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

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thanks for the laugh, Fox

About an hour after last night's third (and final) presidential candidates' debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, numerous news outlets and political Web sites started to release the results of their quick-response polls on who won the faceoff.

CNN respondents favored Obama, 58-31.
CBS' survey also gave the win to Obama, 53-22 (with 25 percent calling it a tie).'s survey went 49-46 for Obama.
Newsday (based on Long Island, where the debate was held): 54-32 for Obama.

And FoxNews, the self-proclaimed bastion of "fair and balanced" journalism?
McCain 87, Obama 12.

But then, this is the network that still uses the initials BHO (Barack Hussein Obama) in those bottom-of-the-screen headlines, labels an hourlong lovefest between Sean Hannity and Republican ticketmates McCain and Sarah Palin an "interview," thinks the liberal voter-registration group ACORN is somehow responsible for the mortgage mess and spent part of 2003 referring to the war on terror World War III. So I guess nothing on the Fox airwaves should surprise me anymore.



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