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House Proceeding 02-03-10 on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 0:43:30 to 0:48:05
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Barney Frank

0:43:26 to 0:43:46( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: museum, a testament to the brave men and women of the u.s. coast guard. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does mr. frank of massachusetts rise? mr. frank: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. frank: and include in my remarks extraneous material. the speaker pro tempore:

Barney Frank

0:43:30 to 0:48:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barney Frank

Barney Frank

0:43:47 to 0:44:08( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: without objection. mr. frank: mr. speaker, i recently got some firsthand experience with the right-wing propaganda machine operates. the pattern appears to begin with a lie and then have that lie multiplied through an echo chamber that repeats it and repeats

Barney Frank

0:44:09 to 0:44:31( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: in this cas a man named john fund who is an editorial writer at "the wall street journal," one of the most right winged of our publications these days on the editorial page just told a lie about me in november of last year. he gave a speech at restoration weekend -- i don't know what they were restoring but it certainly wasn't respect for

Barney Frank

0:44:32 to 0:44:52( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: the troops -- and he said that democrats are rattled by the november 3 election results. what do liberals do when they lose elections, they change the rules. chuck shumer and barney frank will have voter registration.

Barney Frank

0:44:53 to 0:45:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: take well fair recipients you have, take al unemployed. it is a total myth. there is no such bill. there wasn't in november. then the right-wing echo chamber picks it up. "the washington times" says

Barney Frank

0:45:14 to 0:45:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: shumer and frank have plans to ram through legislation that will produce universal voter registration. and they say it will be on the floor of the house in two weeks. it's the lie repeated. glenn beck joined in. rush limbaugh joined in. this begins with a totally fictional accusation by john

Barney Frank

0:45:36 to 0:45:57( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: fund with no basis whatsoever. it is then repeated by glenn beck washington times" and repeated by rush limbaugh none of them checked what we were talking about, none of them seeing if it w accurate. i was asked by a constituent why i had done that. my response was, done what? i didn't do it. so i checked into it and found

Barney Frank

0:45:58 to 0:46:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: that the source was mr. fund's totally irresponsible myth in november. so i wrote to mr. fund and i will put this letter in there and said i was puzzled to have you say this. i checked. i nowrite to tell you that you are entirely wrong about me and in the absence of your being able to show any basis which you made such a statement

Barney Frank

0:46:19 to 0:46:39( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: to ask you to acknowledge that fact. he's not only a liar he's a coward. he wouldn't do it. my staff member asked him, called him up and said, what was this based on? well, i made a mistake. well, have you made a retraction? oh, yeah, he said. can we see it?

Barney Frank

0:46:40 to 0:47:03( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: i told a couple of people. mr. fund makes it up. it's a lie it's a myth. there was nothing there and it's to discredit all democrats. his right-wing cohorts echo it and echo it. the next thing is it will be on the floor in the next two weeks. this is the democrat disregard for the electoral process. and when we call mr. fund's attention to the fact that this

Barney Frank

0:47:04 to 0:47:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: was a lie, what does he say? whoops. but he's not going to tell anybody about it. mr. speaker, this is not the only case of this and i know this has happened before. but because i was directly involved here, i was in position to document this. it begins with a lie from this editorial writer from "the wall street journal." it is then a lie repeated by

Barney Frank

0:47:25 to 0:47:45( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: his right-ring colleagues. he refuses to do anything about . i hope people will take from this to be skepticalhen these right-wing skepticals like beck or limbaugh propagate these vicious smears. the speaker pro tempore: does

Barney Frank

0:47:46 to 0:48:05( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: the gentleman yield back his time? mr. frank: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore:

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