Well it appears that Fox has another fabricated non-issue to get worked up about this week; the Obama administration creating a rapid response team to respond to debunk falsehoods and respond to unfavorable stories in the media. Of course Fox being
May 25, 2011

Well, it appears that Fox has another fabricated non-issue to get worked up about this week: the Obama administration creating a rapid-response team to debunk falsehoods and respond to unfavorable stories in the media. Of course the talking heads at Fox -- being the leading purveyors of those falsehoods -- weren't happy.

Monica Crowley was asked about the new staffer, Jesse Lee, and what role he'd be playing for the Obama administration -- and of course she just had to get in a reference to the supposed "Chicago way" they play politics, think gangsters... wink, wink... and claimed that they were just trying to "intimidate their political opponents."

Sadly Fox proves every day why such a response team would be necessary since telling lies all day about Democrats is pretty much their stock and trade.

Media Matters has more -- Fox Accidentally Justifies Obama's Online Rapid Response Group:

Fox & Friends this morning reacted to a new effort by the White House to respond to reports that the White House had created an online rapid response team to debunk falsehoods about the administration, among other things, by doing what they do best: freaking out. Yesterday, the Huffington Post reported that White House staffer Jesse Lee would be filling a new position "for helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories and fostering and improving relations with the progressive online community." Huffington Post further reported that "the White House will be adopting a more aggressive engagement in the online world in the months ahead." Fox, the leading cable news source for anti-Obama smears, did not care for this development. Read on...

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