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Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 236,000 total jobs were added in February, bringing unemployment to down to a 5-year low of 7.7%.

Positive economic news? Not in the right-wing bubble.

RELATED: Fox News told viewers to take positive jobs report "with a grain of salt:"

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Who's to blame for public ignorance on the federal deficit? We've got an idea.

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Fox News suggests that Al Jazeera is "terrorist TV," and the next week uses Al Jazeera footage:

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Actual Fox News screenshot.

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Today in dishonest Fox News charts: Fox tries to convince viewers that China and Russia are far outspending the U.S. on defense.

Reality: The U.S. spends more on defense than the next 12 top-spending countries combined.


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The state of the bubble... #SOTU
Related reading: 20 Inflammatory Comments From State Of The Union Invitee Ted Nugent

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Dick Morris may be off of Fox...
...But the dishonesty, fake outrage, and rampant fear-mongering are still alive and well at Fox News. For reference, see: Bill O'Reilly

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Full clip:

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Take CNN, for example:

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Sean Hannity still gets it wrong on torture and Bin Laden:

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The NRA's "ridiculous" politicization of Obama's daughters' safety is even too much for Fox:

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"But even if Windmeyer's claim that Chick-fil-A has stopped funding the most extreme anti-gay groups is true, the company would only have reduced its anti-gay donations by less than one percent."

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Palin, Fox And The End Of An Era:

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New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan on false balance in the media: "As I’ve written before, what readers really want is reporting that gets to the bottom of a story without having to give opposing sides equal weight. They also want reporters to state established truths clearly, without hedging or always putting the words in a source’s mouth." LINK:

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Read American hero and civil rights leader Rep. Lewis' full response here:

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AUDIO: "If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma? I don't know, I'm just asking. If John Lewis, who says he was beat upside the head, if John Lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge?"

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For Fox, it's all about the important stuff...

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“You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun.”—Rush Limbaugh, 01/16/13. AUDIO-->

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The past few days, Fox News figures have just lost it over talk of stronger gun legislation. See: Nazi references, secession rants

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How The Right-Wing Media Inflames The Gun Debate

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