Fox News-like 'facts'
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I'm having trouble understanding the Sept. 7 article "Bill Clinton's Claims of Compromise a Stretch." The article blames President Barack Obama for the failure of the Simpson-Bowles commission but fails to mention that Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan voted against the proposals of the commission.
The writers blame Bill Clinton for the 2008 financial meltdown while failing to note that Mr. Clinton's presidency ended in January 2001.
The writers tried to refute Mr. Clinton's claim that the Mitt Romney folks told reporters that they were not going to be dictated to by fact checkers. The writers refuted this by bringing up Mr. Clinton's history with Monica Lewinsky. Apparently, two wrongs make a right.
With their obvious bent, the writers would do well to consider applying for jobs at Fox News.
Correction/Clarification: (Published September 14, 2012) President Bill Clinton's second term ended in January 2001. The Sept. 12 letter "Fox News-like 'Facts' " gave an incorrect year.
First Published September 12, 2012 12:00 am