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Media Banned From Gitmo - But Not Fox News

Reported by Janie - June 23, 2006 -

Shortly after three suspected terrorists committed suicide (right after Bill O'Reilly's visit, of course), the Pentagon decided to expel all journalists from Guantanamo Bay. This, it seems, does not include the propaganda arm of the White House: Fox News.

Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano had this to say on Fox this morning:

NAPOLITANO: "I was doing my radio show with Brian Kilmeade the other day and I get an email from the Defense Department saying, “We have an extra seat on a flight down to Guantanamo, would you like to come?” So, of course, I cleared it all — I cleared it here with our superiors..."

HOST: "What’d you see?"

NAPOLITANO: "Well, we saw everything. … We saw all six camps. … We had FBI interviews, I actually sat down and examined the evidence they’re going to use at trial with prosecutors. It was very detailed."

HOST: "That was some kind of access."

NAPOLITANO: "It was. It was great."

Napolitano then explained the treatment of detainees is "now gentle, almost child-like the way they treat the detainees.”

With Fox's track record of siding with the President at every turn, spinning news stories to favor the White House, and reporting stories that come directly from White House e-mails, it is terribly frightening that we will now only receive our news regarding Gitmo from them. Or rather, our "news" from Gitmo will only include approved White House releases.

Welcome to state-sponsored journalism.

(Hat tip to ThinkProgress)