Ron Paul Wins Fox News Poll; Fox Lies About ResultsSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 09/07/2007 - 10:17
As this article in Nashville Is Talking puts it:
Ron Paul was clearly the most intelligent and well spoken candidate in the Fox News Republican debate in New Hampshire on Wednesday night. The response of the live audience was clear, as was the post debate Fox News Poll. Here are the results:
FOX NEWS DEBATE POLL - who won the debate?
33% - Ron Paul
18% - Mike Huckabee
15% - Rudy Giuliani
But Fox News both belittled the results and lied about how they were achieved. This video speaks for itself:
You cannot vote twice in the poll, as these pictures also clearly show.
This is just one example of how Fox twists the truth. If they lie about this, what else to they lie about? It is a question well worth pondering, especially considering this article from the New Yorker, which quotes a source at a NeoCon Institution in Washington:
They [the sourceâ€™s institution] have â€œinstructionsâ€ (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the usual suspects. It will be heavy sustained assault on the airwaves, designed to knock public sentiment into a position from which a war can be maintained. Evidently they donâ€™t think theyâ€™ll ever get majority support for thisâ€”they want something like 35-40 percent support, which in their book is â€œplenty.â€
Be on the lookout, and consider these questions for the other news organizations:
...less subservient news organizations should ask certain questions, and keep asking them: Does the Administration expect the Iranian regime to fall in the event of an attack? If yes, what will replace it? If no (and it will not), why would the Administration deliberately set about to strengthen the regimeâ€™s hold on power? What will the Administration do to protect highly vulnerable American lives and interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world against the Iranian reprisals that will follow? What if Iran strikes against Israel? What will be the strategy when the Iranian nuclear program, damaged but not destroyed, resumes? How will the Administration handle the international alarm and opprobrium that would be an attackâ€™s inevitable fallout?