Watch: Rachel Maddow Rips Into Politico for Printing GOP Lies

On last night's Rachel Maddow Show, the host had some very stern words for Politicofor believing -- and printing -- Republican spin, rather than seeking out the actual truth.

Specifically, Maddow called out the publication for printing lies from a GOP source who claimed that President Obama "crashed" a Republican retreat earlier this year. In fact, Obama was invited to the event, which was widely covered on national television as a rare opportunity for the two parties to interact candidly.

Says Maddow:

They're...quoting the source that we know lied to them. A source who we know is telling lies for the purposes of political spin. And even as that has been proven by Politico's own editing, they keep in the spin! They keep it in there. It is true that someone has said those things. That is not the same thing as those things being true. There is a difference and it is really, really, really important.

Watch the segment here:

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 19, 2010, 2:29am

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