Just how bad of a President is Obama?
human

Parkersburg, WV

#171 Dec 2, 2013
In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.
human

Parkersburg, WV

#172 Dec 2, 2013
Fox Ignores Evidence Of ACA's Role In Slowing Health Care Costs

Video ››› December 1, 2013 1:59 PM EST
human

Parkersburg, WV

#173 Dec 2, 2013
Fox News Chart

To make it look as if the unemployment rate now is nearly twice as bad as it was four years ago -- 14.7 percent versus 7.8 percent -- the chart compares two different ways of measuring unemployment as if they were the same.
•The "2009" version is the "official" unemployment rate, people actively looking for work who can't find it.
•The "now" version is the "real" unemployment rate, which includes the official level and also: people who have given up looking for work, people working part-time who wish they were working full-time, and some others.

The second number will always be larger than the first, often by a lot. "Comparing" the two is like saying that someone weighs 180 pounds when undressed, and 200 when wearing heavy boots and an overcoat with weights in the pockets, and using the difference to prove that he has gained 20 pounds.
human

Parkersburg, WV

#174 Dec 2, 2013
A tiny sample of documented Fox News Lies:

Glenn Beck: Less than 10 percent of Obama's Cabinet appointees "have any experience in the private sector." — False (December 2, 2009)

Steve Doocy: White House Political Director Patrick Gaspard once served as the "right-hand man" for Bertha Lewis, who heads up ACORN.— False (September 30, 2009)

Gretchen Carlson: Says the Texas State Board of Education is considering eliminating references to Christmas and the Constitution in textbooks.— Pants on Fire!(March 12, 2010)

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year:'A government takeover of health care'(December 16, 2010)

Glenn Beck: The Muslim Brotherhood has "openly stated they want to declare war on Israel." — False (February 15, 2011)

Karl Rove: "American troops have never been under the formal control of another nation." — False (March 29, 2011)

Brian Kilmeade: Says Gov. Rick Scott's approval ratings are up.— False (April 15, 2011)

Laura Ingraham: The Massachusetts health care plan is "wildly unpopular" among state residents.— False (May 16, 2011)

Sarah Palin: "Look at the debt that has been accumulated in the last two years. It's more debt under this president than all those other presidents combined." — False (June 1, 2011)

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year:'Death panels'(December 18, 2009)

Kimberly Guilfoyle: If you log into the government's Cash for Clunkers Web site ( cars.gov ) from your home computer, the government can "seize all of your personal and private" information, and track your computer activity.— False (August 3, 2009)

Sarah Palin: "We're going to be looking at $8 billion a day that we're going to be pouring into foreign countries in order to import that make-up fuel that we're going to need to take the place of what we could have gotten out of the gulf." — Pants on Fire!(June 3, 2011)

Sarah Palin: "Democrats are poised now to cause this largest tax increase in U.S. history." — Pants on Fire!(August 4, 2010)

Bill O'Reilly: "Attorney General Eric Holder is involved in the dismissal of the criminal charges" against the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation — False (July 23, 2010)

Sarah Palin: "Barack Obama had 150 days in the U.S. Senate where he was able to vote quite often 'present.' " — False (February 8, 2010)

Glenn Beck: John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, "has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population." — Pants on Fire!(July 29, 2009)

Glenn Beck: Labor union president Andy Stern is "the most frequent visitor" at the White House.— False (December 7, 2009)

Glenn Beck: "Why do we have automatic citizenship upon birth? We're the only country in the world that has it." — False (June 19, 2009)

Bill O'Reilly: Says he didn't call Dr. George Tiller a baby killer, as liberal groups charge, but was merely reporting what "some prolifers branded him." — False (June 5, 2009)

Bill O'Reilly: When White House communications director Anita Dunn said that Mao Tse-tung was "one of her favorite philosophers, only Fox News picked that up." — False (October 27, 2009)

Bill O'Reilly: "We researched to find out if anybody on Fox News had ever said you're going to jail if you don't buy health insurance. Nobody's ever said it." — Pants on Fire!(April 27, 2010)
human

Parkersburg, WV

#175 Dec 2, 2013
In August 2010, Fox News Corp continued its 'fair and balanced' doctrine, donating $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.[31] Bloomberg News reports Fox News Corp is the largest corporate donor to the RGA
human

Parkersburg, WV

#176 Dec 2, 2013
In April of 2009, Media Matters began documenting Fox Nation's false and blatantly biased stories. After one year, their laundry list of the most extreme examples contained approximately 350 entries
human

Parkersburg, WV

#177 Dec 2, 2013
One of the more interesting Fox Techniques involves the fairly consistent "party switch" from Republican (R) to Democrat (D) when a prominent GOP member is caught up in a public scandal. The following is a list of various examples of such (see here for screen captures of each):
Mark Foley - A Republican member of the House of Representatives from Florida, Foley was alleged to have sent sexually inappropriate messages via email and text messages to teenage male pages. Ironically, he also introduced the "Child Modeling Exploitation prevention Act of 2002". In several interviews, Fox News tagged him as a (D), or Democrat, on their subtitles.[51]
John McCain - Seen by many as a more moderate Republican during and following the 2004 Republican primaries, Fox News also labeled him a (D).
Whitehouse / Chafee - During the pivotal 2006 Senate election in Rhode Island, eventual victor Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse was polling 10+ percentage points over the incumbent Lincoln Chafee. Fox News reported that Whitehouse (R) was leading Chafee (D) by 11 points (see above link for screen capture).
Ted Stevens - Prior to the 2008 Senate elections, this Senator from Alaska was facing charges of failing to disclose benefits received. Fox News labeled him a (D).
Mark Sanford - The Republican Governor of South Carolina in 2009 was dramatically found to be having an affair with an Argentinian woman after a week in which his whereabouts were unknown. During his press conference in which he admitted his affair, Fox News identified him as a (D).
human

Parkersburg, WV

#178 Dec 2, 2013
More Fox News Lies from just 2012
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Fox News misleads viewers by using two different metrics to make it appear as if unemployment has doubled under President Obama. source
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Fox News Contributor Gets Punched In Face, Edits Out Part Where He Started Fight (VIDEO) source
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Fox News Steven Crowder & Americans for Prosperity use Breitbart-style film editing to show “union thug brutality” source
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Fox News Falsely Accuses Obama Of Trying To Change The Constitution source
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This is an actual headline on Fox Nation’s front page. How do they even claim to have journalistic integrity? source
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FOX is now on record as having become directly involved in trying to recruit a Republican candidate for president. source
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Fox uses internal poll to claim Obama’s approval rating is dropping, even though it is currently rising source
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Fox says journalist appologized to Fox for claiming they were a wing of the republican party. Only problem: Journalist says he never apologized source
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Fox News host falsely claims George Soros linked to Wal-Mart protest source
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Fox News Conspiracy Theory:“Now, Sandy; how could you possibly say that it has anything to do with first time jobless claims? When a storm hits you get fired?” source
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Fox News Captions Footage Of Illegal Border Crossings With ‘The Hispanic Vote’ source
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Fox News guest looking for excuses as to why Romney lost, comes up with: President Barack Obama scared voters by claiming that women would be “forced into rape camps” under Romney source
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One Utah company owned by prominent Romney supporter laid off workers because Obama won. Fox news headline:“Obama Reelection Triggers Massive Layoffs Across America” source
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Fox and Friends: New Black Panthers Are Intimidating Voters by Holding the Door Open For Old White Ladies source
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It’s Not Just Bias: Four Fox News Contributors Work For Romney source
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Fox Figures Engaged In 42-State Effort To Elect GOP Candidates source
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Fox News actually removes parts of Obama’s replies from its transcript (link to reddit comments, explaining what passages are cut, link to fox transcript within) source
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Fox’s Doocy Pushes Falsehood That Obama Admin. Sued Ohio “To Block Early Voting For Military Members” source
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Fox News brother publication, Wall Street Journal, accused of failing disclosure, 10 Op-Ed writers are Romney advisers source
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Fox News Spun a Cropped Clip of Barack Obama from 1998 To Portray Him as a Socialist…Full Video of the Clip Shows the Opposite - That Obama Was Boasting Capitalism. source
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Fox News Censors Their Own Polls / Banishes All Reporting On Fox Nation If Results Show Obama Ahead source
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human

Parkersburg, WV

#179 Dec 2, 2013
2012 Fox Lies list was too long to be able to post all at once. Here are more:

In the midst of global climate change talks last December, a top Fox News official sent an email ordering the network’s journalists to “refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question.” source
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Fox News top source of voter misinformation study finds source
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To make it look as if the unemployment rate now is nearly twice as bad as it was four years ago — 14.7 percent versus 7.8 percent — Fox compares two different ways of measuring unemployment as if they were the same. source
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Fox News slams Obama for not saying “God” in 9/11 message (even though he did) source
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In order to seem like the drop in unemployment is a bad thing, Fox prints captions that state unemployment drops because people stopped looking for work. Next caption states the exact opposite, that the economy added that number of jobs source
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Fox Hires Romney Advisers To Attack Obama - Fails To Disclose They Work For Romney’s Campaign source
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Al Qaeda Organizes Hit On Navy Seal Outed By FOX News source
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Fox says Michelle Obama accused Mitt Romney of murder … because she said Obamacare saves lives source
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Fox News on global warming last year:“Do We Even Need Our Air Conditioners Next Year?” This year, over 15,000 heat records broken source
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Fox News is again highlighting a misleading chart to distort the debate over welfare reform and to amplify Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s inaccurate message that President Obama is “dismantling” welfare reform. source
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Fox uses a bar chart with without a zero baseline to mislead source
•Fox misleading its viewers on Bush Tax cuts with a dishonest chart source
•Fox gets the facts wrong: manufacturing plummeted under Bush and has risen under Obama source
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Fox News Edits Obama Clip to Create a Bogus Attack on the Wealthy source
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A study shows that watching Fox News actually subtracts from the sum total of human knowledge source
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Yet Another Survey: Fox News Viewers Worst-Informed, NPR Listeners Best-Informed source
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Fox news is creating and running their own attack ads on Obama source
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Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than People Who Watch NO News source
•Another study has concluded that people who only watch Fox News are less informed than all other news consumers. source
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Since: Oct 11

Chesapeake, OH

#181 Dec 4, 2013
Lol! This is great. Get off the acorn/Huffington/moveon sights for once. Most of these are completely ridiculous. I could make a list longer than this just of things I KNOW PERSONALLY from the liberal media. Some people are bright enough to reach their own conclusions instead of cutting and pasting from a liberal website. You're obviously not one of those people.
thug

Charleston, WV

#182 Dec 4, 2013
Bartender wrote:
<quoted text> I sure hope your IQ hasn't gone down any.
because what i said was true?
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human

Parkersburg, WV

#184 Dec 5, 2013
sempron wrote:
Lol! This is great. Get off the acorn/Huffington/moveon sights for once. Most of these are completely ridiculous. I could make a list longer than this just of things I KNOW PERSONALLY from the liberal media. Some people are bright enough to reach their own conclusions instead of cutting and pasting from a liberal website. You're obviously not one of those people.
Then do it. You didn't rebut one single thing I said, blowhard. Anyone could say what you just did.

Since: Oct 11

Hurricane, WV

#185 Dec 5, 2013
human wrote:
<quoted text>Then do it. You didn't rebut one single thing I said, blowhard. Anyone could say what you just did.
I'm not playing this game. If anyone wants to know the truth, they can look this stuff up. While they're at it, they can google "liberal media lies" and find another long laundry list for your side. Are you going to accept it as fact, though? Of course not. Because it doesn't support your argument. I would rather just encourage people to research it, if they want to know more. You are just unwilling to do it. So you end up reading propaganda instead of learning about what's really going on in the world.
human

Parkersburg, WV

#186 Dec 5, 2013
sempron wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not playing this game. If anyone wants to know the truth, they can look this stuff up. While they're at it, they can google "liberal media lies" and find another long laundry list for your side. Are you going to accept it as fact, though? Of course not. Because it doesn't support your argument. I would rather just encourage people to research it, if they want to know more. You are just unwilling to do it. So you end up reading propaganda instead of learning about what's really going on in the world.
If they're all lies, you should be able to rebut them. When you right wingers have nothing, you just imply that if it comes from a liberal source, it's a lie. Just because that's the way you Republicans work, doesn't mean we do. You stand for the wealthy and people will do anything for money. We stand for the little guy and have no greedy motivations like you do.
human

Parkersburg, WV

#187 Dec 5, 2013
sempron wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not playing this game. If anyone wants to know the truth, they can look this stuff up. While they're at it, they can google "liberal media lies" and find another long laundry list for your side. Are you going to accept it as fact, though? Of course not. Because it doesn't support your argument. I would rather just encourage people to research it, if they want to know more. You are just unwilling to do it. So you end up reading propaganda instead of learning about what's really going on in the world.
BTW, if you're not playing the game, as you claim, you should just not post a reply instead of just saying something immature with no facts with the post.

Since: Oct 11

Hurricane, WV

#188 Dec 5, 2013
human wrote:
<quoted text>BTW, if you're not playing the game, as you claim, you should just not post a reply instead of just saying something immature with no facts with the post.
If you have to rely on people posting on Topix to get your "facts", then you really do have a problem. There are a lot of folks who are bright enough to find the unbiased truth by doing their own research. Your posts are for the people on the other end of that spectrum.
Wingnut

United States

#189 Dec 5, 2013
For the most part, liberals are morons.
Butthead

Parkersburg, WV

#190 Dec 6, 2013
sempron wrote:
<quoted text>
If you have to rely on people posting on Topix to get your "facts", then you really do have a problem. There are a lot of folks who are bright enough to find the unbiased truth by doing their own research. Your posts are for the people on the other end of that spectrum.
You still didn't rebut anything I said, weakling.
human

Parkersburg, WV

#191 Dec 6, 2013
Don't know what you're talking about regarding depending on Topix posts for facts. I read the weak drivel that is posted on here and go get the facts and bring them back. I do exactly what you say bright folks do. I'm still waiting for someone who thinks he's bright like you do to show where what I said was wrong and "bring the facts" to me. Follow your own advice.
human

Parkersburg, WV

#192 Dec 6, 2013
Wingnut wrote:
For the most part, liberals are morons.
Well thought out posts like this are about all I get for your types, Semipron.

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