I call shenanigans. If you take the truth but twist it together in a misleading way, it serves the same purpose as a lie, and that is just as bad as lying. Looky here:
Fox Nation’s Big Lie
Yeah, here’s what he really did:
Obama called Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf, according to a statement released by the White House late tonight, to thank him for his condolences for the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith and two other State Department officers in Benghazi.
Oh, and then there was also this:
The two “agreed to work closely over the course of the investigation” and Obama “made it clear that we must work together to do whatever is necessary to identify the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice.”
Following Fox News protocol, they saw no reason to waste time with facts when distortion would serve them just fine. And true to form, right wing blogs are jumping on that graphic with vigor, to reinforce the theme that the President of the United States isn’t really American.”
I see what you did there, Faux News. You deliberately edited the headline to imply that Obama was thanking the Libyan president for murdering the US ambassador. The truth is the POTUS was talking with the president of Libya about how to punish the asshats responsible for murdering four Americans. The headline was intended to deceive; it was a deception.
If you have to practice trickery to make your “enemy” seem bad, then your biggest problem is that you are on the wrong team.
Oh God, how I long for the days before the Fairness Doctrine was destroyed in 1987, when “news” had to be honest or the FCC would bust them. Remember when the news told the truth? It was great. Nowadays if I want the truth I go find it on the BBC.
And that makes me have a sad.