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Another Fox Nation Smear: "Some" Think Obama Similar To Putin

Reported by Ellen - June 15, 2009 -

Fox Nation, that website that claims to be devoted to tolerance, fairness, balance and civil discourse has on its home page another article that can only be seen as inflammatory and unfair: side-by-side photographs of President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin above a caption that reads, "Notice any similarities? Some do..." It turns out that the "some" is one person, the very ambitious Republican Eric Cantor. Even worse, Cantor's comparison to Putin is only with regard to the U.S. auto industry, a distinction not made by Fox.

The brief AP article that the Fox Nation headline links to states:

The No. 2 Republican in the House is comparing some of President Barack Obama's economic policies to those of Russia's prime minister and former president, Vladimir Putin.

The House Republican whip, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, tells The Associated Press that Obama is micromanaging the auto industry to win points with Democratic allies and labor unions.

Cantor said Thursday that Obama's plans for the auto industry are, in his words, "almost like looking at Putin's Russia."

The article cites nobody else making the same comparison.

Screen grab from Fox Nation's home page below.