"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fox News Distorts April Fool's Poll

Phoenix Fox 10 News marches in the same beat as its parent channel of Fox Noise, by distorting an April Fool's Poll that asked "Who is the most foolish American?" The announced winner is Britney Spears, complete with footage and quick summary of her recent antics. As the screen grab shows though, the winner, and by alot, is President George Bush at 40%. Note how he is listed last, rather then first as the declared "winner" Britney Spears is located. One could blame that on how the list is compiled, but note the screenshot. Below is a clip, notice towards the end how it sounds like the news anchors caught their on air mistake but decided to push on through without correcting it. Of course they are just reading from a teleprompter so the mistake is less theirs (course they could have corrected it) and more the powers that be that chose to be deceptive.

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