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The headline at cincinnati.com: Experts say Obama’s visit won’t help bridge.

At Fox Nation, this devolves into yet another blast of hatred at President Obama: Bridge to Nowhere: Obama Royally Screws Up Stimulus Pitch.

Fox Nation is pumping this deranged poison into the bloodstream of US politics 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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54 comments
1 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:38:36am

Fox has long since dropped any pretence of being a news outfit. It is good that you keep posting proof of their ridiculous propaganda, lies, distortions and fabrications. They are shameless shills and slowly but surely the Average American will come to realize just how much Fox lies, all the time.

In this case, they are castigating Obama calling to create jobs by doing needed infrastructure work on a bridge that everyone knows needs work and most certainly does not go nowhere.

It is lie upon lie that the GOP wants to create jobs - even needed ones doing needed thing. Nothing that would actually help the economy right now is to be permitted - and Fox is right there telling people to act against their own interests.

2 Obdicut  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:39:41am

I remember back when people would try to claim Fox news wasn’t any different than any other news outlet.

More innocent times.

3 Kragar  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:39:48am

Rush Limbaugh and Obama get into a foot race. Obama beats Rush easily. The Fox News Headline would read “Obama comes in next to last.”

4 Obdicut  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:40:58am

re: #3 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

No, come on. It’d be “Affirmative Action President Shows His Main Priority is Race”

5 lawhawk  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:41:09am

Hatred of Obama blinds them to the facts - or how infrastructure spending is done (memo to Fox - Congress controls the purse strings).

6 HappyWarrior  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:41:09am

Fair and Balanced huh.

7 Targetpractice  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:42:58am

re: #6 HappyWarrior

Fair and Balanced huh.

Yeah, every bit as much as the old Soviet-era Pravda was.

8 engineer cat  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:44:27am

Obama Royally

there was a time when such opinionateering was considered disreputable for an organization claiming to disseminate “news”

9 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:45:39am

re: #2 Obdicut

I remember back when people would try to claim Fox news wasn’t any different than any other news outlet.

More innocent times.

I never fell for that line, and used to take grief for pointing out the Big Lie Goebbels nature of Fox.

10 dragonfire1981  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:46:14am

Stolen memo from Fox News!

attn: Headline writers
From: Roger Ailes

Hey guys. As you all know September is “I hate Obama” month here at Fox News…wait, who am I kidding? EVERY month is “I hate Obama” month!

But this month we’re doing something special. We want to see the special kind of hatred and dislike of the President you have show up in your incredible headlines.

Submissions can be made now through Sept. 30. The 3 writers who write the most anti-Obama headlines (as judged by fellow Fox employees) will receive an extra $1000 on their final check for the month.

Good luck and Happy Obama bashing!

11 uncah91  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:47:22am

re: #1 LudwigVanQuixote

slowly but surely

I honestly don’t think it’s sure at all.

Confirmation bias is a well known human attribute.

12 Lidane  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:49:16am

re: #7 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Yeah, every bit as much as the old Soviet-era Pravda was.

Except that Pravda was more subtle.

///

13 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:49:17am

re: #11 uncah91

I honestly don’t think it’s sure at all.

Confirmation bias is a well known human attribute.

We can only hope that the truth will out. It usually does.

14 engineer cat  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:49:19am

more Fun With Wingnuts, early O.T. edition

betsy starts out by posting take outs from this “article”

The Broken Planet Fallacy

such as

This policy is rooted in the broken planet fallacy, which treats global warming not as an environmental threat to be handled as expeditiously as possible but as an economic opportunity to be milked for all the jobs it can provide.

her “readers” respond as follows

The so called “green movement’ is just another scheme disguising socialism/communism, central planning authoritarism.

A lot of Progressives come from backgrounds that have insulated them from ever have had to produce, or being accountable. Living off of a trust fund stipend or endowment, working in academic fields with no objective standards, working for a “non-profit”; they understand less of business and economics than a lemonade stand operator.

i didn’t know that

15 thatthatisis  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:51:24am

re: #11 uncah91

Totally agree. How could the average American come to realize FoxNews is a pack of lies, if that’s all they every hear?

16 Ming  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:52:51am

re: #12 Lidane

Except that Pravda was more subtle.

///

Thank you, Lidane and Targetpractice. I was just about to say the same thing: Fox News reminds me of Pravda. I think Pravda used to be posted on walls, as 2 pages, every day. In Fox News’ dream America, they’ll post 2 pages on walls, for loyal citizens to read and (of course) agree with enthusiastically. I imagine instead of Pravda, these 2 pages can be called “Talking Points”.

17 engineer cat  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:53:34am

re: #7 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Yeah, every bit as much as the old Soviet-era Pravda was.

“there is no pravda [truth] in Isvestia, and no isvestia [news] in Pravda”

18 garhighway  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:53:44am

Which end of the bridge is “nowhere”? Ohio or Kentucky?

19 Lidane  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:54:22am

re: #18 garhighway

Which end of the bridge is “nowhere”? Ohio or Kentucky?

Alaska.

20 darthstar  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:54:27am

I think the White House should ban Fox from attending their pressers. They can simply say, “You don’t need to be here to write the shit you spew.” Freedom of the press is guaranteed…access to the press conferences isn’t.

21 Lidane  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:55:50am

re: #20 darthstar

I think the White House should ban Fox from attending their pressers. They can simply say, “You don’t need to be here to write the shit you spew.” Freedom of the press is guaranteed…access to the press conferences isn’t.

Nah. That just gives Fox a martyrdom they don’t deserve.

Let them go to the pressers. Just don’t call on them.

22 Kragar  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:56:43am

re: #18 garhighway

Which end of the bridge is “nowhere”? Ohio or Kentucky?

Its a Moebius bridge. Both sides lead to nowhere.

23 Targetpractice  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:56:43am

re: #20 darthstar

I think the White House should ban Fox from attending their pressers. They can simply say, “You don’t need to be here to write the shit you spew.” Freedom of the press is guaranteed…access to the press conferences isn’t.

The next day’s headline: “Obama Muzzles Free Speech: Silences Fox News By Banishing Them From White House!”

24 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:58:00am

re: #14 engineer dog

Yes, the smug certainty of a bunch of people who think they are super elite businessmen. Actual millionaires are unlikely to bother with commenting on Fox. Why they hire people to do that.

There are few things more immediately contemptible than little pishers putting others down to feel superior.

And for the record, as far as liberals go… what about all of those proud Democratic voting veterans and workers out there who certainly work much harder than any of those twits?

Actually, it is a good time to link:

Who does the work in America?

25 jaunte  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 10:59:47am
“The surface transportation reauthorization that Congress is developing will not contain specific project earmarks, so funding specifically for this bridge or any other individual project won’t appear in that legislation,” he said.

He added: “Most revenues available through this legislation will be returned to state DOTs, and decisions about how to allocate those federal transportation dollars will be left to their discretion.”

The Brent Spence Bridge is on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s list of major state projects. But there are at least a dozen other projects also on that list, said Stefan Spinosa, design engineer for ODOT’s District 8.

“This project would fall into the process along with all the other projects in the state,” Spinosa said. The projects aren’t ranked and each has merit, he said.

If the president suddenly became the magical micromanager of infrastructure projects that the Fox audience appears to be calling for on this story, they would suddenly about face and start calling him an obsessive dictator.

26 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:02:23am

re: #7 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Yeah, every bit as much as the old Soviet-era Pravda was.

The Soviets had TWO newspapers. Pravda—‘truth’, and Isvestiya—‘news’.

Old joke was, there’s no pravda in Isvestiya, and no isvestiya in Pravda.

27 Meitantei  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:03:49am

Obama helps a cat from a tree.

“Obama aids an evil spawn of the devil.”

28 jaunte  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:04:24am

re: #27 Meitantei

“Why does he hate dogs?”

29 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:06:13am

re: #26 SanFranciscoZionist

The Soviets had TWO newspapers. Pravda—‘truth’, and Isvestiya—‘news’.

Old joke was, there’s no pravda in Isvestiya, and no isvestiya in Pravda.

And I see someone beat me to the old Soviet joke.

(I know a lot of old Soviet jokes.)

30 Kragar  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:06:43am

re: #29 SanFranciscoZionist

And I see someone beat me to the old Soviet joke.

(I know a lot of old Soviet jokes.)

There are new Soviet jokes?

31 Killgore Trout  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:08:19am

Dow -467
Shit.

32 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:08:30am

re: #30 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

There are new Soviet jokes?

There’s apparently a couple of guys about my age who have a comedy act based on their Soviet upbringing, so in that sense, I suppose there are.

33 lostlakehiker  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:08:44am

It takes chutzpah to headline an article and provide a photo that visibly and immediately contradicts the headline. The bridge is clearly from somewhere to somewhere. There’s plenty of structures on both sides of the bridge.

A four year old, asked if that bridge went nowhere, would get the question right, and wonder what was with you that you had to ask it.

34 mr.fusion  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:09:07am

re: #3 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Rush Limbaugh and Obama get into a foot race. Obama beats Rush easily. The Fox News Headline would read “Obama comes in next to last.”

“Was Obama’s Fleet Footedness Fueled By Cocaine?”

Hey, we’re just asking the question

35 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:09:14am

re: #25 jaunte

If the president suddenly became the magical micromanager of infrastructure projects that the Fox audience appears to be calling for on this story, they would suddenly about face and start calling him an obsessive dictator.

If president Obama was careful to get into Libya they would call him weak and a Muslim sympathiser. If he sent forces to Libya, they would suddenly get isolationist.

Wait that happened.

If Obama proposed a completely Republican idea, to support business, first used by Reagan, and run on by McCain/Palin called cap and trade, they would suddenly call it names and decry it as anti business - even McCain and Palin.

Wait that happened.

If Obama tried to create jobs while the GOP called for jobs, jobs, jobs, the GOP would kill it.

Wait that happened.

The list goes on and on. The depths of brainwashing it must take for GOP people to not notice are beyond my ability to understand. I always wondered how the bit in 1984 with “we are at war with East Asia, we have always been at war with East Asia” could possibly be lost on a populace told day in and day out that they were fighting Eurasia. I always thought that the citizens of that society might play along out of fear - but never actually fail to notice something was up.

I was clearly too optimistic about human nature.

36 mr.fusion  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:11:13am

re: #20 darthstar

I think the White House should ban Fox from attending their pressers. They can simply say, “You don’t need to be here to write the shit you spew.” Freedom of the press is guaranteed…access to the press conferences isn’t.

If FOX gets an invite so too should The Onion

37 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:11:14am

re: #17 engineer dog

“there is no pravda [truth] in Isvestia, and no isvestia [news] in Pravda”

Hah! Beat me to it. I always loved that one.

38 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:11:29am

re: #30 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

There are new Soviet jokes?

A Russian colleague of mine told me the funniest one liner I have ever heard.

He said:

Being Historian in Russia is great job! There are always new developments in field!

39 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:11:57am

re: #30 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

There are new Soviet jokes?

The Soviet Joke Book

One from the link:

A Soviet judge walks out of the courtroom, barely managing to suppress his wild laughter. A colleague asks, “What is it you are laughing about? “Well, I just heard a great joke,” the judge says. “A joke? Tell me!” “Are you crazy? I just sentenced a man to five years for that joke!”

40 jaunte  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:13:06am

re: #30 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

There are new Soviet jokes?

Old Soviet hunting joke:

A group of hunters meet an old hunter in the forest. They know that he is almost blind, so they start shouting:
- We are not deer! We are not deer!
The old hunter notices the hunters, takes aim at them and mumbles:
- Shut up, deer!

41 Meitantei  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:13:40am

re: #38 LudwigVanQuixote

………………..That’s pretty much the reason why Russian history is one of my majors.

42 uncah91  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:15:15am

re: #15 thatthatisis

Totally agree. How could the average American come to realize FoxNews is a pack of lies, if that’s all they every hear?

Actually, it’s much worse than that. Once you believe something, you tend to disregard evidence to the contrary and believe things that confirm it (i.e. confirmation bias).

So once you believe that government is evil, that taxes are higher than anywhere else, etc. it doesn’t matter what you listen to, you just hear the things you already believe.

43 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:16:22am

re: #41 Meitantei

…That’s pretty much the reason why Russian history is one of my majors.

And my ancestry is Russian. I hear you!

44 Gus  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:17:48am

Fox Nation. Where alcoholism and politics meet.

45 makeitstop  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:21:24am

re: #18 garhighway

Which end of the bridge is “nowhere”? Ohio or Kentucky?

Both?
/

46 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:23:48am

On his trip to the Soviet Union, President Kennedy saw many drunks. He asked Breznyev about it. Surprised Breznyev replied “…and there are no drunks in the US, in NYC?” “No” answered Kennedy. “When you come to NYC, you may shoot first three drunks you see.” After 6 months, Breznyev came to NYC, and walked out of the Soviet embassy. He shot first three drunks he saw, and came back, and went to sleep. When he waked up next day, he read in the New York Times “A bald, short gangster shot three employees of the Soviet embassy.”

47 BongCrodny  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:26:13am

re: #4 Obdicut

No, come on. It’d be “Affirmative Action President Shows His Main Priority is Race”

“Obama Humiliates Overweight, Patriotic American”

48 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:27:01am

In Soviet Union vodka gets into person and then goes to work in the morning.

49 mikec6666  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:36:27am

Putting aside this headline, is our country becoming unmanageable? I wonder.

50 mr.fusion  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:37:51am

Very anecdotal here, but recently a football blog, profootballtalk.com reported on a story of Fox Sports fabricating headlines about Jay Cutler during a broadcast.

Now, I’m a huge football fan and have been a posting member on a few football websites. Generally speaking the commenters on these sites tend to be more of the Tea Party persuasion. My theory on this has always been that the demographic of people who post on these websites would tend to be older, whiter, and more male than the general population which fits in with the Tea Party demographic. Needless to say I was pretty shocked at the comments in that story just ripping apart Fox News for what they really are.

My point is, I get the feeling that the general public is beginning to see Fox News for what it is. I think the phone hacking scandal has contributed to that feel, but I’m thinking that after 3 straight years of bashing the President over everything, no matter what that the public is beginning to catch on to what Fox News really is. I could be wrong about that….I know their ratings are still killer (relatively speaking) but I just get the feeling that they really are being exposed for what they are.

On that note…..Charles please keep posting these Fox headline stories. Other than being extremely entertaining, I think pointing out this type of nonsense on a consistent basis really is making a difference

51 I Am Kreniigh!  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 12:04:49pm

Bridge to Nowhere? That bridge not only connects Cincinnati and Covington, KY, but it’s part of Interstates 71 and 75, so it connects, for example, Michigan to Florida.

I drive across it all the time, and yes, I would very much like to see some repairs/maintenance work done on it.

52 nines09  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 1:30:32pm

Fox News. Proof that you can buy people to say anything. Fox News. Proof that Yellow Journalism has made it to the inter-nest. Fox News. A vehicle that could be called a number of things, but the best description is a newspaper with entire articles and sections missing. Fox News. Still not allowed to broadcast from Canada.
Besides hockey, this is the next best thing they’ve done. Thanks/Merci!
Next up….Bill O’Babble attacks himself……

53 Opal  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:53:15pm

Lying via headline is nothing new. And lately, the mythical liberal media has done its share of it against Obama. It is insidious. People read headlines and don’t read the accompanying article. Steve Benen pointed this out yesterday in a stark example:

[Link: www.washingtonmonthly.com…]

54 wheat-dogghazi  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 9:43:26pm

re: #51 Kreniigh

Bridge to Nowhere? That bridge not only connects Cincinnati and Covington, KY, but it’s part of Interstates 71 and 75, so it connects, for example, Michigan to Florida.

I drive across it all the time, and yes, I would very much like to see some repairs/maintenance work done on it.

If it falls apart, how will the RV owners in Michigan get to Florida for winter vacations? I swear every RV I saw on I-75 had MI plates, heading south. Strangely, I don’t recall seeing many driving south. Where’d they all go?


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