Faux News Strikes Again

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Jeez.  How do they get away with this?

This afternoon, Fox News aired a series of video clips which had various members of the Obama administration saying, "the fundamentals of the economy are strong".  This was the statement that McCain used during the campaign, and for which was soundly ridiculed.  Now, Fox says, the Obama administration is using the exact same phrase.

Here's the clip from this afternoon, and note especially the Joe Biden clip:

After the segment, Fox News hostess Martha MacCallum says, “All right, well the mantra for the weekend is clear, looking at what was said over the course of the shows on Sunday.”

Yeah, right.  Except Biden didn't say "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" this weekend.  He said it during the campaign when he was quoting Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).   Here is what Biden said way back then, and you can see how Fox News just clipped the video for this afternoon's segment:

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe that’s why John McCain could say with a straight face as recently as this morning and this is a quote, “the fundamentals of the economy are strong.” That’s what John said. He says that “We’ve made great progress economically in the Bush years.”

Man, that's so amateur.