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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Angie Drobnic Holan is the epitome of a Democratic Party operative with a byline posing as a reporter (as Glenn Harlan Reynolds at Instapundit puts it). Her work at PolitiFact is not fact-checking but rebutting legitimate Republican arguments. She belly-flopped in an attempt to offset Dr. Ben Carson's speech before the Republican National Convention last night.

Carson correctly pointed out that Hillary Clinton is an admirer of a communist community organizer in Chicago.

Saul Alinsky.

Hillary embraced his message to isolate, demonize and humiliate his opponents. The nation's press has used his book and tactics against Republicans from Nixon to Trump -- with Never Trump chiming in and joining in this year.

Now Angie Drobnic Holan is the woman who in 2008 swore up and down that it was True, True, True when Obama said: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you've got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I'm going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You'll still have choice of doctor."

After he was elected and the bill became law, she down-graded it to half true. After he was safely re-elected, she made it Lie Of The Year in 2013.

That's spiking the football.

That's calling us suckers for believing her. I wrote about this on May 29, 2016.

Last night, Carson ripped the mask of Hillary and revealed the inner Stalinist.

Angie Drobnic Holan immediately dashed off her rebuttal:
It’s not everyday that you hear oblique charges of satanism against a presidential candidate. But that’s where Ben Carson went on the second night of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
"Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors was Saul Alinsky. And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone she greatly admired and let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky," Carson said.
"He wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. It acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom. Now think about that. This is our nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our creator, a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are ‘One nation under God.’ This is a nation where every coin in our pockets and every bill in our wallet says, ‘In God We Trust.’ So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer? Think about that."
We decided to think about that.
And Holan's response was, well yes, everything Dr. Carson said was true.

Everything.

The book begins with this: "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer."

However, Holan says well he also quoted Thomas Paine and others. That's not fact-checking. That's arguing.

Hillary admired Alinsky and wrote her colege thesis on him. She has since blocked the public from reading that paper because nearly 50 years later, her admiration for him and his use of his tactics to dehumanize every single one of her husband's paramours are inconvenient. And so Holan defends her.

I rate PolitiFact garbage.
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3 comments:

  1. Holan's Heroes ... no fact has every escaped from Stalag PolitiFact.

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  2. PolitiFact is nothing but a mouthpiece of the Progressive Left and Democrat Party. - Elric

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