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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"OBAMA FLIP FLOPS, DECLARES WAR ON MARRIAGE"

Posted by on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

This is the real headline on Fox Nation right now:

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Man, I can't wait to see what the Romney campaign's response to all this will be.

UPDATE: Glad I took a screenshot; they've already changed the headline. The new headline is a slightly more tasteful "OBAMA FLIP FLOPS ON GAY MARRIAGE." Way to flip flop on your headline, Fox.

 

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Urgutha Forka 1
How soon until Hitler is mentioned?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on May 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this
geoz 2
Ok... there will be time to be cynical and defensive... but today is a great day. I'm very happy Obama made the change.
Posted by geoz on May 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM · Report this
merry 3
This was his plan.

Let the haters explode in all their technicolor shame, and let all the good people in the undecided middle see them for that they are: bigoted haters.

File under the 'Give 'Em Enough Rope' category...
Posted by merry on May 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM · Report this
balderdash 4
We need a word like "poe" (Poe's Law, q.v.) for times when a Fox story is indistinguishable from an Onion story. Or would that just be an "onioning"?

Seriously, though, this might be my favorite headline of all time.
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on May 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
stuckie 5
Also - didja catch the dog-whistle in the second sentence?

"the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place"
Posted by stuckie on May 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM · Report this
6
War on marriage! Fuck yeah! Where can I join up?
Posted by augurgirl http://dearmrpresident365.blogspot.com on May 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
How many flip flops will Mittens have on this in the coming weeks?

Let's make a video montage of them.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on May 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM · Report this
snoopy 8
war? yeah I know it's propaganda... but since they put flip flops in the headline, obviously Fox meant:
"OBAMA FLIP FLOPS, DECLARES PEACE ON MARRIAGE"

good to see Obama growing real balls
Posted by snoopy on May 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Asinus Aureus 9
And all of a sudden, the "Declares War on Marriage" part is missing. Oh FauxNews, you're such a kidder.
Posted by Asinus Aureus on May 9, 2012 at 1:10 PM · Report this
switzerblog 10
@4, Onioning is fucking brilliant.

And I expect Romney to have a strongly worded non-position as soon as he determines what he thinks is most likely to get him elected depending on which particular slice of the electorate he's courting today, then to reverse himself, then to take full credit when marriage equality finally reaches its tipping point.
Posted by switzerblog on May 9, 2012 at 1:10 PM · Report this
11
There's a tiny annoying pessimist inside me warning that this will make it harder for state-level Republicans to vote for state same-sex marriage bills. Fortunately he's mostly being drowned out by a much louder voice in a fabulous tux and a white rose on his lapel. Fuck. Yes.
Posted by Lynx on May 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
12
Well now I just want to talk about flip flops
Posted by catyrose on May 9, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
Allyn 13
In the video he mentions his faith in God. FOX forgot to dub in "Allah" before posting this old video. Doh.
Posted by Allyn on May 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM · Report this
marcy_sss 14
Bless you, Stranger commenters. You brought me back to my happy place after looking at the hateful, bigoted, fucking idiot dumbass motherfuckers on Fox Nation (editors included--assholes). So, thanks.
Posted by marcy_sss on May 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
internet_jen 15
... more like a doubling of marriage?
Posted by internet_jen on May 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
16
This is not about "growing real balls." This is a cold political calculation: with the repugs doubling down on the crazy and hatred, Obama needs to connect to the base while playing at fairness, rationality, etc. There is no easier way to do this than supporting gay marriage. The haters were never going to vote for him so why not? (Might just make some of you forget what a truly shitty president he has been. Renditions, warrantless wiretapping and persecution of muslims anyone?)
Posted by tshicks on May 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM · Report this
17
They just changed it to "OBAMA FLIP FLOPS ON GAY MARRIAGE". Glad you got a screenshot of the original.
Posted by william on May 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 18
Could one of you crack Slog authors or techies fix the unclosed bold tag? Thanks.
Posted by Matt from Denver on May 9, 2012 at 1:31 PM · Report this
Allyn 19
It's heartwarming to see that a majority of FOX readers find their slant in the coverage of this story to be "offensive". Maybe FAUX-newsies aren't such terrible people after all.
Posted by Allyn on May 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM · Report this
venomlash 20
WOW. Even for Fox, this is kinda loopy.
Posted by venomlash on May 9, 2012 at 1:50 PM · Report this
21
@16 - citations needed, sport.
Posted by whatever dude on May 9, 2012 at 1:59 PM · Report this
merry 22
SNL had a pretty funny opening bit recently about Faux News -

http://www.hulu.com/watch/358340/saturda…

I especially liked the long, long scroll of all the corrections they had to make... Baseball is a land-based sport. snerk
Posted by merry on May 9, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
23
In a live broadcast, Shep Smith of Fox News just asked how long Republicans would remain "on the wrong side of history."

Even FOX is befuddled by this one. http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/
Posted by Clayton on May 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM · Report this
dawgeral 24
Know what? I'm gay and am SO glad we can now (perhaps) put more focus on other issues. Religions are just great, but they can be changed in mere seconds. One is not born Christian or Jewish, etc. It's an overlay. Sexuality isn't. Animals prove this time and time again. Love is love. President Obama knows this in his heart. I am so lucky to be living in this time!!! OBAMA/BIDEN2012
Posted by dawgeral on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 PM · Report this
malcolmxy 25
I declare war on the Christmas marriage of american values...but, not 'til Hanukkah.
Posted by malcolmxy on May 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM · Report this
26
Funny how "allowing all people the same right of marriage" translates to "war on marriage".
Posted by Root on May 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM · Report this

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