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Gingrich: Anyone who quotes me accurately is a liar

Gingrich: Anyone who quotes me accurately is a liar
By Eric Black

A brief (and pitiful) follow-up to this morning’s post abut Newt Gingrich’s rough launch.

It gets worse. In an interview with Greta van Susteren on Fox, Gingrich said that any Democratic ad that quotes (accurately) what he said on Sunday about the Medicare provisions in the Paul Ryan budget blueprint being a case of “right-wing social engineering” is a falsehood.

Not kidding here. Here is the exact Gingrichian quote:

“Let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood. Because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate.”

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Cuiouser and curiouser. I said it. But it is a falsehood to say that I said it. And tomorow, it may be a falsehood to say that I said what I said today. If it turns that what I said today is unfortunate. Which is quite likely.

Here’s Gingrich saying it: