This morning Newsweek publicist Natalia Labenskyj emailed us the political stories in Newsweek’s new issue. One of the items in Labeskyj’s email is Eleanor Clift’s softball interview with Jimmy Carter, which I happened to read. Here is one question and answer that caught my attention:
[CLIFT:] You’re obviously aware of your main critic, Mr. Stein, who used to be with the Carter Center.
[CARTER:] Thirteen years ago! He hasn’t been associated with the Carter Center for 13 years.
When we were originally sent Professor Stein’s letter explaining his resignation from the Carter Center last week, I looked Professor Stein up on the Carter Center’s site. Professor Stein’s Carter Center page is here, describing Professor Stein as the “Carter Center fellow for Middle East affairs since 1983.” A reduced screen capture of Professor Stein’s Carter Center page is below.
In answer to the question posed in the heading, Carter would lie and then keep right on on lying.
Sincere thanks to readers Glenn Bowen, Peter Beddow, Tommy Germany, John Purcell, Colin MacLeod, William Hughes, Bart Lidofsky, Dr. David Shafer, William Katz and Jerry Heyman for the screen capture of Professor Stein’s Carter Center page.