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How Fox News tries to mislead its viewers by grabbing whatever numbers they find most convenient to fit their narrative: http://bit.ly/UIztpR 

In this graphic Fox suggests government spending increased from 3.2% of the economy when Bush left office to an average of 23.8% under Obama. 

What Fox really did was compare the level of deficits under Bush to overall spending under Obama -- two completely different measures of government spending.

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How Fox News tries to mislead its viewers by grabbing whatever numbers they find most convenient to fit their narrative: http://bit.ly/UIztpR

In this graphic Fox suggests government spending increased from 3.2% of the economy when Bush left office to an average of 23.8% under Obama.

What Fox really did was compare the level of deficits under Bush to overall spending under Obama -- two completely different measures of government spending.

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