Friday, September 26, 2008

CNN's Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a Liar

I don't know anything about CNN's Ruben Navarrette Jr. beyond the fact that he is either painfully uninformed or has no problem peddling brazen horseshit laden lies to the American public (Note: it's probably both).

In a recent post on the CNN politics site, Mr. Navarrette Jr. writes:

"Despite having decried the economic crisis in near-apocalyptic terms in an attempt to lay blame on President Bush and, by association, McCain, the junior senator from Illinois [Obama] didn't feel the urgency to show up for work and try to do what he could to address it."

Wrong. Very wrong. And you'd figure that a guy who works at CNN, and presumably has access to that which CNN is reporting, would have seen this:

CNN's embed program isn't working right now so I just did a screen grab of some of their coverage of the emergency meeting President Bush called on the economy. Now, if you look closely, in the lower right corner of the screen, can you see who's sitting in on that meeting?

Barack Fucking Obama.

Nice try Mr. Navarrette Jr., you sorry excuse for a partisan hack, but next time you want to make wildly unsubstantiated and easily disprovable claims, I'd suggest double checking to make sure your own network wasn't already refuting them.