November 5, 2012, - 3:52 pm

FOX News’ Fake Pollster is Hezbollah / CAIR Activist in Ponzi Scheme, Praised HAMAS, Led Rally for Muslim Blasphemy Laws

By Debbie Schlussel

All weekend long, the Drudge Report has been linking to a poll showing Mitt Romney leading in Michigan–the ONLY poll showing Romney leading in Michigan. In fact, Obama will win Michigan, and the poll is phony, conducted by a fake pollster, who is actually a former Hezbollah charity employee and a lawyer who was recently removed from his law firm and property firm for engaging in apparent fraud and cover for a major real estate Ponzi scheme. New York Times election prognosticator Nate Silver has also, sadly, relied on polls by fake pollster Tarek Mahmoud Baydoun and the non-existent firm of Foster McCollum White & Baydoun, which no one in the biz has ever heard of.


FOX News’ Hezbollah “Pollster” Tarek Baydoun & His Wife

Tarek Baydoun, at the same time that he was fraudulently parading as an “independent pollster” on Detroit’s FOX News owned-and-operated FOX 2 News, was also organizing and leading Muslim rallies throughout Dearbornistan in support of anti-blasphemy laws restricting the First Amendment in reaction to the anti-Mohammed video falsely blamed for the U.S. Embassy attacks. Oh, and he was tweeting in support of HAMAS terrorism and has participated in events supporting the boycott of Israel. Baydoun also worked for the charity, Al-Mabarat Charitable Organization in Dearbornistan, at the time it was raided by the FBI, and asked his Facebook friends to give money to its Hezbollah parent organization, Al-Mabbarat in Lebanon, for his 25th birthday. Remember, FOX News, the parent of Detroit’s FOX station, is apparently paying this schmuck Baydoun big money.

FOX News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes was made aware of Mr. Baydoun’s activities, as were several FOX News executives in charge of the FOX Television Stations group. Detroit FOX 2 News affiliate’s acting General Manager, Sheila Bruce and Vice President of News, Dana Kennedy Hahn, were also made aware of Tarek Baydoun’s history and lack of actual polling experience. But they’d rather perpetrate a fraud on you and show you phony polls from fake pollsters, so they continue to put Baydoun on the air to perpetrate his fakery.

Baydoun is a lawyer and a Muslim activist for Islamic terrorist groups. He’s not a pollster. At the beginning of October, Baydoun’s name was scrubbed from the website of Allen Brothers Law Firm. (Former partner David Allen was nominated by Barack Obama to be a federal judge but withdrew his name from consideration, and another former Allen Brothers lawyer, Zena Faraj Elhassan was recently hired by the corrupt Wayne County executive, Robert Ficano, to be his county corporation counsel.) Baydoun’s Twitter account and his Michigan Bar Directory entry still identify him as “of counsel” to Allen Brothers. But the link he has on his account is dead . . . for a reason: he was removed. Baydoun’s name was also scrubbed (mostly–there is still a remnant of a press release) from Metro Property Group, where he was General Counsel. Baydoun’s name was removed because of his apparent participation in a mini-Madoff Ponzi scheme ripping off foreign investors.

Metro Property Group buys distressed homes in Detroit and represents to hundreds of foreign investors that the homes have been rehabbed and that they are tenanted with tenant’s paying a relatively high amount of rent for the area. In fact, several of the investors have learned that the homes were never refurbished, that the leases are fakes with fake names of non-existent people. After several months of paying the non-existent and/or highly-inflated rent to the investors back in foreign lands, the investors are suddenly told that the tenant stopped paying and has been evicted. And Tarek Baydoun, as General Counsel of the company, apparently represented in writing to people that he did the evictions of these tenants. The investors were billed for court costs and alleged legal services. Many homes are involved and many investors have been ripped off in the scam, many of them having invested their pensions. Watch the video below, in which Baydoun laughs at Republican Congressional candidate Kerry Bentivolio and what he does for a living. I guess if you aren’t ripping people off like Baydoun, you’re to be laughed at, right?

Fox 2 News Headlines

Baydoun also blamed America for the 9/11 terrorist attacks and didn’t believe that Muslims perpetrated them. Listen to the audio. In 2010, Tarek Baydoun was behind a political campaign on behalf of extremist Muslims against Sharron Angle, who was the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate in Nevada. Journalist, author, and corporate crisis management consultant Fred Taub of Boycott Watch did his own investigation of Tarek Baydoun and found that Baydoun recently used his Twitter account to support HAMAS terrorist attacks on Israel (including tweets to his buddy, HAMAS CAIR Michigan chief Dawud Walid a/k/a Delano Anthony Willis, Jr.). He also used his Twitter account to defame me and falsely claim I support Al-Qaeda. Boycott Watch contacted News Corp and FOX News about Tarek Baydoun, with several questions about Baydoun’s status as an “independent pollster” and got no response. Read Boycott’s investigative piece on Baydoun.

FOX 2 News repeatedly misrepresents Baydoun’s polls as coming from a non-existent company, called “Foster McCollum White & Baydoun,” when there is in fact no such entity. There is only “Foster McCollum White & Associates.” The company’s address of 2844 Livernois Road, #4712, Troy, Michigan 48099 is actually the Troy Post Office, and its phone number is actually the cellphone number of Eric Foster. It appears that Mr. Baydoun’s name is only tacked onto the polls because he is a Muslim Arab and that this mysterious firm was hired by FOX 2 News and News Corp because Eric Foster is Black. Neither has any polling experience to speak of, at least not that Mr. Foster could identify to me. After I noted these things to FOX News and FOX 2 News executives, last week, the Foster McCollum White website was “souped up” to make the elusive company look more legit. But it just isn’t. It’s a fly-by-night operation. No one even knows if “McCollum” or “White” even exist.

I managed to finally get Eric Foster on the phone after several phone calls, and he could not describe any polling experience that either he or Tarek Baydoun has. He could not provide the polling methodology used in the “polls” that are broadcast on FOX News. And the only thing he would tell me is that he has “many African American clients,” none of whom he would name. When I asked him why he has a Hezbollah activist who organizes rallies to restrict the First Amendment parading as an impartial pollster, Foster told me that he is involved with many controversial people, including people associated with the Detroit Water Department. When I asked him if he really thinks that Hezbollah, which murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and U.S. Embassy officials and countless more Americans in joint operations with Al-Qaeda (such as the Khobar Towers attack), is the same as the Detroit Water Department, Eric Foster threatened to sue me if I quoted him and wrote about his firm (clearly he has as much respect for the First Amendment as his fellow con artist Tarek Baydoun). Then, he played the race card and hung up on me. One wonders how much FOX 2 News and News Corp are paying him for his phony polls.

Clearly, Mr. Baydoun has no business being on FOX 2 as a pollster. Since he’s not a real pollster, it’s no surprise that he’s frequently seen on the air reading from papers. He just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Instead, he is an activist and openly advocated for Muslim liberal Democrat Syed Taj (who is supported by HAMAS CAIR and got money from its California PAC) on a FOX 2 News report because, he said, Dr. Taj is an “Asian Muslim.” A real pollster is independent and doesn’t engage in activism on the air. A recent alleged poll by Baydoun and Foster, which was broadcast on FOX 2 News, showed the race between Taj and favored Republican Kerry Bentivolio as “tight,” when even the Democrats know it is a sure Republican seat and aren’t putting any money into the race. Bentivolio is predicted by all other polls to crush Taj, and he will, despite Baydoun’s fake poll, which is apparently as real as the evictions he claimed to do for investors who bought Metro Property Group homes.

The next time you watch FOX News, which oversees FOX 2 News, you’ll have to remember that it may be as credible as Tarek Baydoun, his phony polls, and fake evictions.

The only thing real about this guy is that he’s a strong supporter of Hezbollah and HAMAS and restricting your free speech rights when it comes to Islam.

That he’s on the air at FOX 2 News with the blessing of top FOX News execs, instead of facing criminal charges, is the biggest joke of all.

But after tomorrow, I doubt Tarek Baydoun’s TV career will last long. He has a lot of questions to answer from angry investors.


E-mail the following individuals and ask them why the heck Hezbollah activist, fake pollster, and apparent defrauder Tarek Baydoun is still on the air:

* Jack Abernethy, President FOX TV Stations–Phone: 212-301-3544; Email:

* Brian Lewis, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, FOX News & FOX Television Stations–Phone: 212-301-3331; Fax: 212-819-0816; E-Mail:

* Irena Briganti, Group Senior Vice President, Media Relations, FOX News–Phone: 212-301-3608; Fax: 212-819-0816; E-Mail:

* Claudia Russo, Manager, Media Relations, FOX News & FOX Televison Stations–Phone: 212-301-3997; E-Mail:

* Sheila Bruce, Vice President and Acting General Manager, FOX Broadcasting and FOX 2 Detroit–Email:

* Dana Kennedy Hahn, Vice President of News, FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX 2 Detroit–Email:

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15 Responses

Wow. I was wondering how could Romney possibly be ahead in Michigan, with all of the Muslims and union thugs, er, auto “workers” in that state?, But then again, if this state had been competitive, Romney and Obama would have been campaigning their butts off there, but both knew that Obama had the state sewn up. Too bad Fox did not know.

Terek Abeenalying basically told Fox News what they wanted to hear.

Jonathan E. Grant on November 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

impressive work, Deb.

Nick Fury on November 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm


Another Jew-hating Muslim Nazi allowed to move to the US courtesy of our wonderful immigration laws.

You’ve blogged many times about Muslim immigrants being involved in crimes such as sending money to terror groups,money-laundering,used car fraud,medicaid/medicare fraud,etc. My question is do ANY of these scumbags EVER get convicted and sent to prison?

Yeah, it was sure nice for Romney to proudly say that immigrants are more likely than native born Americans to own businesses.

Of course he didn’t mention the fact that large numbers of these immigrant business owners and workers (including many Muslims)evade taxes that “lowly” American business owners and workers have to pay. Take a look at the huge number of cash-based businesses and occupations immigrants work at.

Huge numbers of immigrants,long before they set foot on US soil, make it a mission to come to the US and “beat the system” (both gov’t and private sector) whenever possible. This means tax evasion,collecting gov’t benefits despite earning middle-class wages(this is where the cash-based occupations and businesses come into play),scamming American businesses,etc.

The American immigration system is broken. Out of control Third World(especially Muslim) immigration is a serious peril to the US and the Western World,but unfortunately most politicians of both parties spew the PC bullshit about how “wonderful” immigration is.

Scott on November 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Scott, you asked…

    “You’ve blogged many times about Muslim immigrants being involved in crimes such as sending money to terror groups,money-laundering,used car fraud,medicaid/medicare fraud,etc. My question is do ANY of these scumbags EVER get convicted and sent to prison?”

    I don’t always have the time to research Islamic Jihad but when I do this site is the 1st one I go to. Use DS’ archive and check out her columns (and info) on free freaks like Imad Hamad (He’s my favourite one to go to first) and you’ll see how chilling the answer to your question is.

    Others you should check out are Imam Mohammed Magrid and what he has his dirty Jihadi fingers in and how the highest levels of the US Gubmint love and prop him up. Another disgusting piece of work is Imam Kifah Mustapha.

    I’m not even scraping the surface. How all these groups mesh together in their devious fundraising and acts (and organizations)and all the scummy Islamists weaved into the never-ending fabric will blown your mind to smithereens. And I am not even touching on how the Gubmint knows what these Jihadists do but doesn’t even bother them.

    I really appreciate what DS does and knows. It’s amazing. If one doubts me just try to catch up on the latest and you’ll see it’s akin to being snow-blind from super-blizzard in an already snowy land. I’m sure many give up because it’s extremely complicated (and maddening). And just you try to remember all those crazy Mooooooslim names. It’s far from easy.

    So thanks to DS for sharing this vital info with us. It’s not easy and I appreciate that very much!

    Skunky on November 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

ALL the polls sound Muslim.

When you dig into the internals, Romney will win big!

But the topline says we have a cliff-hanger election.

Few people will bother to look at the real data. Not just in a “poll” in MI but in polls taken around the country.

They ALL lie. We’ll find out what America really thinks tomorrow night.

NormanF on November 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    It’s so easily discernible: MR cannot win; and a good thing it is, for, as a lame-duck, Obama would pardon many unworthies.

    But don’t lose heart, for, Biden will finish the term, . . .

    PhillipGaley on November 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Damn good research. What a bunch of lepers. Just disgusting. Debbies probably unfortunately right about losing Michigan with all our thugs and hezbos. I have to laugh every time I see a stupid auto worker with their BHO signs, stickers. I know they’re self serving idiots with no intelligence. Which is why I keep buying Japanese cars and foreign made Levis. Actually they wear the same imported clothing I do and probably went to pro games when all the union umps and refs were striking.

samurai on November 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Maybe those UAW people can EAT those stickers if Obama wins. ‘Cause food might get a little scarce if the economy gets any worse than it is right now.

RT on November 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Unfortunately, Fox “News” is only likely to get worse over time, as it advances the causes of Muslims and their terrorist “spiritual” leaders and increases its attacks on Israel. Rupert Murdoch, who controls NewsCorp, the parent company of Fox, has been gradually turning the reins of the company over to his son, James Murdoch. James Murdoch is no friend of Israel, and he has been deeply steeped in Leftist “philosophy.”

Thus, over time, James Murdoch and Alwaleed bin Talal, another major NewsCorp investor, are likely to become the dominant forces behind NewsCorp. Their politics and special interests will eventually pervade everything that you see and hear on Fox. When that happens, with Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc., you will essentially have the equivalent of a unified “news” agency along the lines of the Russian ITAR-TAS. You may try to change the channels all you want, but the message you will receive will be the same.

As usual, the science fiction and visionary writers have long ago anticipated the future. From the Dick Tracy watch and the Jetson’s Skype-like video communications on the lighter side, to the stark, depressing centralized control and dehumanization depicted in Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451, with its single “news” source—we have all been forewarned. The message is clear: keep up the good fight and do what you can to take charge of your life, or it will take charge of you.

Ralph Adamo on November 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Good Morning Ralph on this 2012 Election Day. Your input brought to mind a book by Joel Garreau, THE NINE NATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA. It was published in 1981 and had a purchase price of $14.95 U.S. It is 400+ pages inclusive of notes, credits, references, etc.

    In my opinion and looking back at Garreau’s perspectives developed from his 2+ years of research, one will see that he was a seer i.e. a mini-Nostradamus of sorts.

    What I find intriguing about your comments are your references which, if readers take some time to research them, are right there in front of all to see and ponder. Your last sentence is the kicker.

    My wife and I have been discussing the options we see for ourselves to potential events we cannot control even though we have been fighting “the good fight” for quite some time. There are two actions we believe are most critical: No Debt and Continual Education. Additionally, one must have an ability to relocate at will…we did.

    We will not become union fops paying for their “protection” or citizen dhimmis to those who seek to impose a global Caliphate upon us.

    IBM’s slogan was THINK – LOOK IT UP – PLAN – DECIDE -ACT.
    Add that to Heinlein’s THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS’s word i.e. TANSTAAFL.

    Everyone, keep reading Debbie’s insights. Start today on making a family plan for your futures because History has shown that all Democracies fall and become Dictatorships. Hope and work for the best, but make plans for the worst as well.

    Thank you Ralph – your Comments gave me incentive to act today. Debbie, Thank You for your dedication to sending this information out to all of us including us X-DETROITERS who have moved to Florida.

    Dennis on November 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

Not so much shocked. Just surprised that people think a heavily UAW state like Michigan would go for Mitt Romney. I wonder why law enforcement like SEC is not after this douche bag for investor fraud? This should be enough to toss him back to Lebanon if he is not a US citizen. Either great work Debbie!

Mario on November 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

Does not this case speak volumes about the fraudulence of Fox News and of the “conservatism” it ostensibly represents?

Seek on November 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Wow, that is quite a story. So many people in this country including left wing Jews think all Israel needs to do is make some more concessions and see the humanity in the Palestinians and then peace will be possible. Sadly that is an illusion. You can’t make peace with murderers who are out to destroy you.

Mike Shore on November 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

so i’m Lebanese,and I KNOW what israel is trying to do! what you see on t.v make you think that they’re innocent,but it’s completely the opposit! israel’s army destroy our houses (they destroyed my uncle’s $500000 house in 2006),they kill children,women,destroy churches,THEY HATE US! i’m only 15 and my biggest nightmare is still ISRAEL! i’m not saying all what hezbolla are doing is good,but u should know that they SAVED US FROM ISRAEL MANY TIMES,WHEN THOSE CRIMINALS(israel) WHERE TRYING TO KILL US!! YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT BEFORE judging people,WHEN UR COUNTRY WAS HELPING ISRAEL KILLING US HEZBOLLA WERE DEFENDING US AND THEY R NOTTT TERRORISTS! am not one of them but i’ll never forget how they saved me,n i’m really thankfulxx

judy on June 6, 2013 at 9:58 am

debbie is a looser and ugly woman , you failed practicing law so you spend most of your time attacking successful lawyers Wont do you any good lol im running the county and you are only running your blog who’s smarter ?? you talk but at the end of the day whatever i say goes in the county

attorney zeina elhassan on October 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

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