I cannot not look because every time I think I’ve seen the depths of his deceit he dives lower! And, of course, there are people who read his words and believe him without question.
This is not about the job the president is doing. There’s a lot to be upset by there. This is about passing fiction as truth.
20 MINUTE MEETING?!
That’s the headline right now under a photo of what seems to be oil executives leaving the White House. I see “seems to be” because I can’t identify any of these players by sight. The setting of the photo is enough to make the point.
As with most of Drudge’s posts it’s stark black type on a white page. The slug linked to a story on Politico.com, a political site with a right-of-center slant.
Of course I expected to be livid that the administration had been so smug as to only meet with BP for twenty minutes.
The six BP executives arrived at the White House around 10 a.m. and were still inside after noon.
Obama was scheduled to spend 20 minutes in the meeting.
Before the all-caps scream at 10:56 AM Drudge had posted a smaller though still inflammatory headline.
Obama meets with BP execs — for 20 minutes…
At 11:14 AM the larger headline went up, though as Politico reported the meeting was still in progress at that time. When the president spoke at 2:27 PM He said, “I just left a meeting.”
Is Drudge’s twenty minute headline reasonable? Even if it was posted before the meeting, was it valid three hours later? The problem is some people will see Drudge’s headline and stop there.
The president has finished speaking, but the headline’s still there! My blood pressure is spiking again.