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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:13 PM

Fox News CLAIMS Obama’s Win TRIGGERED ‘Massive Layoffs Across America’





According to Fox News’ Fox Nation website, the re-election of President Obama has triggered a wave of layoffs across the country. Fox Nation is featuring the claim prominently on its website (screenshot above). The evidence? One Utah company owned by a prominent Romney supporter has decided to lay off workers in the wake of election day:



A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners.

The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election.

The layoffs are necessary because of the president’s “war on coal,” the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.



Fox also linked to a series of other unrelated layoff stories, including those announcing layoffs in other countries, as if they proved the point. There are hiring and firings at firms all the time, and Fox presented no evidence that these layoffs were either related to the election or unusual in any sense. Also, the claim that Obama has launched a “war on coal” is nonsense: coal employment hit a 15 year high last November, and coal jobs are either higher or at the same level as four years ago in West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio.


The coal CEO laying off workers is the same one who forced his workers to attend a Romney rally in August. Those workers had to forgo a day of pay in order to attend the rally. In the past, Murray has also forced his workers to make campaign donations to Republicans.




UPDATE:

One of the laid off workers took to Reddit today to answer questions. He said, “Despite the fact that nothing has changed in the two days since the election they decide to lay off employees. I’ve seen how corrupt the company can be over the years and am fairly certain the layoffs are just a way to make the President look bad.”








http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/09/1171301/fox-news-obama-layoffs/

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:15 PM

1. Mitt Rmoney has laid off more people in a hour than will be laid off from this election. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:22 PM

2. Workers know the layoffs are a vindictive political move rather than economical.

As one worker said on Reddit....."... I’ve seen how corrupt the company can be over the years and am fairly certain the layoffs are just a way to make the President look bad....”

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:30 PM

3. Well lets hope during the 2014 cycle people will be reminded. But really like babies crying non

 

stop.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:31 PM

4. Murray is a liar. Recall how he claimed an "earthquake" caused the cave-in at his Crandall Canyon

mine that killed 6 miners. In truth, the miners were using retreat mining which is very dangerous and the earthquake was the result of the cave-in and not visa versa.

http://www.sjvgreens.org/current/whoIsRobtMurray.shtml

He is a greedy lying pig who has blood on his hands. No shock that he would lay off workers without a thought to their well-being just to carry out a political vendetta. The pig never gave a damn about the very lives of his miners, why would he give a crap about their financial status?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:43 PM

5. Did Fox News ever find Saddam's "mystery ships" that they claimed took away his WMD

just before the invasion of Iraq in 2003 to explain why we couldn't find any there?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:44 PM

6. How Will They Explain It..........

..............when the job numbers come out next month and they don't back up this little "massive layoffs" theory? Probably, like everything else they've been wrong about, Faux News will just act like they never said it and move on with the next steaming pile of disinformation they've got lined up.

On second thought, they might be right. Rmoney's probably back at Bain Capital right now, sending jobs to China left and right. He's probably in Freeport, IL right now, standing at the gates of the Sensata plant personally kicking every American worker forced to train their Chinese replacements in the ass as they walk off the grounds for the last time.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:24 PM

7. Yeah, that's sure 'massive layoffs' when compared to the numbers G.W. Bush had

during his second term!

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