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Short-term memory loss at Fox

Reported by Chrish - August 20, 2005

Brian Wilson, subbing for Brit Hume on Special Report 8/19/05, made mention in The Grapevine segment of a Cindy Sheehan supporter in Crawford who would not talk to a Fox interviewer there.

This is the transcript taken from the Foxnews.com website; I regret I don't have a tape for comparison but the essence is here.

"Finally, I had to shake my head in disbelief at this bit of tape from our FOX affiliate in Phoenix. The cameraman was sent out to talk to anti-war protesters gathered to show solidarity with Cindy Sheehan. And he ran into one fellow who had issues about talking to anyone from Fox News.

"I'm not talking to anybody from FOX. (WHY?) If you don't know by now, then there's nothing I can say that will help you. And I work for the news agency, as a matter of fact.”

He works at a news agency and he's participating in an anti-war protester(sic). And he thinks that is fair and balanced."

Apparently Wilson forgot about Fox News contributor Mike Gallagher organizing a pro-war counter-protest in Crawford last week.

He works at the so-called "fair and balanced" news agency, and he thinks THAT's fair and balanced?

I also want to call attention to Wilson's substitution of the vague article "a" for the specific article "the". The implication is that the protester works for Fox and Wilson airbrushed that, making it seem he works for the (you-know-what) media. A Fox employee protesting the war/Bush would open the door to questioning, and that's not good for the indoctrinators.

If that presumably by now former Fox employee should read this, drop us a line.

Thanks to gmailer Marc for the nudge.

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