In light of the clearly fact-challenged testimony Secretary of State John Kerry gave to a Senate committee on Thursday, one can reasonably ask three questions about why almost all the news media ignored the easily exposed falsehoods:
1. Have we become so accustomed to lying, deception, and duplicity from the Obama administration that a few more fibs aren’t all that newsworthy?
2. Does the vast majority of so-called “reporters” not have enough perspective or awareness of historical context to recognize lies when they’re told?
3. Are most media outlets so sympathetic to the Obama administration and its aggressive push for the Iran nuke deal that they’re willing to look the other way and not point out when a top Obama official fails to tell the truth to the United States Congress?
As the website NewsBusters points out, Fox News’ Special Report was the only major news show to focus on Kerry’s misleading testimony Thursday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The nation’s chief diplomat appeared for several sometimes contentious hours before the panel as he tried to defend the Iran nuclear pact that’s come under bipartisan fire.
While English-networks ABC and NBC combined with Spanish-language networks MundoFox, Telemundo, and Univision on Thursday night to skip testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry in a Senate hearing on the Iran deal, CBS covered it in a news brief, but only summarized it and ignored false statements by Kerry as he faced criticism from both sides of the aisle.
In contrast, the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Special Report not only had a full segment on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing from chief Washington correspondent James Rosen but a takedown of three claims from Kerry.
By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself how the Fox News reporter exposes the trio of Kerry lies by showing what the secretary of state told the senators, then sharply contrasting Kerry’s statements with what’s been previously said about the Iran deal.
Given John Kerry’s obvious and apparently purposeful falsehoods, one must ask if the Capitol Hill lawmakers to whom he lied will call him out for trying to do to them what one senator said Iran did to him regarding the nuke deal — will Kerry be called on the congressional carpet for attempting to “bamboozle” the United States Congress?
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