Ron Paul, the Texas congressman and 2008 Presidential candidate won the 2011 CPAC straw poll of conservative voters for the 2nd year running. Fox News' America's Newsroom invited Paul to interview him following the win. The anchor, Bill Hemmer, set the tone of the interview by noting audible booing heard after the announcement of Paul's win, asking Dr. Paul to decipher the scorn. Upon further inspection... It seems that Fox News had substituted the 2010 announcement in place of the 2011 one. Ron Paul supporters feel that it was intentional and a rehashing of mainstream media tactics in the 2008 campaign that marginalized Paul... most notably when Fox News excluded Paul from taking part in their 2008 New Hampshire republican debate, despite the fact that Paul had been winning most of the public opinion polls amongst republicans. Fox News claims it was an honest mistake... the moderator was dressed similarly and they accidentally used the old footage. I suppose their filing system could be visually based... but I doubt it. What do you think? Shenanigans or slip up?
I'm can't see the clip now, but this isn't tue first time that fox news has been caught altering footage to present a message that they wanted to send. Personally, I thin if you are a news organization and alter footage, you shouldn't be able to call yourself news anymore...with selective editing of footage, you can change around the whol meaning of the presentation, etc and if some editing is OK, how do you know when they have gone too far?
Oh please, the number of times they've done this and been caught, I can't believe they even bother denying it any more. Seriously, they should just say what they're thinking, 'yes, we did it, so what are you going to do about it'. They sell lies and yet for some reason they are the highest rated news network. They know they can get away with doing whatever they want.
So you're saying everytime that NBC / CBS, etc, airs video footage they alter it to ensure that it represents a specific editorial viewpoint? Really? Can I see a link or some proof to back that up?
As I've seen multiple articles about Fox doing so...but never a one about another network.
@Jeremy i'm not saying that alter it but there are two sides to every story, and you can hear totally different things depending on which side of the story you interview.
@miscegnymiser i have no idea if this incident was intentional, you'd have to ask Fox about that one.
"OK, how do you know when they have gone too far?" call me a conspircy nut but the doctored 9/11 footage is probably as far as they went :X
Fox News actually won a lawsuit in 2003 that ruled that news broadcasters are not legally obligated to tell the truth in their reporting.
I was specifically referring to this incident though. Do you think this was intentional on the part of Fox News or not?
In my opinion... believing the government account of 9/11 is nuttier than a sh!thouse rat.
All news sources have biases and are guilty of shenanigans.
I provided the explanation given by Fox News.
The emperor has no clothes...