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Fox News Proves That PT Barnum Was Right!

Reported by Priscilla - June 20, 2008 -

There is an old adage, attributed to PT Barnum, that "there's a sucker born every minute." History informs us that it was spoken in connection with Barnum's Cardiff Giant hoax. It seems that Fox News is a good example of Barnum's wisdom as there was one such sucker born recently.

Earlier this week, I reported on Tennessee Democrat, Fred Hobbs, who suspected that Barack Obama was connected to terrorism because he heard it on Fox News. Well, it seems that in a letter of apology, to the Tennessee Democratic Executive Committee, Mr. Hobbs realizes that he got schnookered:

"I was not as well prepared as I should have been when speaking with reporters,
and I should have taken more time to research Senator Obama's positions. My comments did reflect questions I had after what I had seen reported on Fox News, but I should have taken some time to check the accuracy of what I saw on television before speaking publicly. My statement that Senator Obama "may be terrorist-connected" was incorrect, and I apologize for making it."

Too bad other Fox viewers aren't checking for accuracy; because, if they did, they would discover that they, too, are being punked by a bunch of carnival barkers and clowns who, literally speaking, represent the greatest "show" (hoax) on earth.

Tip of the hat to Think Progress