@brithume Of course. You think they didn't know they were lying when they put out the denial in the first place?
— Fred Slater (@fred_slater) July 6, 2013
It’s the question we’re sorry anyone had to ask, but we’re thankful to Fox News’ Brit Hume for bringing it up. Americans ended up playing a bit of a hide-and-seek game with Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday and Thursday, as that 3 a.m. phone call came in again, this time from Egypt. Whether Kerry could deal with the situation effectively from his yacht is open to discussion, but his actual physical whereabouts shouldn’t be up for debate.
While the State Department today “corrected” its initial claim that sightings of Kerry on a boat were “completely inaccurate” after presented with photographic evidence, would the department have bothered with the truth otherwise?
— Razor (@hale_razor) July 6, 2013
@brithume Really, Mr. H, have you ever seen it this bad?
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) July 6, 2013
@brithume Are they so used to lying that they have forgotten how to tell the truth?
— Erin (@sqwerin) July 6, 2013
— Great Davey's Ghost (@Ace_Gagnon) July 6, 2013
— Moms for Morals (@MomsforMorals) July 6, 2013
@brithume how many stylistic changes were there to the Kerry Yacht talking points memo?
— Mike J B (@micjb) July 6, 2013
@brithume Susan Rice would have been on the Sunday shows explaining the SecState Boat was really a disguised Crisis HQ
— yves bouchard (@yvebou2012) July 6, 2013
@brithume It would seem that lying is the first thing that comes to mind in anyone involved w/ this administration.
— Doug Schnell (@dougschnell7) July 6, 2013
@brithume State Dept. motto seems to be "Lie until otherwise proven, then use a new lie"
— Justsay'n (@Jennerchex) July 6, 2013
@brithume The question is why lie about something like that? Yacht has all modern communication methods.
— Terry Turner (@tjkturner) July 6, 2013
Exactly: why even lie about something like that? Even the most cynical would think they’d try to build up some reserve of credibility for when they really do need a lie to stick.
At least we have the media to keep the administration honest, right? “Kerry Focused on Egypt Despite Yacht Visit” is all we need to know, really.