Friday, August 31, 2012

Press Fact Checkers: Lemmings To Their Own Death By Erick Erickson
POWERFUL CONSERVATIVE VOICES  |  Friday, August 31, 2012

The press really is beclowning itself this election year. Like lemmings off a cliff, the press is running to its own ignoble death at the hands of an American public tired of spin and lies.
The last forty-eight hours clearly demonstrate the American press corp and Team Obama are working hand in hand to drive a narrative designed to advance Barack Obama’s re-election. From claims of racism related to the GOP to Paul Ryan’s supposed lies, the media is really self-destructing.
Democrats are energetically attempting to create the perception that Republicans — specifically, Paul Ryan — are running around Tampa making stuff up about Barack Obama (as if that’s necessary). And when I say Democrats, as regrettably cliché as it may sound, I also mean the mainstream media.
The following assertions, for instance, are true:
Obama did cut over $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare.
The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare and cronyism.
The Janesville, General Motors plant was closed down under Obama (though Ryan made a more nuanced assertion that we’ll cover below)
Obama did blow off the bipartisan debt commission.
Obama’s waivers do allow for the relaxing of work requirements in welfare reform.
and I add: most importantly, Obama is for abortion 100%, even after the child is born alive!
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