Read time: 1 minute

Meet The Press: Matalin Blames Liberal Media For U.S. Economic Woes

The usual round table got together this morning on Meet The Press and as usual, GOP shill, Mary Matalin, was spewing forth her talking points, facts

The usual round table got together this morning on Meet The Press and as usual, GOP shill, Mary Matalin, was spewing forth her talking points, facts be damned. Forecasts for the U.S. economy look dim, and host Tim Russert puts up poll number showing 83% of Americans think the economy is in bad shape -- but according to Lady McCheney, people really aren't worried about their personal finances, it's the evil liberal media that's giving them the perception that the economy is tanking.

icon Download icon Download

Matalin: "Well, there's an element of cognitive dissonance there because if you ask them how their own personal finances are going, those numbers completely switch. Yes, he's looking around. Those numbers are completely true. They absolutely switch on their own personal finances."

Shrum: "I think most people are getting very insecure about their personal finances."

Matalin: "That's because they're berated with these numbers. "

James Carville jumps in immediately and debunks everything she says, but Tim Russert does absolutely nothing to counter her spin and like most of the media, allows the right wing lies and distortions to go unchallenged. Bob Shrum finishes strong in this segment, but as soon as he starts going after McCain's admitted ignorance of the economy everyone jumps in and Russert cuts it off. Now there's a surprise...

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team