Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin apologized to his “Republican sources” Monday after it was revealed that MIT economist Jonathan Gruber had a much bigger role in shaping Obamacare than the White House had previously admitted to.
“I owe all my Republican sources an apology because they kept telling me he was hugely involved, and the White House played it down.” Halperin told Morning Joe co–host Joe Scarborough on Monday, “They were right, the Republicans were right.”
When asked by Scarborough if he thought the White House had lied about Gruber’s Obamacare role, Halperin said that he thought “they were not fully forthcoming.”
None of the other panelists—former DNC chairman Howard Dean or former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN)—would say that the White House had lied either, but liberal co-host Mika Brzezinski admitted that “it certainly appears they did.”
The liberal media bought the White House spin on Gruber, but now they are faced with the fact that they have been lied to once again. The administration that promised transparency has only delivered lies and half-truths for the past six-plus years.
Don Irvine is the chairman of Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia. The original blog post appeared at AIM’s website.