That Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) had called the U.S. Constitution “silly.” On the April 1st edition of Fox and Friends, the hosts repeatedly lied about what McDermott had actually said, and omitted the context in which he said say.
McDermott had gone on the floor of the U.S. House and complained that since the current session of Congress has convened, Republicans have brandished the U.S. Constitution in a variety of ways that aren’t necessarily meaningful. “I am tired of reading the constitution and all the silly things we have done for the last 13 weeks,” he said. He was clearly not saying the constitution is silly. He was decrying the new, attention being paid, by Republicans, to issues that have nothing to do with creating jobs. The three hosts of Fox and Friends were cheerfully telling a FOX-FACED LIE!
(sources: MEDIAite.com and mediamatters.org)
Fox and Friends’ “Silly Constitution” Lie
Posted by freedoms66 on April 4th, 2011