On Tuesday morning’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, Daily Beast editor Tina Brown explained that while President Obama did indeed lie in telling Americans they could keep their health insurance, the real problem was that he didn’t “refresh” his language. Here’s what Brown had to say:
What I’m actually told is that they did know this was something that wasn’t going to be true, but that the language wasn’t refreshed, that in a sense, Obama was going out with unrefreshed language that hasn’t updated the reality behind the scenes. Now, you could argue he should have known better, but you could also argue he has been very very poorly served by the people around him.
Blaming those surrounding Obama for a lie Obama told some three dozen times in public speeches is certainly a weak answer from a media looking to protect their precious leader.