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A Fox News graphic today suggested that President Obama is guilty of "dereliction of duty" in his response to the Gulf oil spill, but Fox didn't give viewers the entire story in the segment that reached that conclusion.
On Fox & Friends Saturday, co-hosts Alisyn Camerota, Clayton Morris, and Dave Briggs interviewed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who complained that Obama has been "detached from the situation" in the Gulf. Scalise went on to state:
SCALISE: I called the president last Friday when our governor and one of the parish presidents from another district, but somebody who I'm good friends with -- I've been talking with -- they weren't getting the answer they need on this barrier plan to protect the coast from the oil that was coming. Now, of course by the time we were even able to get any word out of the [Army] Corps [of Engineers], the oil had already started coming into the marsh, and we still didn't have any approval of the plan. And so I called the president and I said we need to talk to the president and we need to get this issue resolved.
He later added that Obama "was standing in our way with our local leaders' plan to protect the coast from having the oil come into the marsh. So, you know, we have real issues we need resolved."