OK, so I called this one. Earlier today when writing about Scottie the Walker claiming that the American people were on his side according to polls, I guessed that Fox must be up to their old tricks again. Turns out, Fox did indeed misreport the Today/Gallop poll and Scott Walker bought it. That makes this is the second time Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin got pranked today, if anyone is keeping track of the clownery. First by a fake Koch and now by a Fox.
From Media Matters:
On Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed, along with an on-screen graphic, that a recent USA Today/Gallup poll found that “61 percent” of Americans are in favor of taking away collective bargaining rights from public unions. In fact, Fox aired the results of the poll completely backward: the Gallup poll found that 61 percent of Americans are opposed to taking away collective bargaining rights.”
In fact, back here on planet reality, the Washington Post Plum Line reports, “Yesterday USA Today made a big splash when the paper released a Gallup poll finding that 61 percent of Americans nationwide oppose Governor Scott Walker’s plan to roll back the bargaining rights of public employees. Today Gallup has released a partisan breakdown of those numbers, and it’s striking: Republicans are the only group that favors rolling back public employee bargaining rights, but even among them, a sizable chunk — 41 percent — is opposed. An overwhelming 62 percent of independents is also opposed.”
This goes to show that the Tea Party Fox watchers have no idea what’s really going on in America because they buy their own press relations firm’s version of reality. So sad. This man is a Governor of a state and he has no idea that Fox lies. Should he really be trusted with a state? He is willfully out of touch with reality. He is forging ahead with his destructive course because he thinks he has the American people on his side. This guy compared himself to Reagan when he was punked earlier and I can only say that if he meant during the latter years of Reagan’s term, he’s dead on: confusion reigns.
These clowns believe everything Fox tells them and wonder why people are scornful of their repeating the lies.