Monday, November 06, 2006
FOX News misleads TX-22 race...ok lies
As seen on Crooks and Liars.
This is one of those double take situations. FOX just ran a segment on the TX-22 race. Notice that graphic from the network of "fair and balanced", that says the GOP candidate is now leading in the race for Tom Delay's old seat. Now watch this clip and listen to the actual numbers of the poll, as well as the explanation given by Democrat Nick Lampson
So the poll has Lampson leading by 36%, while the GOP candidate is at 28%. To FOX news, being down by 8 points apparently means the candidate is in the lead. Now that is some interesting math right there. Now to be fair, the Republican is leading in the polls - amongst the write in candidates. Lampson is not a write-in candidate though.