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FOX bemoans coverage of Suskind bombshell, blames liberal media for willingness to accept "allegations"

Reported by Chrish - August 7, 2008 -

We wondered among ourselves how long it would take FOX to trash Ron Suskind's book even as they promote and highlight Jerome Corsi's lie-packed tome about Barack Obama. This morning 8/7/08 on FOX and Friends the Suskind book was challenged and portrayed as just another Bush-bashing readily embraced by the mainstream media.
With video.

Rich Noyes of the conservative Media Research Center (headed by Brent Bozell) was the sole guest to comment on the willingness of the mainstream media to unquestioningly promote Suskind's new book, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism. He noted that Suskind was asked tough questions about the revelations in the book by the hosts, but still alleged that his mere presence indicated an agenda of the mainstream media to bash Bush. They compared, vaguely and without supporting facts or stats, this book tour with others and concluded that bashers got more airtime.

The "bashers" also exposed their first-hand knowledge of historical events, and Suskind's book actually broke news. The journalist thoroughly researched this book for two years, interviewing hundreds of people, and has all his sources on the record, many with tapes. Harper Collins, the (Murdoch-owned) publisher, reportedly accelerated the release because of the news value. So the fact that the author, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, is making the rounds of the news and cable shows, is not part of some agenda; it's business.

On the other hand we have Jerome Corsi, who said he wrote eight books in two years and whose sources are all in right-wing agreement. He has made the rounds on FOX News but we fully expect to see him as a repeat guest on mny of them to repeat the lies and smears against Obama under the guise of "debate."

Program note: The segment immediately preceding this one focused on a study by the Parents Television Council, also headed by Brent Bozell, that concluded that TV is "destroying" families - not hurting, "destroying," as Kilmeade corrected Morris. Such a diverse scope of opinion and perspective on FOX: we have Brent Bozell's views on network television programming, and Brent Bozell's views on cable television programming.