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Clay Bennett

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  1. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/12/Fact-Check-State-of-the-Union-2013
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    17 documented untrue statements were made by Obama, and this article details all 17.
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    IMO, Obama is trying to be First Magician with Semantics.
    His rhetoric is crafty, and covers multitudes of what areactually lies to get support from the Obama uninformed voters….Gallup polls show the majority of Americans oppose Obama’s policies and plans but somehow he dazzles them with nice-sounding hot-air speeches.
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    (I posted this on Varvel’s 2/12 cartoon of the SOTU…the article printed 3 pages on a blog that quoted identified sources for the truth about the 17 lies)

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ^and morons spout from breitbart.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    ^ He has been dead a couple of years so he is probably sprouting, too.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks for the web address. I will peruse when I have more time. I have my doubts as to the veracity of anything that includes the Breitbart name, but I have the capacity to tell true reporting from phrase-twisting-to-make-a-point. I hope for the former.

  5. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Breitbart.com, the truth, lives on (gulp).

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Here’s a rebuttal to the rebuttal. The National gop is heading the way of the California gop. “Me and my friends first, followed by nobody else,” isn’t a viable party’s philosophy. Gerrymandering, propagandizing, monopolizing, rigging the tax system (Romney paid 14% on HOW much?) and lying 24/7 about science just isn’t a long term strategy.

  7. dalbino83

    dalbino83 said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer – did you fact check the fact checker? Are you sure what they said in that web page is true in all respects? Or did you just trust that it’s true because it’s kinda what you believe already, and it supports your bias?

    I encourage everyone to fact check both the things they want to believe are true, and the things that they don’t want to believe are true, and convince themselves where the truth really is.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory
    Hugo Mercier Dan Sperber Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2011) 34, 57–111
    doi:10.1017/S0140525X10000968

    Abstract: Reasoning is generally seen as a means to improve knowledge and make better decisions. However, much evidence shows that reasoning often leads to
    epistemic distortions and poor decisions. This suggests that the function of reasoning should be rethought.
    Our hypothesis is that the function of reasoning is argumentative. It is to devise and evaluate arguments intended to persuade.
    Reasoning so conceived is adaptive given the exceptional dependence of humans on communication and their vulnerability to misinformation. A wide range of
    evidence in the psychology of reasoning and decision making can be reinterpreted and better explained in the light of this hypothesis. Poor performance in standard reasoning tasks is explained by the lack of argumentative context. When the same problems are placed in a proper argumentative setting, people turn out to be skilled arguers. Skilled arguers, however, are not after the truth but after arguments supporting their views. This explains the notorious confirmation bias.
    This bias is apparent not only when people are actually arguing, but also when they are reasoning proactively from the perspective of having to defend their opinions. Reasoning so motivated can distort evaluations and attitudes and allow erroneous beliefs to persist. Proactively used reasoning also favors decisions that are easy to justify but not necessarily better. In all these instances traditionally described as failures or flaws, reasoning does exactly
    what can be expected of an argumentative device: Look for arguments that support a given conclusion, and, ceteris paribus, favor conclusions for which arguments can be found.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ruff

    “Breitbart.com, the truth, lives on (gulp).”

    If truth lives on at breitbart.com, they should try posting some of it now and then instead of the blatantly partisan tripe they usually post.

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2013/02/12/fact-check-overreaching-in-state-of-union-speech-n1511212
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    this is AP News, hardly a conservative source.
    (the Breitbart article used AP as a source, also…and it was 18 statements that were inaccurate, misleading and untrue in that article quoting Obama from the SOTU)

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”

  12. Alvin Anderson

    Alvin Anderson said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    I’ve never read such a childish attempt to flout “intelligence” which completely does the oppisite. Radish, do you really think anyone is impressed with such an absurdly overdone response to a satyrical cartoon? grow up.

  13. Alvin Anderson

    Alvin Anderson said, over 1 year ago

    Ted Nugent is the most overdone, waste-of-time ‘has been’ in existence. It’s incredible that the GOP has sunk so low to claim his red-neck racism as making any sense.

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