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DiabloViejo
07-06-2012, 10:43 PM
Fox News Edits Obama Clip to Create a Bogus Attack on the Wealthy
By: Jason EasleyJuly 6th, 2012
PoliticusUSA.com (http://www.politicususa.com/fox-news-edits-obama-clip-create-bogus-attack-wealthy.html)

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Fox News has edited a clip from President Obamaís bus tour in order to claim that the president is attacking the wealthy.

Hereís the video from Media Matters. (http://mediamatters.org/embed/static/clips/2012/07/06/25386/fnc-ff-20120706-paynewarfare)

Fox News played a clip of President Obama saying, ďAnd middle class is also an attitude. Itís not just about income; itís about knowing whatís important and not measuring your success just based on your bank account. But itís about your values, and being responsibleĖ and looking after each other.Ē

However that was wasnít all of what the president said. In the unedited quote (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/05/remarks-president-campaign-event-1) , Obama said, ďNow, these past three and a half years have made it tough on everybody. We saw the middle class struggling and folks who were trying to get into the middle class ó I want to say, by the way, when I talk about middle class, Iím also talking about poor folks who are doing the right thing and trying to get into the middle class. (Applause.) And middle class is also an attitude. Itís not just about income; itís about knowing whatís important and not measuring your success just based on your bank account. But itís about your values, and being responsible ó (applause) ó and looking after each other, and giving back.Ē

Youíll notice that Fox hacked out Obamaís message of personal responsibility. The full quote shows that the president wasnít attacking the wealthy or saying that the wealthy have no values. In fact the wealthy arenít even mentioned in the entire quote. The president said that these times have been tough on everyone.

This is how Fox News misinforms their viewers without saying a word. They edit video to fit their pro-Republican narrative. After the video clip, Charles Payne delivered the message that Fox News viewers are supposed to take from the video.

Payne said, ďLet me tell you, this is whatís so disappointing about it and despicable about it. Talking about people doing the right thing. Imagine you go to college, you work your way through college, you get out and you meet your girlfriend there and you guys get married and you both come out of school and youíre saddled with a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of debt. You work your way through the corporate system and you have a couple of kids and you sacrifice, who knows, maybe 10, 20 years later, you have made it up the ladder of success. Youíve made all the sacrifices. You go to church but in the presidentís eyes because you make a certain amount of money you donít have values? You donít have principles? That is sickening stuff right there. Itís divide and conquer and itís also demonizing success. Why isnít the job market moving? Youíre demonizing success.Ē

<span style="color: #CC0000">It is clear that it is Fox News, not President Obama, that was pushing the class warfare message. They edited video of the president to create a completely false attack in order to advance their pro-Romney class warfare message that Obama the Socialist is punishing success.</span>

<span style="color: #CC0000">None of it was true. It was all concocted to push a fantasy. It was a Fox News lie designed to attack the President of the United States, just another step in the never ending News Corp propaganda campaign against Barack Obama. </span>

Gayle in MD
07-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Wouldn't it be great if there were fines for this sort of thing?

G.

Qtec
07-07-2012, 04:05 AM
Its not even opinion, its deliberate falsification.

They should be thrown off the air waves.

Surely there must be some minimum standards for TV stations claiming to be NEWS channels.

Q

Gayle in MD
07-07-2012, 06:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Its not even opinion, its deliberate falsification.

They should be thrown off the air waves.

Surely there must be some minimum standards for TV stations claiming to be NEWS channels.

Q </div></div>

There used to be standards. I believe that was all changed, though.

Seems to me either Nixon or Reagan had something to do with that.

G.