Is “The Fix” In for Election Night?
I am just seeing some very disturbing poppers on the interwebs blogs reporting a TV station in Arizona and one in Cincinnati, Ohio ran election results, calling the presidential election for Obama. Yeah, you read that right.
The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack Obama.
For 17 seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting. The lower third graphic appeared around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, during an episode of “The People’s Court.”
The CBS News graphic showed Obama winning the election with 43 percent of the vote nationwide to Romney’s 40 percent -– or 40,237,966 votes to 38,116,216. It is unclear who garnered the other 17 percent in the fictional election results. [...]
You bet this needs investigated. But look who is in charge of the DOJ ... and the FCC. At the very least the Attorney Generals of both Arizona and Ohio need to be made aware of this, if they haven't been already, and the TV stations, all the way to the networks, need investigated immediately.
HT: Nice Deb