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Hume Bashes Local Station for Being "Unfair and Unbalanced"

Reported by Janie - October 13, 2006 -

During "Special Report's" "Two Minutes of Hate" (AKA "Grapevine") last night (10/12), host Brit Hume spent a short portion of the segment criticizing a local TV station in Tennessee for not providing both a Republican and Democrat on air during an analysis of the Harold Ford Jr./Bob Corker debate Tuesday night.

During the segment, Hume whined, "The news director for Knoxville, Tennessee TV station WBIR is apologizing for not including a supporter of Republican Senate candidate Bob Corker in an analysis of Corker's debate with Democrat Harold Ford Jr. Tuesday night.

Bill Shory says last minute changes beyond his control left the station with a Ford supporter on set — but no one from Corker's camp. He calls it "a failure of planning and judgment" and says the mistakes will be corrected."

Comment: As has been documented on this site on an almost daily basis, this "fair and balanced" approach is not a practice that Fox itself practices. Yet, here Hume is criticizing another organization for a daily practice of his own station. Will Hume report the next time Fox pulls this "unfair and unbalanced" trick?