Fox News Pushes Ridiculous Lie Following President Obama’s U.N. Speech

harris-faulknerFor the second day in a row I ran across a story concerning Fox News and an absolutely ridiculous attack against President Obama. Yesterday it was the story concerning their absurd “outrage” following Obama’s “coffee salute” to two Marines as he landed in New York. Today, it was some made up nonsense about President Obama not taking ISIS seriously because during his speech at the U.N. it took him 18 minutes to mention the terrorist group.

As reported by Media Matters, while discussing the president’s speech, Fox News contributor Ric Grenell said on Happening Now, “I think that’s one of the major problems that we’re seeing with President Obama. You know, eighteen minutes in, he mentions ISIS. Eighteen minutes into his speech. He really doesn’t want to deal with this. And I think the whole speech shows that.”

A “fact” that was later repeated by Fox News’ Outnumbered co-host Harris Faulkner, who said, “Not only brief, but he spoke for 38 minutes and ISIS didn’t come up until 18 minutes into the speech.”

Now, ignoring for a moment that it’s ridiculous for anyone to even care about this, there’s just one more slight problem with this 18 minute claim – it’s a lie. 

You see, President Obama did mention the threat in Syria and Iraq at the very beginning of his speech. 

He said, “As we gather here, an outbreak of Ebola overwhelms public health systems in West Africa, and threatens to move rapidly across borders. Russian aggression in Europe recalls the days when large nations trampled small ones in pursuit of territorial ambition. The brutality of terrorists in Syria and Iraq forces us to look into the heart of darkness.”

There it is, right there at the beginning of his speech, a direct mention of the ISIS violence and threat in the Middle East. But I guess since he didn’t mention the group specifically by name, the folks over at Fox News weren’t able to comprehend what “the brutality of the terrorists in Syria and Iraq” actually meant. I guess maybe he should have brought along a pop-up book just to make sure that the people working over at Fox News understood what he meant when he referred to brutal terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

Because apparently that “subtle phrase” went right over their head.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Frooble Rippers

    No surprises there then!

  • GimmeSomeTruth

    Fox News is the Necrotizing Fasciitis of journalism.

    • Cat Marcuri

      lol, big words! The trolls are going to have to use a dictionary before they can argue with you! lol

  • Macdoodle

    He had the audacity to mention the Ferguson shooting also when addressing them.Are you kidding me?Why doesnt this site mention that?

    • Mrs_oatmeal

      What’s wrong with that? Do you think we can hide this stuff from the rest of the world?

      • Macdoodle

        What does it have to do with the ISIS crisis?

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        hey scumbag— funny how u regressive crybabies didn’t mention that Obama has a coalition of:
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        Netherlands
        Saudi arabia
        france
        Canada
        germany
        italy
        England
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,, and more countries fighting these ISIS/ISIL creeps
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        funny how u trash don’t mention this

    • strayaway

      If Obama would have instead mentioned the 33 shootings in Chicago last weekend, that would have been more embarrassing.

      • team champion

        Kinda funny that people bring up Chicago when ever someone say Ferguson lol ..trust me when I say ..I am from the Midwest 45 minutes from Chicago and I know our community leaders are trying to get a hold of thsee events .. and the President has mentioned Chicago and the initiatives but I will be damned if we need police help in killing people. Stop using that one it’s getting old ..

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      • strayaway

        and a warmonger. She would have loved all the paragraphs in the Obama speech trying to indite Assam and even blame him for ISIS,

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      • strayaway

        You know your community leaders are trying to get ahold of these events? Yeah, uh-huh. Why did they ever let them happen? 33 shootings in Chicago last weekend sounds like a breakdown. Maybe the problem has to do with bad leadership.

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      • Cat Marcuri

        Simply put, and this disturbs me greatly because I checked and confirmed it with Snopes, since 9/11 there have been THREE (count’em, only three) Americans killed by terrorists here. There have been OVER FIVE THOUSAND Americans shot and killed by COPS in that time!

      • Ron

        Gee Cat, did you forget about Fort Hood?
        Not only that, Obummer refuses to call these nut cases terrorist. I don’t think you can count past three anyway.

  • gatorfan

    And of course if he DID mention them by name at the beginning of his speech they would have accused him of giving ISIS too much recognition and “elevating” their status.

  • Robert Grimm

    Of course it doesn’t count until he mentions them by name. These are the same people who think that separation of church and state isn’t in the Constitution because those specific words in that order aren’t there.

  • larry

    I think that Faux News is a terrorist organization that is undermining our country from every aspect.

  • Cal D.

    Isn’t it funny how they get “dumbed-down” at FOX? When Harris Faulkner was an unknown working a local TV station here in Kansas City, she seemed quite intelligent. I wonder when she’s alone does she ever long for the time when she was a decent, objective newscaster. Probably not ’cause she’s in the big dollar market now.

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      they get OVER paid to dumb down,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, witness Hannity and pirro

    • Minnesota1994

      She was here in the Twin Cities market and appeared intelligent back then. How tragic she fell for the dark side of FuxNewz

  • aldosec

    I think if we use ‘Fox’ as a verb we begin to understand their objective;what they do to news. Then as a collective noun,it describes the people who for the network.

    • Cat Marcuri

      Oh, I get it! You mean, the President’s speech to the U.N. got foxed the same day?? Can we then tell the idiots who support the terrorist American Tealiban Party (also known as the Douchebaggers) to go Fox themselves???

  • Cat Marcuri

    I have this beautiful image in my mind of President Obama stepping up to the podium with a book, and then opening it up as he speaks. Thehe pop-up illustrations reflect what he’s saying in his speech, so the GOP and Faux News can get the idea…