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Per Fox, the Democrats DID Filibuster ("For Days" No Less)

Reported by Melanie - January 30, 2006

At 4:32 p.m. EDT today (January 30, 2006), during Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox broke in with a FOX NEWS ALERT and began airing a live shot of the floor of the Senate. Cavuto began speaking: "There is the Senate Majority Leader, ah, Bill Frist. They're debating how they're gonna stop debating, ah, pretty much, ah, to end the filibuster here. What's going to happen in the next eight or nine minutes, after they're done yapping, they're gonna vote about how they're gonna stop yapping, and effectively end a filibuster that has dragged on for days, really, ah, and that could pave the way for Judge Samuel Alito to get an up or down vote in the U.S. Senate tomorrow morning."

Comment: Per Fox News, a filibuster is a very, very bad thing, and only Democrats do that very, very bad thing. Never mind if Democrats didn't filibuster - if Fox's audience thinks they did, hell, all the better. Accuracy be damned - a little "slip of the tongue" (which Cavuto would no doubt claim were he asked about this) can have a big payoff.

Note to Democrats: See where "being nice" and not filibustering will get you? You're being accused of it anyway!

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