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Fact Checking the 2014 State of the Union address
Washington Post ^ | Jan. 28 , 2014 | Glenn Kessler

Posted on 01/28/2014 8:23:03 PM PST by LeoWindhorse

A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president’s policies, so context is sometimes missing.

Here is a guide through some of President Obama’s more fact-challenged claims, in the order in which he made them. At the end, we also examine one fishy fact in the Republican response. As is our practice with live events, we do not award Pinocchio rankings, which are reserved for complete columns.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: facts; inequalitygodzilla; obama; obamalies; sotu; stateoftheunion

1 posted on 01/28/2014 8:23:04 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president.

Baloney. They "fact check" every sneeze of a Republican President.

2 posted on 01/28/2014 8:26:51 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

The DC Fishwrap is dissing The 0ne?


3 posted on 01/28/2014 8:28:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: LeoWindhorse

Considering that most of what he said can be fact checked on the internet (from reliable sources), I say BS.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 8:30:00 PM PST by doc1019
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To: LeoWindhorse

They don’t call it the Gray Lady for nothing.

Between her ears is gray matter, than can only see things in shades of gray when it comes to Democrat Presidents.

The Washington comPOST


5 posted on 01/28/2014 8:34:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (AMNESTY is job none...)
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To: Steely Tom

Since Obama has a more than well deserved reputation for lying about any and all past topics, it would be a good test more mental retardation, the severity of which could be measured by the degree the person believed Obama’s lying-talking.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 8:35:09 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Rand Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E6YMdgGUY4


7 posted on 01/28/2014 8:35:14 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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Was zero’s mouth moving?

If answer is yes, zero is lying.

Facts checked.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 8:35:30 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Paladin2

Actually, if you think about it, in order to distance the next Democrat Presidential candidate from Obama, they’ll have to sooner rather than later start dumping on this clown.

Boy, is that going to be a race rage moment. LOL


9 posted on 01/28/2014 8:36:21 PM PST by DoughtyOne (AMNESTY is job none...)
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To: LeoWindhorse

The reason the speech will be difficult to fact-check is because it is nothing but qualitative statements wrapped in weaselwords. Written by crooked lawyers, read from a teleprompter by a crooked (ex) lawyer, and delivered to a fawning pack of trained seals.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 8:36:50 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: LeoWindhorse

Mike Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCbxIRjOGe4


11 posted on 01/28/2014 8:36:51 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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Republican response

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQzSmBUW2TY


12 posted on 01/28/2014 8:37:53 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse
Also see...

Five Ironic and Hypocritical Statements From Obama's SOTU Katie Pavlich

13 posted on 01/28/2014 8:40:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SpaceBar

” weaselwords. Written by crooked lawyers, read from a teleprompter by a crooked (ex) lawyer, and delivered to a fawning pack of trained seals.”

great erudition !

However , the word ‘seals’ ..... How about lemmings ?

;^)


14 posted on 01/28/2014 8:40:02 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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Rand had the best response by far. Lee had some substance but Paul delivered it on spot.

The GOP-e was as usual..the poor pity me response.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 8:41:50 PM PST by crz
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To: LeoWindhorse

I wonder how many people watched it? I know I didn’t I never watch the Clown Devil ever.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 8:42:25 PM PST by funfan
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To: LeoWindhorse

some Ted Cruz remarks , shortly after


17 posted on 01/28/2014 8:44:52 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_F3goWD7fs


18 posted on 01/28/2014 8:45:39 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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19 posted on 01/28/2014 8:59:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SpaceBar

Exactly!

Here’s the full text.

http://wcnc.mlnwap.com/article.html#!/78490/f62c26d93555fac64df822a51a8d19d2


20 posted on 01/28/2014 9:02:12 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Allen West SOTU response

http://allenbwest.com/2014/01/allen-west-rebuttal-state-union/#3EQgAQ7M5FHbvyi9.99


21 posted on 01/28/2014 9:11:38 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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I wish they’d just catalog the conflicts with his prior positions. Al Qaeda’s no longer “on its last legs”, and he’s now in favor of creating jobs for “burly men”, etc.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 9:54:42 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: DoughtyOne

They don’t call it the Gray Lady for nothing.

New York Times


23 posted on 01/28/2014 11:07:31 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: LeoWindhorse

More fact checking:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/28/fact-check-less-than-meets-the-eye-in-obama-state-of-the-union-speech/


24 posted on 01/29/2014 2:51:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: I cannot think of a name
I don't need them to fact check a speech I already know is fact free. If obama’s blue lips are flapping it means he is spewing lies.
25 posted on 01/29/2014 6:57:26 AM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Cyman

I was unsure so I looked up the term in conjunction with the Washington Post, and found enough instances, I thought I had it right. Thanks for the correction.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 7:21:34 AM PST by DoughtyOne (AMNESTY is job none...)
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