Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sen. Inhofe's Changing Radio Story

Tulsa's own Washington operator, Sen. Jim Inhofe, has been playing fast and loose with the facts again.

Inhofe's latest run-in with reality surfaced last week when he told interviewers about a conversation he overheard between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer about right-wing talk radio. Inhofe claimed the senators are working secretly to undermine the power of right-wing talkers.

Typically with Inhofe, the story is a tad too murky to be credible. Inhofe told one interviewer that the eavesdropping incident occurred "the other day." Later in the week, the mentioned that he's been telling this story "for three years."

Inhofe's misremembering may be an honest mistake. Or, more likely, it may be a case of the senator's deliberate exaggeration and selective distortion—a lie, in other words.

It wouldn't be the first time.


Buster said...

Inhofe's lying has become so free and habitual, I doubt he knows or cares whether he is lying.

Dan Paden said...

Whitewater billing records? Rose Law Firm?

Is it really a good idea to bring up "lying" and "Hillary Clinton" in the same post?

Buster said...

Don't forget Chappaquiddick.

Anonymous said...

Inhofe is the dumbest man in the senate. Oklahoma should be embarassed.