oh boy

Remember yesterday’s poll from USA Today/Gallup showing that 61% of Americans oppose taking away collective bargaining rights from public unions?

This is how Fox reported it:

See? It’s easy! If poll results don’t fit your agenda, just reverse them!

Read more on this at Media Matters

Media Matters update: I’m willing to grant the fact that when you put together a daily three hour morning show like Fox & Friends, mistakes are bound to happen …. however, incidents like this really test the limits of what can be considered an honest mistake.

….If you thought Fox would either ignore the poll or claim it is inaccurate, you underestimate the network’s capacity for blatant dishonesty in service of pushing GOP propaganda.

….At the end of the show, Kilmeade offered a brief correction, saying that he “had it reversed” when discussing the poll. Now, it’s possible that Kilmeade’s butchering of the poll results can be chalked up to his inability to read a poll or misspeaking.

However, it wasn’t just Kilmeade who “had it reversed.” Fox News had a graphic ready to go that repeated Kilmeade’s distortion, suggesting that this misrepresentation was premeditated by the network…

More here

Join the ‘Drop Fox’ campaign here

From a rally in New York City in support of the Wisconsin demonstrations held in front of the Fox News building on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan

10 Responses to “oh boy”

  1. 1 Tulips
    February 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

    This needs to go viral. Face book, twitter, and every blog.

    • 2 sherijr
      February 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

      My thoughts exactly Tulips… doing so now. Lets make sure that even Republicans who love their FOX ‘News’ have to read this crap.

      And I’m sending it to FOX Also!

      Thank you Chipsticks.

  2. 3 Titti
    February 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Don’t these people have any shame?! Lies, dayum lies and statistics.

  3. 5 Andogriff
    February 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Outrageous, but certainly typical!

  4. 6 Suzanne
    February 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Thanks for the heads up and the petition. Signed and sent to friends and family. I agree with you — let’s get this viral.

  5. February 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

    These people are just plain evil.

  6. 8 Shirley
    February 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Yeah, I signed the “Drop Fox Campaign, but Lord knows I’m praying for our enemies. I’m also praying that our Lord & Savior Intervene on our behalf. It’s “PRAYING” Time Folks, and we can’t stop. We must have Faith, our Lord Is gonna see us through this thing. Pray, Pray, & pray some more. Every day, there’s a new problem, a new Obstacle, a new Hitch In our get-a-long, but we are too Sane to go crazy. Yes, It gets very Frustrating at times, makes us angry, but keep the Faith, I tell you, keep the Faith!!

    • 9 majii
      February 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      I agree, Shirley, and I never stop praying that the Lord will cause our enemies to fail. So far, I’m batting 100% in having my prayers answered for our president! There won’t be any stopping now!! Keep praying, folks!!

  7. 10 majii
    February 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Posted to my FB wall. IMO, it’s past the time for Fox to be exposed as the leading voice for the GOP and not a source for unbiased news.

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