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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:11 am 
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Fox News poll repeats falsehoods that a Fox News reporter debunked.

Last week, ThinkProgress noted that Fox News reporter Wendell Goler thoroughly debunked conservative fearmongering about President Obama’s supposed 30 czars, which they often claim “don’t need to be confirmed by the Senate.” “There is no constitutional issue” and many of these “czars” are “confirmed by the Senate,” reported Goler.

Despite this, a new Fox News poll asserts that “Obama has appointed over 30 czars” and “Czars are advisors to the president who work outside of the cabinet and do not have to be confirmed by the Senate”:



As ThinkProgress noted, Fox regularly cites a list by Taxpayers for Common Sense to support their claim of 30 czars.

But that list includes Senate-confirmed positions such as the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Additionally, it also includes Elizabeth Warren, who is employed by Congress as the head of chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the TARP program.

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