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In a new post on the official White House blog, an administration official specifically names Fox News for lying about the administration's push to bring the Olympics to Chicago. "Last night Fox News continued its disregard for the facts," the post begins, "in an attempt to smear the Administration's efforts to win the Olympics for the United States." The author, White House online programs director Jesse Lee, goes on to point out several quotes from Glenn Beck, which it says are lies, and the truth behind them. ("Rhetoric: Beck said Vancouver lost $1 billion when it 'had the Olympics.' ... Reality: Vancouver's Olympics Will Not Take Place Until 2010.")
Originally posted by December_Rain
Every reference to Fox should be immediately followed by "who went to the Supreme Court to affirm their right to lie to the public".
Originally posted by Kaytagg
Although, I don't know if the white house should engage fox news: Never argue with fools and drunks.
[edit on 30-9-2009 by Kaytagg]
De facto Olympics czar Valerie Jarrett — whose own real estate vested interests in the Olympics you’ll remember reading about in Culture of Corruption — met this month with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to figure out how to put the public on the hook for some of the Olympic Village financing.
Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett (D-IL): CBS News once called Chicago politician Valerie Jarrett “the other side of Barack Obama’s brain.” Residents of a housing project in Chicago simply know her as “slumlord.”
Jarrett is the former manager of Grove Parc Plaza, a controversial low-income housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district.
According to the “Boston Globe”, the housing complex was considered “uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage… In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition.”
According to documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, Jarrett is also linked to a series of other shady real estate scandals involving convicted felon and former Obama fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Jarrett has also been caught up in the Blagojevich scandal as Obama’s Candidate #1 for his senate seat. Most of Blagojevich’s corrupt negotiations with the Obama team centered on the possible Jarrett appointment. She remains mum on the scandal.
Originally posted by redhatty
Has any other administration spent so much time focused on debunking media criticism as this admin?
Originally posted by ATSSissyBoy
I think it is just terrible for FoxNews to lie like that about Barak Obama. This world is just so evil it makes me want to cry. How could they lie about such a good man.
RHETORIC: VALERIE JARRETT WILL BENEFIT FINANCIALLY. Beck asked, "Is it possible that she is going to benefit if the Olympics come to Chicago?" Caddell responded, "Well, that’s the word. She has certainly had a lot of dealings going on in real estate." [Transcript, Glenn Beck Show, 9/29/09]
REALITY: UPON ENTERING GOVERNMENT, VALERIE JARRETT DIVESTED ALL HER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT HOLDINGS EXCEPT FOR A SINGLE INVESTMENT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OLYMPIC BID. Valerie Jarrett divested all her investment real estate holdings upon entering government except for a single real estate holding that she was unable to sell. This single real estate investment has been determined by White House Counsel and the independent Office of Government Ethics to present no conflict of interest in performing her duties as a White House advisor. It has nothing to do with the Olympic bid.
Chicago's bid leaders were doing a walkthrough of their presentation when the White House announced Obama's travel plans. While they tried to contain their enthusiasm -- nobody wants to do anything that could smack of overconfidence -- some of their supporters weren't nearly as restrained.
"Obama will go to Copenhagen! We just got a lot closer to bringing the Olympics home to Chicago!" three-time Olympic champion Rowdy Gaines said in a post on Twitter. "Like icing on the cake," fellow Chicagoan and two-time Olympian Dwyane Wade said.
Originally posted by fraterormus
Can you say Killian Documents boys and girls? I knew you could!