DNC chair: That awful conservative newspaper misquoted me by, er, accurately writing what I said

posted at 9:21 am on September 5, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

This week should be the crowning glory for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the DNC, as the national convention launches under her direction.  Instead, Wasserman Schultz ended up setting a trap and falling into it herself in the middle of the Democratic Party celebrations.  The Washington Examiner earlier reported that Wasserman Schultz had quoted Israel’s ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, as saying “ that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”  Ambassador Oren released a statement yesterday evening categorically denying he’d said any such thing.  Wasserman Shultz claimed in an interview on Fox shortly afterward that some conservative newspaper had “deliberately” misquoted her, and that she had never said any such thing:

“I didn’t say he said that,” Wasserman Schultz insisted. “And unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper. It’s not surprising they would deliberately misquote me. What I always say is that unfortunately the Republicans have made Israel a political football, which is dangerous for Israel. And Ambassador Oren has said that we can’t ever suggest that there is any daylight between the two parties on Israel because there isn’t. And that that’s harmful to Israel. That’s what I said, and that is accurate.”

The reporter for that conservative newspaper, my friend Philip Klein, responded today … by releasing the audio of Wasserman Schultz’ claim:

We know — and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this — that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.  They’re undermining Israel’s security by suggesting that the United States and Israel don’t have anything other than a unique and close and special relationship.

The remark may have been reported by a “conservative newspaper,” but it was reported accurately.  Debbie Wasserman Schultz flat-out lied when caught by Klein and the Examiner for lying originally about Ambassador Oren.  It’s safe to assume that anything else she says on this topic will be another lie to defend against the inescapable conclusion that she’s already lied twice about this.  And it’s probably safe to assume that she’s going to continue lying while blaming conservatives for quoting her accurately.  And on top of that, it’s safe to assume that she’s not bright enough to realize that no one’s buying her lies any longer.

This woman officially leads the Democratic Party.  Keep that in mind as you watch Abortion-Palooza unfold this week.


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Q: What’s the smartest thing ever to have come out of DWS’s mouth?
A: Bill Clinton’s D#&k

jpferman on September 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM

You must have DWS confused with Monica Lewinsky.

Steve Z on September 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Whelp, at least the democrats play to their base.

SouthernGent on September 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Mother in prison for stealing money from the government and lying about it. CHECK

Father in prison for stealing money from the government and lying about it. CHECK

Little Debbie soon to be in prison for stealing money from the government and lying about it.

The nut did not fall far from the criminal tree.

jukin3 on September 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM

You can’t take what DWS seriously- it’s comedy.

Honestly, relax and enjoy a good laugh.

However, what should really trouble people is that a large majority of the American Jewish vote is still firmly planted in Obama’s camp. What exactly that says about American Jews and Israeli Jews- I have not idea.

Marcus Traianus on September 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Liar, liar, lion mane Dippity-do on fire.

mapper on September 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

FIFY

Shy Guy on September 5, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Oren released a statement yesterday evening categorically denying he’d said any such thing.

I’ve been waiting for this ever since I first read that DWS quote. Better than a hot fudge sundae.

Bob's Kid on September 5, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Debbie the klutz strikes again.

rplat on September 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Debbie should always get her hair done in Charlotte.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM

POS

end of story

losarkos on September 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM

And on top of that, it’s safe to assume that she’s not bright enough to realize that no one’s buying her lies any longer.

Strongly disagree with this statement Ed. I know too many democrats (I live in California)that absolutely refuses to believe anything that a right leaning news-source has to say. If Fox News reports something that is unequivocally true, that news-source is lying! And these people vote. The Dead voters are more knowledgeable.

PrettyD_Vicious on September 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM

From what I have seen so far, this “non-story” is being completely ignored by the Networks which were so outraged by the lying liars at the RNC.

mitchellvii on September 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

This woman officially leads the Democratic Party. Keep that in mind as you watch Abortion-Palooza unfold this week.

You endorsed Rick Santorum who boasted of his votes to fund Planned Parenthood on Greta’s show.

Dante on September 5, 2012 at 10:39 AM

PrettyD_Vicious on September 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Indeed.

I was talking to someone and they said, “Oh, did you get that from Fox news?” (it’s hard to tell in writing but the tone implied that it had to be false because it came from Fox – which it didn’t because I don’t own a t.v., but anyway).

I said, “Have you spent a lot of time watching Fox news?”

They said, “Of course not. I’ve never watched that channel! It’s full of lies and propaganda.”

At which point I looked at them and said, “It’s pretty ignorant to have an opinion that strong about a channel you’ve never watched. If I were you I would at least lie and pretend I’d seen it for myself before claiming what it is or is not full of.”

It shut them up, but, I don’t think we discussed politics again after that.

JadeNYU on September 5, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Lyin’ King Lyin’ Queen

seven on September 5, 2012 at 10:42 AM

The brazen lies of these socialist scums are simply incredible… Each day you think that they cannot go lower in their lies but yet they do…

mnjg on September 5, 2012 at 10:43 AM

If you really want to report news, you should restrict yourself to reporting when Wasserman-Schultz tells the truth.

Tyrone Slothrop on September 5, 2012 at 10:47 AM

This is going to sound awful, but that Fox video is the first time I have ever seen DWS with he hair not looking greasy and caked to her head.

Brad on September 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

JadeNYU on September 5, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I’ve had the same conversation many times. I tell them that if a fact is true, it doesn’t the source does not matter. Their retort is goes something like this: “I don’t want to talk about this anymore!” and they go away.

PrettyD_Vicious on September 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Come on now, who you gonna believe, Debbie Downer or your lyin’ eyes?

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Why is she still their Chair? Do the dems believe the membership deserves a top representative that lies at every opportunity and smiles as she does so?

FireBlogger on September 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM

At the convention today:

And now I introduce Barack Obama’s Vice Presidential candidate for 2012….

Deeebieeee Waaaasserman Schhhulllltzz.

Crowd erupts, jaws drop.

sdbatboy on September 5, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Oh and now Democrats omit previous language from their convention that Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

And yet American Jews still swoon for Mr. Obama in big numbers.

Psst. Mr. Obama knows that whatever he does it won’t matter. Anywhere else that would be called insulting and degrading.

Marcus Traianus on September 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Musing: do you think that there are people in the democrat party that do not like Isreal that are using Debbie? There are people in the dem party that really don’t like Jews or Isreal, are they making a fool of her or is she just making a fool of herself?

Fleuries on September 5, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: quite possibly the only dumb blond on the planet capable of giving dumb blondes a bad name.

pilamaye on September 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

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If that’s not the thread winner, what is? . . : )

listens2glenn on September 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Miss Piggy is a great face for the Democrat Party.

They’re going to have to dig deep when it comes time to replace her.

CorporatePiggy on September 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Maybe Eastwood meant they have an empty headed Chair.

Buddahpundit on September 5, 2012 at 11:07 AM

There are no depths that the lying, vicious mudslinging party of hate won’t sink to, and that includes their arrogant sociopathic socialist leader obama.

jqc1970 on September 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I have to admit she turns me on.

nimrod on September 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM

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The only thing of mine I want to see in that mouth is a fishing hook.

Archivarix on September 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM

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. . . I don’t remember saying “she turned me on”, but I do remember saying she’s not UGLY externally.

Of course, that’s in the eyes of this “beholder.”
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Just don’t let her talk. That’s when you see the UGLY.

listens2glenn on September 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Lipstick + pig = PIG

maintenanceman on September 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

It all starts at the top of the party…it is a campaign strategy.

d1carter on September 5, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Google:
Wasserman Schultz lies: About 693,000 results
Paul Ryan lies 70,600

Ryan needs to step up his game . . ./

BigAlSouth on September 5, 2012 at 11:53 AM

And it’s probably safe to assume that she’s going to continue lying while blaming conservatives for quoting her accurately.

What she’ll do is pull a Sherrod Brown and claim that the reporter edited the tape. She’ll have no evidence of that, but neither did Brown.

SDN on September 5, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz flat-out lied when caught by Klein and the Examiner for lying originally about Ambassador Oren. It’s safe to assume that anything else she says on this topic will be another lie to defend against the inescapable conclusion that she’s already lied twice about this.

Lying by falsely putting words in the mouth of a person who is the Ambassador of an important ally of ours, is an unforgivable political offense. It is an offense against international comity and order, not just a political exaggeration intended to score some publicity points.

For that alone, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz should be immediately fired as the political head of her Party. Obviously, she’ll never apologize — she’ll just keep lying and denying, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.

Clearly, the U.S. Sec’y of State should also be asked for her position on those statements after having been presented with the audio and video proof. At a minimum (in light of the curious absence of Mrs. Clinton from the country), the spokesman for the State Department should be pointedly asked for the Secretary’s position on the matter at the State Department’s daily briefing because of the potentially serious implications for our relationship with the State of Israel.

In addition, Jay Carney should be confronted about this at the daily White House briefing.

Both of them should also be confronted by the press about the elimination of the language in the Democrat Party platform regarding the status of Jerusalem and other pro-Israel language.

It would be very instructive to make Hillary Clinton go on the record stating that the position of the United States on the status of Jerusalem is not a given, and that it is an issue which she too believes should be resolved in final status negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

This is an important question because even Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) now says that even he does not know the President’s position on Jerusalem!

As a former United States Senator from New York, Senator Clinton should certainly feel strongly obliged to fully inform her former colleague, and his constituents, on such an important matter of international diplomacy.

The truth is, of course, that now I think we have a much better idea of why Hillary Clinton suddenly decided to exit the country during the Democrat National Convention!

Trochilus on September 5, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Someone please lie to me and tell me this will all stop once we reach the Nov. 6 elections…please.

HoosierStateofMind on September 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I have to admit she turns me on.

nimrod on September 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Too much time in the Mexican bars eh? :)

arnold ziffel on September 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM

DWS makes me want to puke.

She needs to put on a pink va-jay-jay costume.

pastselldate on September 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The sad thing isn’t Debbie: she’s just another lefty hack. The sad thing is that she’ll be reelected by her constituency of (mainly)Jewish retirees in November. American Jews, with the notable exception of the Orthodox, basically worship the Red Calf of socialism. Most neither care about Israel nor go to synagogue and if they do see the Democratic disdain for Israel they rationalize support for Obama by saying he’s bringing national healthcare, protecting Holy Abortion, promoting homosexuality, etc. 80% of the Jewish vote is in their pocket so the Dems couldn’t care less how they insult and weaken Israel.

The attitude would change after Tel Aviv is destroyed with 100,000 Jews killed, but once they initial shock wears off believe me–they’ll be blaming Bush with the best of them.

spiritof61 on September 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

spiritof61 on September 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Just as a reminder, you forgot to attach a content warning label for your comment:

“WARNING: This comment contains a high percentage of offensive and baseless trash.”

Trochilus on September 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I have to admit she turns me on.

nimrod on September 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM

She does radiate a certain erotic essence. I’ve noticed the same thing about A.B. Stoddard. Only discernable to the truly cosmopolitan among us.

a capella on September 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Why can’t FoxNews report the whole story?

They headline the article, then make it to be a “he said/she said political squabble by leaving out the key information – that the Examiner released the audio PROVING that Wasserman-Schultz lied! Again!

Not that we ever had any doubts,(When does she lie? When she opens her mouth!), but it’s nice to see the facts laid out there for the independents who may not pay as close attention.

IndyConservative on September 5, 2012 at 1:04 PM

DWS…pay no attention to that rabit in my pants…Anderson, the truth doesn’t matter.

aposematic on September 5, 2012 at 1:04 PM

spiritof61 on September 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Just as a reminder, you forgot to attach a content warning label for your comment:

“WARNING: This comment contains a high percentage of offensive and baseless trash.”

Trochilus on September 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I’ll attach that label when the comment’s contents are proven to be untrue. Come back on Nov. 7 and we’ll run down the list: DWS landslide reelection, 70% of the Jewish vote is D, etc. I just hope that the Israelis are able to forestall the Tel Aviv Martyrdom Operation before it’s too late.

spiritof61 on September 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM

DWS has a lying party while black people drown.

Strike Hornet on September 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I couldn’t tell from the audio. Were her lips moving?

Finbar on September 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM

What Debbie Downer appears to be saying is that it’s dangerous for Israel if the Republicans try to make people think that Obama and the Democratic Party are insufficiently supportive of Israel. That way, Israel’s enemies will think that they can attack Israel (because it doesn’t have Obama’s support).

The problem arises when Obama and the Democratic Party really are insufficiently supportive of Israel. Apparently, Debbie thinks it’s dangerous to Israel for the Republicans to reveal that information — more dangerous than Obama actually being unsupportive of Israel.

J.S.K. on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

This really shows the intelligence of these Democrats. With the electronic media today, if you cannot tell the truth you better keep your mouth shut because it will be recorded. But they are so used to blaming somebody else for their failures, they never stop and think anymore.

savage24 on September 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Of all the conservative people that have interviewed this idiot, not ONE, NOT ONE, has the cajones or the fortitude to call her a liar to her face…… God Save America!

ultracon on September 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

“It’s safe to assume that anything else she says on this topic will be another lie…”

Pretty much sums up the entire Democrat party…

… doesn’t it?

Seven Percent Solution on September 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

. . . .
I’ll attach that label when the comment’s contents are proven to be untrue.
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spiritof61 on September 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Uh huh. And, of course, you also mean when, as YOU stupidly and outrageously said, after 100,000 Israelis in Tel Aviv are killed

” … but once they [sic] initial shock wears off believe me–they’ll be blaming Bush with the best of them.”

Did you somehow forget that obnoxious part of what you wrote?

Gee, you’re beginning to remind me a little bit of Debbie — you don’t have enough sense to quit when you’re behind, and the proof is already on the table!

Trochilus on September 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Ownership has it’s privliges.

Jabberwock on September 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM

J.S.K. on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Yes, you are right.

And because it is now proven that the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, was deliberately and intentionally misquoted by the Chairwoman of the Democrat Party — the party in power in Washington, D.C. — in a blatantly thuggish attempt to use him to falsely smear her domestic political opponents, you really do have to wonder how the people of Israel will continue to view the current United States government’s commitment to their security.

This is a very, very dangerous and unacceptable game that she has played.

In fact, what she has actually proved was that her own party — for which she is the officially designated mouthpiece — is now firmly in the position which she had falsely attributed to the Republicans when she lied about what the Israeli Ambassador!

Clearly, what the Democrats are doing, through her, is dangerous for Israel. And, it is also dangerous for the United States.

At a minimum, the President and/or the Sec’y of State, simply have to address this. Her comments have to be officially rebuked. The foreign policy of the United States cannot brook the party chair of the party in power deliberately misquoting a foreign ambassador of a close ally for partisan purposes.

Trochilus on September 5, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Correction here:

In fact, what she has actually proved was that her own party — for which she is the officially designated mouthpiece — is now firmly in the position which she had falsely attributed to the Republicans when she lied about what the Israeli Ambassador said!

Trochilus on September 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Weapons-grade stupidity and dishonesty, courtesy of Ms. Poodle-doo.

Christien on September 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

she’s not bright enough to realize that no one’s buying her lies any longer.

HILARIOUS! If Repubs were this bad I’d vote third party and wouldn’t give a crap who won.

yhxqqsn on September 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The woman is a blundering buffoon, but hey, if that’s who the democrats want to represent their party, fine by me. It would be a pity if they replaced her with someone competent. Which makes me think, maybe this is the best they’ve got? Hahahaha. That’s even funnier. She’s using Pelosi’s favorite tactic…throw out the bogus unsubstantiated charge and then wait and see if it sticks.

scalleywag on September 5, 2012 at 3:04 PM

The electronic recording was lying. It was a conservative electronic recording.

Burke on September 5, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Uh huh. And, of course, you also mean when, as YOU stupidly and outrageously said, after 100,000 Israelis in Tel Aviv are killed

” … but once they [sic] initial shock wears off believe me–they’ll be blaming Bush with the best of them.”

Did you somehow forget that obnoxious part of what you wrote?

Gee, you’re beginning to remind me a little bit of Debbie — you don’t have enough sense to quit when you’re behind, and the proof is already on the table!

Trochilus on September 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Find it obnoxious that Jews will vote liberal even when it costs them dearly? Even when the evidence is overwhelming that such policies are suicidal? You had better open your eyes. I have no doubt that they will vote D and buy the propaganda line that it was Bush’s and not Barry’s fault if Tel Aviv were destroyed (a very real possibility). That’s the disgusting thing.

The fact that American Jews support left-wing politicians like Debbie and Chuck Schumer and the whole gamut of liberal causes and that the majority of them are no longer pro-Israel is not news to anyone–except perhaps you. Think a big massacre of Jews will shift them politically? Israelis have been dying in terrorist attacks for a long time but the most anti-Israel president in history got 75% of their votes and probably will do so again.

spiritof61 on September 5, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Democrat lies are spewing faster than the water at Niagara Falls.

aposematic on September 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Q: What’s the smartest thing ever to have come out of DWS’s mouth?
A: Bill Clinton’s D#&k

jpferman on September 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Okay, that got a big laugh from me.

jeffn21 on September 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Baghdad Bobette

ultracon on September 6, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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