Thursday, August 23, 2012
Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for Obama’s reelection effort, seems more a character out of fiction than a real person. A high-octane spokesman, she is willing to say anything to win the 30-second sound byte cycle. She will lie, contradict herself and make up stats on the fly to get through any single cable news appearance. Its something real people, with a credibility gene, wouldn’t do. Fortunately, she’s a Democrat, so the media will never really hold her statements to account.
Yesterday, Cutter appeared on MSNBC and was asked about Obama’s economic record. She claimed that Obama’s “recovery” had created 4.5 million private sector jobs. She went on to claim that Obama has created more jobs than Reagan.
I realize media fact-checkers will be reluctant to dig into Cutter’s statement, so I’ll save them the effort. Her statement is false. It isn’t true. Hell, its not even on the same continent as the truth.