(TeaParty.org) – This is lying. Plain and simple. Blatant falsehoods, yet again, from the fake news media.
In a recent tweet, Yahoo News plainly spun a quote referenced by Sen. Lindsey Graham to indicate just how awful the Clinton camp was towards the women who accused President Clinton of sexual impropriety and assault to make it sound like Graham himself had said it of the President’s recent mocking comments about Dr. Christine Ford.
Graham, who was pointed to comments made by Clinton campaign strategist James Carville, was in fact criticizing Carville’s mockery of accusers and expressing sympathy for Dr. Ford.
“Sen. Lindsey Graham defends Trump’s mocking of Dr. Ford: ‘Everything he said was factual…this is what you get when you go through a trailer park with a $100 bill,’” Yahoo News tweeted to their 1.11 million followers. “The audience gasps.”
In the 1990’s, Carville made this comment about Paula Jones, who was at that time accusing then-President Clinton of sexual harassment, The Washington Post clarifies.
As we well know at this point, Democrats have a very different, clearly even contemptious attitude towards women when they’re accusing Democrats of sexual harassment or assault, as clearly indicated by Carville’s disgusting comments about Jones.
In reality, Graham was using Carville as an example as what belittling an alleged victim really looked like when asked by editor-in-chief of The Atlantic to respond to Trump’s “personal, degrading attack” on Dr. Ford during a Mississippi rally last week.
“Here’s what’s personally degrading: ‘This is what you get when you go through a trailer park with a hundred dollar bill,’” Graham replied, quoting Carville.
Yahoo shamelessly eliminated this context and delivered this statement as if Graham said it himself.
“Graham went on to say he believed Ford was ‘treated respectfully’ by the prosecutor who questioned her before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week,” The National Review clarified.
He went on to even criticize the President for how far he went when mocking Ford.
“So President Trump went through a factual rendition that I didn’t particularly like and I would tell him, ‘Knock it off, you’re not helping,’”Graham went on to say.
This clear mischaracterization of Graham’s comments forced other outlets to give full credit to Carville for what he said in the 90’s.
“That ‘trailer park’ comment was a reference to a remark made by James Carville, a strategist to former president Bill Clinton,” ABC News affiliate KGO-TV reported.
“Carville made a derogatory remark after Paula Jones accused Clinton of sexually harassing her in a Little Rock hotel room in the 1990’s,” they went on.
Shamefully, Yahoo News wasn’t the only outlet that tried to spin the “trailer park” comment as Graham’s own, though.
The Young Turks’ John Iadarola did the exact same thing:
Lindsey Graham on Christine Blasey Ford: “This is what happens when you go through a trailer park with a $100 bill.”
And on Donald Trump viciously mocking a sexual assault victim: “Everything he said was factually true.” pic.twitter.com/ZPJEDJaxjg
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) October 3, 2018
“Lindsey Graham on Christine Blasey Ford: ‘This is what happens when you go through a trailer park with a $100 bill,’” he wrote, clearly attempting to credit Graham with the statement.
Stunningly, Yahoo went on to delete the tweet…without ever giving Carville credit for the quote.
We deleted a tweet that did not accurately reflect the context of Lindsey Graham’s quote in the below video clip. pic.twitter.com/U5ihRhiP27
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) October 3, 2018
Again…this is lying. Blatant lying.