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FOX News' Harris Faulkner Reduces Charges Against Tom DeLay

Reported by Ellen - June 27, 2007 -

Harris Faulkner, the GOP PR agent who plays a news woman on television, spent a disproportionate amount of time detailing Tom DeLay's successful appeal against one of the three charges against him. Then she tossed out one herself as she erroneously claimed, briefly, at the end, that only one charge against him remained. With video.

During the news break of tonight’s (6/27/07) Hannity & Colmes, Faulkner reported, “A criminal appeals court in Texas refusing to reinstate a count of conspiracy against Tom DeLay. The former Republican House Majority Leader and two others were charged with conspiring in 2002 to violate the state’s election code. But the count was tossed out after DeLay’s attorneys argued the law they were accused of violating did not take effect until 2003. The three men still face a charge of money laundering.”

I don’t know about DeLay’s co-defendants but, as AP reports, “Two charges - money laundering and conspiring to launder money - remain against the former congressman.”

During Faulkner's brief report, the FOX News producers did their part to help clear DeLay’s name by displaying a chyron that gave only part of the story: TX Court refuses to reinstate conspiracy count against DeLay on the screen,