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Saturday, October 20, 2012
MRC Sticking With The False Obama 'Lie' Story
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center sure seems desperate to keep peddling a story that isn't true.

An Oct. 19 MRC press release declares that "both ABC and NBC continue to cover up President Obama’s lie about Libya during Tuesday night’s debate." It goes on to quote MRC chief Brent Bozell ranting, "It’s inconceivable that leading into the final presidential debate focused entirely on foreign policy that two broadcast networks would continue to spike Barack Obama’s lie about Libya. Obama’s feigned outrage over Mitt Romney’s demand to know why his administration lied to the American people about Libya over and over is outrageous and offensive."

But as we've pointed out, the MRC has proven no "lie" Obama has told -- indeed, the press release doesn't even bother to explain the "lie" it's attacking. Obama did refer to "acts of terror" in the Rose Garden speech following the Benghazi attack -- which the MRC has decided, by purporting to read Obama's mind, that Obama didn't actually mean to link the two and is "lying" about it now.

Bozell and the MRC cannot back up their claim of an Obama "lie," yet it will continue to crank out press releases insisting he did. That's not "media research," that's shilling for the Romney campaign, not to mention a lie in itself. Does the MRC's nonprofit tax status permit such a thing?

Posted by Terry K. at 12:14 PM EDT

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