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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Media Matters: Fox News.... Doocy's Deficit Lie!

You Betcha!!!

Media Matters has provided insight into the deviate minds of Fox News producer/propagandist. Earlier this week Fox and Friends ended a segment with the nation's least credible TV morning host babble a lie about how President Obama has increased the deficit.  

Everyone knows that early morning news is a huge revenue magnet for the big three cable networks and the big three non-cable networks.  Most know early morning viewing demographics especially for males over age fifty. Hence, the heavy dose of "COUCH legs and thighs" on Fox and Friends.  If Fox News viewers had only Doocy and Kilmeade to entertain with anti Obama "red meat", the network would certainly lose market share.  

While Hasslebeck starts to open-up (pun unintentional)  with more leggy shots in the AM, her male co-hosts have the task of spewing inane drivel and lies to viewers. Viewers who we do not believe for the most part actually buy-into the morning "doocy-doocy." There is another sector of Fox News "low information" viewers who may actually believe each strategic lie from the Fox and Friends hosts. And, that leaves remaining viewers who without doubt run-off to work with a daily dose of Doocy, Klimeade and "Legs"...Excuse me, Hasselbeck. 

Media Matter explains how Doocy's Andrew Breitbart -like comments came from Fox News producers and writers. 



http://mediamatters.org/embed/static/clips....

The 137.7 percent deficit increase cited by Fox is ostensibly calculated by comparing the 2012 deficit to that of 2008. This figure, however, completely misrepresents deficits under the Obama administration, by picking erroneous start and end dates.
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Two points. 

As President Obama took office in January 2009, he faced a veritable, Moby Dick Great Recession, that was close to a second Great Depression. Major infusions of Stimulus dollars were applied to the worsening recession like huge DC-10 aircraft dropping hundreds of thousands gallons of  (lake drawn) water on a forest fire.

Media Matters addressed the phony Fox News reporting very effectively.  I must ask a set of  important question. 

What is the current state of the Obama Deficit?  How did the president show such a pronounced jump in spending between 2008 and 2009?   What contributed?


The Deficit is decreasing!


Obama's spending seems to have fallen in a few critical areas.  

I. Stimulus to combat the Bush Great Recession and ward-off Depression
II. Unemployment payments resultant from the Bush area collapse (2007 - 2009)
III. War Debt and Obama escalation in Afghanistan . (an Obama expenditure no doubt) NO CHARTED AGAINST OBAMA BELOW
IV. The Affordable Care Act (an Obama initiative for certain) NOT CHARTED BELOW
V. Tax cuts




Wouldn't it be more fair and balanced to admit that Obama's sharp increase in spending in 2009 was majorly influenced by the state of the economy after Bush?  We only ask for fairness in reporting. 

Fairness at Fox is a form of misnomer.


FOX 2011 "Playing the numbers with Unemployment 2011"

On Monday, Fox News displayed a chart illustrating changes to the unemployment rate during 2011:
Note how the 8.6 percent unemployment rate in November looks higher than March's 8.8 percent rate, and about the same as the 9 percent unemployment rate in October.

More According to Egberto Willies, "Caught Lying Again....."


Department of Labor 2009 unemployment rate (7.8%) compared against unofficial unemployment rate of 14.7 per cent.  The Dept. of Labor unemployment rate never exceeded 10 percent.  (See Bureau of Labor Statistics chart Q4 2009)

Additional Media Matters analyses of Fox News lies and misrepresentations. The representations from Media Matters are not examples of an incompetent newsroom intern. You will see are stark efforts to manipulate the minds of those foolish enough to tune-in.

Of course, Media Matters nor this webpage, has a Hasselbeck to "COUCH Leg" you through the data. 

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