You have to see this shit to believe it. Jeff Toobin points out that John McCain hasn’t actually suspended his campaign. Steve Hayes of the Standard, a congenital and unrepentant liar about Saddam and al-Qaeda, first insists that McCain isn’t campaigning, and then says "of course it is [campaigning], it’s the same thing as when Barack Obama said yesterday, ‘Look, we don’t want to inject presidential politics into these discussions.’" TPM has the video:

I truly wish CNN had the instant-replay function featured on Dave Chappelle’s Rick James sketch in which they rewound Rick James simultaneously saying that he did and did not fuck up Charlie and Eddie Murphy’s couch. Does Steve Hayes just not know what words mean? Can he not actually follow an argument when it’s not dictated from Doug Feith or Dick Cheney? Is this the reason he’s misled his readers for five years now? Frankly, Steve, you should embrace this line: it’s actually exculpatory. You’re not a liar, you’re just too fucking stupid to do your job well.

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman

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