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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:10 PM Mar 2017

The Media Just Attacked Bernie For Calling Trump A Liar. His Response Is Epic [View all]

Oddly, the Washington Post didn’t question the accuracy of any of Sander’s facts regarding Trump’s adversarial relationship with the truth. Phillips simply felt that it was inappropriate for a sitting Senator to refer to the president in such disrespectful terms. Sanders responds with the perfect questions:

"But how do we deal with a president who makes statements that reverberate around our country and the world that are not based on fact or evidence? What is the appropriate way to respond to that? And if the media and political leaders fail to call lies what they are, are they then guilty of misleading the public?"


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If you don't call it lying, you are complicit... Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #1
+1,000!!! Right on! AgadorSparticus Mar 2017 #23
long held in common law for centuries that silence implies consent vlyons Mar 2017 #26
+1 uponit7771 Mar 2017 #44
Well done Lotusflower70 Mar 2017 #2
Wish we had Bernie Alice11111 Mar 2017 #37
I hear you Lotusflower70 Mar 2017 #40
I agree with you too. Alice11111 Mar 2017 #42
Agreed Lotusflower70 Mar 2017 #43
Yep bravenak Mar 2017 #3
And responding the Keebler elf comments DK504 Mar 2017 #8
Exactly. He lied about his lies bravenak Mar 2017 #10
For sure.Only Repubs are allowed to amend their lies Alice11111 Mar 2017 #38
Phillips must assume that Trump deserves respect simply because he's the President Mr. Ected Mar 2017 #4
Tell them Bernie! BlueJac Mar 2017 #5
What the Fuck,,,, Cryptoad Mar 2017 #6
Not all... paleotn Mar 2017 #11
Also, he's the III. I wouldn't want to slight the liar. Alice11111 Mar 2017 #39
Wow. I looked up her original post. logosoco Mar 2017 #7
The standard no-win situation gratuitous Mar 2017 #9
Dissent will soon be illegal, literally. GOP is passing laws NOW making it so. Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #52
Thank you Senator Sanders KewlKat Mar 2017 #12
I am so glad we have someone like Bernie ProudLib72 Mar 2017 #13
If the media doesn't call out his lies FORCEFULLY TexasBushwhacker Mar 2017 #14
we all know 45 is a bdamomma Mar 2017 #34
Bernie Sanders is a Statesman not a politician FakeNoose Mar 2017 #49
No argument here. n/t TexasBushwhacker Mar 2017 #53
Where was the media when Congressman Joe Wilson called President Obama a liar at Obama's address to zwyziec Mar 2017 #15
There is no media in this country elmac Mar 2017 #16
Hooray for Bernie! Plucketeer Mar 2017 #17
You mean senators aren't allowed to say, "You lie!" to a white president? nt tblue37 Mar 2017 #18
!! Exactly. Excellent point. That moment was disgusting. anneboleyn Mar 2017 #20
I took it that way as well. nt Rex Mar 2017 #36
Miss Amber...who do you think is being protected by not criticizing a liar for his lies? Tikki Mar 2017 #19
Good for Bernie gopiscrap Mar 2017 #21
RESPECT HIS AUTHORITAH!!!! BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2017 #22
On point, per usual. Thank you Senator Sanders! demmiblue Mar 2017 #24
Just this one writer pundit editorialist? NurseJackie Mar 2017 #25
Good for Bernie Sanders underthematrix Mar 2017 #27
Trump, through his lying, mendacity, & neglect, disrespects the Presidency more than Sanders does. NBachers Mar 2017 #28
If this is what we get from the Washington Post then they can fuck off. BeckyDem Mar 2017 #29
Love Bernie!! zentrum Mar 2017 #30
Teddy Roosevelt The Wizard Mar 2017 #31
You tell em Senator Sanders! FailureToCommunicate Mar 2017 #32
Keep up the fight Bernie LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #33
Bernie has been bdamomma Mar 2017 #35
Lead us forward, Bernie! We desperately need a leader! Alice11111 Mar 2017 #41
One reporter's opinion is not "the media." Let's stick to the facts. That's what we want them to do. Nitram Mar 2017 #45
Why can't politicians leave the questions out? Perseus Mar 2017 #46
In the article, "the media" appears to be 1 article by 1 opinion writer. Oh, the drama! FSogol Mar 2017 #47
"... inappropriate for a sitting Senator to refer to the president in such disrespectful terms." rock Mar 2017 #48
Yes, Bernie should wait until the STOU and scream "You lie!" from the floor. nikibatts Mar 2017 #50
Bernie rules. ghostsinthemachine Mar 2017 #51
Well, I still Feel the Bern. I'm proud of him for being the ONLY consistent libdem4life Mar 2017 #54
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