Accuracy in Media

During a discussion of the presidential race in Florida, MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson allowed former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to lie about Al Gore winning the state in the 2000 presidential election.

Jackson pointed out that Clinton has struggled to win over working-class voters despite the efforts of Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic Party, an assertion that Wasserman Schultz disputed:

Wasserman Schultz:  In the average of polls, Hillary Clinton is ahead here in Florida. The reason that Florida will be blue, just like it was in 2012 and in 2008, and in every election since—

Jackson: Not in 2000 or 2004.

Wasserman Schultz: In 2000, it absolutely was blue.

Jackson: Of course, 2004, 2004.

Wasserman Schultz: The Supreme Court elected the president. Al Gore won the state of Florida in 2000, although not the presidency.

Wasserman Schultz and her fellow Democrats still can’t get over the fact that Gore lost the election, and they believe that the only reason Bush won in 2000 was because of a conservative Supreme Court. Yet she ignores the fact that Gore requested a limited recount and that a media consortium that analyzed the votes concluded that Bush would have won in all cases except where over-votes were counted.

Jackson should have stuck to her guns rather than give in to Wasserman Schultz’s lie to support her narrative that Florida has been and will be a blue state this year when it comes to presidential elections.

 





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Comments

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Yet she ignores the fact that Gore requested a limited recount and that a media consortium that analyzed the votes concluded that Bush would have won in all cases except where over-votes were counted.

    That last part is a bald-faced lie. Gore did, in fact, request a limited recount, which was an enormous mistake. However, if Florida law had been followed, Gore wins. End of story. And yes, liberals are still pissed about it. But think what would happen if a Democrat stole an election. And before you start screaming that they have stolen elections…BS. No they haven’t. Katherine Harris and Bush’s freaking BROTHER broke Florida law and the Supreme Court stopped the recount in one its worst decision in history. You could read about it. It was in all the papers. But no, better to continue your lies.

  • Michael Ray

    If I recall correctly, Bush won the first count, and he won the partially completed recount. No?