Lawrence seems eager to top him: In fairness, Lawrence offered just one short segment concerning Fort Lee last night.
When he did, he made a remarkable statement about a person who’s much less important than he is. This passage defines the current drift of one of our highly amoral corporate cable “news channels:”
O’DONNELL (2/29/14): Joining me now is attorney Julian Epstein, a Democratic strategist and former counsel to the House Judiciary Committee.Will it turn out that Samson engaged in wrongdoing with respect to the bridge closings?
Julian, there’s David Samson today, in his little apology note at that public hearing at the Port Authority, attributing what happened at the George Washington Bridge to the actions of “a few individuals.” That list of individuals is expanding every day. It may very well include David Samson himself, who is deeply entrenched in this whole story.
But now we’re finding out about Chip Michaels, this police officer who seems close to Camp Christie, who was driving David Wildstein around, is an additional e-mail communication coming out about him coming up with a better idea about how to make the traffic jam worse.
To say, at this date, to attribute this event that happened at the bridge at this date to, as Samson did, to the actions of a few individuals, that’s just patently false based on what we know on the record so far.
That’s certainly possible. It’s also possible that Lawrence himself was the mastermind of the affair!
Everything is possible! Then too, some claims are simply untrue. For one example, just consider what Lawrence said about Michaels.
(Epstein should have challenged what Lawrence said. Needless to say, he didn’t.)
As you can see from the videotape, Lawrence’s syntax broke apart as he tried to talk about Michaels.
Sentence construction is hard! That said, the drift of his statement was clear.
Question: In the real world, have we learned that Michaels “came up with a better idea about how to make the traffic jam worse?” Have we learned that Michaels is one of the individuals who engaged in misconduct during the Fort Lee lane closings?
Plainly, no, we haven’t learned that. That is just a howling misstatement—a groaner, an invention, a patently bogus claim.
At present, it’s a false accusation.
It’s also an ugly accusation, aimed at a person who is less important than Lawrence. At present, evidence for this accusation doesn’t exist, except in the bogus narratives of people like Lawrence and Rachel. (To review her more detailed inventions last night concerning Michaels, see our next post).
Just for the record, this is exactly the way Chris Matthews almost got somebody killed. Epstein should have challenged Lawrence. Being a hack, he didn’t.
Epstein and Lawrence are overpaid hacks, just as Samson is. Almost all major players in our political/journalistic worlds tilt in that direction.
Do we know that Michaels is one of the people who misbehaved in the case of the lane closings? Plainly, no—we don’t know that.
We do know that Lawrence has misbehaved. That fact is perfectly clear.
Chris almost got somebody killed this way. Lawrence seems eager to top him.