Read time: 2 minutes

The Daily Show Fact-Checks The GOP Fox Business Debate

"Wrong but adorable." Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic fact-checks the GOP Fox Business debate, and the results aren't pretty.
Views:

"Wrong but adorable." Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic fact-checks the GOP Fox Business debate, and the results aren't pretty. Sadly there was no desire whatsoever to do the same with the candidates the night of the actual "debate" (and I use that term lightly) by the three right wing corporate suck-ups they had for moderators.

‘The Daily Show’ skewers Ben Carson and ‘bullsh*t’ flowing in Republican debate:

Daily Show host Trevor Noah enlisted the aid of analyst Desi Lydic on Wednesday to pick apart some of the rhetoric from Republican candidates Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Donald Trump, after noting that many analysts said Tuesday’s GOP debate had more substance.

“[It] is true, because bullsh*t is also a substance,” Noah said.

Lydic debunked Carson on two fronts, starting with his assertion that “people need to be educated on the minimum wage,” which he used to argue that joblessness increases when the minimum wage is raised.

“This statement is true: people do need to be educated on the minimum wage — specifically you,” she said. “In the last 37 years, the number of jobless people has decreased four times after raising the minimum wage. I’m rating his statement as ‘false.’ Or as Dr. Ben Carson calls it, ‘autobiographical.'”

She later revealed that the former neurosurgeon omitted one major factor in the US encouraging “entrepreneurial risk-taking and capital investment” within 100 years of gaining its independence from Britain.

“That is true — by 1872, the United States had the highest domestic economic output in the world — thanks to what Ben Carson calls ‘an atmosphere of entrepreneurial risk-taking and investment,’ which is a really nice way to describe slavery,” she said.

Lydic also took apart the ridiculous back and forth between Fiorina and Donald Trump, and which one of them actually met Vladimir Putin in a green room, and which one didn't meet him at all.

Sadly, once again we've got the comedians doing a better job of skewering these liars than a good deal of their enablers in the corporate media.


Comments

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.