Fox News’ graphics department has made some stunning mistakes this week but this one takes the cake! On yesterday’s America Live, a chart that purported to be a graphic of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates’ standing in Iowa had a photograph of President Obama over the name “Romney.” We’ve reported lately about how Fox has shown favoritism toward the anyone-but-Romney candidate. Is Fox trying to send a subliminal message to its viewers about Romney or just shockingly inept? I report, you decide!
Here's the video:
Megyn Kelly later apologized for the error.
Fox News has been dividing the Tea Party vote with stunts like their pressuring of Rand Paul to give a Gingrich endorsement. The Tea Partiers who don’t like Newt are seeing that as the network trying to bully their decision.
Romney actually does seem to have a lot of Tea Party support- quite a few of the Party heroes endorse him- Christine O’Donnell, Glenn Beck, Nikki Hayley and Tom Thomson for starters. Fox Radio seems to like him over Gingrich as well.
I noticed that among the Fox Nation mainstays, the ones that claim to be Tea Party are in a civil war of sorts over Gingirch v. Romney. I haven’t seen Bachmann come up much outside of stories about her exclusively. Herman Cain comes up a LOT more, and Ron Paul a fair bit… but not much Bachmann.
Now go get informed; I’m not in the mood to fight this with you until doomsday, especially if you’re the Mace W. who used to post on J$.
It’d be almost funny if the Teabaggers were saner people.
“FishbowlDC has obtained an internal email sent to some FNC staffers following a meeting between âbetween senior managers and the folks who run the daytime shows.â The email claims there will be a zero tolerance policy toward on-screen errors going forward, saying that such errors âmay result in immediate disciplinary action.â
âPlease know that jobs are on the line here,â it says."
What interests me far more is Kelly’s choice of wording and tone during her apology. When you pay attention to her inflections, it sounds like she thinks only Romney deserves one. Pay special attention to the inflection on Obama’s name…
Even if you don’t see the inflections, I think the way she worded it is incredibly insulting. Like she honestly thinks everyone watching the segment is stupid enough to need her pointing that out.
The Fox “News” producers and the sad excuse of a production crew in the studio control room couldn’t operate a merry-go-around.