Actual News Headline vs. Fox News Headline

jaunte9/22/2011 10:59:47 am PDT
“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.