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January 28, 2014 - 10:42 am

So, this happened today.

Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza said that the “Axis of Evil” address was among the most important State of the Union addresses delivered in recent memory. “That speech, arguably, turned this country in a direction on foreign policy,” Mitchell concurred. “Those words, Axis of Evil, I was standing there in Congress and called the control room, I said ‘This is a big deal.’”

“State Department, with all due respect, Colin Powell did not focus enough on those words and get them taken out of the State of the Union,” she continued. “Up until that moment, Iran was cooperating with the United States on the border of Afghanistan, it was post 9/11, Iran was more or less an American ally.”

“But being included in the Axis of Evil, it turned the Iranian government in a completely different direction,” she concluded. “And it was a turning point in American politics and foreign policy.”

Try “less,” Andrea Mitchell. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza proceeds to agree with Mitchell, that Iran was “more or less an American ally” until the “axis of evil” speech.

It’s just not true. Iran had been an enemy of the United States since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. What part of “Death to America!” and “Death to the Great Satan!” do Mitchell and  Cillizza not understand?

Update: Roll the video tape.

These people are the leading lights of political journalism? Seriously, MSNBC and Washington Post, you can’t do better?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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As the Resident has proven over the past 5 years, you don't have to be all that smart to read a teleprompter. . . 'the bubble-headed bleached blonde comes on at 5. . .'
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Ms. Mitchell is older than I am but we must have had different life experiences. I remember greeting Iranian Air Force crews at Loring AFB in 1977 or 1978.
I also remember hosting the Marines who staged for a possible hostage retrieval in 1979-1980, although that group never deployed to Iran.
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I have heard Ms. Mitchell tell complete lies on the air before, they certainly are not going to correct her for fudging. Shes a complete blowhard moron and no one stops her because she married whats his name.
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"It’s just not true. Iran had been an enemy of the United States since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. What part of “Death to America!” and “Death to the Great Satan!” do Mitchell and Cillizza not understand?"

i guess they held those hostages 444 days, just for their own safety. at least they didn't gas them.
10 weeks ago
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I used to have a coworker who had opinions on everything, but always got his facts wrong. Of course we asked his opinion about anything we could think of, just for the laughs. I never knew he was positioning himself to be a TV news host.
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She's perfect for MSNBC.
10 weeks ago
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Is it at all possible there are any thinking people on the mad hatter network? This idiot expects people like me to not remember history? The sad party of all of this are the people who believe this trash. The fact they think they can get away with this is even more stunning. Hey all you mad hatters remember we the thinking people will call you out on your LIES each and every time.
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It really doens't make any difference what lies or distortions are spewed by Mitchell and Cillizza - it isn't as if anyone stupid enough to watch MSNBC knows the truth about anything anyway.
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And here comes another Ta-Nahesi Coates article defending a public intellectual at MSNBC in 3, 2, --- oh wait, she's white.

Never mind.
11 weeks ago
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The "tunc" just repeated the lie before the SOTU.
11 weeks ago
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Ask Bud?
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As the Resident has proven over the past 5 years, you don't have to be all that smart to read a teleprompter. . . 'the bubble-headed bleached blonde comes on at 5. . .'
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Was it Ms Mitchell or Leslie Stahl (Sorry,I have trouble telling seventy something females who are over collagened aprt) who talked of the sky diver breaking the speed of light a cpl of years ago?
PS.don't tell Einstein
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