Last night, while channel surfing, I happened upon the Deuce piece, in which, at one point, a woman who objected to the speech was quizzed by Stokols. When he explained the actual content of the address to her, she admitted that it didn't seem problematic to her, and seemed caught off-guard that it didn't include specific instructions for kids to do Obama's bidding. Stokols then asked where she heard reports suggesting it would, and she said, "A cable-news channel" -- and subsequently pinned it down to Fox News. Then, this morning, I watched the video of the Channel 31 offering, which can be viewed above, and while Stokols shrugged off the alleged dangers of the Obama speech, which he called uncontroversial and far from socialistic, the line about Fox News didn't appear in the taped footage, even though the same woman appeared on camera.
Couldn't find the Deuce video on its website, which is devoted to everything except actual news: On the home page this morning, the most dominant photo features a woman's inked cleavage and the headline, "Tattoos: WTF were they thinking?" But to allow implicit criticism of Fox News to run on the Deuce, only to edit it out on Channel 31, comes across as either cynical or gutless -- or a combination thereof.