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Fox News: Obama bringing U.S. back to slavery with free stuff and big government

President Barack Obama speaks on minimum wage during an East Room event.
President Barack Obama speaks on minimum wage during an East Room event.
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Fox News is at it again, this time claiming that President Obama is at a "dead point" in his presidency and in the process, is leading the country to a new form of slavery.

The term "dead point" was coined by Abraham Lincoln when describing a presidency that is at a crossroads with no light at the end of the tunnel. Fox News host Angela McGlowan took the conversation in another direction, this time linking President Obama to slavery by stating that more Americans are now dependent on government than ever before.

“With Lincoln and Barack Obama you do have a slave mentality today. Even though we had the LBJ Great Society, we have a people enslaved on the government dole...We have people paying for people to have more kids out of wedlock, paying for more people to go to prison, instead of getting a job.

So we do have a problem with slavery today, as Lincoln did back in the day. Even with LBJ’s policies, because you have certain people that want Obama-phones, free phones, free food stamps, and the whole nine yards."

Fox News has a habit of piling on the Obama administration and often uses information that a major news station shouldn't use. One of the claims made by McGlowan was that people want "free food stamps." While the number of food stamps has increased over the last 5 years, Fox News leaves out that the economy is still recovering from the worst economic meltdown since Republican presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover led the United States into the Great Depression. Another claim made by McGlowan was that people wanted free "Obama-phones." This popular conservative theory was brought up during the 2012 election cycle, but as Lou Colagiovanni of points out, the program actually started under Republican president George W. Bush.

The anchors on Fox News and the right-wing media only continue to prove that they will attack President Obama and his administration at every turn whether he deserves or not.

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