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.