In a lengthy interview on Fox News Sunday today, guest host John Roberts asked, “Should the Democrats be releasing an ad that accuses a presidential candidate… through inference, of being responsible for a woman’s death?”
Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the Democratic National Committee, repeatedly said that the ad was put out by a SuperPac, not the Democrats. She also said, “There’s no question that the ad raises facts such as that Mitt Romney, when he was CEO of Bain Capital, bankrupted companies, laid off workers, cut their benefits and made millions of dollars in profit. And that ad points out that there are consequences to making decisions like that that impacted people’s lives in a significant way.”
Host John Roberts continued to press Wasserman Schultz about the ad until, finally, she smacked the ball right back at him.
It’s really interesting that there’s no indignation – and the hypocrisy that exists… Where is the indignation on the other side that SuperPACS affiliated with Mitt Romney’s campaign, or in support of Mitt Romney’s campaign… (Roberts interrupted to say that he doesn’t think any Romney ads “have inferred that somebody has died.”) They’ve inferred that Barack Obama isn’t even American. They’ve questioned whether his birth certificate is legitimate… They’ve questioned Barack Obama’s patriotism and whether he’s really American. Where’s the same indignation? Is Fox condemning the SuperPAC ads in support of Mitt Romney in the same way that there’s been such indignation over this ad?
It’s long overdue for Democrats to directly call out Fox News’ blatant bias when they appear on the “fair and balanced” network. It might have been even better if Wasserman Schultz had turned the tables more fully and asked Fox why they continue to give Donald Trump a regular platform on Fox News when his accusations about President Obama’s citizenship have been completely discredited.
But we’ll take this as a good start.
The exchange begins in the video below at about 8:20.
Debbie was CLEARLY deflecting a reasonable question by claiming hypocrisy on Fox’s part instead of answering the question, “should democrats be releasing an add of accusing a presidential candidate of being responsible for a woman’s death?” Accusing a presidential candidate of having a hand in the death of someone is despicable…not even in the same league as a news station taking a side (or not speaking out) in the birther debate.
She wouldn’t answer. In fact, she deflected and lied: “I have no idea of the political affiliation of that SuperPAC”. Really, Debbie? And that means Obama should just accept the windfall he’ll get from that ad and that he shouldn’t be held morally responsible for standing up to such accusations?
When you have no answer, deflect, misrepresent, spin, or lie. It’s her favorite response…you can see her do this when she swallows hard and her eyes flutter back and forth…you can hear it when her voice wavers and she stumbles (repeatedly) over her words. Watch Wolf Blitzer’s recent interview with her about Medicare. This is an unusual example of a liberal lighting a fire under another liberal’s toes…and W-S crumbles under the pressure. HILARIOUS. She got owned by Fox and CNN in the same week. Love it.