Thursday, June 16, 2005

Bill Frist Lies On Today Show

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist appeared on the Today Show this morning and had the following exchange with Matt Lauer regarding the Terri Schiavo case and the recent autopsy report:

Lauer: “But when you stood on the floor and you said, She does respond, are you at all worried that you led some senators…”

Frist: “I never said, she responded! I said I reviewed the court videotapes – the same ones the other doctors reviewed – and I questioned, Is her diagnosis correct?”

Ah, but based on the Congressional Record, here's Frist on the Senate floor on March 17, 2005:

“I have looked at the video footage. Based on the footage provided to me, which was part of the facts of the case, she does respond.” And... “She certainly seems to respond to visual stimuli…”

So, you gonna call him on this, Matt, or let it go by?