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1 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Nov 10, 2012 8:51:15pm

May Charlie Brooker live long and prosper.

2 Destro  Sat, Nov 10, 2012 9:52:19pm

re: #1 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

May Charlie Brooker live long and prosper.

3 sauceruney  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 6:46:25am

FOS pundits need to cling to the myth their predictions were wrong for various manufactured reasons, rather than any truthful analysis. So of course there won't be resignations.

4 SanFranciscoZionist  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:05:28am

First, the obvious--Fox predicted a Romney win because that was what their audience wanted to hear. So no, no one's head will roll for toeing the party line.

Secondly, though, there's a world of difference between a report that falsely accuses someone of child molestation and having predicted the wrong guy winning a presidential election. The two do not exist in the same legal or moral universe. There are laws against slander. There are no laws against wishful thinking in the days before an election. The BBC guy's actions opened his organization to a lawsuit. If someone wants to sue Fox News for falsely making them think Romney would be president, bring it on, I'll make popcorn.

So setting this up as some kind of moral contest is...well, maybe satisfying to people who really want to dwell on how lousy Fox's 'reporting' is, but it's not real useful.


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