Thursday, April 28, 2011


President Obama was caught making stuff up again. This time it was his reasoning for FINALLY releasing his long form birth certificate which he said he decided to do two weeks ago. Jack Tapper at ABC News much to his credit actually does some journalism and looks at the facts. Here is the money quote:

"during that entire week the dominant news story wasn’t about these huge, monumental choices that we’re going to have to make as a nation. It was about my birth certificate. And that was true on most of the news outlets that were represented here.”_President Obama

But the president was wrong.

According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, that week the dominant news story was without question the economy. The ridiculous claims about the president’s birth certificate actually was the No. 4 story for the week – receiving about one tenth of the coverage devoted to stories about the economy.

It's good to see there are still some journalists in Washington who are fact checking Obama's statements.

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