Move over, 9/11 "Truthers." There's a new truther movement that has sprung up from the bowels of the GOP and Fox News. Rather than talking about how 9/11 was an "inside job," these new truthers are saying that all those polls, that show that President Obama's poll numbers are better than Mitt Romney's, are bogus. In addition to pointing out how "skewed" the data is, Fox News also claims that the polls, commissioned by media outlets, are an example of evil, librul media bias. And like the 9/11 Truthers, these Romney supporters have a variety of unsubstantiated claims about why this is happening. It would appear that in the bizarro world of Fox "News," when reality bites, you just make stuff up about why it's happening. TPM has a collection of yesterday's Fox & Friends greatest poll truther material.
Yesterday, throughout their show, Fox & Friends advanced the new Fox narrative that the polls are "rigged" and based on "dishonest data." (Fox News would appear to be in this category as their polls show Obama ahead.)
Gretchen Carlson - "don't believe your eyes, swing state polls showing the president running away with the race in key battleground areas?"... She asked if the data is "on track." This is "old information to help the president." If pollsters see more Democrats going to early voting polling places, "that's why they weight it toward Democrats." (WTF?!)
Steve Doocy - "Media polling bias that has stacked the deck for the Democrats." Results reflect oversampling of Democrats. This is being done to keep Romney's donations down and keep people from early voting. (If so, that's a loser as news reports are showing people line up outside doors of early voting placed.) "Some skewing going on by the left based, mainstream media."
Andrea Tantaros- the polls are "skewed" to "help the president out." (ROFLMA)) and that "they're scared." (Uh, who is really scared, here?) She also said that the polls should be viewed with skepticism.
Gretchen Carlson - “I do think there’s a subliminal message in these daily polling things, which isn’t always great for the voter."
Doocy - "There's no doubt the mainstream media has the deck stacked against Mitt Romney and if they are stacking the deck with polls, as well, at least we're telling you that that's a possibility."
Kilmeade - "We're being attacked through comedy."
If anything is a comedy of errors is Fox & Friends.
Please allow rMoney to take responsibility for his own life. You see, rMoney doesn’t like being managed, that’s why his run at POTUS is going so swimmingly. Getting on F&F and speaking for rMoney is something he really can’t afford, he’s having trouble remembering his own lies.
Given whatâs happen in the polls recently I guess F&F has no choice but to take this weak stand. Their biggest worry is if these several polls are actuate, and if the bleeding continues, it could depressed voter turnout and cost them control of the House and lose what they thought was a sure thing just a few months ago of control of the Senate.
The first sign that they accept reality that the polls arenât joking is if they start ignoring Mitt, and concentrate on House and Senate races that could determine control. Of course if the polls turn in Mittâs favor, then Iâm sure F&F will be born again and see polls differently and flip. But you know that.