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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lies, lies, lies

Shortly after the Republican National Convention began on Monday, FakeNews anchor Bill Hemmer was interviewing vanquished GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and Hemmer asked the former Massachusetts governor what he found most interesting about last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Romney, looking every bit the snake oil salesman that he is, replied that it was very telling that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama received “no bounce in the polls” after the convention ended. “None whatsoever,” Romney added for emphasis.

That would be interesting – if only it were true.

The reality is that virtually every major poll conducted after the Democrats wrapped up their convention found Obama had picked up between six and eight points. One such poll even found its way to the front page of the notoriously right-wing New York Post – which is owned by FoxNews’ parent company – and carried the headline “Barack’s Bounce.”

Hemmer – who was a good newsman at CNN before Fox lured him away and brainwashed him – knew full well that Romney was lying, yet he did nothing to set the record straight. And that makes him, and the bad joke of a network for which he works, complicit in the deception.

Just another example of why Fox can never, ever be trusted.



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