Cadmium Lemon

01 October 2004

Fox News, fairly unbalanced

Rallying supporters in Tampa Friday, Kerry played up his performance in Thursday night's debate, in which many observers agreed the Massachusetts senator outperformed the president.

"Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!" Kerry said Friday.

With the foreign-policy debate in the history books, Kerry hopes to keep the pressure on and the sense of traction going.

Aides say he will step up attacks on the president in the next few days, and pivot somewhat to the domestic agenda, with a focus on women and abortion rights.

"It's about the Supreme Court. Women should like me! I do manicures," Kerry said.

Kerry still trails in actual horse-race polls, but aides say his performance was strong enough to rally his base and further appeal to voters ready for a change.

"I'm metrosexual — he's a cowboy," the Democratic candidate said of himself and his opponent.

A "metrosexual" is defined as an urbane male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.

You couldn't make it up! Except, of course, they did. Full story here.

Fox have now issued an apology and retraction -

Earlier Friday, posted an item purporting to contain quotations from Kerry. The item was based on a reporter’s partial script that had been written in jest and should not have been posted or broadcast. We regret the error, which occurred because of fatigue and bad judgment, not malice.

Well, that's alright then. Just a coincidence, I'm sure.

*update* Contrary to the impression given by Fox's apology, this wasn't the work of some junior reporter, but their Chief Political Correspondent, Carl Cameron. Cameron's currently the lead reporter covering... the Kerry campaign! It seem that this is such hard work that all he has time to do is eat, sleep, and write bad satirical attacks on Kerry.


  • I'm not sure I like the cut of your communist jib, sonny.

    With us or against us.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3 October 2004 at 08:58  

  • Thank you for your support, Anonymous! I'd love to be with you rather than against you, but the Commissar's kidnapped my cats, and says I won't see them again unless I tow the Party line.

    By Blogger Cadmium Lemon, at 3 October 2004 at 12:54  

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