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Media Fail to Fact-Check Michelle's Speech
breitbart ^ | 09-05-2012 | Joel Pollak

Posted on 09/05/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT by bronxville

"National Public Radio, among other mainstream media outlets, whitewashed First Lady Michelle Obama's fib-filled speech to the Democratic National Convention last night. At the end of a roundup of perfunctory attempts to fact-check some of the Democrats' speeches, NPR gave Mrs. Obama a clean bill of health: "As for first lady Michelle Obama's address to the convention, the fact checkers don't seem to have any faults to find."" http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: factcheck; mediabias; mediamalpractice; michelleobama
"That is because they weren't looking. The basic premise of Mrs. Obama's speech--that she and her husband had struggled economically like so many other Americans--is false. Not only did they enjoy many advantages that others do not, but CNS News reports that Barack Obama inherited half a million dollars in stock from his grandmother, a bank vice president who Michelle misleadingly cited as a victim of gender discrimination.

These fibs are not new for the Obama camp. The UK Daily Mail reported during the 2008 campaign that Michelle Obama has benefited from vast exaggerations of her "working-class origins," substituting a humble single-room residence for what was in fact a middle-class home, and obscuring the fact that her family shared in the spoils from the Democratic Party's regime of (segregated) patronage in Richard Daley's Chicago.

Many of the details the First Lady revealed of the Obama's purported struggles were previously unknown. They would certainly have been available to the Obamas for use in speeches and campaign propaganda four years ago, if true. Yet many of them were mysteriously revealed to the public for the first time at the DNC."

Blitzer called it a "grand slam"!

Charles Krauthammer "brilliant," but also added: "I didn't buy a line of it."). http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism

1 posted on 09/05/2012 2:18:27 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: bronxville

Breaking News: God back into the DNC platform along with Jerusalem!


2 posted on 09/05/2012 2:20:02 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

If Progressive newspeak, a “fact” is defined as any assertion uttered by a leftist.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 2:21:16 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: bronxville

” Charles Krauthammer “brilliant,” but also added: “I didn’t buy a line of it.”)”

Then how could it be brilliant, Charles ?

Sheesh....


4 posted on 09/05/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: bronxville

failed big time..they dont care about lies.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 2:24:57 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: bronxville

Let me save the FactCheckers the trouble...

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6 posted on 09/05/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: bronxville

They whitewashed it? B-b-b-b-b-ut that’s RACIST!


7 posted on 09/05/2012 2:28:46 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The same way Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels was brilliant.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 2:32:47 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The same way Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels was brilliant.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 2:33:05 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: hflynn

Exactly


10 posted on 09/05/2012 2:35:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: bronxville
IIRC, Zero and Moochelle started dating after Law School. Why ever would the Bamster be driving a car that was rusted out when he was a graduate of Harvard Law? Or wearing shoes a half size too small? That whole wet kiss to the Pres..ent last night reeks of fabrication.
11 posted on 09/05/2012 2:41:12 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: hflynn
The same way Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels was brilliant.

And Goebbles learned his trade from the Progressive movement in the early 20th century USA.. Woody Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, etc. He actually admitted that he learned from them.

12 posted on 09/05/2012 2:43:51 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Brilliant politics, insincerely delivered.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 2:52:29 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 62 days away.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

MO was brilliant in a very contrived theatrical con-artist manner. She just needed a blue dress, Toto, and some munchkins. She totally went Judy Garland in her pleadings of “i wanna go home!”


14 posted on 09/05/2012 3:03:47 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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” Charles Krauthammer “brilliant,” but also added: “I didn’t buy a line of it.”)” Then how could it be brilliant, Charles ?

Because it's intended audience bought it hook line etc.

15 posted on 09/05/2012 3:09:19 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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Who care if she lied? They have never cared before when the lies were told.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 3:25:31 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: bronxville

It’s the thought that counts.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 4:41:27 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: bronxville

I can see why they wouldn’t bother to check if they knew in advance what they would find.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 10:59:38 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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