Conspiracy Theory Alert: People Think KPHO's Involved in Grand Obama Reelection Scheme

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Folks, take your early voting ballots and throw them straight in the garbage -- KPHO, Channel 5, has already "called" the election for President Obama.

"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," writes Daily Caller "investigative reporter" Matthew Boyle.

The story goes -- which KPHO has since confirmed -- that a graphic popped up for about 15 seconds during "People's Court" on Friday, showing Obama as the winner of the upcoming election against Mitt Romney.

With almost all the votes counted, Obama got 43 percent of the popular vote nationwide, and Romney got 40, while the remaining 17 percent of votes weren't accounted for in the graphic.

The Daily Caller was apparently dead serious in writing that KPHO "called the race," because the following comment is the most wildly popular comment left on the article:

This is not funny. This smacks of a FIX IS IN on the part of the mainstream media that Americans aren't to know about until the night of the election, but someone slipped and gave the game away. An investigation should be conducted and every avenue of detection should get under way immediately, not just for the sake of the candidates, but for the American people ASAP.

And we thought yesterday that Rachel Maddow was being egregious in her description of "voter suppression" in Maricopa County.

GOP gossiper Matt Drudge also sent this KPHO story to his followers, so this appears to be something that people are actually believing.

KPHO has since put up an explanation of what happened on its website, which we can only assume was posted after some phone calls and emails from absolutely crazy people.

The following is a statement from KPHO CBS 5 General Manager Ed Munson.

"On Friday, Oct. 19, during a test of KPHO CBS 5's election returns software, we inadvertently aired a test graphic for about 15 seconds in an episode of Peoples Court. The mistake was caught quickly and taken off the screen. With the election about two weeks away, the TV station routinely tests its equipment to ensure our viewers have the very latest results on election night. We regret the error and apologize to any viewer who was confused by the mistake."



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AZHighways
AZHighways

I'm thankful to get free thinking news from New Times.  I have registered as a Democrat to keep our Country moving up & out of the destructive Bush era.  Because the Republicans began attacking on day 1 after Obama's win & pulled every imaginable move to block him in Congress - I no longer want invitations to "that" party.

 

Having said that - we know they are a predictable repeat. Therefore, we need to continue with a firm stand with President Obama.  And, begin looking for our 2016 Candidate on day 1 after the election - otherwise - it will be a repeat of Clinton pulling us up & together while Bush came in & destroyed our Spirits, Unity, Hope & reserves - not to mention the cost of honorable Soldier's lives.

sarum
sarum

Obituaries occasionally get published in advance of a death too. BFD.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

Grand Obama Re-election Scheme would be, GORShit? Seems pretty dang conspiratorial alright.

TheMaven
TheMaven

Yep, better get out the garden hose and put this fire out quickly.

 

Too bad they had the same problem in Cincinnati, complete with red and blue states maps.

 

No conspiracy here.  By the way, please define conspiracy for your readers since the word has become a slur in the mainstream media.  You're using the word, define it.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

Hendley - You really are on the wrong side of the issue. There is a conspiracy and it's on the part of the Republicants.  Not only here in Arizona but Nationwide, 

 

From a reader at the ABC 15 website:

 

The Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's ID requirements to register to vote were unlawful. After this ruling, thousands of students at UofA, ASU, NAU and other schools in Arizona registered using the FEDERAL FORM since many do not have Arizona driver's licenses. Many others used the federal form to register.    ALL County Recorders in Arizona are holding these registrations in "suspense" having been instructed to do so by the Secretary of State, Ken Bennett. This means that about 10,000 TOTALLY QUALIFIED CITIZENS have:   > NOT received mail-in ballots  > NOT received information about polling places, sample ballots, election guides, date of election (not even a wrong date), etc. > And NOT been notified in any way that there is any problem with their registrations or requests for mail-in ballots Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/maricopa-county-elections-department-admits-to-another-error#ixzz2A9cW6qfK

narizona
narizona

If you like honesty and don't like the lies on N T what the fuck you doing here taint breath?Still booking whamers huh?Now go change your panties and play with your blow up arpaio doll>

robert_graham
robert_graham

Of course they want Obama re-elected. KPHO just like all the other liberal media, including the New Times is despicable and should be closed down. The only honest media out there is FOX News.  But the truth is, Romney will be our next President.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Obviously the lefties have perfected time travel and are using it to subvert the will of conservatives.

 

DAMN THAT OBAMA!

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

And this from the very same station that is accused of suppressing absentee votes that would like lean towards Obama.

sarum
sarum

 @JoeArpaioFan PNT does have some redeeming points, including the fact that you can express yourself freely here without joining TWITMYFACE book space pages.  Romney may well be our next President but I think his election might be the stimuli for much domestic bloodshed.

NWEng
NWEng

 @davelog  @JoeArpaioFan 

Don't mind JoeArpaiofan, he's just chilling underneath the Wisconsin palm trees watching all the "honest news".

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