Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fox News "Fact Checks" Obama's Speech

In the wake of Barack Obama's spectacularly well received State of the Union Address, the nice folks over at Fox News decided to do a completely neutral and scientific "fact check" of Obama's Speech that's completely free of bias and totally objective because they're all fair and balanced, for god's sake. So what did Fox discover? IT WAS ALL A LIE, EVRY WORD OF IT... LIES, LIES, LIES!!!!

Here's a brief summary of the Fox Piece:

Obama Claim: His housing plan won't help speculators or people who could have never afforded the homes they bought.

The Facts: Barack Obama hasn't said how his plan will do this, so it must be A LIE!!!!

Obama Claim: "I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it."

The Facts: The US didn't invent the automobile, depending on what you mean by "invented" so it's totally cool if we let GM, Ford and Chrysler fail. So, ANOTHER LIE!!!!

Obama Claim: "We have known for decades that our survival depends on finding new sources of energy. Yet we import more oil today than ever before."

The Facts: Actually, because the economy is going to Hell we're importing slightly less oil today than in 2005. LIAR, LIAR, LIAR!!!!

Obama Claim: "We have already identified $2 trillion in savings over the next decade."

The Facts: Obama is sooo going to be a 1 term president, and with a Republican likely to succeed him it's ridiculous to suggest that spending is actually going to go down ten years from now. LIE!!!!

Obama Claim: "Regulations were gutted for the sake of a quick profit at the expense of a healthy market. "

The Facts: Yeah, but Democrats let it happen, so this is A TOTAL LIE... even though it isn't.

And it goes on like that, pretty much. I must say, though, that I'm surprised that a "news" network as Fair and Balanced as Fox would do a "fact check" piece that by mere chance and coincidence was composed exclusively of claims that could be spun as false depending on your assumptions and how you chose to read what the President was saying.

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