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Fox News host rips GOP rep.: ‘You’ve had a year’ and have ‘blown’ the IRS probe (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested to Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) on Sunday that the Republican Party had wasted a year investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups for political reason. “Do you…

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Fox Biz: Weekly Jobless Claims Slide to Lowest Level Since ‘07 + Bonus #BlameObama News!


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The only way I know how to stop all of you nag-nag-naggers to stop bugging TPC to post more reporting from the most reliable name in news-- Fox-- is to post more reporting from Fox. So here you go, via an email alert from the one source you can trust: Fox. Fox Biz to be exact. They always come through for us, rain or shine, and today it's a ray of shine:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 300,000 last week from an upwardly-revised 332,000 the week prior. The reading was the lowest since May 2007. Economists expected claims to fall to 320,000 from an initially reported 326,000.

But wait! There's more! This news comes from a Gallup email alert:

After hitting a low point at the end of President Barack Obama's first term, U.S. leadership ratings worldwide rallied in 2013 as he began his second.

Waitwhat? President Obama's worldwide popularity is rising? But... but... Republicans have been relentlessly mocking the decline in his global approval numbers and called him "feckless"! (Which is kind of funny considering they also call him a dictator.)

What must this all mean? Could it be that they're *gasp!* wrong? (Again. Like they are about just about everything.)


Global Image of U.S. Leadership Rebounds

Median approval rating of 45% in Asia is highest on record.

Not to say there aren't challenges and that everything is hunky-dory, but per Gallup, "the image of the leadership of the U.S. showed signs of rebounding in 2013."

President Obama must have dictated that poll.

UPDATE, via another Fox Biz email alert:

The Treasury Department reports the federal budget deficit fell to $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year. The fiscal 2014 deficit is running at $413 billion, down from the $600 billion gap the year prior.


Weekly jobless claims fall, federal deficit narrows, retail sales better-than-expected #BlameObama


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Jobless claims fell? What? Did anyone tell the Republicans? Why yes, yes someone did. Fox Business did! As you can see by this email alert that magically appeared in my inbox, Fox Biz is letting everyone know, even the GOP, that jobless claims fell just when Wall Street expected the opposite to happen. Damn you, Fox Biz! Just when we crazy lefties were having field day after field day mocking Fox in general, you have to go and ruin everything with some upbeat economic news!

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But that's not all, nosireeBob! Defying the usual Debbie Downer expectations, retail sales went up! Up, I say! Or rather, Fox Biz say. Or rather, the Commerce Department say. What's a poor conservative to do? Other than wish for a lousier economy, that is, because if they don't have bad news to report, they can't-- say it with me now-- Blame Obama:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 315,000 from an upwardly revised 324,000 the week prior. Wall Street was looking for claims to rise to 330,000 from an initially reported 323,000.

The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose 0.3% in February, slightly higher than the 0.2% pick-up economists expected. Excluding the auto segment, sales rose 0.3%, verses expectations of a 0.2% gain.

But wait! There's even more! And again, from Fox Biz, this just in! Literally:

BREAKING NEWS: February Budget Deficit Narrows

The U.S. federal government posted a budget deficit of $193.5 billion in February, down from $203.5 billion in the same month last year. For fiscal 2014, the deficit is running at $377.4 billion, also less than the $494 billion deficit from the same period in fiscal 2013.

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Oops! Fox News [sic] misspells "Spelling Bee": VIDEO


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Fox News [sic] is even lamer and more inept than we thought, and that's saying something. We owe Politico big time for this one:

Psst! Fox News (Did I say "news"? I didn't mean to. That gives them way too much legitimacy.)! If you're going to make a typo, it's probably a good idea to avoid making one during a segment on a spelling bee, don'tcha think?

clusterfoxThen again, attention to detail and accuracy has never been their strong suit.

Or should that have been "deetale and akyurassy"?

Added: As @Xaron4 just tweeted to me, "Their viewers never noticed." Perfect.


Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 331,000 #BlameObama


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UPDATE: Congratulations to the Senate GOP: You just blocked jobless benefits for people who want to, you know, keep eating.

Original post:

Fox Biz continues to insist on sending me email alerts about jobless claims dipping, and I continue to share them with you; I know how heavily The Political Carnival readers rely upon and trust Fox, so who am I to deny you?

Now we all know what a French gay Kenyan commie fascist Marxist socialist President Obama is. We know that because Wall Street is doing so well.

We also remember the zeal with which his White House predecessor boosted our economy, so clearly, the snail's pace efforts to pull out of our economic doldrums is all Obama's fault. Republicans have nothing to do with it. Especially House Republicans. Especially House Republicans who have done everything in their power to obstruct the president.

However, despite the GOP's imaginative (or is that, imaginary?) plans to revive the economy, despite their endless declarations to reach out to women and minorities, despite their plans to slash and privatize Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, despite their stomping all over President Obama's stimulus proposals, we've managed to add jobs.

So kudos, GOP! America owes you a debt of gratitude for doing everything under the sun to succeed... by blocking, smearing, misinforming, and lying your way into the dubious honor of being the least productive Congress in U.S. history! And because of that adorable strategy, these numbers could be even lower; but those on the right would have none of that, because their success depends on PBO's failure:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 331,000 from an upwardly revised 351,000. Wall Street expected claims to fall to 335,000 from an initially-reported 348,000.

This Moment of Snarkitude has concluded. Now back to our liberal Kenyan socialist Marxist program already in progress... emphasis on "progress."

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Private Sector Adds 238,000 Jobs in December #BlameObama


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As David's "GOP To Starving Unemployed: Live With It. I'm Getting My Nails Done" pointed out, the GOP isn't interested in helping Americans get jobs.

Despite their reluctance, there are glimmers of good employment news, and (!) Fox Biz (!) is the one bringing them to us. Because Da Foxers are just. That. Good.

Now, I realize how you all clamor for more reporting from Fox, and believe me, I scrounge around for all the ClusterFoxisms I can, because they are clearly an impeccable, consistently reliable source for right wing propaganda honest news stories.

After some digging around in my inbox, I found an example of their exemplary work:

A report from payroll processor ADP shows 238,000 private-sector jobs were added in December, well above estimates of 200,000.

See? See how they sneaked in a professionally and accurately reported newsflash? Isn't that just like them, those scamps.

I am now removing my firmly implanted tongue from my cheek.

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