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  • White House: Kerry did not gaffe

    09/09/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    White House: Kerry did not gaffe By REID J. EPSTEIN | 9/9/13 2:06 PM EDT White House press secretary Jay Carney said Secretary of State John Kerry’s assertion that U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria would be “unbelievably small” was only in context to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I think that Secretary Kerry clearly was referring to that in the context of what the United States and the American people have experienced over the past 10, 12 years, which includes large scale, long-term … open-ended military engagement with boots on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Carney said during Monday’s...
  • The Gaffe Game

    09/21/2012 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Americans keep saying we want our politicians to level with us, tell us what they truly think, not just go down the familiar list of talking points, giving us the usual collection of platitudes and hoping to be all things to all people. But when a presidential candidate does come right out with it, and tell it with the bark off, we are shocked, shocked. The chattering class calls such statements gaffes and never tires of repeating them for their shock value -- rather than ask whether there might be some truth, even disturbing truth, behind the comments. It's so...
  • CNN Hypes 'Tsunami' of Romney Campaign Problems

    09/18/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | September 18, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    After CNN pounded away at the latest media-manufactured Mitt Romney gaffe, CNN's Brooke Baldwin remarked on Tuesday that the campaign faces a "tsunami" of "myriad issues." "Can they right this?" she questioned the Romney campaign's ability to weather the media storm, adding that they face "a tsunami, if you add up the myriad issues within the campaign." [Video below the break. Audio here.] CNN Hypes 'Tsunami' of Romney Campaign Problems Baldwin was interviewing GOP strategist Chip Saltsman, who interestingly enough implicated the liberal media in his words without actually calling out the media for their bias. "[S]ince the convention, it's...