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FOX Lies Again, Claims Nonexistent Ratings “Spike” After Obama Called Them Out

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 3, 2009

More unfair and unbalanced untruths from the FOX Lies Channel, courtesy of Media Matters.

What’s truly saddening, though not especially surprising, is how the rest of the GOP/Media Complex rose up almost as one to parrot the lie.

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Republicans Lodge Fake Voter Fraud Claims Even As Their Teabaggers Are Caught Trying To Intimidate Voters

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 3, 2009

That’s right, gang. On the one hand, we have this:

Another election, another boatload of evidence-free Republican claims of voter fraud…

In part because it’s the closest of the major races, the New Jersey governor’s race has been the focus of the GOP’s dire warnings.

And guess who they have among the hollerers? Why, none other than John “Mary Rosh” Fund him/herself! He’s such a charming guy/gal, as Melinda Pillsbury-Foster can attest. [UPDATE: Nell in the comments corrects me: John Lott is “Mary Rosh”, whereas John Fund is, well, John Fund.]

Meanwhile, back in the reality-based community:

It’s getting ugly out there.

I just got off the phone with former state Democratic Chairwoman June O’Neill, who informed me the police had been called to at least two polling sites in St. Lawrence County due to overzealous electioneering (O’Neill called it “voter intimidation”) by Doug Hoffman supporters.

“We’ve gotten reports that people are standing there, covered with Hoffman stickers and yelling anti-choice stuff at voters,” said O’Neill, a St. Lawrence native who has been running the party’s GOTV effort for Bill Owens in NY-23.

“Apparently, there’s some woman claiming to be a commissioner,” O’Neill continued. “Commissioner of what, I don’t know. She’s from Texas, I think, and she won’t leave.”

“This is not the way we roll in the North Country.”

Indeed.

And Calouste in the comments of Balloon Juice adds this:

Yesssss…, considering that both Virginia Gov and NY-23 should be surefire losses for the Dems under normal circumstances (Virginia Gov has gone against the part that held the White House since the 70s), and New Jersey Gov wasn’t that hot for the Dems either with an unpopular incumbent. All three going to the GOP should be considered a marginally good night for them. One of them going to the Dems should be considered a marginally good night for the Dems. Of course it will be presented by the old media that 2 out of 3 is a huge win for the GOP, and 3 out of 3 will have some of the blowhards wondering why Obama isn’t stepping down already.

Of course, CA-10 is going to go to a Democrat who is going to be much more liberal than the Democrat he’s replacing, but the national media’s ignoring that little factoid.

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