An editorial in the New York Times this weekend tried to provide ridiculous cover for President Obama’s repeated promise of “if you like your plan you can keep it,” which has turned out to be a huge lie. The Times claimed Obama merely “misspoke.”

The Times’ defense sounds equally ridiculous when applied to other situations:

Ha!

We doubt the government, or the New York Times editorial board for that matter, would be as accepting of a similar phrasing from others:

That said, maybe the New York Times editorial board simply discovered that a good way to generate buzz is though making patently ridiculous defenses of President Obama’s lies.

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    “She said 12, but like any rational human being I assumed she misspoke and meant 18.” – Harry Reid, noted pederast.

    • pinupartist

      “He” said. Harry wouldn’t be caught dead with a girl.

      • Zane Henry

        Would it be better to be caught with a dead girl or a live boy? Probably wouldn’t matter because Reid would have scores of media lapdogs to sweep up for him.

  • pinupartist

    “Fake but accurate” springs to mind.

    At least prostitutes understand what they’re doing is wrong, but they have the excuse of needing the money…

    • TexSizzle

      Likewise, the 1963 lie by the same reporter from Dallas:

      “Children at Dallas’s University Park Elementary School had cheered when told of the president’s death.

      “… Finally, for the ambitious Rather — a native Texan and then a Dallas
      resident — the account represented the very sort of revealing, local
      dirt that throngs of out-of-town competitors would have to work far
      harder to get.

      “Except that it wasn’t true, and Rather knew it,

      “… The children at the school — including three of Barker’s own — were
      merely happy to be going home early, he was told. There couldn’t have
      been any spontaneous cheering at the news of Kennedy’s murder, because no such news had been announced.”

      Source: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2011/01/16/liberal-radio-hostlawyer-perpetuates-slander-dallas-schoolchildren-che

      • Spiny Norman

        40 years of mendacious “journalism” bracketed by two outrageous lies.

  • Robyn

    Personally, I remember having read “Finnegans Wake” in college, but since I don’t remember a single English word in the story, perhaps I did misspeak…

    • mickeyco

      No , your brain was just paralyzed by the time you finished it.

      • Robyn

        Also equally possible.

      • Spinmamma

        LOL

      • 0bamasnought

        Glad that wasn’t just me.

  • Tony0920

    Number 9. Thou shall not misspeak against your neighbor.

    • AmericanMom

      He said she was a perfect 10, but misspoke about the number and transitioned her number to 5.

  • WhoDat

    He lied. Government officials lie, often. What’s the big news?

    • IBXNJ

      You repeating them and ignoring the truth!!!!!

    • Joe W.

      The “Big News” is that you moon bats bought his lies and, as a result, the rest of us are screwed. Thanks a lot, loser.

      • Guest

        Where’s those weapons of mass destruction?

        • Joe W.

          Hey, Needlenose…repeating the claims of the intelligence community is NOT a lie. Besides which, they found plenty of WMD in Iraq and they have discovered that Saddam had moved more into Syria. You are a swine.

          • WhoDat

            Then those talking points Susan Rice said were the truth.

            They weren’t, by the way.

          • Joe W.

            B.S., loser. The intelligence community never EVER blamed a You-Tube video. Keep trying, though. You continue to make a perfectly round, brown a-hole of yourself. Please carry on….

          • ObamaFail

            Says the guy who was beating a war drum when Obama wanted to get us into a war with Syria, which led to him arming Al-Qaeda.

          • WhoDat

            You lie. I never wanted a war with Syria. That was your people.

          • Ronald Green

            Hhahahahahhaqa, good one.. SMH

          • YouGoGirl

            Uh, our people is not Obama calling the situation in Syria a crisis. Do you remember the red line (drawn in the sand evidently). But it’s okay, Putin and Kerry got it all worked out, hahaha, and those are all your guys, Putin especially.

          • lainer51

            “your” people?? OH MY – where are Jackson/Sharpton when you need them?

          • Marcy Cook

            Misspoke again Who Dat?

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            No, dude. That was Obama and Obamabots, like you.

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          Yeah, let’s defend Obama lying by invoking something we complained about for 10 years straight! That’ll make sense! Oh wait…

          Obama lied and healthcare plans died.

          • WhoDat

            Obama lied. Bush lied and thousands, if not millions, died.

          • constitutionminded

            Mission Accomplished, the health care system that we knew is dead. Obama.

          • WhoDat

            A healthcare system that caters only to the rich should die.

          • ObamaFail

            You’re right, Obamacare should die. Because the only people who can afford to pay those skyrocketing premiums are the rich, who have gotten 95% of income gains under your lord and savior.

          • Zane Henry

            Bill Gates has doubled his wealth over the last 5 years. The super rich just LOVE it when Dems take charge. They hobble the economy so the Gates’ and Buffetts’ can buy up real assets when they devalue. All the while, demoralizing and decimating the middle class, whom they claim to be helping.

          • constitutionminded

            Like the one the politicians get. Put them on obamy care too.

          • allyall

            Now that no one can afford health insurance, the only people that will be able to get care are those who will be able to pay out of pocket for it; hence, the rich. Good job. Keep regurgitating, it becomes you.

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Which is exactly why Obamacare should die, because no one who isn’t rich can afford it.

          • ObamaFail

            70% of American deaths in the wars in the Middle East have happened under your lord and savior. Try again.

          • WhoDat

            Who got us into there in the first place?

          • SupplyGuy

            AQ who rammed two planes into the WTC – but you probably don’t remember that, or care.
            And let’s not forget all of the dems that voted for the Iraq invasion also and only turned on it when things started to go bad. Opportunistic a-holes, everyone of them.
            But you don’t care what lib politicians do as long as they get you one step closer to that utopia you so desperately believe in.

          • Ronald Green

            Irrelevant

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Jimmy Carter by backing the Mujahadeen (later AlQueida) against Russia and by overthrowing the Shah.

          • CapitaLiszt

            Q: “Who got us into there in the first place?”
            A: Democrats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5p-qIq32m8

          • ObamaFail

            At least Bush never aided terrorism by trying to cover up a terrorist attack on a US consulate and arrested a video maker so they could keep up the phony “it was because of a Youtube video” talking point like Obama and Hillary did. You know, Benghazi, that place you libs don’t believe is a real place because if you acknowledge it actually happens it means you have to acknowledge that Obama and Hillary are terrorists sympathizers.

          • WhoDat

            If it was a cover up, it was the most transparent cover up in history. Obama said it was an act of terror the morning after it happened.

          • Ronald Green

            No he blamed a video and merely suggested it might be terrorism.

          • walterc

            And a week later he went to the U.N. and blamed the video. . .again. And they still haven’t allowed the survivors to talk to congress or the press about the experience. And they won’t release the transcripts of the FBI debriefings of the survivors. in the name of transparency of course.

          • Spiny Norman

            Obama said it was an act of terror the morning after it happened.

            No, he did not. He never referred specifically to the attack in Benghazi, but made a general statement on terrorism – it was on the anniversary of 9/11. For many days afterword, the administration claimed what happened in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video no one in the ME had yet seen, yet they knew that very night it was a planned attack by al Qaeda affiliated terrorists.

          • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Dude. He told the parent’s of one the fallen that they would get that guy that made the video. Give me a break.

          • walterc

            And any time an American was in trouble.under attack, Bush sent help. Heck, even Carter would have sent help. The result might have been the same, but as all military people know, we have to try. You don’t leave Americans to die without trying to save them.

          • Anchababemalkin

            Aided terrorism? Oh..for example selling arms to Iranians..like Saint Reagan.

          • Spinmamma

            You mean they misspoke.

          • Marcy Cook

            Give it time. Many more will die because of obama’s lie.

          • ObamaFail

            They have to bring up Bush, they can’t exactly use anything good Obama’s done to defend him, so they have to resort to attacking Bush because Obama has been one failure after another.

        • constitutionminded

          They reside in the White House and the Congress.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          There were over 1,000,000 tons in Iraq

        • Perplexed

          Healthcare.gov

        • ObamaFail

          Pathetic. The WMD’s had been moved before we got to go there because, unlike Obama who thinks he’s above the law, Bush waited for Congressional and UN approval, giving Hussein ample time to hide them. And way to deflect from Obama’s massive screw up. Besides, were you upset when your God wanted to get us into a war with Syria?

        • Liberal Bob

          U.S. Secretly Takes 550 tons of Yellowcake From Iraq
          http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-202_162-4235028.html

        • KansasGirl

          Ask Bill Clinton.

        • YouGoGirl

          Ask Syria

        • lainer51

          Possibly you can ask Billary that one… she was ALL IN with G.W. but maybe she misspoke, which will be her excuse in 2016.

        • allyall

          I heard Benghazi. How many weapons have “gone missing” under this admin. Get new talking points, yours are old.

        • APW

          There you go again–that old canard just doesn’t work like it once did.

        • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          In Syria.My guess? Vlad gave Bammy a little call when Bammy was gonna go into Syria and said, “uh Bar….you might not want to go into Syria…..um….we know where the weapons came from…and…uh….you really don’t want to go there.”

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Why don’t you ask all those people losing their health insurance that? Oh right, you’re the little peon that insists their old plans are much worse that what Democrats exempted themselves from.

      • WhoDat

        Heh, the “exemption” lie.

        • Terry

          What “exemption” lie? Congress exempted themselves and their staff from having to pay 1 red cent for insurance thru the exchange, while those of us that make 1/3 of what they do, don’t get 1 red cent in subsidy to pay our tripled-premiums. During the Democrat controlled shut-down, Reid refused to even bring up a vote on the Reps. final offer of only requiring Congress to have to follow the law like the rest of the country. What flavor is your kool-aid?

    • ObamaFail

      The big deal about it is that because his lies tricked all of the morons like yourself into believing that paradise was coming to America in the form of Obamacare, now we’re all stuck with it and it’s costing jobs, causing people to lose insurance, and seeing premiums skyrocket. Pretend it’s a Republican. Maybe then you’d be protesting it.

      • SupplyGuy

        He wasn’t tricked. He knows its a lie and doesn’t care because he thinks this is going to get them closer to universal health care. He’d tell a million lies and launch a million drone strikes to reach that goal.
        Just watch some old footage of a Russian peasent denouncing a neighbor and having them sent off to the gulag. That’s who whodat is.

    • ObamaFail

      It must suck having to defend Obama all of the time. He gets caught in lie after lie and you are so desperate for him to reach Godhood that you have to spin until you black out from exhaustion. Face it, he lied, the rest of the Dems lied, and you liberal morons fell for it and are still falling for it.

    • Spinmamma

      Aren’t you the guys that are always screaming about Bush lied and stuff?

      • Anchababemalkin

        You are right it is like Bush’s lie…”Read my lips…No new taxes”. Nothing is equivalent to W’s lies though.

        • $29561723

          It’s been 5 years. Obama’s lies are destroying liberty NOW. Either admit it or build a time machine and go protest in 2007. Pay attention! It’s 2013!

          I’m over here now! Hello! Hello!

        • APW

          Saul Alinsky would be proud of you. Go ahead and reach back into the good old liberal’s bag of tricks, pulling out George Bush as a defense against anything Obama does. Doesn’t seem to have the same impact as it used to, huh?

          • Anchababemalkin

            Bag of tricks? I was responding to Spinmamma who brought up W. so please take your Reaganitus pills i.e. Alzheimer’s meds and try to keep up.

          • APW

            And I was responding to you. Sneak back into your hide hole, Troll. You’re not very bright, and by the way, the Tea Party didn’t exist 2001-2009, in response to another stupid post you made this week.

          • CapitaLiszt

            It’s called a tu quoque logical fallacy.

          • APW

            I like it! Always good to learn something.

    • YouGoGirl

      Please name one lie Bush uttered constantly the first 4 years that affected US citizens in numbers and in degree that even comes close to matching Obama’s promise of keeping your insurance policy and preferred physician. I’m really curious to hear which one you come up with, because if its the one about WMD’s in Iraq (you know, the ones that are in Syria now) you obviously what zero discernment about political misinformation, so don’t even bother with that one, try another….

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Oh, but the Obama administration was going to be the most honest, most transparent administration EVAH, remember? I’m sorry, my mistake. Obama must have “misspoke” on that too.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Dr. Stantz clearly misspoke. He knew that when someone asks you if you’re a God, you say “yes.”

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I was busy on YouTube, watching Michael Bolton singing “Said I Loved You, But I Misspoke”.

  • Ronald Green

    Still won’t buy their rag. Perhaps some liberal will, but I don’t have birds and therefore need no cage liners.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I absolutely Love Obama’s and the other statist’s policies………………clearly I just misspoke.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Misspoke” is lib-speak for “we got caught in a bald-faced lie and we need an out”. If you talk to libs a lot, you’ll soon see the phrases “I was wrong” or “I lied” are not in their vernacular. They can weasel out with finger pointing and misdirection.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Honest MSM journalism is dead. That is a certainty.

    You know what else is on its Death Bed?

  • Mary

    I like how liberals label Republicans as evil rich white men when that suits the current argument, or as dumb and uneducated while the liberals are the elite educated society members when that suits the current argument. Basically, liberals could care less what the actual facts are, they just want some made up dramatic narrative to go along with the mainstream media’s daily sensationalism