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Reported by Ellen - December 18, 2004

An Associated Press story on FOXNews.com bears the headline, "Nearly Half in U.S. Want Curb on Muslim-Americans' Rights."

The lead paragraph says, "Nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim-Americans, according to a nationwide poll."

However, four paragraphs later, AP reveals the significant fact that MORE PEOPLE SAID CIVIL LIBERTIES SHOULD NOT BE RESTRICTED. "The survey found 44 percent favored at least some restrictions on the civil liberties of Muslim Americans. Forty-eight percent said liberties should not be restricted in any way."

Even more disturbing is the fact that the so-called 44 percent really broke down into a much smaller segment. If you go to Page 6 of the survey, no more than 29% agreed to any one of the specific measures mentioned.

Contact Associated Presss at [email protected] and [email protected] and tell them to stop distorting the news.

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