, slobbered over him. “I’m very impressed," Hannity repeatedly told Pearson. "I’m very impressed, CJ, because I got interested in politics at a young age, like you are, and I wish you all the best and I’m very, very impressed with your video.” Pearson has also been named the national chairman of “Teens for Ted” Cruz.
But on September 23, just two days after he so impressed Hannity, Pearson claimed he had been blocked on Twitter by the White House and not only was he caught in a lie, he further lied to cover up the first lie.
From Dave Weigel in The Washington Post:
At first, no one questioned this. Twitchy, the conservative site that aggregates Twitter wars, reported that the White House was "afraid of a 13-year-old boy." The Daily Caller matter-of-factly reported that Pearson had been blocked, as did Breitbart, as did other conservative news sites. White House assistant press secretary Frank Benenati swiftly tweeted that Pearson was wrong, and that "nobody is or has ever been blocked from the @POTUS twitter account." That sent skeptics looking for cases where the account had blocked hostile accounts, and it inspired a new video from Pearson — which would be viewed half a million times — denouncing the White House for lying about him.
"They lied about Benghazi," he said, in high dudgeon. "They lied about the IRS. They lie about every issue of importance to the American people."
But other online sleuths could tell that something was off. First, a subsequent Pearson tweet revealed that he was still following @BarackObama. Second, there was no timestamp or external information on the tweet, and the kerning on the standard text "learn more" was skewed. Coincidentally, a popular parody account had previously tweeted an identical image (now deleted) of an Obama "blocking," with the same kerning.
Oliver Darcy, a reporter for the Blaze, dug into all of this and contacted Pearson. The wunderkind initially told him that he'd taken the shot on a Droid tablet. In the video, Pearson had claimed that he saw the blocking when he "got home," not specifying what device he'd used. As more questions swirled online, Pearson warned his fans that the "incriminating" piece was coming, but never said publicly whether it could be trusted.
Then, two hours after Darcy's piece went online, Pearson issued a fresh Facebook statement. "I'm not responding to fraudulent attacks on my character by the left nor RINOs," Pearson wrote. "My friend sent me the screenshot, since I accessed my account using his phone. I saw it with my own eyes. Time to move on."
Weigel notes that this is far from the only time Pearson has been caught lying. Our own Priscilla wrote about one of Pearson's previous lies - when he claimed that Facebook had locked his account because of his conservative views - that Fox News swallowed. But it looks like this time, he’s not going to get away with it.
Watch Hannity’s lapdog interview with Pearson below, from September 21.
No old ladies around for you to throw down the stairs?
No cripples for you to beat up?
“Hannity will drop him the way he did Cliven Bundy.”
That is, QUICKER THAN A HOT POTATO!
Uhm, which part of any of that sentence do you rally think will disturb the GOP voting base?
They honestly believe that it’s okay to lie as long as you are ‘telling the truth’ about how bad Obama is.