Fox Reverses Poll Results To Falsely Claim Most Americans Favor Ending Collective Bargaining

Author: February 23, 2011 1:33 pm

Fox has been known in the past to distort the truth, but today they actually reversed poll data to falsely claim that America supports what Fox News believes on this issue.

Via 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.

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  • Fox News? That is an oxymoron! Fox Propaganda..now THAT is a more accurate escription!

  • william buffington

    Fox is a retraction!

  • Fox lying again — what else is new??

  • Well, this will be easy….I’ll just copy and REPOST it to you, from my original that’s still on this page and waiting for “moderation”….but I don’t expect you to publish it anyway….because it would make you look like you were, um, trying to hide the truth? Glad I got my point of view out, although no one will get to see it here…. you have a great day, God bless you and continue FOX bashing, it only increases their ratings!!

    Rita
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    Posted February 25, 2011 at 3:09 AM
    “For all those who love to call FOX liars, I would like to point out that they had a retraction on just 22 minutes after the debate….Brian Kilmeade apologized for the mistake, corrected the numbers, and reiterated what the correct poll stated. But amazingly, having apologized after just 22 MINUTES , the retraction didn’t get published on the net for, oh yeah, 2 DAYS by the left-wing socialist media. And watching yesterday, he corrected it AGAIN, a second time, for people who might have missed it….sweep things under the rug at FOX…not hardly. But nice try. And for those of you who Hoped for Change….I hope you like what you’re getting , because your president is going to bring America to it’s knees. This Saturday is a preview of the ride you’re in for, so you better put your seat belts on. It won’t be pretty. Just remember after the revolutions in this country are over and the tears are shed, people like you and socialists/communists all over the country put this man in power.”

    Remember this????

  • Addincting Info is biased reporting at it’s best ~ all remarks applauding their claim that Fox lies ~ the biggest lie of all by liberals ~ posted within hours….my comment defending Fox WITH FACTS is still in mediation now for 5 days……hmmmmm. Who has a skewed opinion of the truth now???????

  • Why is it so damn hard to find verification of these numbers?
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/12751/Labor-Unions.aspx

    That does always show union favored over opposed, but it’s not as strong a case (nor recently on that trend) as these latest numbers are stating.

    Freaking disinformation …

  • You Americans are crazy with your politics. So hateful and dogmatic. So glad our govt (Canada) just rejected a bill to allow fox style news. Our news is professional, impartial and informative…not a circus show like the US…

  • Clyde,
    Have you ever watched MSNBC? They are just as bad as Fox. My point is you can’t trust either of them. They both have a huge agenda. Let’s set all politics aside and call bad journalism what it really is: entertainment with an agenda.

    • NEWS. This is about news, not commentary. I woiuld love to see evidence of another NEWS organization doing what Fox does. I’ve made that challenge for years with no takers.

  • To their credit (and I’m sure to their regret) Fox News has acknowledged that the poll numbers were flipped, and have not referred to the incorrect information again except to say they made a mistake. So – that IS progress : )

  • FOX has an audience, and they just speak to them. Much like Porn.

  • Sorry. I just realized “Alan” could be Olbermann posting from home in his underwear. In that case his post makes sense. No response is necessary.

  • Wow Alan. Sounds like I hit a nerve. What are you trying to say Alan? My post points out you can’t trust any single news source. Why does that bother you so much? And for the record, I am not speaking for anyone but myself.

  • I don’t watch Fox or MSNBC (I don’t have cable anyway) but I did read about Rachel Madow doing a “real” segment on an “Onion” type news story that was on the internet somewhere. This is a perfect example of the before mentioned “agenda” of a news organization being so strong that they jumped on it as fast as possible without even checking it out. A perfect example of how you can’t believe everything that is on the internet. Even if your a major news organization that “trolls” the internet for stories that are easy pickings and fit the agenda of the men/women who sign the pay checks. (I think the story was about that sitting duck Palin, so they could not help themselves. I will try to post a link.)

    I guess Madow laughed it off during her correction and blamed it on Fox News. Yeah Rachel, real funny. I trust you now for sure. 

    Got to hand it to her though, going head first into breach left by the departure of Keith Olberman. I never watched him either, but I heard about his meltdown the night that Scot Brown was elected so I YouTubed it. I have been trying to seek someone out ever since that actually watched MSNBC, to find out if that was the night he stopped being a journalist and became an entertainer, or ask them if he was a joke from the get go. Seriously, I still don’t know. I was surprised to read he was let go just recently, and not right after the midterms.

    RACHEL MADDOW…. HAS FAKE STORY ABOUT CONSERVATIVES AND SARAH …
    1 post – Last post: Feb 2
    It’s time for a laughter break!I’m sorry, but I just have to laugh at Rachel Maddow. This radical leftist spews so …
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  • Colleen Hutchison

    And therein lies one of the major differences between libs and cons (over and above empathy, intelligence, and the capacity for rational thought) is intellectual curiousity resulting in us having more of the correct information more often. I saw this poll and the first thing I did was bring up USA Today website and check the poll results myself. I suspect many here did the same thing. Faux followers undoubtedly just took their word as gospel and did not question. So, once again, there are going to be idiots running around getting there information only from Faux, spouting it as a fact without checking it out, and you know, even if we provide them with the actual page with the poll with the correct information, they will almost certainly deny it’s validity because they heard differently on Faux. Gee, they sure make a lot of “mistakes” on that channel, don’t they?? Un huh. Sure the do.

    • Colleen Hutchison

      Oops, it is late. That should read “So, once again, there are going to be idiots running around getting THEIR information only from Faux.” I do know the difference. Wish this had an edit button. I saw it just as I hit post. Sorry.

    • Please do no forget they only have 1 channel on their tv to watch in tunnel vision and a 1 track mind NO and NO AND NO AND IF YOU DO NOT KNOW JUST LIE.

  • The problem is that the damage has already been done. Their is no way the are going to admit the made an error,and the brain dead foxombies will run around spewing incorrect facts. At least they will be in familiar territory.

  • Hey FOX, guess what? We aren’t as dumb as you think we are!

  • This isn’t surprising…it’s also a bit worrying that many people won’t realize the poll was actually wrong.

    • I suppose it’s natural to give “your” side the benefit of the doubt. But the committed members of the FOX audience go far past what is reasonable in standing behind FOXisms such as the subject piece. It’s possible to excuse one’s hero for one lie, maybe two. The FOXphile has decided to forgive in advance lie after lie, slander, and disinformation of various kinds, continually falling from the lips of the FOXcasters. It just makes me shake my head in disbelief how some people, given a choice, choose to be ignorant and oblivious, two attributes which we Democrates must overcome. The campaign for 2012 is already underway. If the Republicans win, so will FOX. It’s all or nothing for FOX right now.

      • most of you are just as oblivious watching msnbc or reading the ny times… bash fox all you want… but you do the same thing on the left

        • Is that your response? That the “left” does it too? Does that make what Fox did right? How childish this nation has become. Find blame and stick it to them. I’m disgusted with the morals and ethics of the few allowed to speak for the many.

        • Where is your evidence? Show me one case where another news channel reversed the poll numbers to support their point of view.
          News channels aren’t supposed to have a point of view when reporting news. That’s what makes Fox so disgusting– they always promote their misleading views

        • Michael really? You cannot find even ONE instance of the so-called left media tv stations or hosts changing the obvious facts. In fact, they go out of their way to show in print the source of their information. FUX NEWS on the other hand has been caught in numerous examples of outright LYING! The last idiot that tried what you are trying is still being barraged with links to the LIES ON VIDEO! SO SHUT IT!

  • Once again……..LIAR, LIAR……PANTS ON FIRE……Why am I NOT surprised?

    • For all those who love to call FOX liars, I would like to point out that they had a retraction on just 22 minutes after the debate….Brian Kilmeade apologized for the mistake, corrected the numbers, and reiterated what the correct poll stated. But amazingly, having apologized after just 22 MINUTES , the retraction didn’t get published on the net for, oh yeah, 2 DAYS by the left-wing socialist media. And watching yesterday, he corrected it AGAIN, a second time, for people who might have missed it….sweep things under the rug at FOX…not hardly. But nice try. And for those of you who Hoped for Change….I hope you like what you’re getting , because your president is going to bring America to it’s knees. This Saturday is a preview of the ride you’re in for, so you better put your seat belts on. It won’t be pretty. Just remember after the revolutions in this country are over and the tears are shed, people like you and socialists/communists all over the country put this man in power.

  • Um, are you all dumb? You reversed the poll numbers…61% oppose ending collective bargaining rights, but I guess that’s what you would want you republican supporters to believe right? This is why I don’t watch Fox news!

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