NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Wheelchair Truther?
Hi, @mitchellreports: you referred to Greg Abbott's paralysis today as a "supposed disability." Are you insane? https://t.co/QKFYBo7Aco
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 14, 2014
To be fair, NBC was the home of SCTV for many years, where comedian Joe Flahrety played fictional station manager "Guy Caballero," who would maneuver around his office in a wheelchair, then periodically stand up and tell viewers, "I just use this wheelchair for respect." Not to mention the 9/11 truthers the channel has on its payroll, so it's easy to understand why Andrea Mitchell would, as is her wont, confuse fiction with reality.
As Noemie Emery writes today in the Washington Examiner, "Todd Akin turns left:"
For two years, Republicans have been haunted by Todd Akin syndrome, in which a spectacular gaffe in an abortion-themed context becomes a costly embarrassment to a candidate’s party. And they were right. But the good news for them is that the bug is contagious. Democrats have lately been showing its symptoms, proving no one is immune.
That extends to their operatives with bylines as well.
More on Mitchell's spectacular gaffe from Jeff Dunetz at his Yid With Lid blog.
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