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Rudy Giuliani: No Terrorist Attacks Under Bush, One Under Obama


Rudy Giuliani is following the same talking points as Dana Perino, telling George Stephanopoulos this morning that there were no terrorist attacks under George Bush and one under Obama.

As Rep. Alan Grayson said to Ed Schultz the other day: "The greatest attack of terrorism in American history happened on [Republican] watch. [Democrats] have nothing to be defensive about."


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  1. No Terrosist Attacks under Bush... um ok, maybe he needs to take a stroll down and sit on the steps of Brooks Brothers and watch the construction work at the sight of the "peaceful demonstration" from 2001...

    Posted by: bill whitis | Jan 8, 2010 11:45:57 AM

  2. Bill: In his own city, no less.

    Posted by: TheOtherMark | Jan 8, 2010 11:48:40 AM

  3. the best part is how the guy doing the interview was so eager to challenge his assertion. yay for the Free Press™!

    Posted by: | Jan 8, 2010 11:50:41 AM

  4. And to think that we called him America's Mayor for years after 9/11!

    We should show him photos of the president and him standing at ground zero.


    Posted by: Seth | Jan 8, 2010 11:50:42 AM

  5. I sure wish I had a selective memory for some of the things that happened in my past. Maybe if I switch political parties they will go away?!

    Posted by: Lance | Jan 8, 2010 11:58:59 AM

  6. @M2 -- totally agree. The only possible response from the interviewer in the pause between sentences would have been "WHAAATTTT???" But that's American journalism today... there are no facts, only "opinions".

    Posted by: Strepsi | Jan 8, 2010 11:59:41 AM

  7. This is the stupidest debate. Can we just all try not to have any more terrorist attacks...Republicans *and* Democrats alike? K, thanks.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 8, 2010 12:02:41 PM

  8. THIS is how dumb shit like the Iraq occupation happens...stupid ass moron "journalists" that don't do their funkin JOB and call out people when they spout LIES! Snuffleupagus should be kicked in his ass and forced to go work for FUX for letting dickhead Rooodee get away with this crap!

    Posted by: ThomThom | Jan 8, 2010 12:05:03 PM

  9. Look what Rudy got for Christmas, senility. How could anyone with even an ounce of short-term memory make such a stupid, ludicrious statement. Beyond taking down the Twin Towers (in New York, Rudy...remember, the city where you were mayor...during the Bush it coming back to you yet?) we also had the shoe bomber attempt while GW was in office.

    You know, even the staunch Republicans I know blanch at Rudy anymore and know that statements like this only point back to the most glaring disaster of our times, which happened under a Republican president.

    And I agree, why are these journalists calling out these douchebag statements. Or are they simply letting these guys take enough rope to hang themselves. These statements don't go away and can be used later to make people like Rudy look like the idiot douchebag he's turned out to be.

    Posted by: Bart | Jan 8, 2010 12:05:36 PM

  10. SETH it was the media who dubbed him 'Americas Mayor', the public just bought into the crap. Funny that just weeks before he backed out of running against Hillary because his numbers were so low, between his affair becoming public and all the other dirt being dug up.

    I also agree with M2, no one in the media calls out the GOP when they make all these claims that most know are lies.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 8, 2010 12:11:13 PM

  11. What kind of "journalist" or even talking head lets someone get away with saying there were no domestic terror attacks during the Bush administration. Aside from 9/11 there was the shoe bomber and the anthrax attacks.

    Posted by: John | Jan 8, 2010 12:15:59 PM

  12. Is he smoking something or living in an alternate universe - has to be one of the two.

    Posted by: Shane | Jan 8, 2010 12:23:07 PM

  13. WTC Tower 1, WTC Tower 2, Pentagon, PA field, shoe bomber...

    That's just from memory while hungover and barely awake...

    I expect Rudy to be a class A twat, but to not hear the "moderator" actually moderate fact from fiction just reaffirms the fact that the MSM is truly dead...

    Posted by: AERES | Jan 8, 2010 12:37:36 PM

  14. They're intentionally doing this and if and when the media ever questions them, they will clarify they mean that during Bush's last term / four years as president, there were no domestic attacks.

    Posted by: Clinton | Jan 8, 2010 12:45:19 PM

  15. What?! My intelligence is insulted. This is literally the stupidest thing I've heard this year. And maybe last year as well!

    Posted by: mikey D | Jan 8, 2010 12:49:22 PM

  16. I'm confused, did Sept. 11 never happen now???

    Posted by: David B | Jan 8, 2010 12:57:22 PM

  17. @ David - Next they're going to say the same thing about the Holocaust.

    His dentures freak me out.

    Posted by: Alfonzo | Jan 8, 2010 12:59:49 PM

  18. OMG!!!!! If RUDY says it's true then it must be true or at least in the bible....I can't believe republicans are still using this tactic of "if it's said on TV then it's true"

    Posted by: Turlie HK | Jan 8, 2010 1:24:51 PM

  19. Options:
    Revisionist Douche?
    Ding! Ding! I think we have a winner!

    P.S. If failed attempts count as attacks, doesn't Bush also get credit for the Shoe Bomber?

    Posted by: notshychirev | Jan 8, 2010 1:26:55 PM

  20. Now you can see why this pile of human waste is not running for office, he's taking a page out of dark lord Cheney's book and keeping his schedule clear so he can spend his time lying to the press knocking any real progress this administration is making.
    These white, male, racist, homophobic, religious, right-wing, extremist nut jobs are getting the great-wall-of-stupid in this country fired up for mid term elections.

    Posted by: chris | Jan 8, 2010 1:27:57 PM

  21. The only reason most Americans even know his freaking name is BECAUSE of the terrorist attack during the Bush years. WTF!!??

    Posted by: jeffrey | Jan 8, 2010 1:30:52 PM

  22. Not only did 9/11 not happen, neither did the shoe bomber or the anthras attacks. Huh?

    Posted by: John | Jan 8, 2010 1:40:29 PM

  23. Why doesn't anyone do a follow up to call him on this lie? I thought for sure George Stephanopolous would.

    Posted by: kb | Jan 8, 2010 1:49:30 PM

  24. Wow.

    The American media are really funny people. Even one of the right wing media guys told one of the anti-obama pundits that they were talking sh*t when they were.

    People keep on saying give him rope? But what? Is that what a good debate is? Is this journalism?

    Isn't obvious that there are plenty of really crazy right wing people eg birthers who lap this up??


    Where's Grabb??

    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 8, 2010 2:00:46 PM

  25. Let's not forget the DC sniper.

    I agree with others; the story isn't that Rudy is a disgusting liar. He obviously is. It's that this very blatant lie went unchallenged by his interviewer. That's a shameful indictment on the media.

    Posted by: Jane Roe | Jan 8, 2010 2:08:25 PM

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