Busted: Fox News Fakes CPAC Presidential Straw Poll
Bizarre deception by Fox News via boingboing, running the 2010 crowd noise booing Ron Paul’s 2011 win here.
At the 4:40 mark, you can hear the actual 2011 crowd — and they cheer Ron Paul for a full minute:
When reporting that Ron Paul had defeated mainstream Republican Mitt Romney in the CPAC straw poll, Fox News superimposed archive footage of people booing from last year’s event.
Bonus Fox misbehavior! When a liberal blogger asked Fox News reporter Jesse Watters for comment on recent claims from an insider that the network makes stuff up, Watters ignored the question and mocked the interviewer’s cheap camera. After MSNBC ran the clip, which makes Watters appear evasive and smarmy, Fox produced heavily edited versions of the clip for its own shows, claimed their man was ambushed (he was in fact approached at the same heavily-attended conservative event) and praised its reporter for ‘trash talking’ the interviewer.