Saturday, March 15, 2014

Veteran CBS host laughs in Cruz’s face after he repeatedly denies shutting down government

From Raw Story:

CBS host Bob Schieffer’s was driven nearly to a fit of giggles on Sunday after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) repeatedly refused to take responsibility for last year’s government shutdown.

The veteran newsman led off his Sunday interview by simply asking if Cruz would be willing to once again hold the government hostage to try to get concessions from President Barack Obama.

“Well, Bob, with all due respect, I don’t agree with the premise of your question,” Cruz replied. “Throughout the government shutdown, I opposed a government shutdown. I said we shouldn’t shut the government down. I think it was a mistake that President Obama and the Democrats shut the government down this fall.”

More here, with video.

This is a very nice example of why the left just kind of rolls its eyes whenever conservatives go on and on about "the liberal media." When one of these Tea Party demagogue clowns lies directly to your face, and you KNOW he's lying, if you're an actual journalist you don't giggle, you don't give up. You call the guy a liar. You say, "Ted Cruz, you're a total liar." But, again and again, "the liberal media" allow these evil fools to get away with what amounts to a massive disinformation campaign.

Some "liberal media."