Fox’s Gretchen Carlson Lies About “True the Vote” Being “Bipartisan”

April 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM 1 comment

As one who spent 4-1/2 years monitoring Fox’s weekday “premiere business news show,” Your World w/Neil Cavuto during the making of Outfoxed and then at the Newshounds, I know Fox like the back of my hand and I also know better than to spend so much as a minute watching the liars over there.  But alas, I slipped up this morning and took a peek at Fox and Friends and now, here I am, posting about what I saw.  Again, I know better.

I happened to turn to Fox during an interview between co-host Gretchen Carlson

(Image via FoxNews.com)

and Catherine Engelbrecht, who Fox identified in the chyron at the bottom of the screen as the “founder” of “True the Vote.”

According to the portion of the interview I watched, “True the Vote” is dedicated to battling supposedly rampant “voter fraud,” something that is in fact extremely rare.  Fox however has lead in telling the lie that it is pervasive in order to convince people that voter suppression laws being implemented by Republicans around the country are righteous and protective of our democracy, while nothing could be farther from the truth.

Anyway, what struck me was Carlson’s insistance that “True the Vote” is a bipartisan organization.  She specifically asked Engelbrecht if it was BIPARTISAN, practically screaming that word into her mic, and of course Engelbrecht said yes it was.

Really?

This from PRWatch:  “True the Vote? Or Skew the Vote?

Since early February, groups involved in the “Verify the Recall” effort have been recruiting volunteers from around the country to enter the Wisconsin recall petitions into a massive online database. “Verify the Recall” is a joint project between the Houston-based nonprofit “True the Vote” (a project of the Texas Tea Party group King Street Patriots) and the Wisconsin Tea Party groups Grandsons of Liberty and We The People of the Republic.

Or this headline from the Houston ChronicleCatherine Engelbrecht, Leader King Street Patriots, Responds To Chronicle Article.

Or this quote from a video posted at MSNBC:  “…s[S]ure, True the Vote was started by the King Street Patriots, which is the Tea Party in Houston, Texas.”

Bipartisan?  Hardly.

Want to watch Fox lie?  Turn to the channel for three minutes.  That’s all it takes.

 

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  • 1. JC for pennies  |  May 1, 2012 at 4:45 AM

    Bi-partisan, alright. Today’s Republicans and yesterday’s Dixiecrats. In many cases, though, one and the same. Gretchen Carlson, another whore for the right-wing media.

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