Debbie Wasserman Schultz Refuses to Apologize to Reporter She Falsely Charged with Misquoting Her

September 5th, 2012 10:59 PM

Earlier today I wrote about how Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was caught lying about a reporter misquoting her. That reporter, Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner, did, in fact accurately quote her and produced the audio of Wasserman Schultz to prove it.

Fast forward to this evening, as Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports that Wasserman Schultz refuses to apologize to Klein, despite having been caught in a falsehood:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) told the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday evening that she will not be apologizing to Washington Examiner reporter Philip Klein after she falsely accused him of “deliberately misquoting” her.

“No, I definitely will not” offer Klein an apology, Wasserman Schultz said with a slight laugh as she was exiting an event meant to honor Center For American Progress founder John Podesta.

Asked if she had a message for Klein, Wasserman Schultz bristled.

“I don’t,” she said.

Klein caught Wasserman Schultz in a lie yesterday after she falsely claimed that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren had chastised Republicans as being “dangerous” for Israel.

In an unrelated controversy that also involves Wasserman Schultz denying reality, CNN's Anderson Cooper mused that the DNC chairwoman is living in an "alternate universe." Reported Dylan Byers of Politico:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- CNN's Anderson Cooper said DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in an "alternate universe" when she argued that there was no discord over the controversial changes to the party platform regarding "God" and "Jerusalem."

"Debbie Wasserman Schultz said it wasn’t a change of language, that there was no discord that we saw and it was a two-thirds vote. I mean, that is an alternate universe," Cooper said.

Wasserman Schultz had just told CNN's Brianna Keilar that there was no discord and "absolutely a two-thirds [vote]."

"From a reality standpoint... to say flat-out that there was no discord is just not true," Cooper said.