Skip to comments.Reported Bush Lied 'Study' Not Revealed as Funded By George Soros
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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I just thank the lord that John McCain got the money out of politics.
I don’t think anybody here was inclined to take that seriously, but the fact that Soros is behind it definitely crushes its credibility!
The press as usual stinks and sucks.
Better than bitching for another 30 years running.
Did you mean "Now" instead of "Not" maybe?
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!
This AP story should have been labeled a press release. Thats 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, Im not even sure why anyone would bother trotting out the Bush LIED, people DIED line. If you havent bought it by now, youre 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 were living in Bushreichs 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, its 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 lifes work to bring down the Bush administration. He says its 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 doesnt know this or didnt do his due diligence and report the full facts to his readers. Whatever the underlying issues are with his reporting, its dishonest to pass off press releases as journalism. He earns a fail.
Don’t forget the Heinz Endowment
Too bad Clinton never lied.....Oh wait a minute, he got busted for lying (perjury)!
Bush wasn’t present in 1998 when Clinton started the Iraq War.
Yep. See the two earlier FR threads posted earlier. The bottom one sayd it was funded by Sorry@$$.
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.
Oh I am sure by day’s end McCain will set that record straight. /s
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'.
CBS pounded this story all morning. Pity they didn’t do a little digging.
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
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.
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.
That’s just it when these idiots click on the Yahoo page and see that article they do think it’s true.
CLINTON: Good evening.
Earlier today, I ordered Americas armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraqs 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.
Oval Office Address to the American People
December 16, 1998
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.
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.”
And thus inviting ‘Saddam’s Revenge’ on 9-11.
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.
Yup, I'd say about 40%. They're called Democrats...
I get it, very funny!
Soros is a big Obama contributor.
Soros is the anti christ.
AP,UPI, Reuters, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, etc....MSM??
Nothing to see/hear folks, move along.
Children at work.
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.
Try living in Maine.
Absurd stories and theories about evil conservatives are passed around like cocktail peanuts and just as unhesitatingly consumed.
It got traction only among the MSM (which doesn't know better) and the other usual suspects.
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.
Yea, and that giant sucking sound your hearing is the media pucker up on Georgie Soros' furry butt.
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.
When are they going to indict him?
This was just reported on Brit Hume’s show on Fox.
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.
You mean they are going to indict Soros?
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.
No, but Brit brought up the facts about the bogus claims of the study and that Soros funded it.