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Instead Of Defending Their Record, Fox News Attacks Howard Dean

Reported by Ellen - July 29, 2010 -

As I recently posted, Howard Dean called out Fox News' race baiting during an appearance on last Sunday's Fox News Sunday. So how did Fox News react? Not by defending their record, but by attacking Dean. Maybe they know as well as we do that they can't defend their record. UPDATE: Fox News now admits there was a "breakdown in the system" with regard to the Shirley Sherrod story. (H/T Think Progress)

As AlterNet reported about a more recent interview Dean did on the Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur said to Dean, "Michael Clemente, Senior VP of Fox News, says, 'As we said this past week, some people such as the failed candidate Dean reflexively blame Fox for almost anything.' How do you respond to that?"

Dean responded, " just don’t take Fox seriously. They’re not a news outfit, they’re a propaganda outfit. I go on Chris Wallace because I like him, and actually I think he is fair, he’s tough, and of course he has to spout the party line once in a while, which he did yesterday. But I don’t go on any of those other programs because it’s not a serious outfit. And you know, so that’s a propaganda statement. And it’s interesting, I saw that earlier, and I thought to myself, that’s really interesting, that’s what you’d expect from a spokesman from a right-wing politician, and it’s not a coincidence."

I challenge Clemente or anyone else at Fox News to defend their record on race.

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