Wednesday, September 17, 2008

They Even Lied About the Teleprompter!

After Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Fox News reported that there were substantial glitches with the teleprompter that Palin was reading her speech from. Nevertheless, the Governor was able to overcome the obstacles and deliver her speech without getting flustered. This fact was quickly picked up and gleefully reported by other Right-Wing tools such as Rush Limbagh and Sean Hannity.

Well, it turns out (surprise, surprise), THAT WAS A LIE!!!

ABC News and Politico are reporting that, in actuality, there was nothing wrong with Palin's teleprompter. Members of the press who were within eyeshot of the prompter, carefully watched it and said they noticed no major problems with the equipment.

Now, while the isolated incident of lying about whether or not a prompter works is not really that big of deal, I am more concerned with why the Republicans felt they needed to lie about it in the first place. The obvious reason is that they wanted to bolster their candidate and give her more credit than she deserves. But, more importantly, if the McCain campaign feels they can lie so easily about a broken teleprompter, then what else are they lying about?

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