Right in the midst of this month’s revolution/coup in Egypt, CBS News spotted Secretary of State John Kerry boarding his yacht. The Obama administration then did what they do, they lied through their teeth:
“Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “He participated in the White House meeting with the president by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo. Any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate.”
Of course, by “completely inaccurate”, they meant completely accurate, as they admitted in their subsequent climb-down. But first, the State Department somehow stood by its denial even when CBS sent them photos of Kerry on the yacht. Only after CBS released its photo along with State’s absurd denial, did they reverse themselves:
While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the President’s meeting with his national security council,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
Note that the reversal came from the exact same spokesperson as the initial lie. If Psaki’s name rings a bell, it’s because she was the official spokesman of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
This administration will lie about anything at all.
(Via Hot Air.)
POSTSCRIPT: Politico didn’t exactly cover themselves with laurels by un-correcting their story (is that what you call it when you “correct” a story that was already accurate?) on such flimsy evidence as an unequivocal denial from the Obama administration.