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Fox News tweeted the following graphic in a truly pitiful attempt to make Donald Trump look good. The graphic shows the unemployment rate 100 days after each of the last four presidents took office:

You have to be some amazing kind of stupid to think that a president can make any change to the unemployment rate in just a couple of months. Instead, it is obvious that this shows the unemployment rate inherited by each president from their predecessor. In particular, everyone knows that Obama inherited a disaster of a recession from George W Bush.

Luckily, the internet tweeted back a corrected graphic:

My question is, does Fox News really think its viewers are that stupid, or did they post this in an attempt to curry favor with our vain president?



  1. Jwhat wrote:

    Hate to do this but….I’m going with stupid.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6:45 am | Permalink
  2. John wrote:

    Stupid. All republican politics depends on it.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:36 am | Permalink
  3. rk wrote:

    Neither. After it’s repeated enough, it will be the truth. The media (and math) LIE.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:07 am | Permalink
  4. Wildwood wrote:

    I’m going with stupid as well. Unfortunately people who have been brainwashed are the last to know, that’s if they ever know.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:28 am | Permalink
  5. Jonah wrote:

    The “corrected” unemployment rate reinforces that the american voting public has a very short term memory. Or maybe they are strategically selfish. Elect democrats to fix overheated or broken economic cycles and elect republicans when they things arent “improving” fast enough.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:04 am | Permalink
  6. notycoon22 wrote:

    Folks suffering from SFB will easily remember the Faux graphic and never see the corrected version.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  7. redjon wrote:

    FOX knows its viewership perfectly well.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Permalink