Obama-camp Creative Spin on the Media
The following is another email I received from the Obama-camp movement against the TRUTH....take a peek and see what you think of how they are now spinning the media. The only thing I altered from this email was links to support their causes...because that is simply stupid.
Sick of the media getting it wrong?
Thursday, November 5, 2009 6:59 PM
"Steven Biel, MoveOn.org Political
Dear MoveOn member,
For years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lied about how many members they have. They say they represent three million members, when the real number is somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000.
It's bad enough that the Chamber lies. What's worse is that far too many media outlets fail to call the Chamber out.
Recently, the Associated Presshas repeated the Chamber's inflated membership claims, even as the U.S. Chamber's partisan war on President Obama has escalated with TV ads and heavy coverage on Fox News.
You can help convince the Associated Press to stop repeating the Chamber's lies. Reporters pay attention when their readers and viewers point out factual errors.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is one of the most powerful right-wing lobbyist groups in Washington, and they've gone to war against everything MoveOn members care about. Clean energy, health care, workers' rights, financial reform, legislation to help homeowners facing foreclosure—the Chamber is fighting all of it.
A lot of the Chamber's power comes from the false perception that they represent millions of small businesses across the country. One reporter recently challenged the Chamber on their inflated membership claims, and they admitted that the three million number is not accurate.
In fact, they represent no more than about one percent of businesses nationwide. But the Chamber website still says there are three million members, and major news outlets keep repeating it.
We need major outlets like the Associated Press to get the facts straight.
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Noah, Laura, Joan, and the rest of the team
1. "The Chamber's Numbers Game," Mother Jones, October 13, 2009 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=85045&id=&t=4&id=17811-17129525-0liixKx&t=3
2. "Barack Obama's War on the US Chamber of Commerce, Private Health Insurers," Fox News Sunday, October 25, 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxYMtOeL7bc
3. "U.S. Chamber Spent a Record $34.7 Million on Lobbying in Past 3 Months," The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2009 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=85026&id=17811-17129525-0liixKx&t=4
4. "Chamber Rejects Use of Term '3 Million Members,'" Mother Jones, October 23, 2009 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=85030&id=17811-17129525-0liixKx&t=5
5. "U.S Chamber of Commerce: About Us," http://www.uschamber.com/about/default.htm
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This email was sent to CHEEKY on November 5, 2009.
Cheeky interpretation.........Real truth is obviously getting harder and harder for Obama's minions to control.
I thought that their "sources" were very interesting.
Gee one article by FOX and an official document from the U S Chamber of Commerce....are now BOTH wrong?
BUT three articles this "Obama movement" created themselves of course is the only REAL source of truth? OMG how demented are these people? Create your own news and views ... and when necessary use other sources claiming they are in fact not real sources.
It is also interesting that since the U S Chamber of Commerce is not a strong staunch supporter that they then become a target.
VERY INTERESTING....if you don't support Obama then YOUR numbers are wrong....Oh...and you aren't a valid source of information unless you can be used to support THEIR goal.
This just makes me think they will go to any length to undermine the truth. What do you think?