If there are truthers and birthers, should there now be a new term for those who are doubting President Obama’s claim that he goes skeet shooting “all the time”? And should that term be “skeeters”? If so, count CNN’s rising young star Erin Burnett among the gadflies.
During a segment on Monday night, Burnett took over two minutes to dissect the president’s shooting claim — and she found it wanting.
“Obama the skeet shooter,” she began. “Yeah, I’m not making this up. I mean, if someone is, it isn’t me.”
She then played the clip of CNN’s Jessica Yellin confronting Press Secretary Jay Carney on the comments, repeatedly asking if a picture of the activity existed and why no one had ever heard of him doing it before.
Burnett then turned to a panel where she said there’s “skepticism” among conservatives and non-conservatives about the president’s claim.
“So, now you’re going to say you do it all the time, don’t you have to kind of prove it?” she asked.
Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher wasn’t impressed: “Such speculation is to be expected from a deranged partisan, but not from a journalist. She owes him an apology.”
Editor’s note — We discussed this story and all the day’s news during our Tuesday BlazeCast: