They’re not even hiding it anymore.
Fox News knows it is losing the message war on this Wisconsin business. Democrats have woken the fuck up and are realizing that hey, maybe handing over the elections to the Republicans wasn’t the best fucking idea they’ve ever had — ::coughcough janewashedmasses ::cough cough:: — and are starting to take THEIR country back, bitches.
So what does Fox do? Why, just make shit up, of course. I mean, this is a news organization. They are totally serious, y’all, with the fairness and the balance and the other stuff:
Yesterday, USA Today and Gallup released a new poll that found that a whopping 61 percent of Americans oppose efforts like those of Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) to strip public sector unions of collective bargaining rights. The poll also found that only a third of Americans support such a policy, indicating that Walker is pandering to the far-right of the American electorate and is hardly representative of mainstream political thought in this country.
This morning, during a debate about the situation in Wisconsin and collective bargaining rights in general, the Fox News show Fox & Friends referenced the USA Today/Gallup poll. With incredible brazenness, the Fox hosts actually reversed the results of the poll in order to claim that two-thirds of Americans supported Wisconsin-style laws rather than opposed them.
During the discussion, Fox host Brian Kilmeade asked pro-labor guest Robert Zimmerman if President Obama was taking a “big risk” by opposing Walker’s law. Zimmerman responded by saying that Obama was speaking “for the mainstream of our country, and the mainstream of Republican governors who are not siding with Governor Walker.” Kilmeade responded by saying, “I think Gallup, a relatively mainstream poll, has a differing view. And here’s the question that was posed. Do you favor or disfavor of taking away collective bargaining when it comes to salaries for government workers. 66 percent in favor, 33 percent opposed, 9 percent up in the air.”
Oh, and in case you missed it, Scott Walker is bought and paid for by the Kochs. He fell hook, line, and sinker for a prank call, and the result is GLORIOUS: (click to listen to this amazing prank call)