Skip to comments.Ex-Prez Carter Says Fox Distorts News
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 weve 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 Koreas recent artillery attack on South Korea unwarranted. All theyre asking for is a little respect now that theyre a nuclear power, Carter argued. Our governments position that somehow they arent 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.
Just because Jimmy Carter has an opinion regarding Fox News does not make him correct.
Oh brother. Is he serious?
Wow. If anyone in this world is distorted, it’s Mr. Carter.
His vision is positively myopic.
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.
Seems to me FNC summed up this bozo perfectly....what’s his problem?
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.
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!]
“...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...
This is satire guys!!!
The truth hurts, don't it?
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.
Maybe it is satire. But it has far, far more grounding in reality than your average enemedia news program.
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.
Thanks for the chuckle John.
As I read “All theyre 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.
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