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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:29 AM

2010 flash back: Rush (and Beck) "Obama is going to ban fishing". Still waiting...

The right wing media has come up with a new twist on an old scare tactic, as they are now citing an opinion column on ESPNoutdoors.com to claim that President Obama is going to ban fishing. According to them, Obama is now not only going to take away your guns, but also your rod and reel, so let’s take a look at the facts and knock down this Internet rumor.

The original Espnoutdoors.com column from Robert Montgomery speculated that, “The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing some of the nation’s oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.” Later, Montgomery continued to speculate, “Consequently, unless anglers speak up and convince their Congressional representatives to stop this bureaucratic freight train, it appears that the task force will issue a final report for “marine spatial planning” by late March, with President Barack Obama then issuing an Executive Order to implement its recommendations — whatever they may be.”

Later Montgomery claimed with absolutely no evidence that Obama is conspiring with green groups to take away the right to fish in some areas. Somehow the speculation that the administration might ban some fishing, became Obama is going to ban all fishing.

Here is Rush Limbaugh:

http://www.politicususa.com/obama-ban-fishing.html

Obama to Ban Sport Fishing?
http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2010/03/09/obama-ban-sport-fishing

Rush Limbaugh says because of Obama, people can't go fishing anymore
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/mar/17/rush-limbaugh/rush-limbaugh-says-because-obama-people-cant-go-fi/

Beck echoes absurd claim that Obama wants to ban fishing
http://mediamatters.org/research/2010/03/10/beck-echoes-absurd-claim-that-obama-wants-to-ba/161474

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