Assigned Reading: FACT CHECK: Obama Job, Deficit Claims Are Iffy
(FROM: Associated Press)
So, I first read this article on the Fox News Web site. That link is HERE, while the link above is to the same wire service article in the Washington Post. There are actually two reasons I wanted to include this piece here — first, the article itself is about as fair towards and critical of the Obama administration as I’ve seen from the Associated Press so far and, second, the comments on the Fox News page are just so telling.
No news in this article, just the same old tired…we don’t like Obama, so we are going to twist and turn any fact…or heavens…who cares about facts…we are just going to spew nonsense and call it fact…anything to discredit Obama. Anyone can say anything, anyone can use numbers, polls, “facts” to show whatever you want, both left and right do it all the time. This is just another example.
There are no facts in this… just the writer’s opinion… Foxnews is killing truthful journalism, one article at a time….
This is the worst excuse of a “fact check” I have ever seen. More like some knee-jerk conservative reaction to things they don’t like. Fox can hardly be considered a “news” outlet anymore. More like a conservative think tank.
Take a look for yourself. The liberal commenters have overlooked the “AP” notation at the top of the piece and have dismissed the factual assertions in the article as just being a Fox News contrivance. I’m not certain that speaks as much of Fox News’ credibility as it does of the refusal by so many liberals to actually listen to fact and truth.
This only underscores the need for the Republican Party to effectively get their message out. Not all Obama supporters are unwilling to heed fact. At least, I hope not.