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Obama "waited 50 days, 55 days to really begin" responding to Gulf oil spill. On the June 17 edition of Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani said of the federal government's response to the oil spill: "The government has played a big role in letting us down here as well. And who the heck is -- you know, criticizing President Obama, President Obama's response? I mean, the president waited 50 days, 55 days to really begin a resp- -- he told us in his speech that the federal government was in charge from the very beginning."
Originally posted by justadood
If someone took the time to actually document just how often the Right is lying in their attempt to label this "Obama's Katrina", it could be quite damning.
It's funny how the SAME EXACT people who defended Bush's complete bumbling of Katrina as being a 'state's issue" are now blaming the Fed for an issue that is essentially BP's issue.
Fun stuff. Thanks for the media matters link, OP. Star and flag as they say.
Media Matters has not always been forthcoming about its high-profile backers. In particular, the group has long labored to obscure any financial ties to George Soros. But in March 2003, the Cybercast News Service (CNS) detailed the copious links between Media Matters and several Soros "affiliates"—among them MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress, and Peter Lewis. Confronted with this story, a spokesman for the organization explained that "Media Matters for America has never received funding directly from George Soros" (emphasis added), a transparent evasion.
Nor were groups cited by CNS the only connection between Media Matters and Soros. As investigative journalist Byron York has noted, another Soros affiliate that bankrolled Media Matters was the New Democratic Network. In addition, Soros is reported to be involved in the newly formed Democracy Alliance, a partnership of some 80 affluent financiers who each have vowed to contribute $1 million or more in order to build up an ideological infrastructure of leftist thinks tanks and advocacy groups. News reports list Media Matters as a main beneficiary of the Alliance's funding. By August of 2004, Media Matters' operating budget had already doubled to $4 million.
To summarize, Soros and his Open Society Institute pour millions of dollars into the coffers of MoveOn, the Center for American Progress, and Democracy Alliance. In turn, these organizations funnel some of that money to Media Matters.
* Created by Democratic political operative Rob Stein
* Goal is to raise money to fund a leftwing political movement and Democratic electoral victories
* Supported by George Soros and Peter Lewis
And I still maintain that they in all my years of experience using them have a far superior record of factchecking than say the subject here, FoxNews.
Our only interest is the truth, not this tedious and endless left vs. right bantering, and anything from any directional ideology that gets us there is welcome.