CNN Busts Fox News For Lying About President Obama’s Remarks On Poverty


CNN called out a major lie of omission that Fox News tried to pull off by editing out key comments from remarks made by President Obama.

Video via Media Matters:

After playing a clip of Fox News’ outrage, Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter showed viewers what Fox News left out.

Transcript via CNN:

STELTER: Here’s what almost everybody missed about the panel discussion. The president was talking about what he called a 40-year effort to stir up class divisions. FOX, of course, has only been around 15 years. Let’s go back to the original video, but let’s let it keep playing, so Obama finishes his thought.

FOX only played this part of the clip once. It was in a news report by Howie Kurtz. Notice that Obama is talking about the whole news media’s responsibility to make sure the middle class and poor Americans know — I’m sorry — what middle class and rich Americans know what it’s like to be poor.


OBAMA: And that becomes an entire narrative, right, that gets worked up. And very rarely do you hear an interview of a waitress, which is much more typical, who’s raising a couple of kids and is doing everything right, but still can’t pay the bills.

And so if we’re going to change how John Boehner and Mitch McConnell think, we’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues and how people’s impressions of what it’s like to struggle in this economy looks like and how budgets connect to that.

And that’s a — it’s a hard process, because that requires a much broader conversation than typically we have on the nightly news.


STELTER: He called for a broader conversation, but FOX ended up having a very small conversation.

Anyway, that’s “Red News/Blue News” for this week.

It would be nice to think that the media is finally catching on to Fox News’ selective editing tricks, but outside of the cable news competition at CNN and MSNBC, most of the mainstream press doesn’t bother to call out their lies.

If more members of the media would stand up to the Fox News propaganda machine, not only would the news be more trustworthy, viewers would be better informed. The bulk of the press is terrified of Fox News, so they will never directly criticize, debunk, or call out the Republican talking point network.

Brian Stelter of CNN took a few minutes of his show to debunk a major Fox News lie of omission, and if more members of his profession did the same, the Fox News blight could be removed from journalism.

23 Replies to “CNN Busts Fox News For Lying About President Obama’s Remarks On Poverty”

  1. FOX is a cable entertainment company masquerading as a news organization with between 1 – 2 million viewers. Yet they get so much attention in the media, and the more idiotic they are the more the media talks about them. FOX doesn’t have to advertise for more viewers, they have the media to do that for them. The media should worry more about what the other 320 million people are interested in and let the dullards wallow in their own mud.

  2. Name one billionaire who hasn’t gotten rich or richer on the backs of these so called “moochers”, many of which compose Fox’s viewer base.

    I’m still waiting.

  3. Fox obviously couldn’t care less about being called out on their agenda. They just double down on whenever they’re spewing at the time. They have nothing else to offer. They wouldn’t know news if it bit them on their behinds.

  4. Moongrim, I don’t think you have to worry about becoming a Christian. I don’t worry about it, either, because Faux news will never tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, for a full day.

  5. hey folks! just want to say this is the type BS Fox News does every single day. sometimes they caught. sometimes they don’t. like I said, if this any other country than America, these treasonous bastards at Fox would be behind bars, or worse, and the network would be shut down immediately. fox news and those who watch fox news are becoming an ever increasing threat to our democracy.

  6. Like Jon Stewart says: “Fox only pays attention to what the President says when he mentions them”

  7. unfortunately many news organizations aren’t TRULY dedicated to NEWS! the ALL mighty dollar rules everything in this collapsing empire. RATINGS and MONEY is all network news cares about. FUX NEWS figured out long ago, if they create an environment that makes RACIST- BIGOTS- and typically low information american happy, they’d accept ANYTHING!! FUX NEWS don’t give a damn about telling bald face lies! rupert murdoch and roger ailes knew theres a large section of americans who are frightened, ANGRY and deeply mentally ill. PROOF?? you ask for proof @robert, tell us WHY texas republicans believe the GUBERMENT is coming to taking their guns and herding them up in abandon WALMARTS??? I look at american politics and I’m embarrassed!! republicans have NO dignity! NO common sense! YOUR GOP has turned into a pack of paranoid, gun carrying FREAKS that thinks the black guy in the whitehouse is SATAN and he bringing ARMAGADDON with him! aren’t YOU shamed @robert,

  8. I’ve found the best way to get News about America- by watching BBC newsfeed. Some slant, but nowhere near as bad as Pox.

  9. I concur.

    There will sooner be Peace, Love, and Empathy, between Palestine and Israel before Fox News tells the truth.

  10. The Daily Show is also a good source. Jon Stewart is constantly debunking Fox “News” lies. Young viewers tune into that show which is a good thing.

  11. Other countries better take notice. This propaganda network exists because the wealthy has declared war on the middle and lower class. The wealthy want all our money and have now gotten it through legal and illegal means. They pass more and more laws that make it easier for them to do so. They are trying to make it so only the wealthy will be able to educate their children. The wealthy have bought many of our news outlets to control the messages we receive, and then try and tell us, it is The News. The wealthy are at war against the middle and lower class here in the U.S. It can happen in your country. Watch out. The wealthy and the corporations in America want only the wealthy to rule and take us all back to a Master/Slave relationship. Just look at what legislature they have passed and the ideas they stand for. SCARY!

  12. I don’t recall any other Presidents mentioning the name of a news network. Why do you think Obama does this? He has every other news network on his side besides FOX News, so why doesn’t he just ignore them? I don’t get it. When he mentions them, it does make him appear thin skinned. If he would just ignore them, there would be no problem.

  13. I’m a reader, so I prefer The Economist.
    It’s the only publication that a majority of every stripe of U.S. political thought trusts, from far left to far right. Those in the middle trust it the most, with those on either end trusting it least, but in each group it’s above 50 percent.

  14. I guess you don’t mind public servants who become millionaires while working for the government?

    bill an hillary clinton worth over 135 million dollar!

    that is mitt romney kind of money but the difference is mitt worked for his money!

    enjoy your hypocrisy dumbass!

  15. Dumbass they wrote books and gave speeches that they were paid for. Now magic underwear mittens made his money by putting people out of work and you admire that? You win dumbass for the day

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