Skip to comments.Fact Check: Reich Claims Non-Existent Fox News Led Conservative Charge in 1994
Posted on 01/27/2010 6:41:15 AM PST by kingattax
Former Obama economic advisor, Clinton Secretary of Labor, and Berkely Prof. Robert Reich claimed yesterday in his column at Salon.com that Fox News played a role in the conservative resurgence of 1994:
In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the charge. Bill Clinton thought it desperately important to assure Americans he was on their side.
But Prof. Reich overlooked one minor detail: Fox News Channels first broadcast wasnt until October 7, 1996.
The plan for FNC wasnt even outlined until January of 1996, so what could explain such a patently false claim? Is the professor suggesting that even in 1994, Fox News imminence did in fact play a role in the political upheaval of that year? Or is this a moment where Fox Derangement Syndrome enters the realm of full-blown paranoia?
Either way, where was Salon on this one to save Reich from himself? And would Prof. Reich tolerate fact-checking this poor from his college students?
That demented dwarf would say anything to advance socialism...
Ping, ping, ping!
I’ll second that. Double plus Busted! Hah!
This idiot is a professor? Posting an article on a political activist website is one thing. Posting an article on a political activist website WITH NO BASIS IN FACT, is grounds for academic censure, in my opinion.
If someone knowingly passes off something like this as fact and can be so easily debunked, I would request a review of everything that professor has ever written, academic or otherwise.
This garbage with “academics” getting involved with political speech is nauseating. Stick to academic, peer-reviewed work. You’re obviously incapable of thinking on your feet.
It’s Bush’s fault
It’s FoxNews fault
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s fault
It’s George Washington’s fault
It’s Columbus’ fault
blah blah blah
Cmon, liberals live in a fantasy world. In Reich’s world, Fox did exist in 1994, and in 1968/72 to elect Nixon, and in 1980/84 to elect Reagan. Fox has always existed.
“The truth means nothing to the man.”
I would phrase it, “The truth means nothing to the biological male.”
If that’s a man, I’m turning in my man cards.
If ever a guy was to small to see the big picture it is Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiichhhhhh.
I GUESS HE GOT TOO MANY KNEE-JERK REACTIONS IN THE FACE................
He meant to say Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh. Minor slip of the tongue. You can see how Rush Limbaugh and Fox News sounds the same, dont you?
Reich is SHORT on brains too!
And he’s often described by lefties as an ‘intellectual’. Apparently he’s too smart to check his facts to see if they have any basis in reality. Was his editor asleep, or did Reich slip the article in under his nose (wouldn’t be difficult when you are a Munchkin)?
The story is fake but true. Remember, progressives never let a pesky thing like the truth get in the way of their propaganda.
Is this like when Obama sez that the 1965 Selma March set in motion events ... that got him born in 1961?
Glenn Beck needs comment on this.
These guys say whatever they want without ever checking their facts first. They just assume that the people are so stupid that they will believe everything they say without question.
Actually FDR got on TV to tell us that the British are coming.
I think it was something like that.
Another Ivy League “in - ti - leckshul.”
Fail. Lies and BS is the liberal MO.
They know their base very well.
I don't remember the exact quote, but that does sound something like Sheriff Joe's statement. It's amazing that liberals keep trying to pass their politicians off as intelligent. Most have difficulty walking and breathing at the same time.
Yep, you just described the liberal left voter.
I never realized how easy it was to be an intellectual. I thought you actually had to know stuff, not just SAY stuff. My dumb.
I know where my "respect" comes from: my parents respect for their doctor, lawyer, pastor, or other person with advanced degrees.
Then in school, I was taught to respect my teachers, principal, etc. and on to college and the same applied.
Now as an adult for many years, I find that I am usually more intelligent than especially those who make it a practice (many times) to let everyone know how intelligent they are (they are always backed up by the slavish MSM.)
“And would Prof. Reich tolerate fact-checking this poor from his college students?”
Absolutely, but only if they were parotting the “proper” leftist/marxist bilge...
“This idiot is a professor? Posting an article on a political activist website is one thing. Posting an article on a political activist website WITH NO BASIS IN FACT, is grounds for academic censure, in my opinion.”
Hell, Reich did far worse. He went on show after show, claiming to be a Professor, when in reality, he was an “Instructor”....equivalent to a graduate school nobody. Not ANY kind of Professor. Harvard ordered him to cease and desist, or they would fire him. LMAO!
He’s so short I bet you can see his feet on his driver’s license photo.
YOU LIE reich.
Another genius of smart - SOOOO much smarter than the rest of us - we are too STOOOPID to get ANY of this - OOOOOH, they know SO much more than we do!
Austrians speak Austrian; 57 states; “Stand up , Joe..”;etc.
Oh, SO much smarter than the rest...
Yup. Marxiana is at war with Foxia. Marxiana has ALWAYS been at war with Foxia.
HA HA... the little dunce. btw love the way Rush says his name.
A strategy which seems to work for some of the population
“Is this like when Obama sez that the 1965 Selma March set in motion events ... that got him born in 1961?”
I seen something similar to this happen in a movie called “The Terminator”. It is where Kyle Reese who is John Conner’s father travels back in time from 2029 to 1984 and meets Sarah Connor.
But only in 57 states mind you.
Don’t forget that Obama said his maternal grandmother “lived through two World Wars”.
Of course she was born in 1922, and World War I was 1914-1918.
As near as I can tell, the same Time Machine was at work here, as it was having the 1965 Selma March produce events that got Obama born in 1961.
There’s some good craziness going on here with time travel!!
(same links as above but just in case somebody else reads this comment and thinks we’re making it up - we’re not - only Obama)
That Obama is one crazy time-traveling dude!!
It’s neat how they’re able to reshape history.
He’s too short to have a clear view of something that long ago.
Oh ... my ... gosh ....
Obama is Kyle Reese!!!
Sean Hannity must be a T-800 model 101 ... human skin ... fully-armored combat chassis ... bad breath ... sweat ... blood ...
And it absolutely will ... not ... stop ... EVER!!!
Until Obama produces his Long Form Birth Certificate!!
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