WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
Truly, a world-class keeper: We’ve changed one part of yesterday’s headline. But truly, Brother Kessler’s recent quotation is a wonderfully comical keeper:
“We’re not trying to pick on Jindal, but Gore did not actually say this.”
Kessler’s statement belongs to the ages! For the pitiful details, click here.
For today, let’s review:
Fourteen years later, Bobby Jindal is still repeating an embellished statement, something Al Gore “did not actually say.” In fact, the situation is even worse:
In his recent appearance on Fox, Jindal put the statement, which Gore didn’t say, into the present tense. He implied that Gore is still parading around making the statement today!
Gore never “actually said” it. But so what? Fourteen years later, Jindal is still claiming he did. Indeed, he’s making a famous misstatement about Gore quite a bit worse.
In the face of this provocation, how does the Washington Post’s official Fact Checker react? Of course!
He says he doesn’t want to pick on Jindal! Kessler has let us gaze on the soul of a thoroughly broken age.
He doesn’t want to pick on Jindal! What could be clearer than that?