Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Brian Williams Or Hillary: A Tale Of Two Liars

It all comes down to trust.

Brian Williams is about to lose his job because nobody trusts him anymore. Not because of one fib, or mistake or one short burst of autobiographical amnesia, but because he lied over and over again.

And his lies were easily and quickly fact-checked. He’s a reporter, after all. It’s easy to “fact-check” things he claim happened while he was on assignment. He wasn’t in a helicopter that was forced down over Iraq.

So he lied. And nobody trusts him. And Brian Williams will go bye-bye. As it should be.

He admitted he lied and apologized. That’s not good enough to regain his trust, but it shows there’s some honor left in the man.

Now to Hillary. Back in 2008, Hillary described a harrowing take on a helicopter (a helicopter again?) in 1996 over Bosnia as First Lady

“I remember landing under sniper fire,” she said during a foreign policy speech. “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

That was a lie.

Given a chance to correct – or clarify – or anything, a reporter asked her if it really happened that way. Hillary lied again.

“There was no greeting ceremony, and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now, that is what happened,” she said.

After her lie was discovered – which wasn’t hard, because she was First Lady and everybody knew what she was doing – and she even contradicted her own book about the trip –she was asked about it.

Her response here is more important than the lie itself:

She retracted the remarks a week later, telling the Philadelphia Daily News editorial board on March 24, 2008, that she “misspoke,” correcting herself to say she had been told there was a threat of sniper fire in the area. The next day she told reporters, “So I made a mistake. That happens. It shows I’m human, which for some people is a revelation.”

The snark, the dismissive response – “So I made a mistake.” That’s the real Hillary Clinton.

She didn’t “misspeak.” It doesn’t show you’re “human.” Being human means being more contrite about your lie. Admit you lied. Say you were terrified at the time; confused, angry. The American people would buy that. Don’t be snarky about it. Don’t pretend it doesn’t matter. Because that lie doesn’t make you “human.”

It makes you a liar.

And worse than that: It makes you a liar who shows no compunction about lying.

This is the woman whose running for President.