Fox Apologizes to Jews for 'Jesus Killer' Poll
Poll asked who viewers blame for death of Christ
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2011 12:45 AM CST
Updated Dec 30, 2011 2:46 AM CST
Christian pilgrims carry wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa duringa Good Friday procession in Jerusalem.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A Fox staffer in Latin America thought a good way to promote a Christmas special would be with an online poll asking people whether they thought the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. Other options included Pontius Pilate or the high priests. Fox pulled the poll and apologized after receiving complaints, AP reports. The Simon Weisenthal Center in Buenos Aires called the poll a reference to Vatican propaganda that "resulted in the persecution and murder of Jews for two millennia."

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aspergers-guy
Jan 1, 2012 10:58 PM CST
A FOX affiliate in Buenos Aires, Argentina maybe ? lol But what were the results of the poll, who did the respondents choose as the person responsible for The Passion Of The Christ ? (lol)
7Thunders
Jan 1, 2012 5:27 PM CST
I don't understand why they keep saying the Jews killed Jesus. Jesus was jewish and it was the Italians or as they went by, the Romans that killed jesus. Some how the Italians seem to be off the hook for the murder.
ReasonInTimesOfRage
Dec 31, 2011 7:43 AM CST
My issue here is with Fox News. To offer this "poll" in the first place invites bias, partisanship, and in the end, solves nothing. Answers even less. And, accomplishes nothing. My question to Fox News would be these; 1. What motivation did you have in even offering this poll? 2. How many people did you really ask? 3. What were those people polled views as to the entire middle east issue in the first place? Here's my take: Fox News had to fill time/conjure up controversy . I believe we enough of that with stoking the fires.