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10/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Was I Wrong About FOX?

I have to admit, last week when Barack Obama went on Bill O'Reilly and his spokesperson Bill Burton said, "I think there are people who have yet to make up their mind who watch Fox..." I was skeptical. Especially given pollster Mark Mellman's finding that in 2004:

Fox News viewers supported George Bush over John Kerry by 88 percent to 7 percent. No demographic segment, other than Republicans, was as united in supporting Bush. Conservatives, white evangelical Christians, gun owners, and supporters of the Iraq war all gave Bush fewer votes than did regular Fox News viewers.

But today, I was reminded of how Fox's innovation in the marketplace may truly be bringing in all sorts of new viewers and open-minded swing voters. For instance, what other network offers viewers the chance to watch live shots of Barack Obama's speech and OJ Simpson's latest trial at the same time? Truly amazing:

If I was wrong to imply that Fox is a race-baiting, Republican mouthpiece whose viewers will predominantly never vote for Obama -- in true Democratic fashion, I apologize.

(Of course, if I wasn't wrong, you can always join MoveOn's ongoing campaign against Fox's smears here.)