Surprise! Breitbart's Big Government doesn't know how to read polling data

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Just add this to the laundry list of purposeful lies Breitbart's site publishes under the name of "conservative journalism," which is quickly becoming my favorite oxymoron.

From Big Government:

Obama's approval rating is at the lowest ever for a President in office for one year.

False. As previously noted, Obama's approval ratings is virtually identical to Ronald Reagan at the end of his first year in office. That's right, Obama's performance mirrors that of GOP idol, Reagan. But the folks at Big Government are either too ignorant or too dishonest to note the facts, so they spin their own fiction, as usual.

And these are the same people who are going to launch a site next year to criticize the press; to fact-check the media? Oh, that's going to fun to watch. Breitbart, whose site has absolutely not correction policy and makes zero attempt to be factually accurate, is going to lecture professional reporters about all their supposed mistakes. (Hmmm, Newsbusters Lite?) Yeah, I'm sure journalists will take that effort very, very seriously.

UPDATED: Aside from the part where Big Government simply invented facts about "Barack Hussein Obama's" polling data, this was the other favorite part of the post [emphasis added]:

Now, that we have had him as President for one year, nothing has changed and the hope is dimming by the minute. His first year in office has been notable for basically one thing: he has accomplished nothing.

This kind of right-wing media logic brings a smile to my face every time I read it. I love it when deep-thinking writers, like the amateurs collected at Big Government, announce that the problem with Obama is that he hasn't done anything. I love it because that line of thinking begs the obvious question: if Obama hasn't accomplished anything than why has the right-wing movement been in meltdown mode since Inauguration Day? If Obama hasn't done anything, why do hysterical sites like Big Government, devoted to cataloging Obama's supposed crimes against humanity, even exist? If Obama hasn't done anything, than why don't conservatives just calm down and start acting like sane people again?

`Wingers can't have it both ways. They can't spend all of 2009 warning about how Obama's destroying our American way of life (on purpose!), and then announce that the real problem with Obama is that, y'know, he hasn't done anything.

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