Mystery of the Day

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on September 30, 2012

I don’t know how Thomas Friedman manages to go through his column about the Obama administration’s foreign policy without once condemning the administration for its lies regarding the attacks in Egypt and Libya on American diplomatic interests, but somehow, the World’s Worst Columnist manages to do just that.

I don’t think much of John McCain’s ability to make a point in a debate, having seen him try to do so as a presidential candidate, but at least McCain has some kind of grasp on reality:

“It was either willful ignorance or dismal intelligence to think that people come to spontaneous demonstrations with heavy weapons, mortars, and the attack goes on for hours,” McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

“To blame it on the video … shows the absolute ineptitude and ignorance of the realities,” McCain added. “It’s not the videos, it’s the radical Islamists [who] are pushing the videos.”

Oh, and the timeline of the lies is neatly laid out here, and on other blogs. Like mine. There is no reason why a New York Times columnist whose beat involves world affairs should ignore reporting on those lies . . . unless, of course, he is in the tank for the Obama campaign and is willing to spin even harder than the likes of Plouffe, Messina and Axelrod do to bring about the president’s re-election.

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