By Benjamin Gaul
On Tuesday night’s Late Show, host David Letterman told MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow that he was disappointed in President Barack Obama, who he felt had misrepresented Gov. Mitt Romney’s opposition to the auto bailout. Letterman said that he reread Romney’s op-ed, in which the former Massachusetts governor outlined how he would rescue the auto industry. Letterman said that Obama had played “fast and loose with the facts” when he related Romney’s position.
“Here’s what upset me last night; playing fast and loose with facts,” Letterman said to Maddow. He went on to rehash what President Obama said during Monday night’s debate regarding Romney’s position on the auto bailout which he detailed in a 2009 New York Times op-ed entitled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt“.
“Now, I don’t care whether you’re Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth; you want the contender to be lying,” Letterman said. “And so what we found out today, or soon thereafter that, in fact, the President Obama was not telling the truth about what was excerpted from that op-ed piece. I felt discouraged.”
To which Rachel Maddow responded “Because the “Let Detroit go bankrupt” headline you feel like was inappropriate?”
Letterman answered “Well, the fact the President is invoking it and swearing that he was right and that Romney was wrong and I thought, well, he’s the president of course he’s right. Well, it turned out no, he was taking liberties with that.”
In the first part of the clip, Letterman explains his disappointment and disgust with a sitting president who will lie with a straight face. That’s followed by Maddow’s head-spinning justification for Obama’s lying during the debate.
She attempted to spin Obama’s statements into something they were not, by invoking her vast knowledge private finance, economies of scale, bankruptcy restructuring rules, mental telepathy and her skills with a crystal ball.
She completely skipped over the part where Obama was caught lying in a debate, by a man as liberal as David Letterman, yet again.
I was unable to find this particular clip on the CBS website. I had to look elsewhere on the net. Are they upset that David would question Dear Leader’s veracity, like this?