Tim Eyman seemingly will do anything to rile up his supporters, including what the Nixon-era press secretary called being “at variance with the truth.”
(That means “lying.”)
Here’s what Eyman e-mailed to his fans (and reporters) Sunday night:
Gregoire plans to sue the voters, disrespecting the voters’ approval of I-960. Gregoire is sticking her finger in the eye of the voters. She plans to sue the voters, disrespecting the voters’ approval of I-960.
Well, that’s just not true.
I asked Eyman today why he told his supporters that Gov. Chris Gregoire is suing over Initiative 960 when the lawsuit is being filed by Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, and he said, “She’s (Gregoire) the head of the Democratic Party. And she could stop it if she wanted.”
Well, that’s not true, either. Gregoire may very well be in sympathy with what Brown is doing, but Eyman is framing the issue as if it’s all Gregoire’s fault.
Eyman also proceeded to say a few more things in the interview that were flat-out wrong and I told him I wasn’t obliged to report things he said if I know they are wrong. He told me he was just exercising his right of free speech.
The newspapers Tim Eyman lies to are the same ones who run his guest columns, the same ones who quote him, and the same ones who, more often than not, play stenographer for his bullshit. It’s nice to see the TNT actually call him on it, but this is the exception and not the rule.
And from the “Just Because It’s On The Radio, Doesn’t Mean It’s True” file, what’s the deal with Dori Monson breathlessly repeating Timmy’s lies? I know for a fact that those KIRO cats have access to the interwebs, so the D-Man has no excuse. Dori could easily have looked it up and found that it’s Sen. Lisa Brown’s lawsuit, not the governor’s. But he didn’t.