Biden reaches past historical accuracy for a greater truthiness

Over at Reason, someone unearthed this gem from Joe Biden’s sit down with Katie Couric: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘look, here’s what happened.'”

As has been pointed out at the blog:

  • Roosevelt wasn’t president when the market crashed.
  • Television was just an experiment. If FDR had gotten on TV and said this he would have been talking to an audience in the mid- to high-single digits.

On the plus side for the Obama campaign: This is an original idiocy and does not seem to have been plagiarized from anyone else.

2 thoughts on “Biden reaches past historical accuracy for a greater truthiness

  1. It’s stuff like this that makes these political campaigns worth watching. I don’t follow much TV and paper coverage anymore since it becomes so predictable, but when they bring this stuff up by the clowns in both parties, it almost makes it worth my time to follow the election again. If for no other reason then to have a good laugh.

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