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Sun Nov 1, 2015, 11:33 AM

Carly Fiorina Admits She Lied About "92%": "I misspoke on that particular fact."

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina acknowledged that she was incorrect during last week’s primary debate when she claimed “92 percent of the jobs lost during [President] Barack Obama’s first term belonged to women.”

After the debate, fact checkers pointed out Fiorina had recycled the statistic from former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who first made the claim in the 2012 election. It rated “Mostly False” by Politifact four years ago.

"I misspoke on that particular fact," Fiorina said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Fiorina then criticized the “liberal media” for picking apart the statistic rather than her broader argument, which was that liberal polices are bad for women economically.

https://gma.yahoo.com/carly-fiorina-says-she-wrong-92-claim-153359201.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 11:36 AM

1. She just makes it up as she goes along

must have been a real joy to work for her.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 11:41 AM

2. The word "misspoke" should be stricken from the English language

As you point out, she didn't misspoke, she fucking lied. And she did it repeatedly in that debate. And the moderators let her get away with it.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 11:44 AM

5. Well as you know, "The Liberal Media" is a "Democratic Super-PAC"

On CNBC, Failed business people never lie.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 11:42 AM

3. Now how exactly does the “liberal media” make republicans say stupid shit or just flat out lie?

Vulcan mind meld?

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 04:13 PM

8. Martha Raddatz looked like she really wanted to strangle her...and Martha is a pretty

mild mannered and balanced interviewer. But she was close to losing it to what Carly was saying.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 11:43 AM

4. Republicans have no shame or have no caring for the facts.

what broader argument? to lie.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 11:58 AM

6. Whereas her bald-faced lies about PP are still on the record as believable? When you lie on

purpose once, how many times in the future will you also lie on purpose or have you in the past?

Credibility is not a saleable commodity, you have to earn it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 12:08 PM

7. That wasn't her first reaction when called on it

Originally, Fiorina stuck with her position and claimed that her bullshit "fact" was really, actually true. Except, of course, it isn't, and hasn't been either when she blurted it out or at any time since. So now she "misspoke" on that particular fact. Now she falls back to the usual sophistry of "Okay, even if I wasn't 100% literally, factually right, my point still stands in the absence of any evidence in support of it."

Sorry, Fiorina; you're not the CEO anymore. People don't have to pretend to believe every stupid thing you say or risk losing their jobs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 1, 2015, 05:38 PM

9. they lie all the time, they call it misspeaking when they get caught.

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