Posts Tagged ‘results
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…
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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