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Thursday, April 26, 2012
CNS Still Trying to Denigrate Obama's Success
Topic: CNSNews.com

CNSNews.com is disturbingly eager to bury the pasts of Barack and Michelle Obama to portray them as wealthy people deserving of scorn from the bottom-feeding audience it's trying to cultivate.

We see that again in an April 24 CNS article by Fred Lucas attacking Obama for saying that  he and his wife "didn’t come from wealthy families" by noting that "the Obamas did report an income of $789,674 for 2011 on their tax returns, which puts them in the top 1 percent of income earners in the United States. Their income in 2010 was $1.8 million," and that  the Obama’s [sic] 2009 tax return shows that Barack Obama inherited $480,908 worth of Bank of Hawaii stock from his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who was a vice president of the bank."

Of course, how much the Obamas make now doesn't disprove that they didn't come from wealthy families. It's simply a mindless partisan and personal attack, the kind that editor Terry Jeffrey has encouraged in turning CNS into an anti-Obama propaganda mill.

Lucas also takes Obama's statement that  "I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth" to suggest that it was directed at Mitt Romney, even noting that "On April 19, on Fox News, Romney responded to a question about Obama’s statement about not being born with a silver spoon in his mouth."

In fact, during that Fox News interview, Steve Doocy misquoted Obama in asking about Obama's remark, falsely claiming that Obama said "unlike some people, I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth." the words "unlike some people appear nowhere in Obama's remarks, and the full context of the statement shows it's about educational assistance and was not directed at Romney.


Posted by Terry K. at 3:59 PM EDT

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