Anatomy of a Right Wing Smear Campaign

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rdowns, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    If there weren't so many who buy into these sites, it would be hysterical.


    Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roman Catholics- Washington Times


    OBAMA 'INSULTS' CATHOLICS IN VATICAN-EMBASSY SHUTDOWN - WND


    Catholics furious over Obama plan to close Vatican embassy site- The Daily Caller


    It looks to some as though the Obama administration is trying to diminish and discredit the Vatican’s role in the world because it's pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious freedom values is at odds with the Regime's pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage stance. - Breitbart



    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/11/27/3001491/obama-closing-vatican-embassy/
     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    The hucksters need suckers to spin their magic. We've got plenty of suckers to go around. ;)
     
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    So the move makes the embassy closer to the Vatican and more secure, saves us money, is approved by the Vatican...and that means Obama is destroying religious freedom (per many of the comments on other news sites)???
     
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  5. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    You are being too nice. This is lying, pure and simple.
     
  6. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Heard this morning on MSNBC: "If Obama could walk on water, the Tea Party would complain he can't swim!" :rolleyes:
     
  7. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

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    And that NEVER happens on the democrat side.:p
     
  8. Renzatic Suspended

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    And that somehow excuses it?
     
  9. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Well lets check a few stats:

    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barack-obama/

    True->mostly true: 46%
    Half-true: 27%
    Mostly false->pants on fire: 27%

    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/joe-biden/

    True->mostly true: 42%
    Half-true: 26%
    Mostly false->pants on fire: 32%

    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/john-boehner/

    True->mostly true: 33%
    Half-true: 15%
    Mostly false->pants on fire: 53%

    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitch-mcconnell/

    True->mostly true: 33%
    Half-true: 20%
    Mostly false->pants on fire: 47%


    So essentially, according to Politifact on the top 2 leaders in each party, the Democrats lie about 30% of the time and tell the truth 45% of the time.

    Meanwhile, the Republican leadership tells the truth only 30% of the time and lies 50% of the time.

    So while neither party tells the truth 100% of the time, there's one party that's much worse about it than the other.
     
  10. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Hey, let's just trot out the old false equivalence. Bonus points for using the ungrammatical "democrat side."
     
  11. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Please show me this lefty machine that continually cranks out outright lies.
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure if "the top 2 leaders in each party" qualifies as the whole party in regards to lying and also how this applies to right wing propaganda websites.
     
  13. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Maybe because they go out in front of the cameras almost daily and parrot what these propaganda sites write.
     
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    :)
     

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