Fact Check Fail: Olbermann Owes Jindal an Apology

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:19 pm February 27, 2009

Tuesday night, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal recounted to the nation an anecdote about his experiences on the ground during Hurricane Katrina, citing a meeting with Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee. On Wednesday night’s telecast, apparently relying exclusively on the speculations of left-wing bloggers far from Louisiana, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann called Jindal a liar, not only saying that this anecdote was “apparently not true” but claiming that Jindal was “about 75 miles away in Baton Rouge” and “when he did tour the immediate disaster area, he did so by air, flying over it.”

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