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RICK VS. MEDIA

WATCH: Testy Santorum Lies About Speech, Calls “Bullshit” On NY Times Reporter

Rick Santorum lashed out at a New York Times reporter who asked for clarification on remarks that Mitt Romney was the “worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”

“What speech did you listen to?” said a confrontational, visibly angry Santorum. “Stop lying. I said he was the worst Republican to run on the issue of Obamacare… Would you guys quit distorting what I’m saying?”

When pushed further, Santorum lost it even more, saying: “If I see it, it’s bullshit. Come on man, what are you doing?”

The thing is, as the New York Times reporter notes in an appearance on the CBS Morning show today, that Santorum did not bring up the issue of healthcare in the speech directly preceding the question. Which makes Santorum as much of a liar and “distorter of truth” as the liberal media supposedly is.

Now he’s said in a message to supporters that he’s “ready to take on the New York Times,” saying the paper is a “defender and enabler of Mitt Romney’s and Barack Obama‘s liberal agenda.”

First things first, Slick Rick. Start practicing what you preach (in so many ways) and “stop lying” to reporters who are just trying to ask a simple question about a controversial statement you made in a speech.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Mar 26, 2012
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  • 19 Comments
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      He should not be President. Scary.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marie Cohn
      Marie Cohn

      More frothiness than an exploding cappuccino machine.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Uncle Mo
      Uncle Mo

      Whoa, frothing at the mouth. He’s going to need a thicker skin to be President.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher Banks
      Christopher Banks

      Maybe he needs to see an aromatherapist. One that uses this mixture: http://spreadingsantorum.com/

      Mar 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LittIe,Kiwi
      LittIe,Kiwi

      a great indicator to see how many Scumbag Americans still pollute this great nation is to count how many people voted for Santorum.

      its become apparent that “liberal bias” means “they use facts and logic and reason and truth and empirical evidence, and we conservatives hate that because we’d rather make political ads that are centred around baseless fear-mongering and depictions of Obama turning small white towns into desolate horror landscapes populated by black crows and dead babies”

      the man, to be real, has no faith in Christ nor Christianity. he breaks the 9th commandment on an hourly basis.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      And let me guess, The media will NEVER used the word “Lie”…

      If they even mention it they will say he “Misspoke”.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LittIe,Kiwi
      LittIe,Kiwi

      i liked when he “misspoke” about the Dutch, and his PR lady covered it with “well, his comments reflect what’s in his heart.”

      uh you mean lies?

      Mar 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Abrami
      Robert Abrami

      Rick Santorum was and is a mediocre politician and like Sarah Palin he’s now in the big time but his outbust yesterday shows that he does not listen to his own words and knows that Romney is going to be the nominee for the Republican Party. Is that good? I don’t think so but the thought of Santorum being President is really scary. He’ll watch the tape and let’s see what he comes back with and as far as his “war” on The New York Times he should go back to Pennsylvania and sit in the candy store and spin some more tales.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff Shermer
      Jeff Shermer

      He did say that about Romney and Obamacare (as he defended in the clip) in the same sentence during his speech. Watch the whole speech and not just the part the news spliced for their clip.

      It is frightening the backlash that he is getting for standing his ground and being misquoted. It is “BS” for people to misquote and not take responsibility for it.

      It is also amazing that this has exploded into such a slanted misrepresentation of the actual event.

      Watch the speech in total.

      This is scary… I am not a fan of Rick Santorum. But I am a fan of justice and truth. When an event has occurred that is taken out of context, and the whole nation jumps on the ship… No matter Santorum’s views, he was misrepresented toady in a large way. I am scared that we jump to conclusions when we think they support our ideas… Jesus help us, Please!

      Mar 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      If his ego is going to be this trigger happy when a reporter ticks him off, what will he do when Iran or Korea or China or anyone else starts in on him. He’s not the right man for this job. Theocracies never work either. Separation of Church and State makes the man vomit. The Pope has no business calling shots or pulling strings on him. He’s a ninny and way in over his head. Haven’t we learned from Palin’s misadventure? We need a person who is even-keeled, intelligent, calm, and working with this Century’s people. Women need to run away from the Republican party and start using their voices again. Romney is so malleable and weird and slippery and out of touch that the thought of him at the helm sends cortisol racing through my veins. These bigots will not be President. In droves, women need to switch parties and send a message. Birth control isn’t covered, but Viagra is? Run, Lola, run.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bonnie deprimio
      bonnie deprimio

      As with all of Rick Santorum’s comments and “positions,” he is just a “TALKING SWEATER VEST WITH NO TRUE CONVICTION.” You can’t say he isn’t a Catholic because he “fits the lying, hateful and deceitful definition of today’s CATHOLIC-REALLY SCARY! Rick Santorum is a “Hot Mess with 19th Century ideals and no basis for being a LEADER.
      Just imagine the “Santorum World” where all women are slaves to men, barefoot and eternally pregnant, unaware of anything in the outside world. The children of this dysfunctional union are NOT allowed to attend school or socialize with people that aren’t part of the “family”-sort of like a CULT! Education is a “curse word” and disallowed, except for the “leader of this cult.”
      EVERYONE who doesn’t abide by these ‘standards’ in the “Santorum World” is the ENEMY-hence the need to ‘bear arms.’ We would BE AT WAR with ALL foreign countries, building the deficit to hundreds of trillions with no end in sight.
      THIS IS THE NEW CONSERVATIVE

      Mar 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 9 · Jeff Shermer wrote, “He did say that about Romney and Obamacare (as he defended in the clip) in the same sentence during his speech. Watch the whole speech and not just the part the news spliced for their clip.”

      Even in the clip they showed, Santorum called Romney the worst Republican in the country to run against Obama….” (The sound clip ended so close to the final ‘a’ in Obama’s name that he could have said “Obamacare” – there was no pause after the final ‘a’ so it could have been chopped mid-word).

      The press is simply misrepresenting what he said in the clip. He wasn’t calling Romney the “worst Republican in the country” in a general context. The New York Time’s question was a loaded one – answering it directly would tacitly admit that Santorum said something he didn’t in this particular case.

      There are plenty or reasons to treat Santorum as a joke, such as what he actually says. Even if you hate him, you shouldn’t have to put words in his mouth to make him look bad. Just quoting him accurately will do.

      Mar 27, 2012 at 3:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Profanity, yelling? How Christian of you, Mr. Frothy.

      Mar 27, 2012 at 3:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Auntie Mame
      Auntie Mame

      When Santorum wins we can hopefully return this country to an oppressive theocracy and start sending those who oppose him to reunification camps.

      Mar 27, 2012 at 7:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      If his ego is going to be this trigger happy when a reporter ticks him off, what will he do when Iran or Korea or China or anyone else starts in on him. He’s not the right man for this job. Theocracies never work either. Separation of Church and State makes the man vomit. The Pope has no business calling shots or pulling strings on him. He’s a ninny and way in over his head. Haven’t we learned from Palin’s misadventure? We need a person who is even-keeled, intelligent, calm, and working with this Century’s people. Women need to run away from the Republican party and start using their voices again. Romney is so malleable and weird and slippery and out of touch that the thought of him at the helm sends cortisol racing through my veins. These bigots will not be President. In droves, women need to switch parties and send a message. Birth control isn’t covered, but Viagra is? Run, Lola, run.

      (This comment got flagged as spam and stayed in limbo, so resubmitting it today.)

      Mar 27, 2012 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Global Traveler
      Global Traveler

      That reporter is a pussy. And I don’t mean that in the good sense.

      Mar 27, 2012 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phantom
      Phantom

      Sounds like Santorum got a dildo stuck up his ass. :O

      Mar 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fluffy Kitties
      Fluffy Kitties

      Since when is the word “bullshit” profane? Unless you think either cattle or excrement are sacred, I see nothing sacrilegious about it, just a foul-mouthed hypocrite eating his own words. Personally, I’ve always associated the word “bullshit” with Santorum, and am quite pleased to see him take it mainstream. It’s a terrific campaign slogan for a Republican, and a solemn vow for a Christian.

      Mar 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 16 · Fluffy Kitties wrote, “Since when is the word “bullshit” profane?” It’s because the person who called it “profane” did not have the benefit of Al Siegal’s advice, the New York Time’s “estimable arbiter of language” who once sent a memo regarding a similar statement made by George W. Bush: “Folks: If we have to refer to it again, let’s call Bush’s word a vulgarity, not an obscenity. It has nothing to do with sex. Nor is it profane, having nothing to do with religion or the deity.”

      http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2000-09-07/news/0009060818_1_bush-campaign-reporters-challenge-adam-clymer has the detals – it is a very funny article by Maureen Dowd.

      Mar 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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