Your Lyin’ Eyes

Yesterday morning I saw a headline about a White House response to something Matt Drudge linked; the AP story’s titled “White House uses Web against Drudge attack,” which conjures up images of Vice President Biden in a Spider-Man suit hurling webbing and one-liners at a gooey conservative assailant. Or maybe that’s just me.

This is another of those AP stories you kind of have to read to believe, telling the White House’s side of the story, linking to the White House video, and not bothering to provide a link to Drudge or to the original video clip from Breitbart.

In the video Douglas says the site is “taking sentences and phrases out of context, and they’re cobbling them together to leave a very false impression.”

Thankfully, Breitbart has posted an uncut version of the original video, so you can now watch a continuous 54 second excerpt of a 2003 Obama speech. The false impression-creating money quote, cobbled together from lies and lizard tails:

And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.

But don’t worry. The White House has a video clip of President Obama saying you’ll be able to keep your current insurance. Because in whatever beast of a bill Congress passes, you’ll be able to keep your existing health insurance. In some form. For awhile.

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