5.15.2009

ABC News ignores the facts in order to prop up the Pelosi story

Eric Boehlert points out a consistent problem with our national media - that they insist on sticking with a storyline even thought they know the facts don't bare it out. Rather than admit their wrong, they double down.

This too shall pass, however. We just might get out "truth commission" yet.

From Eric Boehlert:

This, as Bob Somerby at The Daily Howler has explained over the years, is what happens when the Beltway press weds itself to a storyline. Once that narrative is agreed upon, there's no adjusting it. It is what it is, and everyone marches ahead in unison using the same 'facts.'

And recently, the agreed upon storyline is that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has become deeply entangled in a controversy about what she did and didn't know about torture techniques.

Here's how ABC reported it today:

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