Is there any low Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not sink to?
During a broadcast last night on Fox News with Shep Smith, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee smeared a “conservative newspaper” for “deliberately misquoting” her comments made at a DNC training session instructing Jewish Democrats on how best to convince fellow Jews to vote for Obama. When Smith asked Wasserman Schultz about her claims that U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren has called Republican policies “dangerous” for Israel — a claim the ambassador has categorically denied — Wasserman Schultz attacked the source, the Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein:
“I didn’t say [Oren] 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.”
So did the Examiner “deliberately misquote” Wasserman Schultz? Did they even misquote her at all? Let’s go to the tape!
Normally Debbie Wasserman Schultz likes to stretch the truth until it’s unrecognizable, but in this appearance on Fox News, she completely dismisses the truth and slanders a good reporter in the process. Will Democrats demand that she apologize? You can bet Republicans are, but it seems like telling the truth is something which both parties should be able to agree on.