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The Two Faces of Fox "News"

Reported by Melanie - September 22, 2006 -

Is Fox News afraid to put in writing the propaganda it spews on television? I ask because this afternoon (September 22, 2006) Fox gave two very different reasons why the stock market was down today, depending on where you got your Foxfomation.

The headline at FoxNews.com/Business read (it's gone now), "So Close... Dow falls from brink of all-time high as investor pessimism about the economy pushes shares lower." If one clicked on that teaser one went to an AP story titled: "Stocks Fall on More Worries About Economy."

At the exactly the same time, on Fox television, Fox's "business news" guru, Neil Cavuto, opened his show with: "Well, no record today. Is Wall Street concerned that these guys [cut to video of Musharraf and Bush at today's press conference] aren't quite as cozy now? Maybe not as united on the war on terror now?"

After a segment featuring Jeff -"We couldn't ask for a better leader [than Musharraf] in that region of the world." - Sessions (R-AL), Cavuto introduced a roundtable panel with: "Well, could Pakistan then be the wildcard that the markets were not expecting this week, keeping the Dow from an all-time high? We lost a little bit more ground today."

The roundtable discussion proceeded with this chyron at the bottom of the screen for the duration: "Pakistan: Wildcard the Markets Weren't Expecting?"

Whatever happened to, "investor pessimism" and, "more worries about the economy?"

Hiding bad economic news from his viewers, or, when he absolutely must report it, blaming it on someone other than George Bush is after all Cavuto's job, but how v-e-r-y interesting that the difference between Fox TV and Fox on the web is so stark. Why doesn't Fox have the balls to own up to what it is and to publish the same propaganda on its website that it bloviates 24/7 on television? I think because News Corp. doesn't want that much evidence hanging out on the Internet proving what a lie Fox's "fair and balanced news" mantra is.