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The AP's Reporting of Bachmann v Obama and "Mistakes"
(ap) - Why am I not Surprised?... - tha malcontent)
FACT CHECK: Bachmann bomblets raising eyebrows
By BY CALVIN WOODWARD - Associated Press,
JIM DRINKARD - Associated Press | AP – 4 hrs ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Bachmann's claim that she has "never gotten a penny" from a family farm that's been subsidized by the government is at odds with her financial disclosure statements. They show tens of thousands in personal income from the operation.
And, on a less substantive note, she flubbed her hometown history when declaring "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa," and "that's the kind of spirit that I have, too," in running for president.
The actor was born nearly 150 miles away. It was the serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr. who lived, for a time, in Waterloo.
Those were among the latest examples of how the Minnesota congresswoman has become one to watch — for inaccuracies as well as rising support — in the Republican presidential race.
Bachmann's wildly off-base assertion last month that a NATO airstrike might have killed as many as 30,000 Libyan civilians, her misrepresentations of the health care law, misfires on other aspects of President Barack Obama's record and historical inaccuracies have saddled her with a reputation for uttering populist jibes that don't hold up.
She announced her candidacy Monday in Iowa with a speech typical for someone joining the campaign. It laid out the broad themes of her candidacy and mostly avoided the Bachmann bomblets that have grabbed attention — and often fizzled under scrutiny — in the long lead-up.
The more the political season heats up, the more that exaggerations and sound-bite oversimplifications emanate from the Republicans going after Obama — and from the Democrats playing defense. Still, Bachmann's record on this score is distinct.
Examining 24 of her statements, Politifact.com, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking service of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, found just one to be fully true and 17 to be false (seven of them "pants on fire" false). No other Republican candidate whose statements have been vigorously vetted matched that record of inaccuracy.
A look at some of her recent statements and how they compare with the facts:
BACHMANN: "The farm is my father-in-law's farm. It's not my husband and my farm...
Read more: FACT CHECK: Bachmann bomblets raising eyebrows - Yahoo! News
(OK, OK, it's Obvious that the AP doesn't Support Michelle "pants on fire false" Bachmann and they continue on to "Fact Check" her because they aren't going to Vote for her in 2012, and it's based in their Hatred for Whites and Women... Having said that, Compare how the AP Reports on Obama doing the same thing that Michelle did... Make a Mistake, that is... - tha malcontent)
President Obama makes mistake in Fort Drum Speech
Posted: 06.25.2011 at 12:57 PM
(AP) — The White House is confirming that President Barack Obama misspoke about a Medal of Honor winner coming home alive during comments at Fort Drum in upstate New York.
Addressing soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division on Thursday, Obama said one of their comrades was the first person he had awarded the Medal of Honor who wasn't receiving it posthumously. In fact, the soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, was killed in action.
Obama spokesman Josh Earnest says the president misspoke. He noted that Obama paid tribute to Monti in remarks to troops in Afghanistan in March 2010. But Salvatore Giunta was the first living recipient of the medal among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Read more: President Obama makes mistake in Fort Drum Speech : News : CNYcentral.com
(Here is what the AP could do if they weren't so Obviously in Obama's Camp: Click me!
And that's not even a very current list of REALLY Stupid things that Barry has said.
The AP could Hammer on Barry like they are Michelle or Sarah... But they won't... Because they aren't Reporting the News, they are Advocating for their Candidate.
To Deny this Reality is to Deny Reality... - tha malcontent)
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