When Ron Paul said that the US embassy in Iraq is bigger than the Vatican and will cost $1 billion – and that we should be keeping that money at home – Rachel had a cow on camera.
No, she barked, the Vatican is 110 acres and the embassy is 108, and also the cost of the embassy is “several hundred million” under $1 billion.” She then crumpled a piece of paper, threw it at the camera, and bellowed “False!”
Rachel, you need to hire some new researchers: yes, Vatican City is 110 acres, but that’s not the same entity as The Vatican. Vatican City is a sovereign state, which includes the Holy See – the actual residence of the Pope and the organizational headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church – as well as the land around.
Why am I not surprised that Maddow and her staff know even less about the Vatican than they do about other subjects?
Justin Raimondo debunks Rachel Maddow. Maddow attempted to debunk Ron Paul, except she confused the “the Vatican” and “Vatican City.” Simply put, Paul was right and Maddow was wrong: the planned U.S. embassy in Iraq is indeed much larger than the Vatican. (via aheram)
Ron Paul is the only one who is right on these issues. Rachel Maddow is just another partisan entertainment talk-show host. Its just another reason why shouldn’t trust NBC as a news source.