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Four and a Half Hours After Obama's Berlin Speech, Fox Declares "No Berlin Bounce!" on Poll Completed YESTERDAY

Reported by Melanie - July 24, 2008 -

That's right. At the top of the show, after a quick shot of "the Big Board" at the NYSE and word that we'd hear "much more" about what happened on Wall Street today "in just a moment" (this "business news" show had to get to the real business at hand), Your World substitute host David Asman announced, "No Berlin bounce! An estimated 200,000 people turning out to hear Barack Obama speak in Germany today but, it's the reaction here that really counts, and a Fox News poll just out shows Obama getting no pop from this overseas trip."

This is what was on screen:

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And here is the "just out" Fox News poll: "Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from July 22 to July 23. During that time Obama was traveling in Jordan, Israel and Palestinian territories. In the days before the poll was taken Obama had been touring Afghanistan and Iraq. The poll has a 3-point error margin.

Comment: Today would be July 24. Today would be the day Obama gave his speech in Berlin.

Now I know why Fox changed the font on their question mark. Here's the old one (below). Compare it to the one used today. Easily seen as an exclamation mark, don't you think? Wouldn't be surprised if Fox smoothed it out even more before the election -- precisely for use in a situation like this.

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