New York Times gets Schmidt’s comments wrong

Typical – and of course this will be the talking point for the Dems (as regurgitated from the DNC – emphasis added):

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 – Republicans and Democrats shouted, howled and slung insults on the House floor on Friday as a debate over whether to withdraw American troops from Iraq descended into a fury over President Bush’s handling of the war and a leading Democrat’s call to bring the troops home.

The battle boiled over when Representative Jean Schmidt, an Ohio Republican who is the most junior member of the House, told of a phone call she had just received from a Marine colonel back home.

“He asked me to send Congress a message: stay the course,” Ms. Schmidt said. “He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.”

Democrats booed in protest and shouted Ms. Schmidt down in her attack on Representative John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, a Vietnam combat veteran and one of the House’s most respected members on military matters. They caused the House to come to an abrupt standstill, and moments later, Representative Harold Ford, Democrat of Tennessee, charged across the chamber’s center aisle to the Republican side screaming that Ms. Schmidt’s attack had been unwarranted.

“You guys are pathetic!” yelled Representative Martin Meehan, Democrat of Massachusetts. “Pathetic.”

As we all know, the Democrats are the masters of righteous indignation and faux outrage. And the kings of media manipulation.

Because Schmidt did no such thing. I posted the link to the video of her comments last night. Here is the video again. See for yourself.

The media is outright lying, and doing so in harmony with their pals in the DNC. It makes for great theater, though, doesn’t? Especially for a Democratic party that is already undertaking one of the biggest propaganda campaigns, chock full of lie after lie after lie, in modern political history, and doing so on the backs of American soldiers.

That’s what’s “pathetic”, Representative Meehan.

Cross-posted at California Conservative

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Update: The Sydney Morning Herald gets it wrong, too. Check the headline. Sigh. This is how the media shapes the news – lying before our very eyes, and it will become ‘fact’ soon enough even though the headline is not true.

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