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Lack Of Rove Coverage Proves Roger Ailes Wrong Again About FOX News

Reported by Ellen - July 3, 2005

The revelation that Karl Rove has been implicated in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame is currently being reported in the top U.S. stories on Google News right now. A search of FOXNews.com finds no report on this story, which broke Friday and was updated Saturday in Editor and Publisher, among other places.

Last December, News Hound Melanie posted that FOX News president and CEO Roger Ailes told C-Span that "Fox's job is to give the audience 'enough facts' so they can make up their own minds... He said he tries to instill in all Fox employees that they must 'take the news very seriously.' He said it's 'very important for us to be fair.'"

In my post on the same interview, I wrote that Ailes said "he requires his reporters to 'present the news, if there is more than one side, make sure you have it. If you think there's something else you don't agree with make sure it's in the story.'"

The lack of FOX News coverage of an important story that broke more than 24 hours ago proves once again that FOX News does not live up to these standards. Either the network has failed to live up to Ailes' dicta or else he has not been truthful about what they are.

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