Following the lead of Free Republic and the Drudge Report, media outlets highlighted a photo of President Obama from the G-8, in some cases with provocative, needling, or scolding commentary that is not supported by video of the event.
A day after Fox News host Greta Van Susteren debunked the "lying picture that's going around the Web" of President Obama purportedly "checking out" a young woman at a G8 photo shoot, Fox News continued to promote the insinuation that Obama had done so.
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A Fox Nation headline asked, "Obama Busted Stacking Town Hall ... What If Bush Had?" But the same day on Fox News, Chris Wallace stated, "I know in the Bush administration, George W. Bush, they had a lot of these town hall meetings, and they chose all the people there."
As Think Progress noted, during the 2006 elections, the Ohio Republican Party included the doctored "2004 AP photo" of Al Franken - now the Senator-elect from Minnesota -- in a press release attacking then-Senate candidate Sherrod Brown (D) and Franken, who was campaigning for Brown at the time. From Think Progress:
The Fox Nation linked to a CNSNews.com article under the headline, "Pelosi Requires All Homes to Meet Eco-Standards Before They Can Be Sold" -- a claim not supported by the CNS article.
Fox Nation -- Fox News' purportedly non-"biased" and "fair and balanced" website -- has frequently promoted posts from the falsehood-ridden conservative blog NewsBusters.
Fox Nation linked to a CanadaFreePress.com op-ed by Paul L. Williams titled, "Obama's Census to castrate American Caucasians." Williams claims that Obama's "census will make sure that the time of the Judeo-Christian standards and culture in the land of the free and the home of the brave will come to an end," and that many census questions "stand in violation of the Constitution which states that a national census should concern itself solely the number of individuals in a household."
Canada Free Press describes itself as a "24-7 electronic newspaper" that espouses "Conservative viewpoints, cornerstone of which contain love of God, love of family, love of country."
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."