Yesterday, when the Gallup poll results showed overwhelming (61%) support for collective bargaining, I joked on Twitter that Fox would find some way to twist the poll results to support their anti-union position.
Even I never thought it would be quite this blatant.
On Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed, along with an on-screen graphic, that a recent USA Today/Gallup poll found that “61 percent” of Americans are in favor of taking away collective barganing rights from public unions. In fact, Fox aired the results of the poll completely backward: the Gallup poll found that 61 percent of Americans are opposed to taking away collective bargaining rights.
That’s right. Fox took the poll results and just simply inverted them, in order to support the news organization’s preferred editorial position.
As seen here, this is the very definition of “Orwellian”:
This is not the poll result. It is the opposite. The opposite.