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Fox News Airs Random Protest Video To Make Wisconsin Demonstrations Appear Violent

By Ben Armbruster on March 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

"Fox News Airs Random Protest Video To Make Wisconsin Demonstrations Appear Violent"

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Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly isn’t happy that protesters in Wisconsin have been calling out his network for its shoddy journalism practices. Last week, O’Reilly sent his ambush goon Jesse Watters out to badger people protesting Fox outside their studios in New York. On Monday during an interview with Fox News’ Mike Tobin, who is reporting from Wisconsin, O’Reilly was at it again, calling chants that “Fox lies” from pro-union demonstrators “some kind of organized deal.” But during the interview, Fox aired b-roll of some unknown protest that contained physical confrontations among demonstrators and simply labeled it “union protests,” as if it was coming out of Wisconsin. Watch it:

Digby asked of the video, “What’s wrong with this picture?” adding, “If you guessed the snowless ground and palm trees in Wisconsin you win a big prize. Your sanity.”

Update

The footage Fox aired during O’Reilly’s discussion of the Wisconsin demonstrations appears to have come from a union rally in Sacramento, CA last week.

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