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  • Democrat
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    Today President Obama received Israel's highest Medal of Distinction for his role in the United States, World and for supporting Israel.

    I did a channel check on other news networks. Both CNN and MSNBC had this ceremony live. Fox News had trival news items, although important to some, but there reporting did not even stand up to a challenge in a live performance of a sitting American President receiving Israel's highest Medal of Distinction.

    After all the Fox lies and spin on President Obama not supporting Israel the past several years, here was an opportunity to show their viewers, maybe we were wrong. Oh no! Fox News would never abmit their fault. At this moment the Fox News evil flying monkeys are having strategy meetings to poo-poo the Obama ceremony. Beck, Hannity, Coulter, Oreilly, Ingraham, and Limbaugh are putting their spin of lies and untruths together to make this ceremony a political atrocity. I can see Palin, squinting her eyes to see Israel from her porch swing. Bachman will be telling stories of seeing Obama lead Bibi out on dog leach. These Rupublican and Tea Party snakes are venomous and stop at nothing to obstruct Obama and will use FOX News as their manur spreader.

    I had to vent/rant on this topic. I will do some checking because I don't think other U.S. Presidents have received this type of distinction. I think this is a first time historical event. I should have checked before expressing this claim, but I can't remember this happening before.

    Anyway, Fox News, your a despicable trash news network.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    AmcmurryFreedom --

    You are right. I watched the ceremony and quickly flicked channels to see if Fox was covering it and No they weren't. Fox News has a niche audience that has been fed lies about Obama for so long they cannot afford to show anything that might go against that narrative. And it is the very first time that an American President has been so honored.

    Rachel Maddow had a good "sidenote" on that very point tonight. She showed simultaneous screen shots of CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Fox News was showing a commercial that claims "Obama is an enemy of Israel" at the exact same time that Obama was receiving his award, which he gratefully accepted on behalf of the American people.

    Israel Honors Obama with Highest Award

    Watch Rachel's segment. It's about 5 minutes into the above clip.
  • Other Party
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    The first time an American President has been so honored. What I read was it was the first time a "SITTING" American president received the award. If true, then who was the other(s)? My guess would be Carter, but that's only a guess.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    jamesn Wrote: The first time an American President has been so honored. What I read was it was the first time a "SITTING" American president received the award. If true, then who was the other(s)? My guess would be Carter, but that's only a guess.
    I don't know why anyone would attach the word "sitting" to the front of Obama's receipt of the award, unless they were perhaps unsure and wanted to be safe. The award seems to be rather recent with only six other recipients receiving the award, all in 2012. Henry Kissinger is the only other American to receive the award.

    President's Medal (Israel)
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I couldn't agree with you more, AmcmurryFreedom. Why would Fox EVER show Israel honoring our President when they spend countless hours bashing how "anti-Israel" President Obama is?! It just goes to show that Fox News has no inclination to be an actual news agency, but an opposition media outlet. I'm honestly not opposed to having opposition media outlets and they are nothing new in this country. However, what IS new is an opposition media outlet that claims they are non-partisan. That's what upsets me the most. When people read their Democratic or Republican newspapers back in the day, they knew and fully understood that it was a partisan newspaper that was written to cater to their views. That is no longer the case with Fox. They are on the air solely to churn out a 24/7 propaganda machine designed to misinform and mislead millions of ill informed Americans that think they are a genuine news agency. I'm just happy that this propaganda machine didn't perform as they all expected back in November.
  • Other Party
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    schmidt the Chicago Tribune used the term "SITTING" president, and I saw another source that said the same thing, maybe the Washington Times. Maybe they were in error.
  • Other Party
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    I just googled Israel medal of distinction and yes the Chicago Tribune uses the term, "SITTING" president. In their article they link to the Washington Times and they also use the term "SITTING" president. Maybe both sources are incorrect, but that would not be normal for those publications.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Okay, I don't want to beat this to death. According to the Jerusalem Post:

    Peres to honor Obama with Medal of Distinction

    "The Presidential Medal of Distinction, which came into being at Peres’s initiative, was awarded for the first time last year. Among the people on the advisory committee is Israel’s fifth president Yitzhak Navon, who in addition to his former role, is one of Peres’s lifelong friends, and, like the president, is a devoted disciple of David Ben-Gurion.

    "The Presidential Medal of Distinction is awarded to individuals and organizations that have made unique and outstanding contributions toward tikkun olam, a concept in Jewish tradition that embodies the idea of improving the world, as well as efforts for bettering Israeli society and the State of Israel’s image around the world by setting examples of initiative, innovation, creativity and vision.

    "In addition to Kissinger, the recipients of the 2012 award were Zubin Mehta, musical director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Uri Slonim, who worked with the organization Variety to improve the lives of children with special needs; human rights activist Judy Feld Carr; Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and The Rashi Foundation."
  • Other Party
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    The main point is that the President was given the award and that's a good thing. It would not be normal for two newspapers like Chicago Tribune and Washington Post to get their facts wrong...but maybe they did. I did not get a complete list of the recepients but if there was another president who did or should have recieved it, sitting or former, I would say Carter would be the most deserving. Many have tried, much time and money have been expended, but only Carter achieved significant, long lasting success in the Middle East peace process.
  • Democrat
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    I am so glad others see what Fox News is really about. I am ashamed to admit they had me fooled five years ago and it was only when I really started to pay attention to what was happening in our gov't and started to look at other stations that I realized my mistake. Bill O'riely claims to be "fair and balanced" which is the furthest from the truth.

    It is sad that some news media has become nothing more than mouthpieces for thier chosen political persons and have stopped just reporting the news ( the whole truth) and letting us judge for ourselves about what is going on. Have you noticed that this year they have found an african american who has been swayed by them in an effort to look as though they are not prejudiced? I hate prejudice but I hate people who pretend to be unprejudice when they really are. !!

    If enough people speak out against this type of reporting maybe we can help others to see the light. I encourage everyone to look at several news reports so that they won't be fooled again.
  • Other Party
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    jeanne, thanks for expressing your opinion. If you do not mind I would like for you to give us just a little more information. Who exactly are you referring to when you say of Fox News ..."they have found an african american who has been swayed by them in an effort to look as though they are not prejudiced?"...

    Who would that be? Please give us the name. I would like to know so I can do some research. I think we ALL hate prejudice.

    If Fox News really does have ..."an african american"...then maybe we should all know about it. If he or she ..."has been swayed by them"... then by all means lets get the word out.

    Since most of us are probably not regular viewers of Fox News, who in the world are you referring to?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    jamesn Wrote: jeanne, thanks for expressing your opinion. If you do not mind I would like for you to give us just a little more information. Who exactly are you referring to when you say of Fox News ..."they have found an african american who has been swayed by them in an effort to look as though they are not prejudiced?"...

    Who would that be? Please give us the name. I would like to know so I can do some research. I think we ALL hate prejudice.

    If Fox News really does have ..."an african american"...then maybe we should all know about it. If he or she ..."has been swayed by them"... then by all means lets get the word out.

    Since most of us are probably not regular viewers of Fox News, who in the world are you referring to?
    I won't reply for Jeanne, but for anyone that has been paying attention, Fox News has recently hired Allen West, the former black Congressman from Florida who has called for President Obama's impeachment amongst other outrageous statements. Fox News also employs Juan Williams, a conservative journalist, but the difference between the two is night and day.

    In addition to calling for Obama's impeachment, here are some other Allen West doozies that will play well at Fox News.

    Five Lies Allen West Told on Mark Levin's Radio Show Friday Night

    Allen West has claimed on the Mark Levin show regarding our Congress that, "I believe there are 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party."

    "Back at the turn of the century, you know, communists decided to change their names to progressives," West said. "But still, the basic principles that they operate under are still the same."

    Referring to "those communists in Congress"..."They wanted a constitutional amendment to redistribute wealth. That was H.J. Resolution 34. But most of them voted against the balanced budget amendment."

    Allen West sounds like the modern day version of the John Birch Society. He fits right in there with Michelle Bachmann. I wonder if she will also find a job at Fox News once she finishes her House career.
  • Other Party
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    Schmidt thanks for the help. I did know that Williams was on Fox and has been for some time. I did not know about West, but am not surprised. I doubt that Fox ..."swayed"... him, I think he was a Repub before they signed him. Maybe Jeanne thinks he was indoctrinated, or brainwashed by them. I thought she used a poor choice of words, but that's just my opinion.

    Yes I think that Michelle will be a regular on Fox if she wants to be, but maybe she has other plans. IMHO West is more valuable to them because he is the rare African American Repub.
  • Democrat
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    I often laugh when I watch Fox News, especially, "The Five". Although, I like Bob, the others have their own agenda for their respective audience which is feeding the Evil Flying Monkeys of the Republican and Tea Party. I laugh at how absurb it is to be a female on The Five. Watch Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was a former Victoria Secrets model. Look how she purposely sits in her chair. She leans back far exposing as much side breast shot as she can and allowing the dress to edge up on her legs. It's sad because she is most likely doing that for ratings. In some way I feel sorry for her to be mistreated that way, but maybe she likes it that way. Most women would be more business like without having to show it all. Of course, MSNBC, "The Cycle" is not any different with their lady in showing who is S.E. Cupp. She does the same by leaning back far to show a side breast shot for the camera. It just goes to show how dumb ratings are, but many if us don't fall for it and just want the truth in journalism. Just stop the sex shots and get to the news.

    I took a search of Congress and the Senate and jotted down some names that seem to be news worthy of being fools in creating havoc in politics for the purpose of stopping any bipartisanship and cooperation for success in approving legislation. Now if you have your own list, which you probably do, please respond after you see my list below:

    Those that gone...........good....don't let the door hit your backsides as you depart.
    Todd Akin, Michelle Bachman, Allen West, and Herman Cain may be gone they sure seem to get press clippings. Some of the dumbest things came from these individuals and why they were elected, I don't know. Stupid is that stupid does, I guess.

    Steve King, IA..........Lynn Jenkins, KS.............Rand Paul, KY.............Vicki Hartzler, MO.............Jim Demint, SC........Nicki Haley,SC
    Mark Sanford, SC............Ted Cruz, TX............Ron Paul, TX..............Pete Sessions, TX..............Eric Cantor, VA..........Mitch McConnell, KY
    Roy Blunt, MO...............Susan Collins, MA............Kelly Ayote, NH............Linsey Graham, SC..............John Boehner, OH
    Paul Ryan, WI...............Darrell Issa, CA

    I find that the above listed politicians show the most contempt for working with Democrats. They also are most noted in the media that hogg it up for the camera and show their districts what they are doing. What is it they are doing. I don't see any success, all I see is obstruction. Next year is election for some of these named above. I hope they are shown the door. I would like see other lists because the above is just my own personal view of those I see as a problem in politics.