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Tell FOX the News - Updated

Reported by Ellen - October 2, 2004 -

For the second day running, FOXNews.com has printed "humorous" put-downs of John Kerry. Yesterday, a FOX spokesman apologized for printing reporter Carl Cameron's phony news about Kerry, whom Cameron covers for FOX. Did FOX, which was a sponsored link for Danrathermustgo.com until shortly after we revealed their connection, give Cameron (who knew the statements were false) the same heave-ho it thinks appropriate for Rather (who thought his story was genuine)? No.

"Carl made a stupid mistake which he regrets," (FOX spokesperson Paul) Schur said Friday night. "And he has been reprimanded for his lapse in judgment. It was a poor attempt at humor."

Before you could say, "we are not amused," FOX did it again. Today's story by Jane Roh reports on "Communists for Kerry" as follows:

"We're trying to get Comrade Kerry elected and get that capitalist enabler George Bush out of office," said 17-year-old Komoselutes Rob of Communists for Kerry.

Even though he, too, is a capitalist, he supports my socialist values more than President Bush," Rob said, before assuring FOXNews.com that his organization was not a parody group. When asked his thoughts on Washington's policy toward Communist holdout North Korea, Rob said: "The North Koreans are my comrades to a point, and I'm sure they support Comrade Kerry, too."

It is unclear whether the Kerry campaign has welcomed the Communists' endorsement.

A simple click on the hyperlink in the article makes it clear "Communists for Kerry" is a Republican group. Did Roh not bother to find that out? Or did she just not bother to report it? Either way, there's no excuse.

Real Journalism, Fair and Balanced? Now that's a joke!

Tell FOX it's time they got it.

Call Jane Roh at 212-556-2500, hit 4 for directory, then 7645.
Email FOXNews.com comments to foxnewsonline@foxnews.com
Email Fox News Channel comments to comments@foxnews.com

Also see Judy's brilliant editorial Let Fox News Hear From You about responding to Carl Cameron's gaffe.

UPDATE: FOXNews.com has added this to the story:
And then there were the pranksters in the audience . . . the Communists for Kerry (who, in fact, are rooting for Bush) and the Billionaires for Bush (who, of course, are Kerry supporters).

I think we made a difference!