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(Townhall)   When will the alleged fact-checkers in the news media vet Obama's stump speech and demand he start telling the truth?   (townhall.com) divider line 98
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2012-07-11 08:41:20 AM
You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.
 
2012-07-11 08:44:16 AM
hmmm... town hall.
nope didn't RTFA.
 
2012-07-11 08:48:28 AM
Goddammit, stop trying to make vet happen!

/It's so unfetch.
 
2012-07-11 09:03:28 AM
Obama tell the truth?
That will NEVER happen.
 
2012-07-11 09:09:47 AM

talulahgosh: hmmm... town hall.
nope didn't RTFA.


I clicked, read a couple of sentences and left. The usual GOP dishonesty. Ya gotta admire their ability to lie 24/7/365 about EVERYTHING.
 
2012-07-11 09:10:46 AM
Oh and another auto greenlight. Way to go Derpmod.
 
2012-07-11 09:10:49 AM
I love how TFA describes much of Obama's speech as 'demonstrably untrue', and then goes on to not demonstrate any of it.

How lovely it must be to live in that fact-free bubble.
 
2012-07-11 09:14:35 AM

unyon: I love how TFA describes much of Obama's speech as 'demonstrably untrue', and then goes on to not demonstrate any of it.

How lovely it must be to live in that fact-free bubble.


The accusation is all that matters. And Townhall people don't require facts. Just pablum.
 
2012-07-11 09:14:37 AM

Dinki: Oh and another auto greenlight. Way to go Derpmod.


We can't let Fark swing away from being Fair and Balanced, can we?
 
2012-07-11 09:17:57 AM

Dinki: Ya gotta admire their ability to lie 24/7/365 about EVERYTHING.


this is literally what they do now. they're so far down the rabbit hole that they even try to make up their own "facts." it's pathetic. yet the mainstream media NEVER calls them on it.

there was a good quote on the not-so-good HBO show the newsroom on this. it said something like, "if the republicans in the house voted in unison that the world was flat, the media would report it as 'democrats and republicans disagree on shape of earth.'" or something to that effect.

it's bullshiat, and americans are being hurt because of it. the media needs to do its farking job for once in its goddamned life.
 
2012-07-11 09:20:44 AM

FlashHarry: Dinki: Ya gotta admire their ability to lie 24/7/365 about EVERYTHING.

this is literally what they do now. they're so far down the rabbit hole that they even try to make up their own "facts." it's pathetic. yet the mainstream media NEVER calls them on it.

there was a good quote on the not-so-good HBO show the newsroom on this. it said something like, "if the republicans in the house voted in unison that the world was flat, the media would report it as 'democrats and republicans disagree on shape of earth.'" or something to that effect.

it's bullshiat, and americans are being hurt because of it. the media needs to do its farking job for once in its goddamned life.


That show is fun. I can't wait until he gets to the 2012 primaries. The wall to wall Sorkin rants last week were awesome hint of things to come.
 
2012-07-11 09:22:51 AM

BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.


It was Bush's fault

/I see that the negative link voters have started to show up already. Gotta love how they want to suppress bad news for Obaama
 
2012-07-11 09:24:32 AM

GAT_00: That show is fun. I can't wait until he gets to the 2012 primaries. The wall to wall Sorkin rants last week were awesome hint of things to come.


Are you going to fark around or play golf?
 
2012-07-11 09:26:14 AM

BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.


Many autobiographies have elements that are... incongruous with reality. I'm sure you're a VORACIOUS reader of personal memoirs, so this isn't news to you, but autobiographies in general are much more "colorful" than biographies. As has been pointed out, an important element of the autobiography is how the author chooses to frame their story, and what elements they change, remove, re-order, or embellish.

While American Thinker made fun of this quote, it's actually completely correct:

Gerald Early, a noted professor of English literature and African-American studies at Washington University in St. Louis, agreed. "It really doesn't matter if he made up stuff," Early told Fox News. "I mean, after all, it's like you going to a psychiatrist and you make up stuff, and the psychiatrist can still psychoanalyze you because they're your lies."
 
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2012-07-11 09:27:18 AM

Dinki: Oh and another auto greenlight. Way to go Derpmod.


It's a good way to troll the farkers and increase traffic.
 
2012-07-11 09:30:16 AM

unyon: Are you going to fark around or play golf?


The facts are the center!
 
2012-07-11 09:30:51 AM

kingoomieiii: Many autobiographies have elements that are... incongruous with reality. I'm sure you're a VORACIOUS reader of personal memoirs, so this isn't news to you, but autobiographies in general are much more "colorful" than biographies. As has been pointed out, an important element of the autobiography is how the author chooses to frame their story, and what elements they change, remove, re-order, or embellish.


That's crap. Ever read Ronald Reagan's memoirs? Not embellished a bit. Every word of it - from the young governor storming the beach at Normandy, to the time Nancy out-arm-wrestled Mrs. Gorbachev at a bar on the planet Neptune, to the time the President tied on a bandana and rescued all those Vietnam POWs - came straight from Reagan's memory.
 
2012-07-11 09:44:31 AM

BunkoSquad: came straight from Reagan's memory.


And sadly, for him it was all true.
 
2012-07-11 09:47:05 AM

BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.


I thought it was written by Ayers. Please keep your derp straight.
 
2012-07-11 09:51:11 AM
I'm pretty sure the fact checkers in the news media are completely swamped after just a few hours of FOX News.
 
2012-07-11 09:52:53 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I'm pretty sure the fact checkers in the news media are completely swamped after just a few hours of FOX News

five minute speech by Romney.
 
2012-07-11 09:54:53 AM
#1 is pathetic

Dunham enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army on January 18, 1942, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and served in the European Theatre of World War II with the 1830th Ordnance Supply and Maintenance Company, Aviation. During D-Day, this unit helped to support the 9th Air Force.

#2 is equally pathetic because author doesn't understand how GM collapsing could have lead to a failure of Ford as well.

didn't bother reading any further
 
2012-07-11 09:56:03 AM

mrshowrules: #1 is pathetic

Dunham enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army on January 18, 1942, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and served in the European Theatre of World War II with the 1830th Ordnance Supply and Maintenance Company, Aviation. During D-Day, this unit helped to support the 9th Air Force.

#2 is equally pathetic because author doesn't understand how GM collapsing could have lead to a failure of Ford as well.

didn't bother reading any further


BTW, my father served in a supply depot in the Korean War, someone tells me he didn't fight in Korea will get a swat upside the head.
 
2012-07-11 10:03:22 AM

FlashHarry: Dinki: Ya gotta admire their ability to lie 24/7/365 about EVERYTHING.

this is literally what they do now. they're so far down the rabbit hole that they even try to make up their own "facts." it's pathetic. yet the mainstream media NEVER calls them on it.

there was a good quote on the not-so-good HBO show the newsroom on this. it said something like, "if the republicans in the house voted in unison that the world was flat, the media would report it as 'democrats and republicans disagree on shape of earth.'" or something to that effect.

it's bullshiat, and americans are being hurt because of it. the media needs to do its farking job for once in its goddamned life.


Stay in business making up anything that people will watch or respond to? Use sh*tty content aggregator sites to promote wildly untrue ideas because doing so generates pageviews better than telling the truth in an un-incendiary way does?

I'd say they're doing their job just fine, and you all are helping by clicking it or by commenting.

When FARK gets no results from these asswit righty sites, when the sites quit profitting from being listed on FARK, thats when it will actually make sense for them to stop.

Right now, one must conclude it is wildly more popular to list derp by about a 5, 6-1 margin over sane news or non openly biased news.

FARK is either being run by derptards or shrewd business decisions. Your call.
 
2012-07-11 10:06:59 AM
Obama was hired by a Jewish Alinsky-ite leftist named Jerry Kellman for something called the Developing Communities Project,

Excuse me, the thin veil that was covering your anti-Semitic conspiracy mongering just fell off.
 
2012-07-11 10:07:37 AM

EnviroDude: BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.

It was Bush's fault

/I see that the negative link voters have started to show up already. Gotta love how they want to suppress bad news for Obaama


Read this detailed article about Obama's grandfather's service in WWII and get back to me.

Link

Rightwing wingnuts hate the fact that Obama's Grandfather fought in WWII because it give Obama legitimacy. It is very important to racists that Obama's presidency not even be legitimate.
 
2012-07-11 10:16:10 AM

Diogenes: unyon: I love how TFA describes much of Obama's speech as 'demonstrably untrue', and then goes on to not demonstrate any of it.

How lovely it must be to live in that fact-free bubble.

The accusation is all that matters. And Townhall people don't require facts. Just pablum.


The correct sequence is:

1) choose conclusion
2) create narrative to support that conclusion
3) adjust, rewrite or distort facts to support the narrative
 
2012-07-11 10:35:43 AM
I like the way he dismisses Obama's memoir in the first paragraph and then uses it to support his reasoning in the 10th.
 
2012-07-11 11:40:23 AM
When will Obama start spouting GOP talking points that some outlets try to pass off as news?
 
2012-07-11 11:42:20 AM
There's something amusing about a group of people who are rabidly against reality.

I feel sorry for them in the end. I'll laugh first though, always laugh first.
 
2012-07-11 11:42:58 AM

GAT_00: That show is fun. I can't wait until he gets to the 2012 primaries. The wall to wall Sorkin rants last week were awesome hint of things to come.


Hell, watching Sam Waterston do a drunken Burgess Meridith made the episode worth watching, especially as I thought he was really going to hit the kid.
 
2012-07-11 11:43:05 AM

BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.


You sound tired Bill.
 
2012-07-11 11:44:07 AM
Townhall: the short bus of the internet.
 
2012-07-11 11:45:24 AM

Generation_D:


I'd say they're doing their job just fine, and you all are helping by clicking it or by commenting.

When FARK gets no results from these asswit righty sites, when the sites quit profitting from being listed on FARK, thats when it will actually make sense for them to stop.

Right now, one must conclude it is wildly more popular to list derp by about a 5, 6-1 margin over sane news or non openly biased news.

FARK is either being run by derptards or shrewd business decisions. Your call.


Is it just me, or have we not seen a Breitbart link in quite a few days?
 
2012-07-11 11:45:29 AM

Raharu: BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.

You sound tired Bill.


You would be too if you were fighting the good fight against people who just don't 'get it', and use math and actual methodically gathered and reviewed information to inform their positions.
 
2012-07-11 11:45:38 AM
Freeper Friday move up two days or is it just me?
 
2012-07-11 11:46:17 AM

BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.


Bill, you should really hand-fellate yourself to some Fox News and then nap. You sound tired.
 
2012-07-11 11:46:26 AM

Jackson Herring: Pocket Ninja: Elite Liberal Farkers are, in fact, so elite that they use EFL as their acronym instead of ELF.

It's French. élite farkers libéral. That's how farkin elitist we are


I love you man.
 
2012-07-11 11:48:22 AM

BillCo: You gotta admit, it does take talent to write a fictional auto-biography.


Yeah, Karl Rove's a master at that.
 
2012-07-11 11:50:31 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Obama tell the truth?
That will NEVER happen.


punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com
THIS MICROPHONE IS DELICIOUS!!!
 
2012-07-11 11:51:24 AM

BillCo: fictional auto-biography.


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2012-07-11 11:53:57 AM
Townhall == DERP

Stop doing this.
 
2012-07-11 11:54:16 AM
graphics8.nytimes.com

I'm running for president. I can't hire illegals anymore
 
2012-07-11 11:55:04 AM

Maud Dib: Generation_D:


I'd say they're doing their job just fine, and you all are helping by clicking it or by commenting.

When FARK gets no results from these asswit righty sites, when the sites quit profitting from being listed on FARK, thats when it will actually make sense for them to stop.

Right now, one must conclude it is wildly more popular to list derp by about a 5, 6-1 margin over sane news or non openly biased news.

FARK is either being run by derptards or shrewd business decisions. Your call.

Is it just me, or have we not seen a Breitbart link in quite a few days?


We had one yesterday.
 
2012-07-11 11:56:01 AM
1. There are the biographical tall tales. "My grandfather fought in Patton's army." In 2009, AP's Nancy Benac noted that the president's grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was in a supply and maintenance company, not in combat. That's noble work, but "fought in Patton's army" implies something else.

I guess so, but that's hardly a damning lie.

Some lines in the speech just sound ridiculous based on the last three and a half years, such as: "I want to balance our budget. I want to reduce our deficit, deal with our debt, but I want to do it in a balanced and responsible way." This might not be strictly "false" -- it's opinion -- but it's certainly disingenuous. He said the same thing in 2008 and then delivered the biggest trillion-dollar deficit in history.

Obama's not going to do things MY way so he is lying!

Obama also refuses to admit the failure of the "stimulus," claiming in one passage, "I do want to rebuild our roads and our bridges" because it would "put a lot of people back to work -- and that's good for the entire economy." Except, it's demonstrably not true.

Ah, okay, let's get right to that evidence.

Very next line:
3. Then there are the religious myths.

Oh, so no evidence. Okay.
 
2012-07-11 11:56:09 AM
graphics8.nytimes.com

I don't know where my money is. Can you issue an Amber alert for money?
 
2012-07-11 11:57:37 AM
Meanwhile, Romney dropped his Chamber of Commerce lie again, this time on the NAACP when they booed him for saying he'd repeal Obamacare.
 
2012-07-11 11:59:03 AM

s2s2s2: jehovahs witness protection: Obama tell the truth?
That will NEVER happen.

[punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com image 306x327]
THIS MICROPHONE IS DELICIOUS!!!


So, the both of you hate reality because it has a built-in liberal bias right?
 
2012-07-11 11:59:13 AM
Since when are republicans concerned with facts?
 
2012-07-11 12:00:40 PM
graphics8.nytimes.com

My greatest fear is an early onset of Alzheimers episode during the debates and I defend Obamacare,a woman's right to choose and amnesty for illegals
 
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