Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PolitiFact Gives Reince Priebus A Pass

Last week, GOP chief weasel, Reince Priebus, was squawking about Hillary Clinton and how she allegedly gotten all this money from the kings of other countries, which would, of course, be illegal.

The supposedly unbiased PolitiFact decided to look at his claims. Their findings:
Priebus said Clinton took "money from kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Oman and Yemen."

The monarchies of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Oman have contributed to the Clinton Foundation, but Yemen, which does not have a king, has not.

And although Priebus’ claim was made during a discussion of the foundation as well as contributions to political candidates, his phrasing could have left the impression that Clinton herself, rather than the foundation, received the money.

For a statement that is partially accurate, our rating is Half True.
So, not only did he lie about the King of Yemen, who doesn't exist, but they also found that he lied about whether any of the money went to Clinton. Yet, despite the evidence that they found proving Priebus a liar, they couldn't bring themselves to state it and gave him a half-true rating.

Journalism is dead. All that we have left is the corporate media who is nothing more than an extension of the GOP propaganda machine.

Cross posted from Crooks and Liars

1 comment:

  1. No fan of Hillary, but you may remember that our last president and his family was actually in business with the king of Saudi Arabia and his vice president...had whole lot of un-exercised stock options in a rather gigantic oil service company with business in all of those countries and who made billions feeding our troops rotten overpriced food in Kuwait and Iraq after he started a big war there under false pretenses . I dont think Cheney reminding us it was in a blind trust made his stocks worth any less after he left office.