3/21/09 11:50 PM

The Eraser Is Coming

Whatever you do, don't you dare tell a Fox hater that they got something wrong. It doesn't matter if the issue is a minor matter that could easily have been resolved by just admitting to a mistake. That is too much to ask.

Case in point: the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed cabal). Desperate for something--anything--to slander Fox with, Melanie decides to jump on a comment aired on FNC. By one of its anchors? No. A Fox reporter? Uh-uh. Oh, then it must have been a Fox contributor? Wrong again. It was an opinion expressed by an interview guest! That's really scraping the bottom of the smear barrel, but it was good enough for the newspoodles:

Oil Set to Drop by $80.00!...
Echoing Fox's the-liberal-media-only-reports-the-bad-news theme, Kerr proclaimed that oil is "set to drop $80.00 by mid-May." Cool, huh? $25.00 for a barrel of oil come May! I made a note in my calendar. I'll be back with an update. Meanwhile, don't worry. Be happy. My comment and prediction? Oil will never, ever, in the history of the planet, fall to $25.00 a barrel again.
Mel's smugness just makes what follows that much sweeter. As the comments started to trickle in, the unthinkable happened. Some of the kennel-dwellers had the temerity to suggest that Melanie might be--gasp!--wrong:
  • Not to rain on the parade, but are you sure he didn't mean that oil would drop to $80.00 a barrel by May...
  • I too suspect that's what he meant.
  • I was under the impression taht's [sic] what he meant. That it would drop "to" $80 a barrel.
Uh-oh. Melanie didn't like that one bit. So less than two hours after the comments were opened, with barely over a dozen posts in the thread, this appeared:
UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. ET - This post is closed to comments.
So much for that! And just to nail it down, Melanie brandished her eraser and made the 13 posted comments disappear. Poof! (Of course, the anti-Fox terriers never have learned how to do that properly, so they can still be found at the secret URL).

Why did she close the thread and try to erase everything? What was Melanie hiding? Possibly the fact that, once again, she was caught not telling the truth:

Dan Tanna
Libs never fail to amaze; it's one dumb thing after another.
Keep up the good work exposing these numb nuts.
March 11, 2008, 9:48:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

This would be better if I actually had ever heard of the lady.
March 11, 2008, 11:29:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I'd just attribute it to the radical/far left. I wouldn't lump all liberals into one group. (I'm not one of them, so don't jump on me. I'm a moderate Republican; center right.)
March 12, 2008, 1:36:52 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I just now put that correction on their latest Fox Business thread. We'll see how long my comment lasts.
March 12, 2008, 11:38:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Truth: The Anti-Newshound
Good catch, j$.
Newshounds caught with the facts against them once again.
March 16, 2008, 8:27:17 AM EDT – Like – Reply