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CBS Still Claiming Obama's 'You Didn't Build That' Was About Infrastructure
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/12/2012 6:59:46 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Incredible. CBS News has an anti-Romney "fact check" article up this morning supposedly debunking statements made by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during yesterday's introduction of the veep pick. At the end, CBS actually snuck in the hyper-partisan, DNC-talking-point assertion that it was "clear" that when President Obama utttered his infamous "you didn't build that," he was talking about "teachers and infrastructure."

CBS claims that in criticizing "you didn't build that," Republicans "seized on only part of Obama's quote." In fact, it is CBS itself that edited out another, most telling, part of Obama's comments. The network omitted the following Obama lines which make irretrievably clear that he was indeed disparaging the achievements of entrepreneurs.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; barackobama; cbsnews; didntbuildthat; editedthetape; fakebutaccurate; pravdamedia; ratherbiased; redactedquote; revisionisthistory; seebsnews

1 posted on 08/12/2012 6:59:57 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

CBS shilling for Obama on “you didn’t build that.” Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 7:02:11 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

CBS is faithfully executing its job as a member of the MSM Obama Reelection Committee.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 7:02:11 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Businesses DID build the infrastructure so they’re STILL wrong.

Roads were built as result of commerce and paid for with taxes from businesses.

Just because government collect the taxes and contracted the work does not mean government made it all possible.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 7:05:17 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Where is there ANY company that does not have a road leading to it?

If roads are the key to success, why aren’t “smarter” businessmen all successful? Why isn’t everyone an achiever if personal contribution and effort are not necessary for success?


5 posted on 08/12/2012 7:05:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It was ambiguous but of course the media wing of the democrat party chooses to pick the side that makes Obama look less stupid.

Never occurs to them that the core of the problem here is that Barry is an inarticulate moron.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 7:07:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: a fool in paradise
Government does deliver the mail.

What a Business Model

7 posted on 08/12/2012 7:08:53 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Reading the media quotes over the past several years reads like Best Korea media. They chop and edit and filter and present it as truth.

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8 posted on 08/12/2012 7:12:01 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Look, he talked about you not building infrastructure, true.

He also said THIS, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

He IS saying that you didn't build your small business, yourself. There is no getting around this. This was a MAJOR mistake for Obama. Not a “gaff”, because he actually believes it. A mistake because he is showing his socialist views for all to see.

9 posted on 08/12/2012 7:18:52 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Scott Peley; the face of smarm.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
DNCpropagandists or

DNCYA


11 posted on 08/12/2012 7:29:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DManA

“Barry is an inarticulate moron.”

Yes, he is.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 7:30:32 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: faucetman
The whole segment from Obama's speech is much more damaging than any part taken 'out of context'. Major snark all the way. I'd paraphrase it as follows.

"Those guys with all the money think they're hot sh** 'cause they think they've worked so hard and started some business. Big Whup. Lots of people are smart and work hard but The Man been screwing 'em out of their fair share. Stick with me...I'll grab their money and give it to you...we're going to spread it all around and even things out".

13 posted on 08/12/2012 7:35:55 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How does CBS explain away his disparaging remarks toward small businessmen-also said in the same speech—that in effect, “successful business people think they’re smarter and work hard” because, Obama said, “there are a lotta smart people out there...and they work hard too...”


14 posted on 08/12/2012 7:36:24 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: faucetman
AND every industrialized country has roads and bridges. Why has America been the most successful? It is from our work ethic. It is from experiencing and acting on the American Dream. Obama hates this country. I researched him in early 2008. I told my Leftist friends that he was nothing but an empty suit. I told my Leftist friends he would either make the world a more dangerous place or he would allow it to become a more dangerous place. He has no conscience. I knew he would try to bring the country to it's knees but I am in shock at the breathtaking speed with which he has been able to accomplish his destruction. I did not realize that the rest of the Dems would be so complicit in the destruction. I honestly thought there would be some Dems with a conscience that would block the worst of his agenda. Working in the health care industry and seeing all the regulations required already, I am fearful we won't be able to turn back the tide. May John Roberts rot in ****. I really thought, when Americans pushed back against Socialized Medicine, that this Admin would step back like Hillary! did. When they went forward at full steam, I knew we were doomed. Pray that we can retake the Senate and the Presidency and start the healing. In our lifetimes, this is our last chance.
15 posted on 08/12/2012 7:36:34 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: PapaNew

Campaign ad disguised as news.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

If the Gov’t is responsible for my success, why did they choose to NOT make minorities successful??? They must be RACISTS!!


17 posted on 08/12/2012 7:51:20 AM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Which came first, the road or the business?

The business —that built the road—that led to more businesses.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 7:52:18 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama didn’t build Harvard either but he went there.
Apparently then he didn’t earn that degree.
Oops. We knew that already.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who is the nasty beeotch subbing for Bob Shieffer? OMG, I think she is the most in-your-face Obama shill I’ve seen yet.


20 posted on 08/12/2012 7:55:36 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Detroit has lots of roads and bridges.
21 posted on 08/12/2012 7:57:06 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Even so, who built all those roads and bridges before the federal gov’t started bloating?

That’s right, local citizens.

I guess we can even say the roads were started by the deer and their hunters as they foraged in the woods.


22 posted on 08/12/2012 7:58:18 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Such tactics are a part of the reason CBS is losing market share hand over fist. :)


23 posted on 08/12/2012 8:08:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Here's a fine Detroit road...

Hey Prez...where are all those other smart, hard workin' people? If startin' a business is so EZ, why aren't more people doing it?

24 posted on 08/12/2012 8:10:27 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Regardless of how it is parsed or interpretted, this was a dumb and (hopefully) damaging thing to say:

"You didn't build that!" Meaning 'your company'. This is an insult on its face. Many entrepreneurs have built business without the help of goverment, the enabling of government, or as the result of government central planning.

"You didn't build that!" Meaning the roads, infrastructure, etc. Many businesses are forced to pay for infrastructure in order to build a new business site - upgrade water, sewer, curbs, intersection lights, street lights - as well as pay impact fees to schools and park districts. Where does Barry think he gets his money to be able to pick winners and losers? It is OUR money, not HIS money.

We are all supposed to take the attitude that 'your boss is corrupt and greedy and we need to hurt him as much as we can' to the point that he can no longer employ people. We are also led to believe that the Unions (and Union-influenced government officials) would rather have ZERO union jobs than ANY non-union jobs as a winning combination to create jobs.

Love jobs but hate job creators is a stupid premise to run on, but Mr. Soetoro seems to have a vast following.

25 posted on 08/12/2012 8:21:24 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Campaign ad disguised as news.

Bingo. The MSM "news" for the last few months until November will all have been disguised campaign ads.

26 posted on 08/12/2012 8:27:15 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So what if his comment was about infrastructure. Either way he was elevating the role that government played in small business success over the entrepreneur's intelligence and hard work (two factors which he explicitly ridiculed).

So even if you concede that point (which I don't), he was still insulting small business owners, basically calling them delusional if they thought that they were essential to their own success.

BTW, while he mocked intelligence and hard work, he never mentioned the attribute of small business owners which is likely even more essential to their success: their willingness to risk and commit one's time an resources into an long-term effort, with no guarantees from others of a future reward - no government handouts, no union contracts, no tenure. They commit these resources based on their faith in their own abilities to build a successful business, not based on anyone else making that happen.
27 posted on 08/12/2012 8:28:24 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
We all know this is a lie---but even if it were true that Zero was referring to "infrastructure," GOVERNMENT didn't built that until the early 20th century.

Throughout much of the 1800s, private individuals and companies built roads, canals, and bridges (can you say Andrew Carnegie???)

28 posted on 08/12/2012 8:33:24 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

CBS provides free propaganda for King Soetoro. Who needs to worry about campaign finance when you have a free press as your PR lapdog?


29 posted on 08/12/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: PapaNew

Lets be clear here!!!.....”We the People” (taxpayers) built EVERY DAMN road, school, bridge,or what have you in this country!......The government has no MONEY!....you name it...WE built it!....WE paid for it...our labor.....GET IT NOW????


30 posted on 08/12/2012 8:49:49 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They also think that Dan Rather wasn’t really proven wrong by the fake memo.


31 posted on 08/12/2012 9:12:19 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If democrats didn't feed CBS news stories and people to interview, the CBS News would be about 4 minutes long. They need NEED Democrats. How many elites at CBS News even know one 'everyday' American? (Which by the way is why it's so easy to fool them...)

It's easy to understand why the MSM is afraid of Tea Party members - they've never met one... Well, maybe a troll dems set them up with...

32 posted on 08/12/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
it was "clear" that when President Obama utttered his infamous "you didn't build that", he was talking about "teachers and infrastructure."

Large and complex systems, such as big government, like to take credit for outcomes that actually happened due to other causes.This is a consequence of the naturally flawed epistemology of systems that result in a confusion between cause and effect.

33 posted on 08/12/2012 9:48:01 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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34 posted on 08/12/2012 9:52:16 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“CBS Still Claiming Obama’s ‘You Didn't Build That’ Was About Infrastructure”

The “you didn't build that” was the least offensive line in what Obama said. His dripping arrogance and the words he said before that line were much worse.
The “you didn't build that” probably specifically did refer to roads.
But it summed up perfectly what Obama said overall in regards to people building a business on their own.

But I want to be fair to Obama supporters. I hope and want them to turn out and vote on November 7th so their opinions are fully expressed.

35 posted on 08/12/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There are miles of video tape capturing EVERY WORD of Barry’s narcissistic speech.

He can dodge & weave all he wants.

Those of us who have worked for or built small businesses know EXACTLY what he said!!!

CBS is only putting more nails into their own coffin over their support at all costs of the Liar-In Chief.


36 posted on 08/12/2012 9:59:37 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: LS

There were toll roads, toll bridges & toll ferries all over the country.

Since Barry wasn’t born in the USA nor educated in the USA, he sure doesn’t know about the history of the USA.


37 posted on 08/12/2012 10:06:35 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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from just the past couple of days (approx 48 hours):
38 posted on 08/12/2012 10:08:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.


39 posted on 08/12/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They can claim anything they want. We heard what he said in the context that he said it. We know what it meant.
They can claim anything they want. They are not changing anything.
The statement came from a communist mentality. It is socialist in every way. It was meant to propagandize people that you can’t do anything without goavernment. It was wasted. The country knows that that is not true. People built businesses without government interference. They will do it again.


40 posted on 08/12/2012 10:56:07 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Does this mean that the failure of Solyndra was I-880's fault?

-PJ

41 posted on 08/12/2012 11:11:25 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama told Jefferson Starship that in fact, they did not “Build This City.”


42 posted on 08/12/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Columbia Broadcasting System, you didn’t build that. Shut the fudge up!


43 posted on 08/12/2012 11:15:45 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Save Detroit kill a Prius.


44 posted on 08/12/2012 11:55:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Obama is a liar. Everyone knows exactly what he meant.


45 posted on 08/12/2012 11:56:40 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: JPG
"Those guys with all the money think they're hot sh** 'cause they think they've worked so hard and started some business. Big Whup. Lots of people are smart and work hard but The Man been screwing 'em out of their fair share. Stick with me...I'll grab their money and give it to you...we're going to spread it all around and even things out".

Well done. An expert translation of what Obama is really saying to his followers, but the media and Beltway punditocracy refuse to hear.

46 posted on 08/12/2012 12:21:17 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
...but the media and Beltway punditocracy refuse to hear.

Do they "refuse to hear"?

Or do they actually agree with it? Believing that they are immune?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

47 posted on 08/12/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE002)
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To: Tau Food

True


48 posted on 08/12/2012 12:42:56 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

CBS doesn’t report news.


49 posted on 08/12/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Lou L

There are plenty of people who fail, but don’t quit because of their initial failure, does anyone remember that Walt Disney had loads of failures for the actual successes he made? There’s plenty of more stories. In fact, I did better in college than plenty of people who could either 1) Beat me royally in chess, or 2) Flat-out knew plenty more information and facts in my field than I did. But guess what, I was by far exceptional to plenty of people in either of those categories due to sheer willpower to work and get things done. I still had my own flaws, sure, but a person who is unwilling to simply give up because of a few failures can be dangerous, extreme stupidity aside.


50 posted on 08/14/2012 7:40:49 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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