Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fox News pretends to blow a gasket



Terrible, isn't it? Of course, Fox deliberately edited Barack Obama's quote so that it seems to say something different than what he really said:
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

"The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

"So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together. That’s how we funded the G.I. Bill. That’s how we created the middle class. That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam. That’s how we invented the Internet. That’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for President -- because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own, we’re in this together."

According to Fox, that's un-American  Does that really seem un-American to you?

Well, Fox edited that quote to say only, "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." It seems like Barack Obama is saying that you didn't build your own business, doesn't it?

Of course, if you read even the short sentence preceding that, you'll understand Obama was saying that you hadn't, yourself, built the roads and bridges that you use. We all built them. We all invested in roads and bridges.

How is that un-American? How is this un-American?
"The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires."

But Fox has no interest in the truth. Fox is determined to elect Republicans, no matter what it takes. A deliberate lie is certainly nothing new at Fox.

Here's another video clip of Fox 'News' pushing this lie, this manufactured outrage, for all they're worth. I wonder how it feels to have no conscience, no morality, no ethics? How does it feel to lie for a living?




2 comments:

Jim Harris said...

I know my Fox watching neighbors will never know the truth. They will only know the snippet of Obama's speech they were given. But how can you fight that?

It's funny, but we always grew up thinking George Orwell was talking about Russia when he wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. But he could have been talking about Fox News and the Republican Party.

WCG said...

And now Mitt Romney is preparing campaign ads to blanket the country with this lie. And he knows it's a lie, just like Fox 'News' knew it was a lie.

You can't clip that quote without recognizing that you're deliberately trying to deceive people. How do those people justify that to themselves? Is it all "the end justifies the means" with them?

Or have they all sold their souls so long ago that they no longer even miss having a conscience?