Obama's 10 state-of-the-union lies

Breibart lists them in this factcheck: (For details, click on the link.)

  1. “[W]e’ve done all this while cutting our deficits by almost three-quarters.”
  2. “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.”
  3.  “That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about. It’s about filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when we lose a job, or go back to school, or start that new business, we’ll still have coverage."
  4. “Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did.”
  5. “We’ve protected an open internet…”.
  6. “Seven years ago, we made the single biggest investment in clean energy in our history. Here are the results.”
  7. "No nation dares to attack us or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin.

  8. “As someone who begins every day with an intelligence briefing, I know this is a dangerous time.”
  9. “We are training, arming, and supporting forces who are steadily reclaiming territory in Iraq and Syria [from Islamic State].”
  10. “Fifty years of isolating Cuba had failed to promote democracy, setting us back in Latin America.”

This would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic.

For the best commentary on how the media handled Obama's State-of-the-Union speech read James Warren's "CNN, MSNBC, Fox News show the state of a fragmented union" in Poynter.org

The Chicago Tribune finds that Obama twisted some facts in "Fact-checking the State of the Union"

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  • Your headline yesterday was "Tonight is Obama's State of the Union address. Who cares?"

    So, who is the liar?

  • Gee, I lied about not caring. Obama lied about the economy, his so- called successes, national security, foreign affairs, etc., etc., etc.

  • Breitbart, Dennis? Of course an impartial source.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    ad hominem fallacy. If you cannot attack the content attack the source.

  • In reply to Rick Bohning:

    My mother, bless her memory, used to say "Consider the source".
    It's the principle of the thing, as my namesake would say.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Absolutely, consider the source. But also consider the substance of what is being posited. I haven't seen any comments here that challenge the substance of the report.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Far be it from me to call into question your departed mother...But truth be told, Donald Trump himself can say the sky is blue...it doesn't suddenly make it green. Truth is truth, regardless of the source.

  • So I assume you also don't trust what's in the New York Times because it too is not impartial.

  • New York Times and Breitbart in the same sentence. What an oxymoron!

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    You might want to return to the post and read the links to James Warren and the Chicago Tribune for further clarification. Warren is especially insightful. My point on the New York Times and Breibart is that they're both considered by one side or the other as biased. But, I suppose that the NY Times's bias isn't as bothersome for liberals, so everyone can take their word for what's in it.

  • I give credit to Obama: he can exhale lies they are so much a part of him.

    Sure there were only ten?

  • Can there even be a more reliable fact checker than Breibart? (btw-who's checking their facts?)

  • All the "fact checkers" need to have their facts checked. Here's one where I found that Politifact was full of it: http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2015/12/politifact-is-wrong-on-the-transgender-locker-room-issue-in-palatine-high-school-district-211/

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