Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fox Lies (Surprised?) to Make Protest Seem Bigger

...and they wonder why nobody takes them seriously.

Last week's far right-wing Teabagger protest against health care reform in Washington had thousands of people bussed in, literally, on 40 buses. The Fox Channel promoted it heavily. Still, only about 10,000 people attended according to the Washington Post. Not a bad turnout, but not the hundreds of thousands they expected.

Nonetheless, to make the crowd seem bigger, Fox used a dishonest editing trick. Watch Jon Stewart from The Daily Show on Comedy Central explain it. It's hilarious.

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