The Cavuto Mark

DougJ pointed you to John King’s question yesterday, “Is the president of the United States trying to brazenly deceive the American people?” It is probably worth noting that this sort of question has always been addressed:

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55 replies
  1. 1
    Keith says:

    Appropriate time to post, given what King must be smoking.

  2. 2
    TR says:

    I’ve been questioning Jon King’s judgment ever since I found out he was in a relationship with Dana Bash.

    Those two will have children stupider than the hosts of "Fox and Friends"

  3. 3
    r€nato says:

    “Is the president of the United States MSM trying to brazenly deceive the American people?”

    fixt it for ya, King. That’ll be 50 bucks.

  4. 4
    newtonsthird says:

    What most stands out to me with the clip, as a long time viewer of TDS, is that at about 1:40, the question that appears is "Why is America more concerned about the economy then terror?"
    I know that Fox has issues with Obama (last name) and Osama (first name), but than and then? Surely the editors have taken some english classes in their past.
    Or should we ask the question: "Fox News, do they know their a******s from their elbows?"

  5. 5
    Indylib says:

    I would love to see TDS go after the Village for crap like this.

  6. 6
    camchuck says:

    Cavuto on right now. Screen asks, "Is Pres learning it’s easy to criticize, tough to lead?"

  7. 7
    Atanarjuat says:

    The question of Obama possibly deceiving the American people is a valid one, liberals, despite your partisan mockery. People have a right to understand just how — and why — Obama is throwing so much taxpayer money at issues that reek of socialism.

    You leftists sure had no problem questioning President Bush’s sincerity vis-a-vis the War in Iraq or the War on Terror in general, so get off that hypocritical nag of yours.

    -A

  8. 8
    Zifnab says:

    DougJ pointed you to John King’s question yesterday, “Is the president of the United States trying to brazenly deceive the American people?”

    About 8 years too late on that one Johnny.

  9. 9
    Zifnab says:

    @Atanarjuat:

    You leftists sure had no problem questioning President Bush’s sincerity vis-a-vis the War in Iraq or the War on Terror in general, so get off that hypocritical nag of yours.

    WHY IS OBAMA BUILDING A TRAIN FROM DISNEYLAND TO THE BUNNY RANCH IN LOS VEGAS?! No? Factually inaccurate? Let’s try again.

    $30 MILLION DOLLAR PELOSI MARSH MOUSE! That earmark doesn’t exist? Ok, we’ll try again.

    WMDs IN IRAQ! SMOKING GUN = MUSHROOM CLOUD! Oh, wait. What page am I on?

  10. 10
    Josh Hueco says:

    Does Atanajurat’s breath reek of goat semen?

  11. 11
    camchuck says:

    Cavuto getting serious now: "Will school police start searching kids’ lunches?"

  12. 12
    KG says:

    @7: yes, because it was President Obama, in 2008 that called for TARP, and sent his Treasury Secretary to Capital Hill with a really big number they pulled from their ass in order to scare everyone into acting without thinking.

    Oh, no, wait, that’s right that was the Bush Administration after 7 years of not enforcing banking laws or the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

  13. 13

    Giving a little bit back to the Balloon community:

    Jesus in Your Buttcrack
    http://thetimchannel.com/?p=398

    Enjoy.

  14. 14
    Comrade Stuck says:

    @The Tim Channel:

    Your first class there mr. Tim. Want to hear me fart the Star Spangled Banner. I did it once in grade school. Duh!

  15. 15
    Martin says:

    You leftists sure had no problem questioning President Bush’s sincerity vis-a-vis the War in Iraq or the War on Terror in general, so get off that hypocritical nag of yours.

    Is there any actual evidence that Obama is deceiving the public? Put up or shut up, right now please.

    Remember that we had quite a bit of evidence to question Bush – most notably the UN weapons inspectors themselves. We also knew that Bush was drawing up Iraq plans pre-9/11 courtesy of Richard Clarke and we also knew that the wiretapping started pre-9/11 courtesy of the Qwest CEO.

    Where is your evidence? Put up or shut up. Right now please. That is your schtick, no?

  16. 16
    Xanthippas says:

    People have a right to understand just how—and why—Obama is throwing so much taxpayer money at issues that reek of socialism.

    If I could bitch slap one word out of the right-wingers’ mouths, it’d be the "s" word ( though "Hussein" would be a close second.)

  17. 17
    demkat620 says:

    What J-School would tell somebody to add the kind of qualifiers King did?

    Brazenly? C’mon on!

    Is King’s contract up and is he playing for a new gig at FoxNews?

  18. 18
    Rick Taylor says:

    On the other hand, John King also asked this question:

    During an interview with Dick Cheney this morning, CNN host John King asked the former vice president why “we should listen to you” for economic advice. To make his case, King noted the following statistical changes that occurred under the Bush/Cheney administration:

    Unemployment rate: Rose from 4.2 percent to 7.6 percent
    Poverty: Jumped from 32.9 million individuals to 37.3 million
    Uninsured: Escalated from 41.2 million individuals to 45.7 million
    Budget deficit: Inherited budget surplus of $128 billion and left office with $1.3 trillion deficit

    “So what would you say to someone out there watching this who’s saying why should they listen to you?” King asked.

  19. 19
    anonevent says:

    I believe people understand why Obama is throwing taxpayer money at those issues. And, thanks to McCain and the Republicans (what a crappy band), they know it’s called soc ialism and are OK with it, since Obama’s approval ratings are in the high 60s. The Republicans could probably claim some of that if they were to start talking about how they helped set up some of the corporate welfare, but pointing out that they were trying to save their friends rather than the average American worker probably wouldn’t go over so well.

  20. 20

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  21. 21
    blahblahblah says:

    A PROPHYLACTIC PROTECTING FOX NEWS FROM ANYTHING IT MIGHT CONTRACT DURING ITS EXTENSIVE GOP COCKSUCKING…

    ?

    I’m deeply offended by this question. When will Mr. Stewart ask about how wonderful is former President Bush? No wonder people don’t take The Daily Show seriously.

  22. 22
    Zifnab says:

    @Xanthippas:

    If I could bitch slap one word out of the right-wingers’ mouths, it’d be the "s" word ( though "Hussein" would be a close second.)

    Why? It hardly means anything at this point. Socia lism is just another word for "Whaaa! I don’t like the opposing party!" It has no context, doesn’t in any way reference existing policy or ideology, and hasn’t been a good example of "failed government" in nearly twenty years.

    Name a few Soci alist failures. China? They own half our debt and sell us half our imports. Their socialism seems to be working just fine. The EU? With its strong currency and high standard of living. Maybe you’re referencing Cuba or Venezuala, third world countries that regularly thumb their noses at the last world Superpower in the face of crippling embargoes and repeated threats of military force.

    When you’re staring down a doubling in the unemployment rate over less than a year and a complete collapse of the financial foundation of the capitalist system, it’s really hard to talk shit about the s-word, giving that you’re sitting in a pile of it.

  23. 23
    DougJ says:

    @The Tim Channel

    I couldn’t find a link to the original article in your post.

  24. 24
    Svensker says:

    @Atanarjuat:

    Obama is throwing so much taxpayer money at issues that reek of socialism.

    Which issues reek of socialism? And how do you throw money at an issue? I’ve been tossing coins at my Seattle P.I. all day, and nothing happened, but if that’s socialism, I’ll keep on tossin’.

  25. 25
    schrodinger's cat says:

    I have never seen this Cavuto person on TV but that’s because I keep far far away from Fox News to maintain my sanity.

  26. 26
    John Cole says:

    @Rick Taylor: Rick, those are facts.

    If he had held up a printed out version of FireDogLake that said “Does Dick Cheney rape babies?,” then turned around and asked “Is this true, do you rape babies, Mr. Cheney,” then you would have a point.

  27. 27
    John Cole says:

    What does socialism smell like, btw?

  28. 28
    Svensker says:

    Oh, dang, I forgot the "s" word would put me in jail. Sorry, John.

  29. 29
    Mike S says:

    Think Progress has an interesting post on FOX too.

    Fox News Edits Clip To Suggest That Biden Recently Declared ‘Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Strong’
    This afternoon, Fox News’s Martha MacCallum introduced a segment highlighting Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Christina Romer’s claim yesterday that the “fundamentals of the economy are sound.” “After weeks of economic doom and gloom, the Obama administration is now singing a slightly different tune,” MacCallum said.
    She then played clips of Romer and other administration officials making seemingly positive comments about the current state of the economy. One of the clips was of Vice President Biden saying, “The fundamentals of the economy are strong!"After the segment, MacCallum said, “All right, well the mantra for the weekend is clear, looking at what was said over the course of the shows on Sunday.” Watch it:

    They show that clip and then the clip the Biden comment came from. It was Biden excoriating McCain for saying "The fundamentals of our economy are strong."

    "FOX News. We just make shit up!"

  30. 30
    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @Mike S: "FOX News. We just make shit up!"

    Indeedy. There are times when I really miss MWO.

  31. 31
    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @John Cole: What does socialism smell like, btw?

    Borscht, or maybe lutefisk.

  32. 32
    calipygian says:

    If I could bitch slap one word out of the right-wingers’ mouths, it’d be the "s" word ( though "Hussein" would be a close second.)

    I prefer to hear people throw around the "s" word. As soon as I hear it, I know to ignore that person who obviously is a deranged, ignorant douchebag.

  33. 33
    calipygian says:

    Dick Cheney may not rape babies, but I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he ate a baby or two.

    For those delicious, delicious stem cells that keep whats left of his heart functioning at a minimum level.

  34. 34
    schrodinger's cat says:

    @John Cole: What does socialism smell like, btw?

    I don’t know what it smells like but I think it looks red, which brings me to the questions why are states that vote republican
    red states? Or does that mean that they are secretly socialist? hmmm…..

  35. 35
    eponymous says:

    @Atanarjuat:

    You leftists sure had no problem questioning President Bush’s sincerity vis-a-vis the War in Iraq or the War on Terror in general, so get off that hypocritical nag of yours.

    First off, I’d appreciate it if you would stop with the labels – calling the people here who post as "leftists" just shows you are not willing to post in good faith (and continue to provide evidence for the rest of us that you are nothing but a troll, and not a very good one at that).

    Second, I haven’t personally come across any "leftist" here or anywhere else for that matter questioning Preseident Bush’s sincerity vis-a-vis the War in Iraq or the War on Terror. What people have questioned has been one of the following (take your pick): his judgement, his his intelligence, his moral compass, and/or his leadership.

    I’m sure others can come up with their own..

  36. 36
    Cain says:

    @John Cole:

    What does socialism smell like, btw?

    Goatsex?

    cain

  37. 37
    Comrade Stuck says:

    @John Cole:

    What does socialism smell like, btw?

    Like Sean Hannity’s bromhidrosis.

  38. 38
    JL says:

    This morning on the GMA scroll they said that Mr. Obama was planning to give a speech in honor of the VA.

  39. 39
    TR says:

    What does socialism smell like, btw?

    A leggy Parisian supermodel, with a dash of the Swedish bikini team.

  40. 40
    Atanarjuat says:

    @eponymous:

    First off, I’d appreciate it if you would stop with the labels – calling the people here who post as "leftists" just shows you are not willing to post in good faith (and continue to provide evidence for the rest of us that you are nothing but a troll, and not a very good one at that).

    You mean the way most of you here scrupulously avoid using the pejorative "wingnuts" in practically every post? That’s some "good faith" you’re selling there.

    Sorry, Epy — no sale.

    As for the rest of your post, it’s a semantics shell game you’re offering here. No matter how you try to legitimize anti-Bush rhetoric from almost every liberal, it all boils down to endlessly negative criticism (and, in some cases, rather vitriolic) of the overall leader of your ideological opposition.

    Now that the shoe’s on the other foot, and a Democrat’s in office, oh, how you liberals are howling with outrage that anyone would dare question the various pronouncements and proposals made by the Obama administration.

    Yeah, I know, I know… because it’s "wingnuts" doing it, it’s automatically invalid, not rational, dishonest, corrupt, etc., etc.

    It’s funny how that works out.

    Perhaps you should wear your hypocrisy hats with pride, liberals, since your shameless attempts to spin your Bush-is-Evil diatribes of the past eight years aren’t fooling anyone.

    It’s just irksome to see pretentiously "righteous indignation" from those trying to defend the current President when they did nothing but slather non-stop, hateful drivel on the past Commander-in-Chief.

    -A

  41. 41
    TR says:

    No matter how you try to legitimize anti-Bush rhetoric from almost every liberal, it all boils down to endlessly negative criticism (and, in some cases, rather vitriolic) of the overall leader of your ideological opposition.

    I know you’re a spoof, but could you give us an example of some "anti-Bush rhetoric" that is not "negative criticism"? Isn’t rhetoric against the former president going to be inherently negative? Or is there some form of anti-Bush rhetoric that is just positive praise of the man?

  42. 42
    Krista says:

    What does socialism smell like, btw?

    Arugula, lattes and the tears of snowflake babies.

  43. 43

    What does socialism smell like, btw?

    It smells like . . . victory!

  44. 44
    Johnny Pez says:

    What does socialism smell like, btw?

    Smells like Teen Spirit.

  45. 45
    TenguPhule says:

    Bush-is-Evil diatribes of the past eight years aren’t fooling anyone.

    Because he did such a good job of proving it.

  46. 46
    Ash Can says:

    @JL: Actually, "Mr." is the president’s proper title. GMA didn’t do anything wrong here.

    @Indylib: Interesting. BFD about the Gridiron Club, obviously, but I’m surprised that someone as otherwise sensible as Clarence Page would be bitching about it.

  47. 47
    Svensker says:

    @Atanarjuat:

    No matter how you try to legitimize anti-Bush rhetoric from almost every liberal, it all boils down to endlessly negative criticism (and, in some cases, rather vitriolic) of the overall leader of your ideological opposition.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’re all a buncha a whiners. Starting a war for no good reason? Why complain! Torturing people? Why complain! Disappearing people? Why complain! Abandoning an American city? Why complain! Standing around with your finger up your butt while the economy is looted by the kleptocrats? Why complain!

    There’s NO reason to complain about anything Dubya did (or didn’t do), except leftist negativity. I tells ya!

  48. 48
    les says:

    I’m sick of Attherat. Why can’t I find a functioning killfile script? Greasemonkey just leads to one that kills John C., Tim and DougJ.

  49. 49
    les says:

    No matter how you try to legitimize anti-Bush rhetoric from almost every liberal, it all boils down to endlessly negative criticism (and, in some cases, rather vitriolic) of the overall leader of your ideological opposition.

    The way you legitimize criticism is by reference to facts, observed behavior and comparison to law, civility and competence. Unfortunately for you, Dubya failed on every count.

  50. 50
    r€nato says:

    @eponymous:

    continue to provide evidence for the rest of us that you are nothing but a troll

    and what do we do with trolls, kiddies?

    That’s right… IGNORE THEM!

  51. 51
    handy says:

    @r€nato:

    You should see the recent spate of trollery at Sadly, No and the response from the proprietors of said blog. It’s actually quite entertaining.

  52. 52
    Atanarjuat says:

    @les:

    Yeah les, I know. Liberals are all about civility and competence, and truth is always at their side like a Flaming Sword of Justice.

    Keep those partisan goggles on tight, kid — you’re doing great!

    As wildly inconsistent as you leftists are when it comes to "responsible criticism" of the President (which is absolutely dependent on whether there’s a "D" or an "R" next to the name), there is one thing most of you are very consistent at doing: blaming conservatives wholesale for the economic disaster we’re all mired in together — or any other issue, for that matter.

    Little wonder that the nation will take such a long time to dig itself out from under this shrinking economy, especially with at least half the population gratuitously slapping at the other half to score political points and exhorting the current administration to exploit the recession to massively expand Government.

    -A

  53. 53
    El Cid says:

    Liberals are all about civility and competence, and truth is always at their side like a Flaming Sword of Justice.

    That’s not true. Truth always at our side is more like a Bursting Rainbow of Color With Pots Of Gold At Both Ends.

  54. 54

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