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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:27 PM
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"...know better, I might think the Republican news network wants its viewers to be uninformed."
Steve Benen: "Fox News lies about poll results in ways even right-wing bloggers do not. If I didn't know better, I might think the Republican news network wants its viewers to be uninformed.


Fox News Misreports Poll Numbers To Claim That Most Americans Dont Want GOP To Compromise On Budget


The federal government is on the verge of shutting down as Republican and Democratic Party negotiators have failed to reach a compromise on a bill to continue to fund the government. Progressives are resisting deeper cuts to programs Main Street Americans rely on, like Pell Grants and Head Start, yet Tea Party Republicans continue to demand more cuts.

This morning, Fox News hosted Rep. Allen West (R-FL) to talk about the cuts that the Tea Party wants. In order to frame the discussion as supporting Wests position, which is anti-compromise, the right-wing network cited a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that it claimed showed that most Americans do not want the Republicans to compromise. Host Martha MacCallum claimed the poll showed that 56 percent of Americans say that {Republicans} should stick to their positions.

More/video at link~

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/07/fox-lies-poll-repub...
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