Super Fact Checker Candy Crowley Is An Idiot
You may recall Candy Crowley is big on fact checking, well at least on incorrectly fact checking Mitt Romney to help Barack Obama. Today on her CNN show “State of the Nation” John McCain said it’s important to remember that North Korea has the ability to “set Seoul on fire” to which Crowley added….
Yes they do and we’ve seen them actually attack Seoul in the last two, three years and not only inflict damage but kill South Korean soldiers*.
The transcript isn’t up yet on CNN.com (update: here it is) but I replayed it several times to get that quote.
Did I miss something? You know, the full restart of the Korean war? Now, I know that the DPRK sank a South Korean patrol boat and shelled Yeonpyeong Island (which is 70+ miles from Seoul) but I don’t recall Seoul coming under attack recently.
Layers and layers of fact checkers.
Everyone makes mistakes but the idea she or anyone else was qualified to “fact check in real time” a presidential debate was a joke. But it helped Obama, so…Mission Accomplished.
*I originally had “two or three years” but apparently she left out the “or”, so I updated the transcription to reflect CNN’s version. It doesn’t change the error she made.