3/7/09 12:51 AM

Newshounds Rush to Defend Hal Turner's Candidate

There have been a lot of strange rumblings lately from the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed cabal). From insisting that Cavuto was doing a Sunday live two-hour special that never existed, to claiming that the candidates on Sunday night's GOP forum were not in the Fox studio, but at "a table constructed by FOX News outside", their misinformation has been amusing if not particularly significant.

But the mutts have been furiously rushing to the defense of Ron Paul, despite his racist background and associations with white supremecists. Apparently the fact that Hal Turner has endorsed Paul has only increased their sycophantic slobbering over this dubious candidate, to the point where they now claim that the eeevil Fox is taking Associated Press reports and deliberately editing Ron Paul's name out of them! No, we're not making this up:

FOX News anti-Ron Paul bias shows itself again... This is amazing. First, the International Herald Tribune reported "Don't forget Wyoming.... Candidates have paid little attention to the state, though. Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter and Ron Paul have passed through since September. Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain have not."

FOXNews.com ("You Decide," roflol) edited it to report " Don’t forget about Wyoming.... Candidates have paid little attention to the state, though. Only Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter have passed through since September."
Now don't get the idea that the newspoodles did any independent reporting on this. Are you kidding? They didn't even do any independent checking! They took the word of a blogger and used that to claim the Fox "edited" the AP report. Sourcing so thin as to be nonexistent, but that was enough for the kennel-dwellers:
  • Wow, that is, well, amazing.
  • Discriminating against Paul is a huge error on Fox's part.
  • Fox is losing this fight against Ron Paul, and they are bringing themselves down in their attempt.
  • The last shred of Fox's credibilty has flown out the window.
  • How can you defend a network that edits out certain names from AP news stories????
  • There is no longer any pretext of fairness in journalisim. It's all spin and manipulation.
  • Let the AP know that Fox is editing copyrighted materials....
Of course all this is just more fulimating over something that isn't true. Look at the AP's own report, or the AP report in The Guardian:
Only Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter have passed through since September.
The exact same wording as appears on the Fox website! That's because Fox didn't edit Ron Paul out of the AP report. He wasn't there in the first place! Neither the newspoodles nor the ignorant blogger who started all this bothered to check the AP itself. If they had, they might have learned that AP issues multiple versions of stories, sometimes dozens. They get updated, corrected, and expanded over and over again. Fox, The Guardian, and USA Daily all got the same version. IHT ran a different, later version.

The claim that Fox "edited" Ron Paul out of an AP article? Blatantly false. Now will the biased bassets issue an apology, or just a correction? (Very rhetorical question!)

Thanks to reader Damian G. for tipping us to this latest bit of Fox hater misinformation.

i love how they just assume the worst without bothering to do any research whatsoever.
the best part is, in their strange little conspiracy, it seems fox must have forgetten to remove his name from the same article just 4 paragraphs later. and they accidentally left that link up there near the top of the page to all ron paul related articles.
January 8, 2008, 7:20:52 PM EST – Like – Reply

Wait a minute, is this the same Johnny Dollar who endorsed Ron Paul in 1984?
January 8, 2008, 8:14:51 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Why do you ask?
January 8, 2008, 9:20:27 PM EST – Like – Reply

Vince P
Cassandra: Wow... can you find an older piece of non sequiter?
January 9, 2008, 8:57:09 PM EST – Like – Reply

haha, in 1988 (not 84) I think I supported Dukakis. I was also 7
January 10, 2008, 10:17:43 AM EST – Like – Reply