I was disappointed to see The New York Times, among other media outlets, accept the idea that Hillary Clinton “misspoke” and/or made a “misstatement” when she grossly exaggerated — essentially, invented — the story about her perilous trip to Bosnia. The Times even likened it to John McCain’s recent Sunni/Shia mix-up. A “misstatement” implies an accidental error, and Hillary herself has even blamed her error on sleep deprivation.
But is it a misstatement when you repeat it over and over and over again over a period of months? And as the Washington Post pointed out, when the comedian Sinbad — who accompanied her on the 1996 trip — challenged Hillary’s account …
… she upped the ante and injected even more drama into the story. In a speech earlier this week, she talked about “landing under sniper fire” and running for safety with “our heads down.”
This isn’t a misstatement. This is a lie.
Hillary Lied Over and Over Again
March 27, 2008 by marwick