Spinning like tops. Does anyone take their **** seriously? You have to get about three minutes in to see the story I'm talking about, but it's worth the wait.
Colbert used a montage of fear news last night to point out that sanity didn't win after all.
At least after tomorrow, when all the results are in, we can finally move on to the 2012 election. Is Sarah going to run? Will Obama be a one term president? Are Republicans going to impeach? Will we finally get birth certificate from Obama?
Will we even still be here for a 2012 election or is the world going to end?
What's even scarier is that, yes, people listen to that stuff Jon highlighted and they believe it. I know some of them. Some are actually relatives.
And when RNC Chair Steele out and out said that Pelosi will be sent back of the bus sometime in August if and when the Republicans take back Congress I bet Fox have conveniently forgot that their constant food-in-mouth leader ever mentioned that actual thing they erroneously claimed that Obama was saying in the first place.
Just to iterate, I'm not bagging Republicans or Democrats, I'm bagging Fox News, Rupert Murdoch's mouthpiece. To Stewart's credit he spends three minutes bagging the Dems before he gets to Fox.
My point is that Fox clearly and knowingly lied about what Obama said. He never mentioned 'bus'. I don't think Fox = Republican. But I think Fox do.
You can watch the video here. No one's going to transcribe the mess for you:
Fast forward 3:00 minutes into the video
Obama had made a simple metaphor that when the Democrats were controlling the House, he made the innocent reference that it was like they were driving the car. They had the majority of seats, they were driving the car. That they were in control and that the Republicans needed to sit in the back of that car and act like passengers. Fox News kept twisting his words by not only implying that he made the gaffe that Republicans should be forced to sit in the back of the bus but that Obama, our dear black President was racially disparaging the Republican house members.
They kept insisting that Obama used the racially termed word bus, an idea that they were considered racially inferior and had to sit in the back of the bus ... referring to the historically racial Jim Crow laws of the segregated south.
I find it funny that you couldn't bother to watch less then 120 seconds of video to see exactly what was said including context and you already made up your mind. Something tells me that you will be self blinded to these facts and their existing context as well simply because reality goes against your grain of thinking.
I get it Brandon. It is a knee-jerk reaction for you to defend Conservatives and Fox "News" even if it means you need to ignore or change facts. That is your right.
But you should at least watch the video. It is quite clear that Fox News lied by changing the phrase "back of the car" (which Obama said) to the phrase "back of the bus" (which he never said). The punch line of the video that Michael Steele jumps on and claims the phrase is racist-- but then there is a clip of him using the exact same phrase. It is the blatant hypocrisy that is so funny.
This is very clearly an example of Fox lying.
Watch the video.
hingehead wrote:Please quote the clear lie for me.My point is that Fox clearly and knowingly lied about what Obama said. He never mentioned 'bus'. I don't think Fox = Republican. But I think Fox do.