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10
May
12

Rise and Shine

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Full transcript of the President’s ABC interview here

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Patrons walk by the Stonewall Inn, a historic gay bar in Greenwich Village, after President Barack Obama announced today that same sex couples should be able to get married

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Newseum

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9:40: PBO departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.

1:45: Michelle Obama and Jill Biden host a Joining Forces event in honor of military mothers at the White House.

2:55: PBO arrives in Seattle, Washington.

3:00: Michelle Obama and Jill Biden host a Joining Forces service event at the Vice President’s Residence with Congressional spouses to assemble Mother’s Day packages that deployed troops have requested to be sent to their mothers and wives at home.

3:50: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event at a private residence

6:00: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Paramount Theater (pooled for TV)

7:15: PBO departs Seattle en route Los Angeles.

9:25: Arrrives in California.

10:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event.

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Morning everyone.

07
Apr
11

here we go again….

Think Progress: This morning, Fox News hosted Rep. Allen West to talk about the budget cuts that the Tea Party wants. In order to frame the discussion as supporting West’s position, which is anti-compromise, the right-wing network cited a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that it claimed showed that most Americans do not want the Republicans to compromise. Host Martha MacCallum claimed the poll showed that “56 percent of Americans say that [Republicans] should stick to their positions.” Watch it:

The problem with the poll that Fox cited is that it doesn’t say anything like what they claim it does. In fact, it appears that they actually switched the numbers around. The poll in question does find that 56 percent of respondents do not want to see the GOP compromise, but the question was directed to self-identified Republicans — meaning that Fox essentially took the number for Republicans and claimed that it represented all Americans:

But hey, it’s hardly the first time Fox reversed poll results to fit its agenda – here

23
Feb
11

oh boy

Remember yesterday’s poll from USA Today/Gallup showing that 61% of Americans oppose taking away collective bargaining rights from public unions?

This is how Fox reported it:

See? It’s easy! If poll results don’t fit your agenda, just reverse them!

Read more on this at Media Matters

Media Matters update: I’m willing to grant the fact that when you put together a daily three hour morning show like Fox & Friends, mistakes are bound to happen …. however, incidents like this really test the limits of what can be considered an honest mistake.

….If you thought Fox would either ignore the poll or claim it is inaccurate, you underestimate the network’s capacity for blatant dishonesty in service of pushing GOP propaganda.

….At the end of the show, Kilmeade offered a brief correction, saying that he “had it reversed” when discussing the poll. Now, it’s possible that Kilmeade’s butchering of the poll results can be chalked up to his inability to read a poll or misspeaking.

However, it wasn’t just Kilmeade who “had it reversed.” Fox News had a graphic ready to go that repeated Kilmeade’s distortion, suggesting that this misrepresentation was premeditated by the network…

More here

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From a rally in New York City in support of the Wisconsin demonstrations held in front of the Fox News building on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan




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