Debbra Wasserman Schutz Lies About Misquoting LA Times Article

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    Wasserman Schultz Refuses to Acknowledge She’s Misquoting the LA Times After Baffled Cooper Calls Her Out

    Regardless of whether or not you agree with Anderson Cooper’s politics, the guy is arguably one of the last real journalists left in the mainstream media. During his CNN show on Thursday, the host proved that during his “Keeping Them Honest” segment where he ripped into Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) for “misquoting” a Los Angeles Times article in a fundraising email, in which she attempted to tie GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s abortion stance to Rep. Todd Akin’s. Akin came under fire this week from all sides for arguing that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.”

    Cooper was persistent in trying to coax an apology out of Schultz, but she remained defiant throughout the entire segment.

    The email in question argued that the GOP “just voted to embrace Akin’s position by including a constitutional ban on all abortions — even in cases of rape or incest — in their 2012 platform.”

    Schultz also criticizes Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in the email for “saying they don’t entirely agree with that plank.” Cooper then addressed the LA Times quote that Schultz used to make her point, which he says she “misquoted.” From the email:

    “…but guess what? The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that the platform was, and I quote, ‘written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.’”​

    Those exact words did actually appear in the LA Times, Cooper explained, but Schultz took them “completely out of context.”

    Now, here is the entire paragraph that was printed in the Times earlier this week:

    There is no doubt about who is in charge, of course. Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that was written at the direction of Romney’s campaign. The biggest question is whether the tone remains polite, as it was at the outset of two days of deliberations, or whether dissenters spoil the image of harmony that the Romney campaign is working hard to produce.​

    You see, the Times article is saying the Romney campaign helped make suggestions for the GOP platform, but it makes no mention of abortion policy. Cooper confronted Schultz for taking the quote out of context to further her own political agenda.

    “First, the abortion language in the 2012 platform, it hardly differs from the 2008 language and the 2004 language in the platform. That language obviously wasn’t written by the Romney campaign,” Cooper said, adding that a CNN reporter was present while the platform was being crafted and he said Romney advisers didn’t make suggestions on abortion plan.

    “Factually speaking, Mitt Romney did not design or direct the writing of the Republican Party platform… you can’t say they designed the abortion section,” Cooper continued.

    It seemed obvious enough that Schultz had been caught bending the truth to smear the Romney campaign. Surely she would apologize, right? Not even close.

    “Anderson, we definitely can say it,” Schultz replied, then trying to justify her allegation by saying Romney has “embraced” the party’s platform. Wasserman Schultz Refuses to Acknowledge She
     
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    That video is hilarious. I love the "It doesn't matter" quote in there. What she is saying is that doesn't matter that shes a liar about this, the Liberals will eat it up and believe it because they don't look for other sources.
     
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    Wasserman is a lying scumbag.
     
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    She is a Disgrace, the Dems should be ashamed.
     
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    Yep.

    I loved watching Wolf Blitzer make her look like an ass over the Ryan/Medicare Debate. Not like Wolf is a big con or something lol, and he just kept saying, I am sorry that is not true, the ryan plan does not change things for those 55 and over, and she kept saying that's not true!! lol

    Pathetic.
     
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    What a hack and a liar, even caught, she is to stupid to just give it up. She is the chairperson? They are in bad shape.
     
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    Is the "personhood amendment" still part of the republican platform?

    Yes or no?

    Whether Romney wrote it (or not), he inherits it, en toto.

    That is the issue (not mis-quoting the Times).
     

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