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Propaganda in a One-Line Promo

Reported by Melanie - May 6, 2005

Fox is running a promo for "Bulls & Bears," one of its Saturday morning "business" shows. The topic being advertised for tomorrow's show is: "Why the Dems Don't Want you to Own Stocks!"

Comment: The show will no doubt be about how "Dems" are "against" Social Security "reform," but you don't need to watch it. The message Fox wants you to get is right there, in that one preposterous sentence.

UPDATE: 10:10 a.m. ET May 7: I just watched the first ten minutes of the show and, sure enough, it was about why Democrats are "against fixing" Social Security. Host Brenda Buttner repeated the Republican lie that Democrats haven't made any proposals of their own. During the discussion a banner reading "Dems v. Investors?" ran at the bottom of the screen.

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