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GrapeWhine Summary - Week of Nov 21

Reported by Nancy - November 27, 2005 -

It can be very revealing to look at the little "pickings" that appear on the Grapevine segment of Special Report over time. Not only are certain individuals, groups & topics repeatedly presented in either negative or positive light, but recurrent Foxian themes begin to emerge. This past week, for example, tidbits on the vine were used to target acadmia (at all levels), unions & some of Fox's major competitors.

Here are 2 lists summarizing the past week's episodes of the "Grapevine" segment on Special Report.

Individuals/groups/topics presented positively :
Global Language Monitor
Tony Blair (Tue)
George W Bush (Tue)
Tony Blair (again on Tue)
Rep Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
conservative college-student groups
former FEMA director Michael Brown

Individuals/groups/topics presented negatively :
Bob Woodward
the Washington Post
"plitically correct" speech
an Anglican church in Wales
the teachers' union in the UK
the BBC
a "British government official" who leaked a memo [David Keogh, not named in this report]
Daily Mirror (UK)
environmental groups
Friends of the Earth
proposed regulations by the UK government
Chris Matthews (MSNBC)
Kurt Vonnegut
Rep John Murtha (D-PA)
"the media" (Thu)
Prof John Daly (a college professor in NJ)
a teacher in Madison WI
Sen John Kerry (D-MA)
"the media" (Fri)
civil law system/jury duty
Paul Hellyer (former Canadian minister of defense)
Gov Bill Richardson (D-NM)
Bret Chenkins (a high school teacher in VT)

Comments: Gee, do ya see a few patterns here? Aside from the overwhelmingly negative viewpoints, of course. Stayed tuned as I accumulate these every week.

If you'd like to complain to Fox about this, email: special@foxnews.com

NOTE TO READERS: Please stay on topic (patterns of targeting in which topics Special Report chooses to include in the Grapevine). O/T comments will be deleted. Thanks.