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Even Fox Laughs At It's Own Headlines

Reported by Donna - August 24, 2005

At midshow time on Studio B with Shepard Smith, we receive a few minutes of Fox news. Yesterday, Jane Skinner read the following headline, "A bit of a bump on the road to democracy in Iraq. Iraqi leaders say they need more than 3 days to persuade Sunni muslims to accept a draft constitution. The document was submitted to Parliment last night but a vote was delayed to allow more time to negotiate with the Sunni's."

While segueing to SkinnerVille, Shepard Smith could be heard saying in the background to the music, (paraphrased, but pretty much verbatim) "A little more time to convince the Sunnis, a few more hours."

Then, not able to stand it any longer Smith turned to Skinner and asked, "What was the headline on the first one, Jane?" (Laughing heartily) "A bump on the road to convince the Sunni's? We might need a little bit more time? Yeah, I'm guessing they might, alright. We try to play that story straight, but Goooolly!"

Comment: The copy that the news readers get to read on Fox is getting so ridiculous even their hosts are laughing hysterically at it. The "little bit of a bump on the road to democracy in Iraq" is a bit more than a 'bump'. With the wording of 'Federalism' inserted into the document and with the Sunni's cut out of the oil revenues, I'd have to agree with Smith -- it's a little more than a 'bit of a bump'. And with Islam law trumping all other law, I'd say they have a giant hurdle when it comes to having democracy in Iraq since Islam relegates women to a slave status.

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