Pompeo To Press: When People Lie, Call Them Liars

“Whenever you report about them, and you say, ‘The Houthis said,’ you should say ‘The well known frequently lying Houthis have said the following.’ This is important because you ought not report them as if they are truth-tellers, as if these are people who aren’t completely under the boot of the Iranians.

“So there you go, whenever you say Houthis, you should begin with, ‘the well-known, frequently known to lie Houthis.’ That’d be good reporting [laughter] and I know you care deeply about that good reporting.” – Mike Pompeo, telling the press to make sure and identify known liars as the liars they are.