Katie Couric and Chris Matthews are experts at throwin’ ’em.
I don’t typically watch Katie Couric. I like my FOX and that’s usually the way it is. But when she had Joe Biden on, it was like watching a bad train wreck: I couldn’t stand to watch, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away, either. I caught a quote that a reader on Michelle Malkin’s site also caught, and I’m so glad I’m not the only one who picked up on it:
“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…’.”
I actually had to check my facts after that. I thought to myself, “whoa, waitaminit…I thought the marked crashed in 1929. Wasn’t FDR elected after that…?” So I pulled out my mountain of history textbooks and found the entry on the big stock market crash. HERBERT HOOVER was the president, the crash happened in 1929, and Roosevelt was elected because Hoover was seen, after this, as inept. On top of all of this, television wasn’t invented until 1938. So I was correct when I heard all this and scratched my head, and kudos to Malkin for posting it. I know I’m not crazy.
Never again will I question my knowledge just because I hear a well-liked politician say something that contradicts it.
Moreover…is this really the guy Democrats want to elect as the Vice President? If he’s the brains of the operation, I don’t even wanna know what Obama is!