February 16, 2011
Supporters have done it again, driving ‘Fox News Caught‘ to #1 in Google Trends this Wednesday, February 16, 2011, to make sure the rest of the media pay attention to the deception that was played on Congressman Ron Paul following the 2011 CPAC conference.
Paul, the most Constitutionally-conservative member of the House, won the CPAC straw poll for the second year in a row, but Fox got caught playing a dirty trick by broadcasting an old CPAC clip where Romney-followers booed. As Paul Joseph Watson summarized in his article, Fox “deceptively represented Paul’s 2011 CPAC straw poll victory with footage from 2010 event at which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed result.”
More from Watson’s article, ‘Fox News Caught In Shocking Dirty Tricks Stunt Against Ron Paul‘:
In a shocking act of mass public deception, Fox News attempted to skew Ron Paul’s 2011 CPAC straw poll win by representing it with footage from the previous year’s CPAC event, at which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed the result, another example of the continuing dirty tricks campaign being waged against Paul by the establishment media.
Congressman Paul replicated his 2010 victory over Mitt Romney by defeating the former Governor of Massachusetts for a second consecutive year at the annual CPAC conference.
However, before anchor Bill Hemmer introduced a segment concerning the story, Fox News played a clip of the 2010 announcement of the poll results, during which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed Ron Paul’s victory, passing off last year’s footage as representative of this year’s event.
Back in 2009, Fox host Sean Hannity was caught using footage from a heavily attended demonstration to beef the numbers for a Michelle Bachman rally.
Fox News Lies: CPAC Ron Paul Dirty Trick
Thanks for your help in a well-deserved media blitz to level the playing field against Fox’s deliberate deception. Politics is a dirty business; the GOP establishment slung everything they had at Ron Paul in 2008 and appear poised to do so again for the 2012 primary. Despite leading the GOP pack, Ron Paul has already been left off of major polls meant to establish leading candidates.
Meanwhile, this particular CPAC trick seems to have been exposed; here are a number of related postings from across the Internet:
AOL News: Fox News Caught Running Old CPAC Footage After Ron Paul’s Straw Poll Win?
Death + Taxes Magazine: Fox News Caught Smearing Ron Paul
Mediaite: Fox News: Airing Old CPAC Footage Showing Crowd Booing Ron Paul Was A “Mistake”
Daily Paul: Fox News Lies Exposed: Ron Paul CPAC 2011 Video
Information Liberation: Busted: Fox News Caught Faking CPAC Booing Reaction to Ron Paul Win
Federal Jack: EPIC MEDIA FAIL: Fox News Caught Faking CPAC Ron Paul Reaction Video
Daily News Update: Fox News Caught Lying Again!
PRNEWSWIRE: NIA Declares Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Front-Runner