May 10, 2015

The Washington Post's Kathleen Parker did her best to try to put a positive spin on GOP 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's firing from Hewlett-Packard on this Sunday's Meet the Press.

While former RNC chair and MSNBC regular Michael Steele and Parker argued that everyone should be taking Fiorina's candidacy seriously and that she's supposedly a "viable candidate," Parker's fellow columnist at the Post, Ruth Marcus was actually the voice of reason for once and pointed out that Fiorina was a "failed business leader and a failed political candidate" -- which naturally sent Steele and Parker into a bit of a tizzy.

STEELE: Oh my goodness. What are you talking about?

PARKER: No she's not a failed business leader.

MARCUS: She was fired, as Chuck pointed out, she was fired from her job. She didn't get the political job that she ran for. I just don't get why we should be taking her so seriously.

TODD: Very quickly Kathleen.

PARKER: A lot of people get fired from their jobs. I've been fired in the past and you know, it's good experience to have. But anyway, I think she acquitted herself very well now with you and if she does that repeatedly. Every time I've seen her speak, it's been with great conviction. She's not afraid of the facts. Her campaign will tell you she's answered two hundred questions last week and Hillary Clinton has answered seven in the entire scope of her campaign thus far.

So trust, are you trusting someone? I'm not saying that she's going to be the president. I'm just saying she's a viable candidate and she's going to get better and better as people know her.

Everyone knows full well the reason Fiorina is running, which is someone over at the RNC or in GOP leadership thinks people are silly enough to believe that having a female candidate will somehow neutralize the GOP's "war on women."

And "facts" are hardly the term I'd use for Fiorina's arguments about her time at HP and why she was fired.

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


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 for information on our posting policy.