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So PolitiFact went and rated Jon Stewart's statement about "every poll" showing Fox News viewers to be the most misinformed as false, because that wasn't the case in EVERY poll.  Obviously, right-wingers had a field day in mocking Stewart over this.  You thought he was going to take that lightly?  No..............  By now they should realize you don't get into a land war in Asia, and you don't try to take on Jon Stewart.  Because you will GET CRUSHED.

Hey, I wonder, you know what?  I know PolitiFact checks mostly political statements from politicians and such, but has PolitiFact ever checked Fox for false statements?

I'm hearing they have.

Here's one now.  Fox said less than 10% of Obama's Cabinet appointees have worked in the private sector.  PolitiFact says that's false.

Fox said White House political director once served as right-hand man to the ACORN chief.  PolitiFact scored that as false.

Texas Board of Education may eliminate references to Christmas and the Constitution from textbooks.  Boy that sounds scary.  PolitiFact says false.

Health care reform is a government takeover of health care.  I remember that one!  That one was all over Fox, they were running wild on that one.  PolitiFact says not only is it false, this is exciting, that was the PolitiFact 2010 Lie of the Year!

Congratulations, guys!  Congratulations!  By the way, the correction for that one was issued, uh....  (checks paper)  Oh!  When monkeys flew out of Vidal Sassoon's ass.  That's random.

Video and transcript below the fold.

So as we've been discussing this week, I visited Fox News Sunday the other day to chat with Chris Wallace about South Park, President Obama, and I may have during the interview mentioned that Fox News viewers are "the most consistently misinformed media viewers.  The most consistently misinformed?  Fox.  Fox viewers.  Consistently.  Every poll."

As it turns out, I was misinformed.  Which should not have been surprising, because I do watch a lot of Fox News.  Damnit, I did it again!  Wait!  So, don't applaud my ignorance.

PolitiFact, the non-partisan fact-checking guy, or guys, or girls, thoroughly researched my statement, and they found that while in two of the surveys, Fox News viewers scored the lowest, in other polls, they were merely near the bottom.  Some of Fox's individual shows scored as more informed than, let's say, viewers of, I don't know, this show.  So thanks for fact-fucking me, stoners.  Get a job!  We can't all teach world history.

Anyway, ultimately PolitiFact declared my statement false.  I defer to their judgment, and I apologize for my mistake.  To not do so would be irresponsible.  And if I were to continue to make such mistakes and misstatements, and not correct them, especially if each and every one of those misstatements happened to go in one very particular direction on the political spectrum, well, that would undermine the very integrity and credibility that I work so hard to pretend to care about.

Hey, I wonder, you know what?  I know PolitiFact checks mostly political statements from politicians and such, but has PolitiFact ever checked Fox for false statements?

I'm hearing they have.

Here's one now.  Fox said less than 10% of Obama's Cabinet appointees have worked in the private sector.  PolitiFact says that's false.

Fox said White House political director once served as right-hand man to the ACORN chief.  PolitiFact scored that as false.

Texas Board of Education may eliminate references to Christmas and the Constitution from textbooks.  Boy that sounds scary.  PolitiFact says false.

Health care reform is a government takeover of health care.  I remember that one!  That one was all over Fox, they were running wild on that one.  PolitiFact says not only is it false, this is exciting, that was the PolitiFact 2010 Lie of the Year!

Congratulations, guys!  Congratulations!  By the way, the correction for that one was issued, uh....  (checks paper)  Oh!  When monkeys flew out of Vidal Sassoon's ass.  That's random.

Oh, where were we?  Ah yes.

The statement the Muslim Brotherhood has openly stated they want to declare war on Israel?  False.

American troops have never been under the formal control of another nation.  Well that sounds bad.  False.

Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott's approval ratings are up.  False.

Wow, it's getting crowded.  Can we try another....?

Massachusetts health care plan is wildly unpopular among state residents.  They said that was false.

There's been more debt under Obama than all other presidents combined.  False.

Health care bill includes death panels.  Ooooh!  That one was PolitiFact's 2009 Lie of the Year!  Wow!

Fox News is like a lying dynasty!  They're like the New England Patriots... of lying!  Without the "patriots" part, because I think we all know patriots cannot tell a lie.

Wow, I'm getting tired, I think I'm going to have to have a snack here.  A little trail mix, protein and fruit.  It gives me the energy burst to climb Mount Fib.

Cash for Clunkers will give government complete access to your home computer.  False.

Halting Gulf drilling costs $8 billion a day in imports.  That one got a "Pants on Fire" rating.  Kind of like the filet mignon of bullshit.

Democrats plan largest tax increase in history.  False.

Eric Holder was involved in the dismissal of criminal charges against New Black Panthers.  False.

Obama voted in the U.S. Senate quite often "present".  False.

White House science adviser John Holdren proposed forced abortions and putting sterilants in drinking water.  Pants on fire!

Labor union president Andy Stern is the most frequent visitor at the White House.  False.

America is the only country with automatic citizenship upon birth.  False.

O'Reilly never called George Tiller a baby killer, only reporting what others called him.  False.

Only Fox News picked up that Anita Dunn said Mao was one of her favorite philosophers.  False.

Nobody at Fox News ever said you're going to jail if you don't buy health insurance.  That's pants on fire!

Well, I'll tell you what.  They got a lot of fucking correcting to do.  We'll be right back.

Jon also covered the ATF scandal, which sadly makes Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) look good here.

And Stephen Colbert found the perfect GOP candidate to take on Obama in 2012.

Originally posted to BruinKid on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Electronic America: Progressives Film, music & Arts Group.

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