From the July 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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The right-wing media is grasping for coherence in its attempts to portray military action in Libya as "Obama's Iraq."
Washington Examiner contributor Jed Babbin claimed that the administration is "reassigning some of [the CIA's] most valuable assets to study global warming." In fact, the CIA has said the climate data sharing program "draws on imagery and other information that is collected in any event."
From Human Events editor Jed Babbin's February 19 speech at CPAC 2010:
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Human Events' Jed Babbin falsely claimed that Alan Carlin - who Babbin called a "leading EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] scientist" - had been "silenced" because "EPA regulators refused to consider" his report "rejecting the theory that emission of greenhouse gases causes global warming," and compared this "coverup" to the "scandal" over the purported contents of emails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU). In fact, Carlin is an economist, not a scientist; both Carlin and climate scientists have pointed to "flaws" in his report; the EPA nonetheless reportedly stated that his report had been reviewed for use in their final report; and Carlin is indeed listed among the "authors and contributors" of that final report.
Following Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that a federal prosecutor will be conducting "a preliminary review into whether federal laws were violated" during interrogations of detainees suspected of terrorism, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) asserted that the investigation would be a "declaration of war against the CIA, and against common sense." Several conservative media figures have similarly advanced the claim that by looking into interrogation abuses, the Obama administration or the Justice Department has "declared war" on the CIA.
Human Events editor Jed Babbin asserted that Sen. Barack Obama would not choose Sen. Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential running mate because the Democrats "don't want to have both a black man and a woman on the same ticket for one reason: They are so racist and so sexist. They'll take a risk on one; they won't take a risk on two." Babbin made his statement despite the fact that every presidential and vice presidential nominee in the Republican Party's history has been a white male, and this year's presumptive presidential nominee does not break that pattern.