Washington Post bails on Obama’s auto bailout speech

June 7, 2011

A few facts:

1. TheCorner is on record as stating that President Obama has broken more campaign promises and lied more than any President in history.
2. TheCorner stands by that claim and challenges any DwainBwain out there to prove otherwise.
3. TheCorner realizes the liberal slant of The Washington Post.
4. TheCorner never thought said Washington Post would actually help TheCorner in proving #1 and #2.
5. There is a first time for everything.

From none other than The Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog author Glenn Kessler comes a scathing review of Dear Leader’s recent account of the auto industry bailout.

The setup from the column:

With some of the economic indicators looking a bit dicey, President Obama traveled to Ohio last week to tout what the administration considers a good-news story: the rescue of the domestic automobile industry. In fact, he also made it the subject of his weekly radio address.

We take no view on whether the administration’s efforts on behalf of the automobile industry were a good or bad thing; that’s a matter for the editorial pages and eventually the historians. But we are interested in the facts the president cited to make his case.

The defining paragraph of the column (and for that matter the entire Obama Presidency):

What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan. 

“The most misleading collections of assertions we have seen……..” and from the Washington Post no less. Could the tables at last be starting to turn and even Dear Leader’s most ardent press supporters finally be realizing that they can no longer just keep reprinting speeches as fact without losing all credibility?

The column takes the President on point, by misleading point and disproves every political pandering point. Kessler closes with:

The president is straining too hard. If the auto industry bailout is really a success, there should be no need to resort to trumped-up rhetoric and phony accounting to make your case. Let the facts speak for themselves. 

The speech is given an overall Three Pinocchio’s rating which is defined on the website as:

Significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions. 

“Significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions”, pretty much sums up this administration from day one.

And that’s a fact even the most ardent DwainBwain blithiot can’t run from.

Take five and read the full article here: President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout

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