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Fox News morning crew cooks up another phony scandal

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It says HERE that the fine folks on the Fox News Channel’s morning show have “introduced a budding scandalette that they clearly believe will rip the heart out of their beastly foe in the White House.”

What the Foxies are alleging is that, in the words of Steve Doocy [above], “there’s a provision in the Immigration bill that could be used to give free cars, motorcycles, scooters, and other vehicles, to young people.” Oh my. That would troubling – if there were even a scintilla of truth to it which, of course, there is not. This laughably ridiculous claim seems to have originated at the Official Birthplace of Laughably Ridiculous Claims, Breitbart News, where they extrapolated a nonsensical analysis of an amendment attached to the bill to allocate funding for youth job programs. The language that Breitbart and Fox found so offensive simply described that the funds were to be used…

“…to provide summer employment opportunities for low-income youth, with direct linkages to academic and occupational learning, and may be used to provide supportive services, such as transportation or child care, that is necessary to enable the participation of such youth in the opportunities.”

“Supportive services,” as regards transportation, are nothing more ominous than bus fare. They are certainly not promises to purchase vehicles for kids looking for work. Yet that is precisely what the conspiracy theorists at Fox have alleged. This delusion was directly refuted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the author of the amendment, who said that…

“…the program has the option of providing funding for bus fare or subway tickets or other means of transportation. It is only the wild imagination that we have come to expect from Fox TV that would come up with this preposterous idea that we are buying automobiles for young people.”

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3 Comments

  1. Buck Cameron

    Nothing gets me laughing harder than listening to Doocey (only do it while watching the Daily Show. I guess when he cashes his paycheck it makes up for being one of the best know loonies. Hey, maybe his head should go on the flip side of the Canadian dollar!

  2. Brian Opsahl

    Why anybody would watch these lairs is behond me…other than to get a good laugh now and then.

    How can you take them seriously as a news organization when they promote storys like this crap all the time..

  3. Steverino

    Another big scoop for Ted’s blog.

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