After GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney disparaged 47 percent of Americans, Fox News spent several days attacking Obama with a series of misleading and false attacks.
Fox deceptively edited a White House official's statements to claim that the Obama administration is contradicting itself about whether the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was pre-planned.
This is Fox's second attempt to create a contradiction in the administration's position on Libya out of thin air.
On Fox & Friends today, senior Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal juxtaposed three statements by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to falsely suggest they were each inconsistent with each other.
In each case, if Leventhal had quoted more than snippets of Carney's comments, it would have been clear that Carney made three points each time: (1) the attack in Libya was under investigation, (2) that protests in the region had been sparked by an anti-Muslim video, and (3) that the administration had no evidence to "indicate that any of this unrest was pre-planned."
First, Leventhal paraphrased Carney as having said initially that "the assault was sparked by anger over an anti-Muslim video, a protest that turned ugly."
Leventhal then claimed that Carney "adjusted his position" on Wednesday and aired a clip of Carney saying: "Based on the information we had at the time, we have now, we do not yet have indication that it was preplanned or premeditated ... If that active investigation produces facts that lead to a different conclusion, we will make clear that that's where the investigation has led."
Leventhal followed up saying that on Thursday, Carney stated: "It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Our embassy was attacked violently, and the result was four deaths of American officials. So, again, that's self-evident."
Despite this series of clips, which were all quoted or paraphrased, Carney's statements have been consistent with each other.