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Monday, October 13, 2008

Why Do Democrats Go on FOX News?

posted by on October 13 at 8:39 AM


The most persistent falsehood about Senator Barack Obama’s background first hit in 2004 just two weeks after the Democratic convention speech that helped set him on the path to his presidential candidacy: “Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion.” That statement, contained in a press release, spun a complex tale about the ancestry of Mr. Obama, who is Christian….

Until this month, the man who is widely credited with starting the cyberwhisper campaign that still dogs Mr. Obama was a secondary character in news reports, with deep explorations of his background largely confined to liberal blogs.

But an appearance in a documentary-style program on the Fox News Channel watched by three million people last week thrust the man, Andy Martin, and his past into the foreground. The program allowed Mr. Martin to assert falsely and without challenge that Mr. Obama had once trained to overthrow the government.

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There's a mistake there. Andy Martin isn't a man. Andy Martin is a piece of shit.

Posted by Fnarf | October 13, 2008 8:48 AM

No Democrat, no official, expert or spokesperson of any stature should ever bother to so much as answer a phone call from Fox News.

BTW, this is the same "documentary" that Obama campaign spokesperson Robert Gibbs called out Sean Hannity on, on Hannity's own show, taking advantage of the show being live, on TV right after the last debate. Gibbs did surprisingly well at making his point, but his point was likely lost on almost everyone who tunes in to see Hannity tear into his latest straw dog.

Posted by Just Sayin | October 13, 2008 8:51 AM


andy martin is a huge racist and nazi apologist. he's also an anti semite and the king of frivolous lawsuits.

hannity is a tool. that he would associate with this man speaks volumes about his (lack of) character.

Posted by mike | October 13, 2008 8:55 AM

Democrats go on Fox because that's the only way they can reach some people. I thought Obama going on Bill O'Reilly during the Republican convention was a smart move.

Posted by DavidC | October 13, 2008 8:55 AM

Well, somebody's reaching someone:

Posted by SL | October 13, 2008 8:58 AM

Yeah, Obama was trained to overthrow the US Government.... Guess what, Bush and Cheney already have.

And yeah, when Barack was 8 he told his mom that he was going to either play with a friend of his after school or go learn how to make bombs at Ayer's house....

People are stupid.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | October 13, 2008 9:00 AM


That's a terrible insult to pieces of shit everywhere.

You owe them an apology.

Posted by COMTE | October 13, 2008 9:07 AM

More to the point, how can Fox Sports Grill exist in Seattle. Why does anyone spend their money there? The Fox brand should be toxic in Seattle.

Posted by kinaidos | October 13, 2008 9:21 AM

Fox Sports isn't the same as Fox News. Unfortunately, Fox pretty much owns the sports market. I watch Fox Soccer Channel religiously because I have no other options.

Posted by Fnarf | October 13, 2008 9:49 AM

Well now, that's a kick in the nuts. I know there are a lot of Andy Martins out there, but it still sucks when someone with your name is exposed as a douchebag.

It wasn't me, folks. Seriously.

Posted by Andy Martin | October 13, 2008 10:35 AM

Well, what would you expect from "fair and balanced" Fox? Fair and balanced? Look, they are deperate to stop Obama, so they revert to lies. No surprise there.

Posted by Vince | October 13, 2008 10:35 AM

Quotes from Andy Martin, via

"10. The Jews speak and intrigue among themselves, but refuse to talk with plaintiff, except when they have him in chains Messiah-style."
"21. The plaintiff is an honest man, who has worked hard for his property and, in the style of a Palestinian, is beset by a horde of bankruptcy Jews who are trying to steal his property, and destroy what they cannot steal."

Completely insane. Sort of hilarious if you replace "Jew" with "Robot", though.

Posted by RL | October 13, 2008 4:46 PM

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