Letter: Plenty of specific examples online about Fox News lying

February 1, 2013 

Fox News critic

In response to Dan Suter's challenge to name specifics about FOX News lying (Letters, Jan. 16): Health care reform is a government takeover -- named Politifact's lie of the year in 2009.

Health care reform contained death panels -- Politifact's lie of the year in 2010.

Here are a few more FOX News statements Politifact rates as false:

w There's been more debt under Obama than all presidents combined.

w Halting Gulf drilling costs $1 billion a day in imports.

w Massachusetts health care is wildly unpopular among residents.

w America is the only country that grants citizenship at birth.

w Texas board of education is eliminating references to Christmas from textbooks.

w Less than 10 percent of Obama's Cabinet has any private sector experience.

w The White House director was once the right-hand man of Acorn.

Creative editing and misquotes by FOX News:

w Sean Hannity edits Obama's speech in Cairo to make the president appear to say "We are not a Christian nation."

w Steve Doocy deliberately misquotes the president, claiming Obama said, "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth."

w Sean Hannity is caught using old film footage to make a Michele Bachman Tea Party rally look bigger than it was.

Google "FOX News lies." The truth will set you free of your misperceptions.

JULIE RACINE, Kennewick

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