Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Kerry: Less than 1/2 US Students Graduate High School
I just saw this on Drudge, and I heard the clip on the radio…
Sen. John Kerry claimed this morning on NBC TODAY that 53% of America's children do not graduate from high school -- a claim that raised eyebrows in the NBC control room, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.
"But 53 percent of our children don't graduate from high school. Kids don't have after-school programs", Kerry said to Couric on the Today Show.
But as Drudge reports…
Kerry's 53% claim conflicts with a recent press release from the U.S. Census Bureau: "High School Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High"
And the Census Bureau's own website states: 85.9 Percent Of Americans Aged 20-24 Are High School Graduates. (U.S. Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov , Accessed 2/1/06)
Why do Kerry and his leftist pals in the Democratic Party get a pass by the MSM for saying things like this? If Bush said something as outrageously wrong, even if by accident, there would be no end to claims that Bush is uninformed, stupid or an outright liar.
Yet, seemingly, only Drudge and conservative talk radio is pointing out Kerry’s garbage. And it’s darn sure that few who were watching the vapid Couric and Kerry on Today would later find out how badly Kerry was off on the statistics because few of them listen to such radio or read Drudge to find out, I’d guess.
In any case, we are faced with a Kerry who flits about the political landscape making things up out of his rear-end and constantly getting away with it.
Proof once again of the complicity of the MSM in shielding Democratic Politicians.
You're right, the MSM would have been all over this if Bush or Cheney would have said it. Katie Couric is hardly the right person to be interviewing Kerry anyway. She's about as knowledgable in politics as Matt Lauer is in the latest make-up colors.
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