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At the so-called Values Voters Summit, which should have been called the lying-liars’ wingnut summit, hypocrite and former gambling addict, Bill Bennett, came to Mitt Romney’s defense and attempted to do some rehab for him after his disastrous response to the attacks on our embassies.
During his astonishingly smug introduction of Paul Ryan at the Values Voter Summit, self-styled “values czar” Bill Bennett blasted the Obama administration’s response to the attacks in Libya and Egypt while hailing Mitt Romney’s crass attempt to exploit them for political gain as a bold stand for truth.
After falsely claiming that the administration responded to the attacks “by shuddering and shaking and wondering at the consequences of our First Amendment,” Bennett then declared that the fact that Romney’s response was so widely pilloried as tactless and inappropriate by the media was itself proof that what he sad was true because the press sought to “kill this truth in the womb; something it is well-practiced at”:
And as the Washington Post pointed out after noting this about his speech: Bill Bennett proposes new fact-checking, media-bashing formula. “Now there’s a fresh fact-checking model for you.”
BENNETT: Whatever timing, wording or parsing one may want to bring up, one may want to suggest as an improvement on his remarks, his words had a shock effect, didn’t they? They had a shock effect because they were true. When they are condemned so broadly, so almost universally, among the establishment press, it is likely that they are true.
Sorry Bill, but they were shocking because they were so easily disprovable, completely brazen and crass in how ill-timed they were, but hey, heaven forbid that should get in the way of your talking points here. Bennett had the feigned victimhood and the “liberal media bias” nonsense all wrapped up in one nice steaming sack of lies with this one. Nice “values” you’ve got there pal.