OK, we have a pretty good idea we know what goes on at Fox News editorial meetings. It has to be something like this:
Editor: All right, what are the stories we're looking at today?
Reporter #1: Well, Obama's approval ratings are up. In fact they've been trending up for a while now.
Editor: How long have you worked here?
Reporter #1: About a year or so.
Editor: If you want to keep working here I suggest you review the employee policies and procedures manual, particularly the section on covering minorities, the poor, immigrants and other people we don't like. What else we got?
Reporter #2: Well, it looks like the economy is getting better. Or at least people believe it is.
Editor: Right. And you think we're going to report something that directly contradicts our mission statement? Especially with an election coming up? You really need to pay more attention at staff meetings. OK, let's go with Saddam caused 9/11.
Reporter #2: Sir, with all due respect that's a bit of a stretch, even for us. Both President Bush and Vice President Cheney admitted that there was no evidence Saddam was involved in 9/11.
Editor: Look, people smart enough to figure out we say stupid things stopped taking us seriously years ago, so whatever we say, they'll ignore, and people too stupid to figure out we say stupid things are going to believe whatever we say because...well...they're stupid. More stupid than people who pay no attention at all, so, win win! Run it. Use Bolling. He gave up on his reputation a long time ago.