Thursday, August 9, 2012

Last Call

If it's a day ending in "y" then Matt Drudge will lie.

The Drudge Report has deceptively edited President Obama's words to falsely suggest that Obama proposed additional bailouts or government control of private industry at a campaign event today in Colorado. In fact, Obama was promoting proposals to keep jobs in the United States, rather than outsource them -- not advocating government funded bailouts. Drudge's actions are in line with a recent conservative media pattern of distorting Obama's quotes.

Drudge pairs a picture of Obama with the headline "Let's Repeat Auto Bailout 'With Every Industry'."
But Obama's actual comments make clear that he was calling for the restoration of manufacturing jobs "not just in the auto industry, but in every industry." He proposed to do this not through government bailouts, but by using tax breaks and other incentives to reward employers for keeping jobs in America, rather than outsourcing them.

So yeah, at this point I'm just waiting for Drudge to edit together footage where Obama jump cuts around and says "I'm Barack Obama and I...want you to...kill...white...people".   Seriously.  It'll be a Romney attack ad within 48 hours, too.

Probably explains why FOX News's latest poll has Mitt down by nine, 49-40.  Makes you wonder, right?

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