May 21st, 2009 // Comment

That “38 million American Idol votes came from Arkansas” stat that’s been burning up the wires? Yeah, it was made up by the Fox affiliate that initially reported it out of whole cloth. I know, I’m just as shocked as you that a news organization that’s a Murdoch subsidiary would fabricate facts for vaguely homerish purposes. Here, have a tissue. [Arkansas Times; HT Lindsey Millar]

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