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From loser to leader - Mexican presidential election squeaker

Reported by Chrish - July 6, 2006 -

One of the headlines at the bottom of the hour during The Big Story yesterday 7/05/06 was "Leftist leads in Mexico recount". It caught my eye much as this morning's chyron on Fox News Live did, only the early one read "Leftist Loser...". This morning I thought, what a loaded phrase, and leave it to FOX to leave it on the screen all through a segment. Now that the manual recount is leaning to a win for the more liberal candidate the segment and graphic were much less prominent. Hm, where have we seen FOX call an election for the conservative before the results were clear?

As of now, 12;30am EDT 7/6/06 the "leftist" Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador is leading conservative Felipe Calder贸n by about 1.5 percentage points, but we won't know if that lead holds until all the votes are counted - what a concept.