Tantaros Lies About Obama

Andrea Tantaros is clearly making a play for Ann Coulter’s spot in the wingnut hierarchy. First she tells her listeners to punch Obama supporters in the face, now she’s just making up lies about Obama and then using those lies to build a whole narrative about him not supporting the troops.

“He doesn’t want to stand with actual veterans, military veterans, to celebrate Memorial Day, two weekends ago. He goes to the Jersey Shore. What does the Jersey Shore have to do with Memorial Day, somebody tell me? Memorial Day is to honor the fallen, and don’t you think the fallen in Benghazi would be a more appropriate tribute, but he doesn’t want to talk about the scandals.”

Yeah. Except he didn’t go to the Jersey shore (to tour areas recovering from Hurricane Sandy, not to down a few brews with Snooki, for crying out loud) until the day after Memorial Day. What was he doing on Memorial Day? He was at Arlington National Cemetary laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and delivering an address asking Americans to “honor the strength and the resolve and the love these brave Americans felt for each other and for our country. Let us never forget to always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice they make in our name.” Clearly he hates the troops.

The real punchline to this is that Tantaros was hosting a show the day after Memorial Day on Fox News that had actually begun by noting that Obama had been at Arlington and that he had gone to the Jersey shore the next day:

On the May 28 edition of The Five, co-host Dana Perino began the program by stating, “Hello, everyone. I’m Dana Perino, along with Andrea Tantaros, Bob Beckel and Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld. It’s 5:00 in New York City. And this is The Five. Well we hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. It was a solemn weekend for President Obama. On Sunday, he toured the tornado damage in Oklahoma. Yesterday, he laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown in Arlington. And today, he returned to the Jersey Shore to check out recovery efforts seven months after superstorm Sandy.”

So she’s lying. And she knows she’s lying. Which I expect may get her a raise from Fox News.

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  • http://anexerciseinfutility.blogspot.com tommykey

    For Tantaros and her ilk, Obama dishonors the troops merely by being the president.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    “Clearly he hates the troops.”

    Of course he does. Why else would he move Arlington National Cemetery to New Jersey?

     

    In any event, as shown in this story, the real scandal is that he travels too much. Come on, Obama, stay in the White House, where you don’t belong! And stop being so divisive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Tantaros was hired by Fox because of he willingness to sit at the end of the table while wearing a short skirt, not for any intellectual heft she possesses. I don’t think her radio show is going to last long.

  • congenital cynic

    Clearly, she was not, as #3 noted, hired for her astute political acumen. She’s a beautiful young woman, and she’s there to look at. Imagine all of the fat, jowly old white republicans like Newt drooling over her. Talking points from inside the bubble, delivered up by a gorgeous woman. No wonder these old geezers love Fox.

    Now Rachel Maddow, there’s a woman with the intellectual heft.

  • shay

    It’s an article of faith with the wingnut right that all Democrats despise the military*. Unfortunately, this is also believed by a lot of military people.

    (* even Democrats who are veterans or active duty despise the military, according to these folks)

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Who’s Andrew Tantaros?

  • dan4

    @7: I don’t know…but that’s neither here nor there, since the subject is AndreA Tantaros.