Last week I posted a video with Soledad O’Brien interviewing John Sununu, and challenging him when he repeated
lies Republican talking points.
Well, it looks like CNN acting like a source of real journalism wasn’t a fluke. This week, O’Brien challenged Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to explain his claim that Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare wouldn’t turn it into a voucher system:
It is hilarious when Chaffetz tries to change the subject, saying “Let’s keep to the facts that President Obama did take $700 billion out of Medicare.” But O’Brien doesn’t let him get away with that talking point either, pointing out that the same $700 billion saving is in Ryan’s budget, which Chaffetz himself voted for, twice.
The same week, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty also tried to claim that Obama had cut $700 billion from Medicare. When O’Brien objected, pointing out that the Congressional Budget Office would disagree with Pawlenty, he accused the CBO of “mumbo jumbo in the bureaucracy” and suggested that O’Brien didn’t understand English (she is of Latino/Irish/African descent, but speaks only English fluently).