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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 08:23 PM
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Fox Uses Wildly Inflated Cleanup Estimate To Bash Wisconsin Protesters
Edited on Sun Mar-06-11 08:24 PM by kpete
Fox Uses Wildly Inflated Cleanup Estimate To Bash Wisconsin Protesters

As the budget battle in Wisconsin continues to unfold, Fox News has capitalized on every opportunity to attack unions and those protesting in Madison. So when word got out that it could cost the state of Wisconsin up to $7.5 million to clean up after the protesters, it didn't take long for the story to make its way to Fox.

Fox Nation picked up the story on March 3, highlighting a report by Todd Starnes on Fox News Radio and using it to mock a Democratic state lawmaker who "scoffed at" the $7.5 million estimate, saying "that's a lot of bottles of Formula 409."


As it turns out, the actual cost of cleaning up the State Capitol will likely be nowhere near $7.5 million. The Associated Press reported that cleanup costs could be as low as $350,000. But that didn't stop Fox & Friends from complaining about the millions of dollars' worth of damage done this morning.

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http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20110305/OSH0101... |newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 08:25 PM
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1. FUX lies. That's all they do.
And their zombie addict watchers believe every word.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 08:27 PM
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2. Oy Geez!.....
I've been there for weeks! There is no damage! I have yet to see a legitimate estimate by a company that would stand by it.

They are such Liars!

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 08:36 PM
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3. Never forget the BS stories about a trashed White House in early 2001.
Missing "W" keys and all.

Did Fauxnews ever offer any corrections?
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 08:41 PM
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4. Even *IF* that number were true, who's fault would it be?
Its the Governor's own damn fault and nobody else's. Whatever the cleanup costs it should be deducted from his salary.

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divine_truine Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-11 09:00 PM
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5. F.O.X.= FULL OF XENOPHOBES... f#@k 'em!
I don't give one turd blossom what fux nooz has to say about anything! More power to Unions, union members, all wage earners from small/large businesses!
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rbixby Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 12:47 PM
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6. I bet some local unions workers
Might even volunteer time to do the capital cleanup, making this an entirely moot point.
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