Updated: Another Faux Email Outrage: Obama Blocking Fox News
Below is an email that is going around Right Wing Whacko circles. It is about a the linked YouTube video of edited clips of Obama seeming to aggrandize Islam. The intention is clear —to show that Obama is on his own personal Jihad to take over America and subjagate it to the Caliphate.
Subject: Fwd: FW: This was blocked from Fox News….
This lying fraud would climb a tree to tell a lie when the truth would
sound better, but on this occasion, I actually believe the Muslim bastard!
Suggest you watch this before BO has it pulled again!
EVALUATE AND DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSION!!!
This was blocked from Fox News….
This is what Obama blocked Fox News from showing …
Remember all the notices we kept getting to watch Fox News on Sunday at
9 PM several weeks ago? What Happened?
This is the clip that got pulled due to pressure from the
Obama Puts Heat on Fox News to Prevent Sean Hannity airing this piece.
This is a video that Sean Hannity of FOX News has been trying to show
that we are told has consistently been blocked by the Obama
Administration for several weeks.
Watch it now before it gets pulled from the internet!
It could be a version of the same outdated email shown here on Snopes.com. Recirculation of old propaganda is common.
According to Truth of Fiction.com it is indeed a recirculation and edited-for- nuance version of the 2008 story.
The purpose of the video/email campaign is clear —to stir up the Whacko Christian voter and reinforce fear of Islam and Obama.
But Rehashing old propaganda really isn’t news. The Whackos won’t care. That he did it at all is enough.
What I think is interesting if not down-right sad, is that to the sane the video (as highly edited as it is) really isn’t all the damaging. After all this country has been thru since 9/11, I think it is clear that we are not in danger of being absorbed into some fantasy version of the Caliphate. We are a multi-religious country. And the Whacko Christian Minority must face this.
UPDATE: I should add that in none of my research was there any proof that Obama tried to censor Fox News. The idea that he would limit 1st Amendment Rights of his biggest journalistic rival is a little strange to me. He is an attorney and a politician. He wants to be reelected. He knows full well that any attempt to censor Fox would backfire in a big way. He is not the the Kenyan, Muslim version of Stalin.