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Carter's remark taken out of context, deemed "outrageous" by FOX

Reported by Chrish - August 29, 2008 -

FOX Friends are atwitter about former President Jimmy Carter's remarks about John McCain, that the latter has been "milking every possible drop of advantage" from his time served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. The comment, taken out of context, was pronounced "outrageous" and "extraordinary" and "amazing" as the trio launched a full-frontal attack on the Nobel Peace Prize winner ("which one?" Steve Doocy was forced to ask.)

As added context, Carter acknowledged McCain's service and said that at the Saddleback forum, "John McCain was able to weave in his experience in a Vietnam prison camp, no matter what the question was," Carter said. "It's much better than talking about how he's changed his total character between being a senator, a kind of a maverick … and his acquiescence in the last few months with every kind of lobbyist pressure that the right-wing Republicans have presented."

No, that criticism and perspective was left out to give viewers that impression that Carter was scurrilously flinging poo at McCain, and to hide the fact that McCain is no longer the maverick but is now the new puppet of the Republican money machine. The Friends slung some of their own poo, insinuating that Carter was persona non grata at the DNConvention, even as video footage of him and wife Rosalynn crossing the stage and waving to an enthusiastic crowd on Monday night was shown. They went on to misrepresent Carter's comments about Hillary Clinton's speech (Brian Kilmeade: "OK"; Jimmy Carter: "superb") and bash Carter for high gas prices and interest rates in the 1970's.

There's more nonsense, with Doocy wrapping the segment by sneering that the event last night looked like a rock concert.