Fox Nation and its cyber-soulmates are working overtime trying to rebut the falsehoods that more trustworthy sources found in Romney's acceptance speech. For example, this statement: "President Obama began [his administration] with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.” PolitiFact gave that one a "pants on fire". But Fox Nation, reposting an article from the Washington Free Beacon, says that what "notoriously liberal" sites like PolitiFact say doesn't signify; Obama has been caught on tape FIVE TIMES, apologizing for America.
An example: in 2009, Obama says in a speech to the Turkish Parliament, that "The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history.” (Since the video clip contains only that one sentence, we aren't told the context). That's an apology? Or, from a speech at CIA Headquarters in 2009: “Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we’ve made some mistakes. That’s how we learn.” Is that an apology? Sounds like something Mommy told me dozens of times. America makes mistakes like every other nation and person on earth.
I guess it boils down to whether you think it's strong or weak to admit your own mistakes and try to work co-operatively with other nations. Some Fox readers are determined to equate that attitude with cowering and cringing, and Obama should make the whole world understand who's boss around here.
Good old Fox Nation. It bows to no one. Certainly not to the fact checkers.
I always figured Obama was apologizing for Bush you know W the worst president in american history,
Thx4 Fish: So true, so true.
Off topic: did anybody else catch Cavuto’s cute comparison of the DNC logo with the Pepsi logo? Left me splutteringly speechless, that did!
And haven’t the right-wing basically been making apologies for Obama’s “shoddy” treatment of the UK?
Or do those not count because it’s not the President making the apologies in those cases?
Yeah — those facts have a well-known liberal bias . . .
" . . . Obama has been caught on tape FIVE TIMES, apologizing for America."
Wrong, FoKKKsNation: President Obama has been caught on tape FIVE TIMES apologizing for his PREDECESSOR, not for the country. BIG difference.
- Good old Fox Nation. It bows to no one. Certainly not to the fact checkers.*
ROFL — that reminds me of a comment I heard in passing yesterday on NPR; there was talk about political attack ads, and John Sununu was quoted as saying: “fact checkers shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near political attack ads.”
That, along with Mitt Romney’s “I don’t care about the very poor”, neatly crystallizes and summarizes the 2012 GOP presidential campaign . . .
Yes, exactly where you belong, twmmd.
Far from facts and reality, which you and your ilk find so bothersome.