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    Ilhan Omar’s Attempt to Shame Politico Reporter Over Obama Quotes Backfires. Bigly.

    Ilhan Omar’s Attempt to Shame Politico Reporter Over Obama Quotes Backfires. Bigly.

    What was she thinking?

    On Friday, Mary wrote about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Obama-bashing interview with Politico. In this interview, Omar told Politico‘s Tim Alberta that, among other things, Obama’s hope and change was a “mirage” and that he got away with the “caging of kids” and with “murder” because he was “polished.”

    Upon publication of the piece and the Democrat horror that she had attacked Obama, whom 49% of Democrats think was the best president since WWII, Omar went on the offensive.

    Unleashing her considerable Twitter power, Omar posted an audio recording of the Obama section of the interview and wrote in a since-deleted tweet:

    Exhibit A of how reporters distort words.

    I’m an Obama fan! I was saying how Trump is different from Obama, and why we should focus on policy not politics.

    This is why I always tape my interviews. ????

    The problem, as Mary noted in her update to her post, is that the recording backs up the Politico report.

    This attempt to shame Politico‘s Alberta was so completely unhinged that he clapped back.  Hard.

    Here’s a transcript of the audio clip released by Omar.

    Apparently recognizing that she was violating the first rule of holes, Omar deleted her tweet . . . but not before the damage was done.

    Fox News reports:

    Rep. Ilhan Omar’s attempt to shame a news outlet for misquoting her blistering attack on former President Barack Obama backfired after she released audio of the interview that only served to confirm her remarks.

    The Minnesota Democrat, who’s faced controversy over comments perceived as anti-Semitic, got into hot water yet again after saying Obama’s “hope and change” message was a “mirage” and slammed the administration’s drone and border-detention policies.

    She told Politico that the Obama administration was responsible for the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border, the “droning of countries around the world,” and that the 44th president “operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.”

    . . . . Following the article’s publication, Omar went on offense on Twitter and accused the outlet’s reporter, Tim Alberta, of distorting her words and insisted that she is, in fact, a fan of Obama.

    . . . . But the move immediately backfired as the recording actually confirmed the comments she made to the news outlet. By Saturday afternoon, she had deleted the tweet.

    . . . . Omar’s attempt at shaming a media outlet was called out by the reporter who said the rookie congresswoman tried to bash the media in an effort to avoid the comments she made.

    The backlash, including that from the left, was swift.

    What was she thinking? Not only is it comically absurd to post audio proving you are being less than truthful, but given her controversial nature, she needs all the media support she can get.  Falsely shaming and attempting to undermine them is not a good move.


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    tom_swift | March 10, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Next time, a phone call from your office before the Twitter ambush would be appreciated

    This is probably the key sentence. The press has no trouble rationalizing a leftoid position, or ignoring and suppressing one which is totally indefensible, but the whole thing has to be coordinated.

      healthguyfsu in reply to tom_swift. | March 10, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Good point…shouldn’t get lost in all of this schadenfreude.

        healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 10, 2019 at 1:55 pm

        It was basically a dog whistle moment to say…I’ll write a “critical” piece of you to look objective, then we can talk and you and I can walk it back if you don’t throw a tantrum like this in the future.

        Must be nice for the Dems to have this in their pockets.

    redc1c4 | March 10, 2019 at 5:10 am

    taqiyya is perfectly acceptable behavior in Moose Slime “culture”, so i don’t know why anyone is surprised by her behavior.

      Arminius in reply to redc1c4. | March 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      ” Wallahu Khairul Makirin”

      Allah is the best of all deceivers (s3:54).

      “Are they then secure from Allah’s scheme (Makr)? None deemeth himself secure from Allah’s scheme (Makr) save folk that perish.” (S7:99)

      Makr, in Arabic, is never a good thing. For example, you could never use it if you’re planning a surprise birthday party. But in the Islamic holy or authoritative texts it’s never used that way. For instance, in Surah 3 the Jews “schemed” to kill Jesus but Allah “schemed” against the Jews that they would not. And Allah was the better “schemer.”

      Note: I am not attempting to evangelize you or anyone else. I am simply explaining where Ilhan Ohan and other Jew and Christian hating Muslims come from.

      Don’t get hung up on Taqiya. There are other forms of lying that mUSLIMS are permitted. I’m aware of Tuariya, Kithmun, and Muruna. There could be more. The point is the Bolshevik point. Whatever advances the cause.

      Red, I know you don’t believe what I believe. But I can’t hate you. Hopefully I can inform you.

    Voice_of_Reason | March 10, 2019 at 9:14 am

    America has made a potentially fatal mistake importing so many histrionic, incompetent, primitive, anti-Western socialists.

    they will turn America into the incompetent, histrionic, dysfunctional sh**holes they came from.

    jlronning | March 10, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Just had a chilling thought – if I still lived where I did in Junior & Senior High School, she’d be my congressman.

    tcurran | March 11, 2019 at 8:48 am

    The AMERICAN citizens of Minnesota must be so PROUD of the Hateful, Bigoted, Islam loving POS they voted into public office ?!?!

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