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Fox News Lies: ISIS Leader Released By George W. Bush!



The latest lie-riddled reporting on Fox concerns the circumstances of the capture and release of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Fox and other conservative media outlets are endeavoring to place the responsibility for Baghdadi’s brutal march through Iraq on President Obama, but as it turns out, that is utterly false.

In yet another example of journalistic malpractice, the folks at Fox News broadcast a number of reports that got the most significant facts completely wrong. In order to do so, they relied on the assertions of a single, uncorroborated account, and failed to do the most basic follow-up with the people in a position to know. Representative commentaries include these by Fox hosts Jeanine Pirro and Megyn Kelly:


Fox News LIES:

Pirro: The head of this band of savages is a man by the name of Abu al-Baghdadi. The new Osama Bin Laden. A man released by Obama in 2009, who started ISIS a year later.

Kelly: We are also learning more about the leader of the terror group, a man described as the new Bin Laden, the heir to Bin Laden. It turns out he had been in U.S. custody until 2009, over in Iraq, when he was then turned over to the Iraqi government as part of our troop drawdown. And then he was released.



“Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Al Badry, also known as ‘Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’ was held as a ‘civilian internee’ by U.S. Forces-Iraq from early February 2004 until early December 2004, when he was released,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “He was held at Camp Bucca. A Combined Review and Release Board recommended ‘unconditional release’ of this detainee and he was released from U.S. custody shortly thereafter. We have no record of him being held at any other time.”




Fox News – Have they no shame?




June 21, 2014 Posted by | President Bush, President Obama | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mother Charged With Poisoning of 5-Year Old Son

Via: NYT


Lacey Spears’s struggle seemed like every mother’s worst nightmare. From the moment her son was born, she said, he was afflicted with never-ending illnesses.

When the boy, Garnett, was only 5 days old, he was rushed to the hospital for an ear infection, blood pouring from his nose. He had fevers, infections and, always, “a failure to thrive,” she said. By his ninth month he needed a feeding tube.

And Ms. Spears shared every travail with the world on a blog and through social media. In an age of oversharing and obsessive parenting, she found a wide audience.

But, according to the authorities, Ms. Spears was the real cause of Garnett’s illnesses.

Ms. Spears, 26, who lived in New York City’s northern suburbs, was arrested and charged with the murder of her 5-year-old son on Tuesday, accused by the authorities of fatally poisoning him in January with an overdose of sodium.

June 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment