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Reported Bush Lied 'Study' Not Revealed as Funded By George Soros
http://publiusforum.townhall.com/g/df1dcaea-4da1-47e5-a8be-2deabbb61345 ^

Posted on 01/23/2008 10:13:24 AM PST by stickman20089

Well, the AP has done it again. They have given us leftist propaganda and painted it as news. This time they have published the results of a "study" that claims that "Bush lied" in the run up to the actions in Iraq and somehow the AP forgot to mention that the organization that released this study was funded by the extreme leftist George Soros who has spent billions funding the Democrat Party and many far left think tank and advocacy organizations. Yeah, THAT study is going to be legitimate!

This one may as well have been just a reprint of the press release of the Soros funded Center for Public Integrity, but the AP dressed it up as an actual story written by Douglass K. Daniel. Headlined "Study: False statements preceded war," the AP reveals how, "A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks."

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KEYWORDS: ap; bush; bushlied; lies; mediabias; newsblackout; soros
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1 posted on 01/23/2008 10:13:25 AM PST by stickman20089
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To: stickman20089

I just thank the lord that John McCain got the money out of politics.


2 posted on 01/23/2008 10:14:44 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Carbon Dioxide is NOT POLLUTION. It is PLANT FOOD, necessary for all life on Earth.)
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I don’t think anybody here was inclined to take that seriously, but the fact that Soros is behind it definitely crushes its credibility!


3 posted on 01/23/2008 10:15:46 AM PST by Justice4Reds
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To: stickman20089

The press as usual stinks and sucks.


4 posted on 01/23/2008 10:16:27 AM PST by freekitty
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To: stickman20089
So, the AP needs some competition, why not give it to them?

Better than bitching for another 30 years running.

5 posted on 01/23/2008 10:16:36 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Exactly


6 posted on 01/23/2008 10:17:12 AM PST by freekitty
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Giggle


7 posted on 01/23/2008 10:17:44 AM PST by freekitty
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To: stickman20089
Reported Bush Lied 'Study' Not Revealed as Funded By George Soros

Did you mean "Now" instead of "Not" maybe?

8 posted on 01/23/2008 10:18:12 AM PST by mwilli20
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To: roses of sharon
So, the AP needs some competition, why not give it to them? Better than bitching for another 30 years running.

What? And take all the fun out of having someone to demonize when things are going well? We need to have a bitch and moan factor!

9 posted on 01/23/2008 10:18:38 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: stickman20089
From By Bryan via Hot Air

This AP story should have been labeled a press release. That’s what it amounts to.

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.”

The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

This late in the war, I’m not even sure why anyone would bother trotting out the “Bush LIED, people DIED” line. If you haven’t bought it by now, you’re not likely to, and if you already buy it, you already buy it. I suppose seeing it in print one more time could be your Daily Affirmation that we’re living in Bushreich’s Amerikkka.

In any case, by stopping the research at 2001, the story is set-up to misreport the facts. The Clinton administration spent years warning the public of the threat of Saddam and his WMD. They even bombed a pharma factory in Sudan on the suspicion that it was making WMD for both al Qaeda and Iraq. So the story either unintentionally or by design left out years of context. Whatever the motivation, it’s clear that the reporter, Douglas K. Daniel, paid no attention to the man behind the curtain. The Center for Public Integrity is one of many George Soros fronts. Soros pays the bills and his minions, whether they happen to work at the CPI or the Center for American Progress or Media Matters or wherever, dance to his tune. And Soros has made it his life’s work to bring down the Bush administration. He says it’s the “central focus of my life.” Do you think people paid to to “research” by a man with that stated mission are likely to deliver unbiased findings?

Douglas K. Daniel either doesn’t know this or didn’t do his due diligence and report the full facts to his readers. Whatever the underlying issues are with his reporting, it’s dishonest to pass off press releases as journalism. He earns a fail.

10 posted on 01/23/2008 10:19:05 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Thanks Mom for not considering me a "choice".)
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To: stickman20089

Don’t forget the Heinz Endowment


11 posted on 01/23/2008 10:20:20 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Number1FredHeadSwitch2Mitt)
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To: stickman20089
"Bush lied"

Too bad Clinton never lied.....Oh wait a minute, he got busted for lying (perjury)!

12 posted on 01/23/2008 10:21:20 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: stickman20089

Bush wasn’t present in 1998 when Clinton started the Iraq War.


13 posted on 01/23/2008 10:22:09 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: mwilli20
Did you mean "Now" instead of "Not" maybe?

Yep. See the two earlier FR threads posted earlier. The bottom one sayd it was funded by Sorry@$$.

Study: False statements preceded war (Liberal can't let it go alert)

George Soros Funded Study Says Bush Lied

14 posted on 01/23/2008 10:25:39 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It may take another Jimmy Carter to get another Ronald Reagan". Rush Limbaugh Jan. 14, 2008)
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To: stickman20089

I visited my father-in-law a few weeks ago. He’s a “yellow dog democrat”. He started telling me about how Dick Chaney controls the price of crude oil so he can make himself and George Bush rich. I didn’t know how to respond. I couldn’t believe that anyone could be so gullible. These folks don’t ask for any facts or proof, they just repeat any absurd story that someone tells them.


15 posted on 01/23/2008 10:26:24 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: stickman20089

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/01/23/msm-tools-spread-soros-propaganda/
http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/study_concludes_that_bush_lied_people_died/
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/schoenfeld/2017
http://www.redstate.com/stories/war/lies_misrepresentations_and_more_left_wing_extremist_propaganda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B25jjXgzx78&eurl=http://www.redstate.com/stories/war/lies_misrepresentations_and_more_left_wing_extremist_propaganda
http://biglizards.net/blog/archives/2008/01/how_to_lie_abou.html
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2008/01/bushs_iraq_war_lies_were_untrue/
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1958158/posts
http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/01/22/biased-report-on-administration-statements-on-pre-war-iraq/
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/01/12/soros-funded-lancet-study-claiming-650-000-iraqi-war-deaths
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kathleen-mckinley/2008/01/09/study-lies
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/01/23/ap-bush-lied-study-not-revealed-funded-george-soros


16 posted on 01/23/2008 10:29:53 AM PST by enough_idiocy (Romney/Thompson or Steele '08)
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To: stickman20089

ping


17 posted on 01/23/2008 10:34:07 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Oh I am sure by day’s end McCain will set that record straight. /s


18 posted on 01/23/2008 10:35:15 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: mwilli20
Did you mean "Now" instead of "Not" maybe?

I think the meaning of "Not" here is that the AP didn't disclose the partisan nature of the supposedly independent groups who did this 'study'.

19 posted on 01/23/2008 10:35:42 AM PST by Bob
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To: stickman20089

CBS pounded this story all morning. Pity they didn’t do a little digging.


20 posted on 01/23/2008 10:36:14 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Ben Mugged
"The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism."

Why is it liberal organizations always give them selves false names? I mean you don't even have to get past their name to see the first lie they tell.

In my experience it is always the people who say "trust me i would never lie to you" who are the ones you have to suspect the most... the truly honest people usually never think they have to tell you that

21 posted on 01/23/2008 10:38:43 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: mbynack
I would think that it would be much easier for Cheney and Bush to pull that off if neither of them was in the public limelight. Why would either of them have struggled to get into the WH just to do something they could have done more easily, successfully and more clandestinely out of public notice? Liberals are as dumb as dirt and REALLY out of their minds!
22 posted on 01/23/2008 10:40:16 AM PST by SMARTY (Public opinion has the power of the lie/creating it is the work of radical politicians in a democra)
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To: stickman20089
Doesn't matter what the AP released. Anyone with a minimum of intelligence and any memory whatsoever of events from the 80s/90s KNOWs that Saddam has WMD. He used them.

Apparently, we have an awful lot of people in the U.S. who are incredibily stupid and have lost a big chunk of their memory.

23 posted on 01/23/2008 10:43:31 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: mbynack

there is a broad belief of similar ideas out there due to the relentless campaign of the left to discredit these two good men. For that the left is disgraceful...unfortunately, neither Bush nor Cheney have done themselves any favors the past couple years. They have been nearly invisible and have not defended themselves.


24 posted on 01/23/2008 10:47:55 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: MEGoody
Apparently, we have an awful lot of people in the U.S. who are incredibily stupid ...

That’s just it when these idiots click on the Yahoo page and see that article they do think it’s true.

25 posted on 01/23/2008 10:48:12 AM PST by angcat (President Romney or President Rodham the choice is yours!)
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To: stickman20089

“CLINTON: Good evening.

Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world.

The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government — a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people.”

President Clinton
Oval Office Address to the American People
December 16, 1998
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/12/16/transcripts/clinton.html


26 posted on 01/23/2008 10:51:59 AM PST by avacado
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To: Ben Mugged

Sticking in the word “nonprofit” is supposed to make people think they are objective and honest. It looks like they took every statement of Bush’s they disagreed with and counted it as a lie. Even if some statements by the administration were mistaken, they weren’t “lies” unless the speaker knew they were inaccurate at the time.


27 posted on 01/23/2008 10:52:35 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: stickman20089
Anyone have Douglass K. Daniel's email address? I've looked but can't find it. That clown neeeds a serious talking to.
28 posted on 01/23/2008 10:59:07 AM PST by avacado
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To: avacado

Clinton: Iraq has abused its final chance
American president defends timing and need for strikes

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, December 16) — President Bill Clinton Wednesday defended his decision to order airstrikes against Iraq, saying Saddam Hussein had failed his “one last chance” to cooperate with United Nations resolutions. “So we’ve had to act and act now.”

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/12/16/clinton/


29 posted on 01/23/2008 11:14:18 AM PST by craig_eddy
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

And thus inviting ‘Saddam’s Revenge’ on 9-11.


30 posted on 01/23/2008 11:14:24 AM PST by Blue State Insurgent (Thompson or no Party)
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To: Verginius Rufus; mwilli20
"A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations ..."

That was the first thing I picked up on. They may be nonprofit but they certianly are not nonpartisan which is what the authors want the reader to assume.

31 posted on 01/23/2008 11:15:13 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MEGoody
Apparently, we have an awful lot of people in the U.S. who are incredibily stupid and have lost a big chunk of their memory.

Yup, I'd say about 40%. They're called Democrats...

32 posted on 01/23/2008 11:17:31 AM PST by piytar
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To: Question Liberal Authority
I just thank the lord that John McCain got the money out of politics.

I get it, very funny!

33 posted on 01/23/2008 11:18:07 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: stickman20089

Soros is a big Obama contributor.


34 posted on 01/23/2008 11:18:45 AM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: stickman20089
See also:

Center for Public Integrity

Study: False statements preceded war(Barf Alert!)(Soros funded)

35 posted on 01/23/2008 11:49:45 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: stickman20089

Soros is the anti christ.


36 posted on 01/23/2008 11:50:51 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: stickman20089

AP,UPI, Reuters, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, etc....MSM??
Nothing to see/hear folks, move along.
Children at work.


37 posted on 01/23/2008 12:25:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: mwilli20
Did you mean "Now" instead of "Not" maybe?

No, he means that AP and the other propaganda outlets from the Ministry of Truth and Doublespeak chose NOT to disclose that important little fact in their report.

38 posted on 01/23/2008 12:26:42 PM PST by VRWCmember (Romney 2008 - The most palatable RINO left in the race)
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To: mbynack
I didn’t know how to respond. I couldn’t believe that anyone could be so gullible. These folks don’t ask for any facts or proof, they just repeat any absurd story that someone tells them.

Try living in Maine.

Absurd stories and theories about evil conservatives are passed around like cocktail peanuts and just as unhesitatingly consumed.

39 posted on 01/23/2008 12:32:22 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: stickman20089
If I remember right, within minutes it was shown that the "two nonprofit journalist organizations" were Soros fronts...

It got traction only among the MSM (which doesn't know better) and the other usual suspects.

40 posted on 01/23/2008 1:02:11 PM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: stickman20089

If Rush Limbaugh funded a study that concluded that the Clintons lied, I wonder if the AP would run it as straight news without mentioning the fact that Rush funded it. My guess is no.


41 posted on 01/23/2008 3:05:42 PM PST by Wade827 (Job 21:3)
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To: freekitty
The press as usual stinks and sucks.

Yea, and that giant sucking sound your hearing is the media pucker up on Georgie Soros' furry butt.

42 posted on 01/23/2008 3:09:04 PM PST by thingumbob (Dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!)
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To: mbynack

I have family and friends with their minds “stuck on stupid” too.

It is unbelievable that they will believe some repeated statements.

They do not evaluate the source and will not even listen to the real facts.


43 posted on 01/23/2008 3:27:12 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: thingumbob

LOL

When are they going to indict him?


44 posted on 01/23/2008 3:28:33 PM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty; All

This was just reported on Brit Hume’s show on Fox.


45 posted on 01/23/2008 3:33:24 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: freekitty

When he’s dead and they’ve spent all his money on preventing green house gases from escaping into our fragile environment from his decomposing body in that metal encased wooden casket they buried him in.


46 posted on 01/23/2008 3:34:59 PM PST by thingumbob (Dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

You mean they are going to indict Soros?


47 posted on 01/23/2008 3:38:46 PM PST by freekitty
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To: MEGoody
Doesn't matter what the AP released. Anyone with a minimum of intelligence and any memory whatsoever of events from the 80s/90s KNOWs that Saddam has WMD. He used them.

The need for war was not to remove the weapons Iraq had in the 80/90's.

It was to stop his development of nuclear and biological weapons.

48 posted on 01/23/2008 3:39:35 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: freekitty

No, but Brit brought up the facts about the bogus claims of the study and that Soros funded it.


49 posted on 01/23/2008 3:42:09 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182; All
That assistant cockroach, Dan Abrams on MSNBC, predictably is taking the study seriously and not mentioning Soros.
50 posted on 01/23/2008 6:19:46 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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