Rachel Maddow on how FOX & the right wing noise machine create a lie

This segment by Rachel Maddow is extremely well done. Watch how the GOP noise machine created an entire lie out of thin air: the notion that the President’s visit abroad is going to cost $200 million a day. It’s insane. It’s a lie. And it’s all the rage on FOX. (H/T Alvin at Pam’s House Blend.)

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More from Media Matters on the $200m a day lie. The White House weighs in too. (In the future, the White House might not want to quote Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell when they’re trying to dispel a lie. Morrell himself is a known liar.)


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