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FOX Escalates Attack On NBC With Label " Activist Network"

Reported by Deborah - January 15, 2007 -

The chatter this morning, 1/15/07, on Fox & Friends First was all about the liberal bias at NBC. "Why don't they just call themselves a liberal network?" and " NBC doesn't like the liberal label".This time Keith Olbermann was directly included by reading a partial quote of Olbermann's and then asking viewers to identify who said it.

Chris Matthews, of course, got major jabs for his comment to Don Imus. " Cheney who always wants to kill" but today Tim Russert got branded by the F&F crew because he worked for Mario Cuomo. Bill O'Reilly and Bernie Goldberg were commended for their ten years of work exposing the " liberal media bias". (They forgot to mention Neil Boortz and he won't be happy.)

They made sure to repeat their new label for NBC, " activist network" claiming NBC chose to label Iraq a " civil war" as if the network had no right to make that choice.

Then the F&Fs invited viewers to identify the NBC person who made the following comment.
" The President is to have taken money out of the pockets of every American, even out of the pockets of dead soldiers."
This is an incomplete and out of context comment made by Keith Olbermann. Here is what he actually said.

"Your second accomplishment, sir, is to have taken money out of the pockets of every American, even out of the pockets of the dead soldiers on the battlefield and their families, and to have given that money to the war profiteers. Because if you sell the Army a thousand Humvees, you can't sell them any more until the first thousand have been destroyed, can you? The service men and women are ancillary to the equation. This is about the planned obsolescence of ordnance, isn't it, Mr. Bush? And the building of detention centers? And the design of a $125 million courtroom complex at Gitmo, complete with restaurants. At least the war profiteers have made their money, sir."

Does FOX dare to mention Keith Olbermann by name and risk introducing him to more people who will join the throngs who prefer Olbermann over O'Reilly during the 8 PM time slot?