Saturday, March 22, 2014

White House: Drudge Telling Lies!

No agitation without an approval.

The White House fires back at the conservative agitator for promoting a phony story.

That Guy Who Throws Shit On The Wall has an official Twitter page where he actually goes online to vent about the latest things going through his reclusive life.

The White House communication director Jesse Lee responds back in a way that agitates the conservatives.

Of course, he's now waiting on the first death threat that comes down. Because of course, he's a government official and threatening anyone who works for the president is a THREE DEGREE FELONY.

Because you're not allowed to threaten government officials.

Of course the conservative agitator loves the drama because later that day, he tweeted:

Politifact which check pundits and government officials made a call on this little spat.

Pundifact is a website that focuses solely on misinformation from those in the media. They said that the website threw a wrench in the daily ritual of the White House press briefing. That’s when reporters pepper White House spokesman Jay Carney with questions. That Guy gave top billing to an item in the Weekly Standard, posted by online editor Daniel Halper.

In Halper’s article, the headline said it all: "Reporter: WH press secretary gets questions from reporters before press briefing: It’s just a show."

Halper didn’t write too much more. Mainly, he inserted a video of a reporter from an Arizona CBS affiliate talking about what she learned on her visit to the White House.

The reporter, Catherine Anaya, said Carney told her that the questions correspondents ask "are provided to him in advance. So then he knows what he's going to be answering and sometimes those correspondents and reporters also have those answers printed in front of them."

They said That Guy Who Throws Shit To The Wall gave top billing to the claim that the daily White House press briefings are "just a show," with questions submitted and answered in advance.

That claim relied on the report of a television anchor in Arizona. But the website did all it could to make the statement go viral. Accountability applies as much to spreading information, especially for a website as popular as the website, as it does to the journalist who wrote the article.

The reporter behind Halper’s article now says she made a mistake and really doesn’t know what happens in the briefings. She was considering asking a question about a local issue and wanted to know if it would be appropriate to ask at the regular press briefing. She opted to save the question for her interview with Obama.

According to Carney and the reporters whom he faces daily, this scenario in no way matches up with their experiences.

Halper took a shaky report and drew a strong conclusion without proof. That Guy Who Throws Shit To The Wall put that claim on steroids. We rate this statement Pants on Fire.

So the racist right's favorite son can't tell the truth?

Ain't this ironic.

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