Conservative Media Figures Call Cheney Speech "Candid," "Accurate" Despite Discredited Claims

While real investigative journalists dismembered Cheney's speech lie by lie, Media Matters highlight how conservative blowhards and other such propagandists lied on top of the lie Cheney during their praise of his AEI speech:

Despite several discredited claims made by former Vice President Dick Cheney during his May 21 speech to the American Enterprise Institute, MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan subsequently referred to Cheney's remarks as "candid." Similarly, Fox News contributor Ralph Peters said of the speech, "every single point he raised was accurate. I am 100 percent behind him on this, because he's right." During his remarks, Cheney offered discredited assertions with respect to the relationship between interrogation techniques used at the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and Abu Ghraib prison; whether detainees provided information without the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques"; and whether Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair supports the use of those techniques.


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