Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fox’s Beckel: “Once Again, We Put Something On The Air That’s A Flat-Out Lie”

Recently, the right wing jumped all over President Obama’s words, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that." The context of the president's comments was that business success is made possible though government support, including infrastructure ("Somebody invested in roads and bridges") and the educational system. Fox News pundits, of course, twisted the message to mean that the president was denying entrepreneurship. Bob Beckel of Fox's "The Five," however, could take it no longer, stating, “How in the world did you reach that conclusion... Yes, I did read what he said, and what he said was not what the Republicans said, and once again, we put something on the air that’s a flat-out lie and distortion… It’s not what he said in context… Before that he said roads and bridges.” Watch:


Michael The Molar Maven said...

Anyone with any degree of intelligence knows exactly what President Obama meant and at least Beckel offers a refreshing dose of reality on Fox. It is unfortunate, however, that these examples are few and far between on a network that claims to be fair and balanced.

Jeff Tone said...

Fox's use of the slogan "fair and balanced" is downright Orwellian.