Fox Extends GOP’s Fantasyland Railway

Noting that “Republicans and their adjunct outlets have been touting one specific lie above all others lately”–that of a fictitious “$8 billion earmark in the stimulus package to build a high-speed rail connector between Las Vegas and Disneyland”–Political Animal blogger Steve Benen reports (, 3/3/09) that “yesterday, Fox News gave the story a twist, changing the details of the already-bogus claim to make a brand new lie”: Check out this exchange between Fox News‘s Megyn Kelly and Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) on the omnibus spending bill pending in the Senate: Kelly: It’s a super railroad, of sorts–a line that will […]