Ever eager to display their Godliness – and find fault therein with Democrats - Fox doesn’t seem to have quite the same interest in truthfulness. Or decency. Case in point: Their deceptive effort to claim that President Obama gave “God the boot… again” in his September 11, 2012 Patriot Day proclamation. (H/T Jim T.)
As Media Matters pointed out, President Obama’s proclamation followed in the footsteps of President Bush’s proclamations in omitting the word “God.”
Furthermore, Obama called on “God’s grace” and asked people to pray for the lives lost in a separate official proclamation declaring the days between September 7 and September 9 as national days of prayer and remembrance in commemoration of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
But, as a banner on the screen read, “GOD GETS THE BOOT,” Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson said, “The President calls for a moment of silence but he does not call for the word ‘God.’ So, some people are asking why is God being left out again?” Of course, Carlson did not identify who those “some people” are. Could they be Mitt Romney staffers, for example? Karl Rove’s Super PAC? Or just some Fox News producer eager to make President Obama look bad?
Maybe it was her co-host Steve Doocy. He sneered, “And on this most somber of days, get this: Does the President of the United States call on people to pray for those lives lost? No, he calls on people to observe a moment of silence and then go out and do some community service.”
Well that just proves… what? That President Obama must be a secret, foreign-born Muslim who hates America? Or that Fox fanatically looks for ANYTHING it can possibly throw at President Obama whether it’s legitimate or not?
Apparently, it's the latter. In his September 7, 2012 proclamation, called - wait for it! Presidential Proclamation -- National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2012, Obama stated the following language, which Doocy and Carlson somehow missed - or ignored:
On September 11, 2001, in our hour of grief, a Nation came together. No matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family. This weekend, as we honor the memory of those we have lost, let us summon that spirit once more. Let us renew our sense of common purpose. And let us reaffirm the bond we share as a people: that out of many, we are one.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9, 2012, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States honor and remember the victims of September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies and activities. I invite people around the world to participate in this commemoration.
By the way, it wasn’t just the Curvy Couch Crew raising this phony-baloney "concern." Media Matters noted that “Fox Nation and Fox’s self-proclaimed ‘culture war’ correspondent Todd Starnes have pushed this spurious line of attack as well.”
How Fox spins a headline on a two-party story: REPUBLICANS WIN SECOND PLACE, DEMOCRATS COME IN NEXT TO LAST!
LOL! But so true!
God told some guys to smash buildings with airplanes on 9/11.
After that God told Amerika to kill lots of people who had no part in 9/11.
And of course, God tells Fux Nuze people to lie and spread hate every day.
God is the clear winner here, if hate an’ killin’ is any measure, because you fools do all His work an’ God don’t hafta lift a finger. This is why it’s obvious you’re all as psychotic as you claim “other people” to be.
Peace Brothers! (After a few more good wars, natch)
Hey, Douchey, Wretched and “Brain”, since you all act like you’re the watchdogs for God, how about you consider abiding by the 9th Commandment, you know, the one that states “thou shalt not lie”?