White House Lies About France Terror to Preserve PC View on Islam

From: Breitbart.com  by Joel B. Pollak  13 Jan 2015

It is common for White House spokespeople to spin the facts–to find the interpretation that best flatters the president. It is rare, but not unheard of, for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that are not yet fully known to the public. It is extraordinary for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that everyone already knows. Yet that is exactly what Josh Earnest did on Tuesday, when trying to explain why the Obama administration strains to avoid mentioning radical Islam.

Earnest claimed that it would be inaccurate to blame the Charlie Hebdo attack and the attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris on radical Islam because there are Muslims who do not support the attacks, Muslim leaders who condemned the attacks, even Muslims who were victims of the attacks. To identify radical Islam as the culprit, he seemed to imply, would be to implicate Islam as a whole. That is a tired straw-man argument, but it at least is a matter of opinion, however ridiculous.

What Earnest did to back up his argument, however, was simply dishonest. Asked by National Public Radio’s Mara Liasson why the White House has refused to identify “radical Islam” as a threat when other nations had done, Earnest cited “accuracy”:

And I guess I am doing my best to try to explain to you what that is. The first is, accuracy. We want to describe exactly what happened. These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism. And they later tried to justify that act terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it. [original emphasis]

Setting aside the arguable proposition as to whether the terrorists’ view of Islam is really “deviant” or in fact widely accepted, Earnest is claiming that the terrorists later invoked Islam to justify their attacks. That flies in the face of all available evidence.

Almost every account of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket noted that the terrorists made specifically Islamic gestures during the attacks. They shouted “Allahu Akbar” at the Charlie Hebdo offices, and proclaimed that they had avenged Muhammad. At the kosher supermarket, the terrorist ranted about Osama bin Laden and the Palestinians, among other grievances. At one point, according to some, he prepared for Islamic prayer, which is when police decided to move.

On Tuesday–the same day that Earnest fabricated his false chronology–CNN aired newly-released footage of the attack, in which the gunmen shouted in the street (in French, contrary to the comments of the anchor) that they had avenged the prophet. That was before they executed the police officer on the street in cold blood–i.e. it was in mid-attack, not “later.”

Yet Earnest lied, to preserve Obama’s politically correct fictions about radical Islam. What an insult to the dead, and a disgrace.

This really isn’t anything new, we’ve been writing about it for years. Apparently, it’s taken the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack to bring it to the attention of the media. Only now are they noticing that our miserable excuse for a president has been avoiding any label or description that casts a negative light on muslims or islam (sic). A rhetorical question: why do you think that is?

If the attack had happened here, it would have been classified as “workplace violence.”

During my many years on this earth, I’ve known many people who had a penchant for stretching the truth, but I’ve never known (or known of) anyone who had raised lying to an art-form like our current president. It is amazing to me that ANYONE is willing to take ANY of his statements (or the statements of his spokespersons) at face value. With his history of lying and obfuscating, he has shown that his words are not to be taken without severe skepticism and a legitimate suspension of belief.




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14 Responses to White House Lies About France Terror to Preserve PC View on Islam

  1. Kathy says:

    After having so much practice, you’d think they’d better at their yarns by now, instead they get more unbelievable every day. Earnest’s use of the word accuracy would be laughable if it weren’t so hypocritical.

    If the terrorists’ view of Islam is deviant, then why are there so many of them following the same pattern of attack? Why is there now a whole army of them bringing such massive devastation to Iraq and Syria? Answer that, Mr. Earnest.

    • Garnet92 says:

      You’d think so Kathy, but I think that it shows the distain that they feel for America’s citizens. While they’re not completely wrong about the pitiful involvement of the masses, they underestimate how many of us DO recognize what’s going on and don’t like it – not one little bit.

      Like millions of others, you and I know that Odumbass knows what’s going on, he’s just “shuckin’ and jivin'” the public (and yes, that’s racist). It’s what he’s done ever since his coronation.

  2. Rich B says:

    This brings the “red line in the sand” comment Omama made in front of, Oh I don’t know, maybe it was a billion people. Then the lying sack of shit turns around and claims “I didn’t draw a red line” but instead claimed it was the “World” who drew it. The anecdotal lies and BS just keep on coming.

    There aren’t enough words to describe this idiot’s prevarications. In my opinion as an arm-chair Psychologist, the man has a pathological knack for telling bullshit stories. And only he believes his own crap. Even Pravda isn’t that stupid – or are they?

    • Garnet92 says:

      Agreed Rich, and that’s the thing that pisses me off the most. He’s gotten to the point that he doesn’t even care if his statements can’t stand scrutiny, so what? He’s been getting away with it for years, why change now? It’s part of his psyche; part of who he is, and not likely to change in the future. After all, who is going to challenge him? Boehner? McConnell? The Supreme Court? No, he’s home free.

  3. Clyde says:

    Obama and his minions = Bovine Scatalogical Matter. WHY didn’t Mara, who USUALLY is a pitbull, go after Josh tells a story itself. NPR doesn’t want to believe the TRUTH either.Good post, Garnet.

    • Rich B says:

      You gotta remember who funds the NPR Clyde. We do. I hate it when someone says “the government” when asked where the welfare benefits and perks come from. It’s a childish and naive view of civics and economics. And, it’s something “Omama Phone lady” and many of Omama’s (and most dems) constituents really believe and depend on when it comes to votes.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Thanks Clyde and thanks for not using the term :BULLSHIT” since that would be considered somewhat rude when it relates to our esteemed president (GAG).

  4. CW says:

    In the Harry Potter books the witches referred to the villain as “he who must not be named,” as if refusing to say his name somehow made him nonexistent. Most of us know how that turned out. That same head-in-the-sand mentality seems to dominate the current White House. If they don’t say “radical Islam,” – poof! – it doesn’t exist. So far that strategy is working out really well for them, eh?

    • Garnet92 says:

      Good observation CW! I wrote a bit once (never published it) about a “perceptionary machine” that accepted the text of a speech and converted words and phrases into Low-Information-Voter-ese so that the dumbass masses would hear the “massaged” words and marvel at what Odingdong was doing for them. Using that device, “radical Islam” would be converted into “peaceful protestors.”

      It looks like this administration is doing something like that. In my mind, they have a bevy of politically-trained linguists who magically turn Odumbass’s words into mishmash which will sound good to his followers.

  5. Bullright says:

    You said it Garnet, he takes lying to a whole new level Now accuracy is the reason they must lie. Well, not to mention how he tortures English language. Right, it really is an art-form to them.

    • Bullright says:

      The first analogy that comes to my mind is it’s like watching a hundred fleas trying to dance on the head of a pin. Except that would be entertaining at least.

    • Garnet92 says:

      The thing that elevates Omuslim to the Lying Hall of Fame is that he has realized that his followers will support him no matter what he says or does (yes, they are THAT stupid) and no longer even tries to hide his intentions. What can we do? Impeach him? He knows that impeachment (which he undoubtedly deserves) will just make him a martyr in the eyes of many uninvolved LIVs.

  6. Hardnox says:

    I used to think BJ Clinton was a world class liar. He’s just a piker compared to Putt. Everyday we are lied to by this administration and his enablers. I trust not a single word coming from them. It is really sad when we cannot trust our elected officials anymore or the so called media.