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Fox Fck-ups

In the last week, we’ve had two clear cases of Fox misleading their viewers.
But its far from rare that this is the case.

Jon Stewart of the Daily Show called out Hannity for airing deceptive footage, claiming that the sparsely attended Nov 4 michelle bachmann rally was really the tea-party crowd.
Embarrassing.

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Yesterday fox aired video of one of Sarah Palin’s campaign rallies while claiming that it was video from her book signings.
Embarrassing.

And of course, Fox is fond of deceptively changing (D)’s to (R)’s – when a republican gets caught in a sex scandal.
Fox is not news.
Its entertainment for slow folks.

Republicans let Fox determine their agenda

Now Republicans in congress want to enter inflated figures regarding the tea parties participation into the official record.

Right-wing distortion media lied about the numbers by more than a factor of 10.
The official estimates were under 70,000 people.

76 House Republicans introduced a resolution to commemorate the right-wing nuttery of the 9/12 protests.

In this resolution they repeat false claims that “hundreds of thousands” marched on washington, and that estimates ranged as high as 1.7 million.

These “estimates” were created by Malkin and repeated by Dick Armey and the Fox network.

It is a fascinating study of the Right vs Reality.

Fox network spreading lies again

Steve Doocy, Glenn Beck and other fox truth stretchers have been pushing the false claim that:

“White House Political Director Patrick Gaspard once served as the “right-hand man” for Bertha Lewis, who heads up ACORN.”

Who did Fox turn to for this intrepid piece of false reporting?
Someone’s blog.
Great work again Fox.

MediaMatters.org has more here:
http://mediamatters.org/research/200909290040

Politifact has more here:
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/sep/30/steve-doocy/beck-and-others-repeat-claim-white-house-political/

For politifact’s Glenn Beck page, click below:
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/personalities/glenn-beck/