Breaking AOL News: Fox News Caught Running Old CPAC Footage After Ron Paul's Straw Poll Win?Submitted by Neverquit on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 12:37
This is starting to gain traction, we could get a lot of mileage out of this.
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, 2011 straw poll with 30 percent of the vote, besting runner-up Mitt Romney by 7 percentage points.
The annual straw poll is considered a bellwether of conservative support in advance of the presidential primary season, though many political analysts say it's a popularity contest, not a meaningful statistic. Paul was also the winner in 2010.
Now attention has shifted to Fox News' coverage of the event. Some are accusing the network of inserting footage from CPAC 2010 -- when disappointed Romney supporters booed Paul's win -- to make it seem as though Paul's 2011 victory was also booed.
In a Fox News clip aired on Tuesday, crowds are heard booing as the CPAC winner is announced. "Probably not the reaction he was hoping for," anchor Bill Hemmer says, then introduces Rep. Paul. "So who was in the audience booing you?" he asks.