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Fox News Ignores Tom Ridge Story

Reported by Ellen - August 21, 2009 -

Eric Boehlert, of Media Matters, did the research to find out that "fair and balanced" Fox News has almost completely ignored the news that Tom Ridge says he was pressured by the Bush administration to raise the terrorism threat level near the end of the 2004 presidential election campaign for what Ridge believed were political reasons. Boehlert noted that while the other cable news stations have covered the story dozens of times, as of this afternoon, Fox had only mentioned it twice: four sentences on Thursday's Special Report which was re-aired later that night.

UPDATE: Boehlert's post was written Friday afternoon, before yesterday's Special Report aired. Some readers have advised that the show aired another, longer piece on Ridge last night.