October 17, 2006

Some Dare Call It a Yarn

We are all well aware of Billary's penchant for deceit, lies and the masterful half-truth. Michelle Malkin get a good bit of snark on Hillary's claim she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the famous Brit who climbed Mount Everest. Problem was, Hillary climbed Everest in 1953, Hillary was born in 1947.

The New York Times is not as cynical as Malkin. Read their spin in a correction to a story which originally repeated the lie:

An article on Wednesday about an addition to the Clinton household in Washington — Dorothy Rodham, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s mother — mistakenly perpetuated a story that Mrs. Rodham had named her daughter for the mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary. That statement was based on a 1995 interview with Mrs. Clinton during her visit to Nepal, in which she met Sir Edmund and related the story, as told to her by her mother. As it turns out, the tale was just a family legend. An article today takes a look at how that yarn came to be.

Nice spin. Trust the Clintons. Give birth to an endearing family yarn. Pravda couldn't shovel propaganda that thick.

Check out the article, but please do so with a bottle of Pepto at the ready, it will make you that sick - Hillary, Not as in the Mount Everest Guy

“It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add,” said Jennifer Hanley, a spokeswoman for the campaign.


Blogger barista grazioso said...


That's as eloquent as I can get today, Snark.

Tue Oct 17, 11:26:00 PM  

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