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Where's The FOX News Coverage Of Republican Scandals?

Reported by Ellen - May 5, 2006

In a recent interview, FOX News CEO Roger Ailes countered criticism of FOX News' conservative bias by saying, “Bias is not what you say; it’s what you eliminate. We don’t eliminate anybody. Everybody gets equal time. They do eliminate a conservative voice at many of these other networks, therefore we appear to be more conservative, because we treat the conservative point of view with as much respect as we treat the liberal point of view. We have as much bashing of the current administration over here.” Oh, really? Then let’s ask FOX News when we can expect to hear some discussions about allegations of Republican wrong-doing to balance out the ones about the Democrats.

For example, Cynthia McKinney’s encounter with a Capitol Hill policeman has been discussed repeatedly on Hannity & Colmes, including every single “new development.” Last night (5/4/06), the first 18 minutes of the show were devoted to Rep. Patrick Kennedy's car accident, his history of substance abuse and his father's incident at Chappaquiddick. But I can’t remember a single discussion about a Republican scandal since Dick Cheney, with two drunken driving convictions in his past (unmentioned), didn’t do anything wrong when he shot his friend in the face and seemed reluctant to report it to the public.

Corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff has ties to President Bush, Tom DeLay and several other Republicans. Not worth discussing.

23 Bush administration officials have some level of involvement in the Valerie Plame leak. Not worth discussing.

‘As Many as a Half a Dozen’ Members of Congress May Be Involved in Prostitution Scandal involving Republican Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Duke who?

Last, but not least, there's Tom DeLay, indicted for money laundering, described as "incredibly honorable" on Hannity & Colmes. No discussion about those charges

Ask FOX News, where’s the coverage of Republican scandals?




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