Posted by: johnhourihan | March 19, 2014

IRS, Benghazi, executive orders, Obamacare, and other lies

It isn’t difficult to understand why so many people still believe there were troops that could have made it to Benghazi in time to save lives, when it is an assumption that has so often, from so many directions, been proven false.
Fox News, since the atrocity happened, has reported that a “stand down” order was issued  to troops in Tripoli when those troops could have rescued those at the Benghazi embassy. They didn’t say it once, or a few times, but nearly 100 times an all their different news programs by all their paid experts.
In January this year the Senate Committee on Intelligence review of the incident  determined that this “stand down” order never happened – that the Fox News reports were false.
Still it showed up time and again on face book by good people who were outraged by what they were being told  by Fox News and other unsubstantiated outlets.
(Don’t tell me Fox News is not unsubstantiated. They have more than once pointed out that it is not illegal for them to publish things they know are false.)
Even the man this poor excuse for a real news station said was in charge of those who could have helped refuted the claim by simply stating to House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, “Madam Chairman, I was not ordered to stand down,” Fox continued to say it happened.
Even as the CIA continued its consistent denials that this nonsense happened, Fox News continued its misinformation.
And people still believed it.
Now, on Tuesday, Feb., 11, a House committee also refuted the claims of any “stand down” order saying simply, “There was no ‘stand down’ order issued to U.S. military personnel in Tripoli who sought to join the fight in Benghazi.”
Even The Washington Post admitted the House report determined that “no U.S. military assets could have arrived in Benghazi in time to affect the outcome of the attack, according to committee staff members who briefed reporters on the report.”
But somehow Fox News will find a way to continue to misinform the American public – possible because Fox News owes so much to the Koch brothers, some of the richest people in the world, who will do anything and influence anyone in order to undermine a president that wants them to pay their fair share of taxes to help the poor and middle class enjoy a little more of the American dream.
Please pay attention.
1: Democrats didn’t shut down the government last year.
2. President Obama has not sign more executive orders than any other president (the truth is the opposite)
3. President Obama did not name the ACA Obamacare.
4. Obamacare is not more expensive than its predecessor.
5. The IRS did not target only right wing political action committees. It has been proven that they targeted both sides if they thought they were not “non-political” as the groups including the tea party claimed.
6. And there was no “stand down” order to troops that could rescue diplomats and Marines in Benghazi. (from what I know of Marines, having seen them up close and personal, not even a stand down order from a president would have stopped them from coming to the rescue of brother Marines if they could, in fact, have save them.)

There is more nonsense out there, perpetrated and perpetuated by Fox News and other non-political political action committees.
Be careful.



  1. Good advice! You should go on fox news with it, so the need to hear, hear it. As well as those that get their news from multiple sources.

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