Fox News Caught Faking Ron Paul CPAC Footage [VIDEO]

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2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul
2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul

At this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, Texas Congressman Ron Paul won for the second consecutive year a poll indicating which presidential candidate conservative voters are supporting. Paul won the poll with 30 percent of the vote.

Fox News has drawn fire today following their coverage of the event, which many claim misrepresents the audience reaction to Paul's victory. In the Fox News coverage, news of Paul's victory is greeting by a round of jeers and boos. As the video below shows, however, the footage that Fox News used was actually from the 2010 conference, which was dominated by supporters of former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The video below shows the actual 2011 CPAC reaction, which features a crowd supporting the news of Paul's victory.

 

 

 

Fox News Senior Vice President Michael Clemente issued the following statement:

We made a mistake with some of the video we aired, and plan on issuing a correction on America's Newsroom tomorrow morning explaining exactly what happened.

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