On MSNBC Live, Eric Boehlert Cautions Media To Take Note Of Fiorina's Falsehoods

Boehlert: “She's Just Making Stuff Up About Shutting Down The Federal Government”

From the September 18 edition of MSNBC's MSNBC Live:

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JONATHAN CAPEHART (HOST): You know Eric, that clip we showed of Carly Fiorina pounding the podium and giving that very vivid description of what she saw on video, there are lots of reports out there that say what she was describing she couldn't possibly have seen, because the video doesn't exist. And I think it's part of a larger thing about the misrepresentation of Planned Parenthood. Why has it been so difficult to stop these kinds of misrepresentations by the Republican Party?

ERIC BOEHLERT: Well, Jonathan Alter during the other segment just talked about the Republican Party being immune from facts, living in their own bubble. This is a classic example. Carly Fiorina has a problem telling the truth. Now she either didn't watch these videos, which is amazing because she wants -- she wants to shut down the entire federal government to defund Planned Parenthood. Or she did watch the videos and she just made this stuff up, because what she described, as you said, does not exist. I mean, how are you going to run for president and you're going to say this is what she saw on the video, when everyone can look at it in the video and say it doesn't exist? That's a problem. And, you know, if you want to go back for some context, when Al Gore ran for president, the D.C. press said he cannot be president because he has the tendency to exaggerate. Is the press going to hold Carly Fiorina to the same standard? She's just making stuff up about shutting down the federal government. This is kind of weird.


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