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It's so funny, people keep thanking me for being a journalist but I'm not. I'm an opinion writer who tries to be fair.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
Many of us have heard the lies already and I think it's no better than the lie that Obama told when he said he would get us out of the wars. Quite a few people believed him and voted for him based on that reason alone.
Now look at the lies that Romney and Ryan are spreading.....can we not see that even if they were elected that they would not do as they say?
The real sad part about this is that all those people in Tampa and all those people watching at home believed Paul Ryan, will vote for them anyway and will not see him for what he is.....a liar.
Originally posted by thepresident
Fox news and the rest of the liberals are trying to make a good man sound bad.
Poor Paul Ryan
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by miniatus
Yeah she's hardly the voice of Fox. Here's a few of the positions she has held:
Senior Campaign Strategist/Co-Director for the Center for Community Change
Executive Director of the Third Wave Foundation
Fellow at the Ford Foundation
Vaid Fellow at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute (she herself is a lesbian)
Consultant at the Urban Justice Center
Strategic Adviser to the Social Justice Infrastructure Funders
Now this isn't to say that Ryan didn't lie. However to hold Kohn up as being representative of the political views at Fox News is dishonest. It should also be mentioned that she doesn't consider herself a journalist. In her own words:
It's so funny, people keep thanking me for being a journalist but I'm not. I'm an opinion writer who tries to be fair.edit on 8/30/2012 by Xcalibur254 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
reply to post by miniatus
But that's all Fox "News" is, opinion and entertainment.
Read the "Fox Can Lie" lawsuit, filed by two former Fox affiliate station owners who refused the networks demand they knowingly include false information in their report concerning Monsanto.
Fox's response was to admit they're just an entertainment opinion show.
Originally posted by pajoly
Even FOX News has had it with the lies of Paul Ryan.
On the other hand, to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.
You know the line has been well-crossed when even FOX News goes on the record to take down one of its own, much less their golden boy. But good for them and I give credit where due. Well done FOX. You are in good company today. The media today is rife with incensed reporters fuming over the raw audacity of Ryan's lies and they are not mincing words. The FOX article is maybe even the harshest. It will be very hard for the Right to pretend Ryan is not habitually lying now...they can't trot out the same "lame stream liberal media" crap, unless of course they think FOX is now a liberal voice.
It was an opinion piece written by a long time liberal commentator. Fox news allows such opinion pieces all of the time, but they are hardly representative of their overall mission.edit on 30-8-2012 by MrPlow because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Crakeur
Once again, it looks like the republicans are trying to throw the election.
Seriously, Romney is running for president and he not only refuses to release tax returns, his wife pulls a "let them eat cake" and tells everyone to buzz off, then the "legit rape" comments, and the organ shuttting down follow up, to further distance the republican party from normal, thinking humans, and now they are lying so much that even their most ardent media support is calling them out?
Think back to McCain and his selection of Palin for VP. How on earth did his vetting committee miss the issues that plagued her while she was in office? How'd they miss the pregnant teen? How'd they miss the accusations of the other child being a grandchild?
They knew there was plenty of bad coming down the pike, they knew the economy was teetering on the edge of awful.
Jump ahead 4 years. We've get that debt cliff on the horizon, we've got a middle east that inches closer to all out chaos daily, Iran/Israel basically waiting for a bird fart to set them off and god knows what else coming our way. Only a complete moron would think that he could fix these problems so, anyone taking office now would be stuck riding it out and, potentially, being blamed for it. Obama takes plenty of blame for the mess he's currently in and it isn't all his fault.
Originally posted by Crakeur
Think back to McCain and his selection of Palin for VP.
Originally posted by Crakeur
when Christie, who is the odds on favorite for 2016, gives a keynote address that seems on the fence about Romney,
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Here is another big lie he told during the speech.
Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under George W. Bush
In his speech Wednesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan referenced a Janesville, Wis. GM plant that was shut down, linking its closure to President Obama, who gave a speech there in 2008. But it turns out the last GM vehicle produced at the plant was in late 2008 when George W. Bush was still president.
The announcement to close the Janesville plant came in June of 2008, after then-candidate Obama spoke there
This is just another example that this campaign thinks the American people are stupid and won't pay attention to the facts.
In his speech in Janesville, then-Sen. Obama said that if elected, he would support retooling the Janesville plant to make energy efficient vehicles. Despite his administration’s carefully shepherding of GM through bankruptcy, the Janesville plant has not been retooled to make anything.
The plant shut its doors for good in 2009. According to an Associated Press article in the local Rockford Register Star, the plant ceased operations of large SUVs – its main product -- on December 31, 2008 and was scheduled to completely shut down several months later.
“About 50 workers will remain at the Janesville plant to complete an order of small- to medium-duty trucks for Isuzu Motors Ltd. They’re scheduled to finish by May or June, and then the plant will close down for good,” The Rockford Register Star reported December 31, 2008, citing GM spokesman Christopher Lee.
Another article – from the Janesville Gazette – reported that the plant continued operations into 2009, building medium-duty delivery trucks for Japanese automaker Isuzu.
“Full-size sport utility vehicle production has ended at the local General Motors plant, but medium-duty truck production is continuing—not starting—in Janesville. And it likely will continue into May, when the lights finally go off in the facility that has been producing vehicles since 1923” the paper reported February 2, 2009.
In fact, a GM press release confirms that the automaker had placed the Janesville plant on “standby capacity” – an auto industry term for a factory no longer producing vehicles – in May of 2009.
“Janesville was placed on standby capacity in May 2009 and will remain in that status,” GM said in a June 26, 2009 press release.
In sum, the Janesville plant shut down the majority of its production in December 2008, laying off all but 50 of its approximately 1,200 employees. Those 50 employees remained at the plant making Isuzu trucks for several more months as the plant’s operations wound down.
Janesville was placed on standby capacity in May 2009 and will remain in that status.
Full-size sport utility vehicle production has ended at the local General Motors plant, but medium-duty truck production is continuing—not starting—in Janesville.
And it likely will continue into May, when the lights finally go off in the facility that has been producing vehicles since 1923.
When GM officials announced last June that SUV production would cease in Janesville, they also said that medium-duty truck production would conclude by the end of 2009, or sooner if market conditions dictate.
Orphaned by the loss of its big brother in December, the Isuzu line and its 50 or so hourly and salaried employees continue to build about 25 trucks four days a week in what has become a nearly empty plant.