Daily Show: Brain expert says administration figures who ‘can’t recall’ might be lying (video)

Dandelion Salad

David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Raw Story
Published: Wednesday August 15, 2007

Jon Stewart on Monday’s Daily Show showed a series of clips of various administration figures saying “I don’t recall” when asked to respond to questions.

What would explain this epidemic of memory loss in the executive branch?” he asked, introducing the Director of the Center for Brain Health at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Mony De Leon.

“The brain is a complex organ,” said De Leon. “Stress is a very big factor in recall.”

“Why are they all catching it?” asked Stewart. “Could it be a virus of some sort? Some sort of administrative herpes?”

“Certainly the issue of truthfulness is very important in terms of recalling,” said De Leon,

“You think they’re lying?” asked Stewart.

“It’s a possibility,” said De Leon.

The following video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast on August 13.

Vodpod videos no longer available. from rawstory.com posted with vodpod



FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. This material is distributed without profit.