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November 19, 2009

Fox "News" Does It Again

And what, pray tell, did they do again?

They faked some crowd video. First it was a Michele ("She got teh crazie") Bachman rally:

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Which Sean Hannity has already "apologized" for.

Now it's this from Thinkprogress:

From Thinkprogress:
This afternoon, Fox News host Gregg Jarrett proudly announced that Sarah Palin is “continuing to draw huge crowds while she’s promoting her brand new book. Take a look at — these are some of the pictures just coming into us.” But the pictures that the network chose to display on-air appeared to be old file footage of Palin rallies from the 2008 presidential campaign. Individuals in the crowd are seen holding McCain/Palin signs, and others are holding pom-poms and cheering wildly. “There’s a crowd of folks,” an enthused Jarrett observed, referring to the old footage.
Now if you're squeamish about the "appeared to be" language (and I was), don't be. Mediamatters has the proof Fox "News" doctored the tape. Again.

Here's the opening shot from what Fox broadcast yesterday:

And here's a photo posted from CFNews 13, a Florida TV station, about rally from last November 1 (that would be 2008, for those keeping score at home):

Did they think no one would notice?


Clyde Wynant said...

"Did they think no one would notice?"

They don't care. Their audience never gets out of the matrix, so they never see the refutation.

However, the boldness with which they are now doing this is quite frightening. Joseph Goebbels would be proud.

While everyone is bemoaning the loss of long-form scripted shows on television, they've somehow missed the fact that Fox is peddling fiction every day.

Sherry said...

they really don't care.

Dave said...

More material for Jon Stewart.

JenEngland said...

Her outfit and her hair change! How totally bizarre. It looks like they took several different Palin events and put them together. Which frankly is even weirder.

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