If you don't already know, the Iowa Straw Poll, seen as a first test of organizational strength by news media and party insiders, took place yesterday. The results weren't too surprising, considering that McCain, Fred Thompson, and Giuliani all boycotted the event. What was surprising, however, is that Fox News blatantly cut certain candidates out of the results they reported.
Here are the uncensored results from the Iowa Straw Poll:
|11||John H. Cox||41||0.1%|
Here are the results that Fox News reported:
Notice that positions four and five were completely skipped. While it's a commonly-held opinion that Fox News seems to avoid mentioning Ron Paul, I've never seen an example of such blatant censorship from them before. In case you were wondering, they weren't mentioned in the audio of the show, either.