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CNN Misquotes Lindsay Graham in Story About Joke About White Men at Male-Only Clubs

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:31 am

CNN (falsely) reports on Lindsay Graham making a joke about white men at male-only clubs:

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency,” according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN.

Here’s the false part:

In the recording according to CNN, Graham is heard saying: “I’m trying to help you with your tax status. I’m sorry the government’s so f——- up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

Nope. That implies that the two quotes were strung together — that the first quote is the context for the second. But that is clearly not the case. Here is what the story should have said:

In the recording according to CNN, Graham is heard saying: “I’m trying to help you with your tax status. I’m sorry the government’s so f——- up.” Graham also says: “If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.” The context for these quotes was not supplied by the Democrats who supplied the recording to CNN.

The video below captures the three quotes the way CNN presents them — the same way, I assume that CNN received the quotes from the Democrat operatives who provided them. Namely, separated and out of context.

Without the context, you can’t even know what the “joke” is.

You’re not going to hear anyone talk about this, because Democrats hate Graham for being a Republican, and almost every Republican or conservative I know hates Graham for his amnesty and other self-righteous RINOisms. This is not about defending Graham. It’s about defending accuracy. CNN did not engage in it.

CDC Quietly Pulls “Droplets” Poster From Website

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:58 am

[guest post by Dana]

As Patterico posted about here, the CDC acknowledged earlier this week that Ebola can be spread through “droplets” (via a sneeze). You can see their now-scrubbed poster at link above.

Yesterday the CDC changed its mind:

The ​U.S. ​​Centers for Disease Control on Thursday yanked a poster off its Web site explaining how Ebola can be spread by contaminated droplets — from a sneeze for example — a day after The Post reported on the frightening revelation.

The fact sheet was taken off line, and a link that led to it a day before now sends viewers to a different page with a different message.

“The ​’​What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets?​’​ ​f​act sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit for up-to-date information on Ebola,” it read​ Thursday​.

​Officials ​with the CDC ​remained mum on the issue, refusing to respond to questions for the original story and again on Thursday.



James O’Keefe Catches Democrats Encouraging People They Believe to Be Illegal Aliens to Vote

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:46 pm

And new evidence of illegals being registered emerges all the time.

And we all recall the recent study that suggested over a million non-citizens voted in the 2008 election.

But there’s no such thing as voter fraud!

Chris Christie at His Best

Filed under: General — JVW @ 12:34 pm

[guest post by JVW]

I know that Chris Christie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I can’t help but really admire a politician who doesn’t feel the need to politely endure obnoxious hecklers who are trying to draw attention to themselves.

Christie for VP? I wouldn’t have any problem with it (provided the nominee for President is in excellent health). Imagine him as our side’s attack dog in 2016.


Scott Walker’s Opponent Was Fired from Family Business

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:38 am

That seems like that would be hard to do.

White House: Democrats Will Lose Because They Are Running from Obama

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:15 am

Pure delusion:

White House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they’re using their own fantasies to do it. They’re starting to blame candidates for not supporting President Obama enough. As a top White House official told The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, “He doesn’t think they have any reason to run away from him. He thinks there is a strong message there.”

“He doesn’t think they [Democrat candidates] have any reason to run away from him.”

Well, sure they do.

They’re racists.


The Viral Catcalling Video

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:28 pm

Everyone else is embedding this video. Why should I be any different?

The headline at Slate currently reads: “The Problem With That Catcalling Video.” But at the top, it says: “The Problem With That Catcalling Video: They Edited Out the White Guys.”

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QE3 Ends

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:12 pm

QE4 begins in 3…2…1…

Anonymous Coward in Obama Administration Calls Former IDF Special Forces Team Leader a “Chickenshit”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:49 pm

Isn’t it ironic?

Shorter Obama Ebola Presser Redux

Filed under: General — JD @ 3:51 pm

[guest post by JD]

Because, science.

Lab coats, bitches.

If you disagree with my policy you are bed-wetting scaredy-pants.

Because, science.



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