While covering the verdict in the trial of pedophile Jerry Sandusky, Fox News broadcast footage of Indiana governor Mitch Daniels
. They later apologized for the error, which was blamed on technical problems.
As you probably know, Fox has a history of "accidentally" identifying disgraced Republicans as Democrats. They have pulled that trick so often that everyone understands that these "accidents" are actually psy-war directed at the extremely gullible.
In the present case, however, the situation is rather different: Mitch Daniels is a Republican. In fact, there was a lot of talk of Daniels running for president in 2012. He seems to be a front-runner in the Republican veepstakes contest.
Did Fox have a legitimate
accident this time? Or is Fox giving Daniels a signal of some sort? I suppose it would be very naughty for me to link to a scurrilous and unfounded blog post like this one
. On a more serious note, one should point out that Mitch Daniels has angered a number of social conservatives
because he has decided that hating gays and opposing abortions are losing strategies for Republicans.