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Fox defends ‘Idol’ votes as a fair win for Kris Allen

The American Idol winner was not affected by AT&T offering free text message at viewing parties in Arkansas, the home state of winner Kris Allen, according to this New York Times article. Fox Broadcasting, FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment's issued the statement that 'Kris Allen is, without a doubt, the American Idol.'
May 28, 2009

The American Idol winner was not affected by AT&T offering free text message at viewing parties in Arkansas, the home state of winner Kris Allen, according to this New York Times article. Fox Broadcasting, FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment’s issued the statement that ‘Kris Allen is, without a doubt, the American Idol.’

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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