Conservative media figures and outlets have encouraged their audiences not to complete the 2010 U.S. census, stated that they would not complete it -- which would constitute a violation of the law -- or stated that the questions included in the survey are "unconstitutional."
A Fox Nation headline declared, "Diane Sawyer 'proud' of Obama Health Care Infomercial." But in a video clip the Fox Nation included, Sawyer stated, "It is not an infomercial. ABC News does not do that."
On June 16, Fox Nation promoted a WorldNetDaily.com article headlined, "Independence Day Tea Party Tally Explodes." The WND article encourages people to attend tea parties and includes a list of July 4 tea party events.
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The Fox Nation suggested that Iran's presidential election and its aftermath indicate that "[President] Obama's 'Apology Foreign Policy' " is "failing."
The Fox Nation and the Drudge Report linked to a CBSNews.com post titled "Some Israelis Insulted By Obama Picture" to claim President Obama insulted Israel or Israelis.
Numerous media figures have advanced the attack that because the current unemployment rate is higher than initial administration predictions, in the words of Newt Gingrich, Obama's "policies are failing." But supporters of a stimulus bill had warned before it was passed that it would not result in an immediate decrease in unemployment.
Media figures have used President Obama's second overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East to stoke fears that he may be too close to the Muslim world or harbors a secret, anti-American agenda.
During President Obama's trip overseas in April, Fox News hosts, contributors, analysts, and regular guests often took Obama's remarks out of context to support their claim that he was on an "apology tour." Fox News has trotted out the same smear for Obama's current trip abroad.
Numerous media figures have adopted language reflecting gender and racial stereotypes in reporting about Sonia Sotomayor's temperament and intellect, in many instances relying on anonymous characterizations in Jeffrey Rosen's New Republic piece on Sotomayor.