Mark Shields on Friday accused the White House of making up the story about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce funneling foreign money into Republican campaigns.
Appearing on PBS's "Inside Washington," Shields said of the issue the Administration and many of their media minions have been harping on for over a week, "It was absolutely fallacious on their part. And they made it up, the White House did" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
GORDON PETERSON, HOST: What about Charles’s line on the attack on the Chamber of Commerce for foreign money?
MARK SHIELDS: Well, it was absolutely, it was absolutely fallacious on their part. And they made it up, the White House did. I mean, is there some foreign money? Perhaps. But that isn’t the story. The real story is domestic money.
And that was that.
Shields accused the White House of fabricating a story that has been popular in the news for over a week, and then the topic quickly changed.
It appears it's no big deal when this President and his team make stuff up a few weeks before Election Day.
On the other hand, as Shields is not the first member of the press to realize this story was a bunch of nonsense, it makes you wonder when the folks at MSNBC - particularly Chris Matthews who continues to beat this dead horse - are going to wake up and smell the canard.
Readers are advised not to hold their breath waiting for that to happen.