Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sarah Palin welcomed at Philadelphia Flyers hockey game with deafening boos; FOX News edits it out and calls crowd reaction “mixed”
Obama-Biden signs seen in crowd
by Larry Simons
October 12, 2008
VP candidate Sarah Palin was on hand in Philadelphia on Saturday night to drop the ceremonial first puck at the Philadelphia Flyers’ home opener. As she makes her way to the ice you can hear the crescendo of boos that permeated the Wachovia Center.
When “fair and balanced” FOX News aired the footage, naturally they would not want their mindless sheep watching at home to see their favorite hockey mom get greeted with a tidal wave of deafening boos, so they are left with no choice but to do what FOX News does best-----edit it out!
After all, that’s FOX News’ motto: “If you don’t see it or hear it…it’s not there!”
Wow, getting booed in the city of brotherly love? Maybe she should have been accompanied by Rocky Balboa!
One blogger, here, said this, “The Alaska governor and self-described “hockey mom” heard a few boos when she walked onto the ice, but that soon turned to polite applause as she headed to center ice with captain Mike Richards of the Flyers and alternate captain and Alaska native Scott Gomez of the Rangers.”
Really? What clip was he watching? The boos are clearly heard nearly the entire length of the clip!
Christian Red of nydailynews.com writes, “Cars honked in support of the protestors, with some motorists leaning out their windows and shouting, "Go Obama!" After awhile, the protestors began a chant that mimicked the "Let's go Flyers, let's go!" cheer with the substituted words, "Go home Palin, go home! A few miles south, a man handed out Sarah Palin hockey trading cards near the SEPTA subway entrance. On the card was a photo of Palin winking on the front with a burst that said, "Rookie Right Winger" and a banner above her name that read, "The Alaska Disasta." The message on the back of the card read, "Pucked Up!"
Here is the original video
Here is the video that FIXED News aired and is on their website here [with boos still heard but very faintly]
Here’s a split screen of the original video and the one unfair and unbalanced FIXED News aired.