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Fox News Suggests Obama Cooked The Books On Today’s Unemployment Numbers

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Fox News today — in an indefensible headline splashed across their front page — is suggesting President Obama or his administration cooked the books because the unemployment numbers were extremely encouraging. “The jobless rate,” as even Fox News was forced to report, “fell below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years.” The jobless rate fell three-tenths of a percent to 7.8%.

Fox News then reported:

The data even elicited a conspiracy theory from former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, who tweeted: “Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers.”

Talking Point Memo adds:

CNBC’s Rick Santelli criticized Jack Welch for his tweet launching a raft of conspiracy theories about the latest jobs report Friday — but he didn’t distance himself from conservative skepticsm of unemployment below eight percent for the first time since 2009.

“I would never send a tweet like jack welch and i respect jack. He’s a great guy,” Santelli said. “That’s why last month, I said that it would be below 8% right before the election. That’s why I said it. I don’t say things I can’t prove, that was my prediction. I will leave it at that.”

The CNBC commentator said belief that politics are behind the new report is common among the financial set.

“I can’t prove that it was fudged,” Santelli said. “I do find that that’s the common question on the trading floor. It is what it is.”

Santelli has been named the Godfather of the Tea Party — it was his February, 2009 live, on-air rant about the possibility of the federal government helping underwater mortgage owners that sparked the astroturf “movement.”

Fox News has been at the center of suggesting dozens of polls that find President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney are just illegitimate. Fox is also home to birther conspiracy theorists.

Fox News, in fact, has time and time again been exposed for unethical “reporting.” This week, Media Matters reported that in “70 percent of op-eds written by Mitt Romney advisers, The Wall Street Journal failed to disclose the writer’s connections to the Romney campaign, according to a Media Matters study. The Journal has published 23 op-eds in which a writer’s Romney ties were not identified, and just 10 in which they were.”

Also this week on Fox News, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson teamed up to whip themselves into a frenzy over a 2007 Obama video that everyone saw in 2007, which the Fox News crew used to claim Obama is a racist.

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Highland Park Shooting Deaths Include Both Parents of Two Year Old Found at Scene of July 4th Massacre

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On Twitter Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the July 4th Highland Park mass shooting a photo of a young boy appeared in several tweets. He was described as lost, good samaritans assumed he had become separated from his parents in the mayhem of the massacre, and people were trying to reunite him with his family.

CBS Chicago reporter Marissa Parra now reveals the boy’s name is Aiden, but he won’t be reunited with his parents: both were shot dead by the Highland Park gunman.

“Kevin McCarthy, 37, and Irina McCarthy, 35, were among the seven people [who] were killed during the mass shooting,” CBS Chicago reports.

“We took him to safety under tragic circumstances, came together to locate his grandparents, and prayed for the safety of his family,” reads the story on a GoFundMe page hoping to raise money for Aiden.

“Sadly, I need to share his name…Aiden McCarthy. And he needs more of our help,” it adds. “At two years old, Aiden is left in the unthinkable position; to grow up without his parents,” it adds. “Aiden will be cared for by his loving grandparents, Misha and Nina Levberg, and he will have a long road ahead to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate life as an orphan. He is surrounded by a community of friends and extended family that will embrace him with love, and any means available to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows.”

About $475,000 has quickly been raised with more than 7600 people contributing. The top donation is $5000.

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‘Invasion’: Texas Lt. Gov. Likens Border Crossings to Attack on Pearl Harbor – ‘These People Are a Danger to America’

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, a far-right Republican, is comparing migrants crossing the border into Texas to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2335 people. He is calling it an “invasion” and says that gives the state the right to “put hands on people.”

Patrick, who because of Texas’ unique structure is more powerful than the governor, told Fox News on Tuesday, “we are being invaded, and if we’re being invaded under the constitution I think that gives us the power to put hands on people and send them back. Put hands on people and send them back,” he said repeatedly.

“These people are a danger to America,” Patrick said in a rant. It was unclear if he was referring to migrants or President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The Lt. Governor, who has hawked the racist “great replacement theoryrepeatedly, and used the term “invasionrepeatedly, told Fox News that Texas is now spending $4 billion annually on the border, while Texas National Guardsmen and Texas Rangers complain of being called up to serve, having to abandon their regular jobs, for no apparent reason.

RELATED: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Blames ‘Video Game Industry’ for El Paso White Supremacist Terrorism: ‘We’ve Always Had Guns’

“This is the biggest danger we have, to your family,” Patrick says of the fentanyl crossing the border. “It’s all on Biden,” he claimed.

Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott drew extensive criticism for using the deaths of more than 50 migrants packed into an 18-wheel tractor-trailer as a political opportunity to attack President Biden. Even some conservatives attacked Abbott for his inhumane remarks..

 

 

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7th Victim of July 4th Mass Shooting Dies

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Seven people have now died as a result of a gunman opening fire from a rooftop into an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

The latest victim succumbed to their injuries Tuesday afternoon, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Authorities have not identified all the victims, but have said five of those who died were adults. Another 46 people were wounded.

Police on Tuesday announced that the shooter fired at least 70 rounds into the crowd, using a “high-powered rifle” that is “similar” to a AR-15. They also revealed the suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and  his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting.

Law enforcement Monday evening arrested Robert Crimo, who they say is a “person of interest,” but he has not been charged.

“There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community,” Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures. There are no words I can offer to lift the pain of those they leave behind. Please know that our state grieves with you, that MK and I grieve with you.”

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