By: Diane Benjamin
Our Democratic US Senator Dick Durbin is a frequent guest on the WJBC morning show. Unfortunately he is allowed to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the truth unchallenged. Yes, fake news does exist!
Add this story to the long list of ones I never got around to writing last week. The interview was on 11/29. Listen here: https://audioboom.com/posts/5336543-dick-durbin-u-s-sen-11-29-16
Durbin actually claimed the Senate has never blocked a confirmation hearing on a president’s pick for the Supreme Court.
Contain your laughter now.
Since all of you are capable of reading facts for yourself, here they are: http://aclj.org/supreme-court/democrats-and-republicans-agree-senate-should-hold-no-hearings-and-no-votes-on-supreme-court-nominee
This conversation starts at 12:30. Durbin proclaimed in ALL OF HISTORY the Senate has never denied a candidate a vote. Durbin is either uninformed or lying. No wonder trust in public officials is ridiculously low, except by media.
Here’s one quote from the story:
The Congressional Research Service has pointed out that the U.S. Senate has confirmed 124 Supreme Court nominations out of 160 received. 22.5% of total nominations have failed to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 25 of the 36 failed nominations did not receive an up-or-down vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
I strongly urge you to listen to Durbin’s condescending tone while spewing his fake version of history.
Many other Durbin comments can easily be dispelled too. An informed media would never let Durbin get by with spouting lies, so obviously Durbin appears on WJBC because he can get by with saying anything he wants without being called out.
Yes fake news does exist. The problem is they don’t even know that’s who they are.