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Ex-Prez Carter Says Fox Distorts News
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative | 27 November 2010 | John Semmens

Posted on 11/29/2010 12:17:36 PM PST by John Semmens

In an interview on CNN, former President Jimmy Carter claimed that Fox News “systematically distorts the facts and gives a false picture of reality.”

“If one were to believe Fox News, I was a terrible president and am now a doddering fool,” Carter complained. “I get no credit for accurately assessing the malaise that led to the awful 1980s under the mismanagement of President Reagan. Nor do I get any recognition for helping to demonstrate what a problem Iran would become for us. I may have appeared helpless and irresolute, but who else has done any better since I was president? Here it is 30 years later and all we’ve got are the ineffectual embargoes and moral censures that I pioneered.”

“People forget that I tried to rescue those hostages, but was thwarted by bad weather and a poorly conceived plan,” Carter added. “At least I never bowed down to any foreign potentate. Not everyone can say the same.”

In related news, Carter called criticism of North Korea’s recent artillery attack on South Korea “unwarranted.” “All they’re asking for is a little respect now that they’re a nuclear power,” Carter argued. “Our government’s position that somehow they aren’t entitled to their own nuclear weapons is simply unfair. Shelling South Korean civilians was a desperate cry for attention, much like Hamas’ shelling of Israeli villages has been.”


TOPICS: History; Humor; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: carter; iran; korea; satire

1 posted on 11/29/2010 12:17:37 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Just because Jimmy Carter has an opinion regarding Fox News does not make him correct.


2 posted on 11/29/2010 12:19:09 PM PST by LottieDah (Exterminate the 'Rats and save the Republic!)
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To: John Semmens

Oh brother. Is he serious?

Wow. If anyone in this world is distorted, it’s Mr. Carter.

His vision is positively myopic.


3 posted on 11/29/2010 12:20:12 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: John Semmens
Isn't Billy's garage going to sell beer to increase output when we go to Carter's grave in his front yard to pee pay our respects?
4 posted on 11/29/2010 12:21:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: John Semmens

This confirmed communist has a distorted view of the world. No wonder he thinks Fox News distorts things - Fox News presents a realistic view of the world.


5 posted on 11/29/2010 12:24:53 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: John Semmens
My submission for a new bumper sticker:

IF ANYONE CARED WHAT JIMMY CARTER THINKS, OR SAYS, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN RE-ELECTED.

6 posted on 11/29/2010 12:26:57 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: John Semmens
Jimmah Carter, the worst president, scratch that, he's been replaced, 2nd worst president in history!
7 posted on 11/29/2010 12:30:45 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: John Semmens

Seems to me FNC summed up this bozo perfectly....what’s his problem?


8 posted on 11/29/2010 12:37:09 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: John Semmens

These complaints about Fox being bias or distorting news are a sham.

Those who loathe Fox News are petrified that Fox actually shows the conservative side of an argument and are fearful that the viewers may actually discover on their own, that the progressive agenda is a con of the highest degree.

Carter and company hate conservatism.PERIOD.


9 posted on 11/29/2010 12:43:48 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: John Semmens
“If one were to believe Fox News, I was a terrible president and am now a doddering fool,” Carter complained."

Jimmuh, when are you going to mention something they are not absolutely correct about? [Hint, Jimmuh, when attacking someone for distorting the truth, don't lead with an example of them reporting the simple, unvarnished truth!]

10 posted on 11/29/2010 12:44:54 PM PST by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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“...I was a terrible president and am now a doddering fool,”

Wow. I take back everything I ever said about this terrible president and doddering fool. His grasp of truth and reality is truly uncanny.

He neglected to mention that the “problems we would be having with Iran” stem from his abandonment of the Shah...


11 posted on 11/29/2010 12:45:31 PM PST by Paisan
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To: John Semmens

This is satire guys!!!


12 posted on 11/29/2010 12:51:50 PM PST by ontap
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To: John Semmens
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative

SATIRE ALERT!

13 posted on 11/29/2010 12:51:58 PM PST by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: John Semmens
“If one were to believe Fox News, I was a terrible president and am now a doddering fool,” Carter complained.

The truth hurts, don't it?

14 posted on 11/29/2010 12:54:19 PM PST by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: LottieDah

As I have said before, I would bet lots of money that Jimmy Carter has never seen news reporting on Fox News Channel. He has been told that it represents the right-wing view that to him is wrong.


15 posted on 11/29/2010 12:55:21 PM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: LottieDah
I wish Jimmie would just STFU and move to Cuba or Venezuela where his b.s. is believed! That he and I are both from Georgia embarrasses me.
16 posted on 11/29/2010 12:59:59 PM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: magslinger

Maybe it is satire. But it has far, far more grounding in reality than your average enemedia news program.


17 posted on 11/29/2010 1:00:51 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: geezerwheezer

Jimmy Carter is the perfect example of how there are more horses asses than actual horses. He proves it every time he opens his mouth.


18 posted on 11/29/2010 1:02:34 PM PST by LottieDah (Exterminate the 'Rats and save the Republic!)
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To: John Semmens
“If one were to believe Fox News, I was a terrible president and am now a doddering fool,

I believe

19 posted on 11/29/2010 1:14:08 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the chuckle John.

As I read ““All they’re asking for is a little respect....” I couldn’t help but envision Kim struttin’, and singin’ “sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me.”

“R-E-S-P-E-C-T” Ya know.


20 posted on 11/29/2010 1:20:26 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

I’ll give old Jimma credit for two things Peanuts and Billy Beer.


21 posted on 11/29/2010 1:24:25 PM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: John Semmens

The best thing you can say about Jimmie Carter is that he was a terrible peanut farmer.


22 posted on 11/29/2010 1:28:31 PM PST by hgro (Jerry Riversdun)
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To: Vigilanteman
Yes, but the doddering old fool isn't nearly astute enough to pick up that he is being called a doddering old fool, even if he ever did see Fox, which I doubt.

Besides, Fox does distort the news. They don't distort it as far to the left as the alphabet news do.

23 posted on 11/29/2010 1:29:57 PM PST by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: John Semmens

As always good satire must have a kernel(or in this case a boatload) of truth to be good satire.


24 posted on 11/29/2010 1:41:03 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: John Semmens

LLS says that catah is second biggest liar ever elected as president... obama is 1st and clinton is a close third.

LLS


25 posted on 11/29/2010 1:48:58 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: John Semmens
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26 posted on 11/29/2010 2:09:34 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: LibLieSlayer

I agree except about Clinton. He is about sixth. FDR certainly is third, but he had a long time to tell lies in.


27 posted on 11/29/2010 3:21:07 PM PST by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: magslinger

You know... you are right... I stand corrected.

LLS


28 posted on 11/29/2010 5:39:16 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: John Semmens
In an interview on CNN, former President Jimmy Carter claimed that Fox News “systematically distorts the facts and gives a false picture of reality.” “If one were to believe Fox News, I was a terrible president and am now a doddering fool,” Carter complained. “I get no credit for accurately assessing the malaise that led to the awful 1980s under the mismanagement of President Reagan. Nor do I get any recognition for helping to demonstrate what a problem Iran would become for us. I may have appeared helpless and irresolute, but who else has done any better since I was president? Here it is 30 years later and all we’ve got are the ineffectual embargoes and moral censures that I pioneered.” “People forget that I tried to rescue those hostages, but was thwarted by bad weather and a poorly conceived plan,” Carter added. “At least I never bowed down to any foreign potentate. Not everyone can say the same.” In related news, Carter called criticism of North Korea’s recent artillery attack on South Korea “unwarranted.” “All they’re asking for is a little respect now that they’re a nuclear power,” Carter argued. “Our government’s position that somehow they aren’t entitled to their own nuclear weapons is simply unfair. Shelling South Korean civilians was a desperate cry for attention, much like Hamas’ shelling of Israeli villages has been.”

Now let me get this straight.

Former President Carter fails to get the "credit" he so deeply deserves for having "assess[ed]" the "malaise" that led to the "awful" Reagan years--so very "awful," in fact, that Ronald Reagan carried 49 of the 50 states in 1984, against former Vice-President Walter Mondale, losing only the latter's home state of Minnesota; and left office, in 1989, with an approval rating of 63 percent.

And the criticism of North Korea's murderous assault on its neighbor to the south is entirely "unwarranted," as the former only wants a little "respect" and "attention." If a few innocents are blown to smitherines in the transaction, well, no big deal.

I think that's what he meant to say... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

29 posted on 11/30/2010 5:26:44 PM PST by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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