As part of their efforts to smear then presidential candidate, Barack Obama, Fox "News" was more than happy to advance the right wing lie that Obama was joined at the hip to former student radical Bill Ayers - a meme that was picked up by Sarah Palin who, I believe, coined the phrase describing Obama as "palling around with terrorists." But in yet another example of Fox's double standard, Roger Aisles has no problem providing a dressing room, at Fox News' NY headquarters, for anti-choice Rob Schenck and his living Nativity which performs, annually, outside Fox. It's ironic - if the Occupiers engaged in the same type of shenanigans that Schenck did back in the 90's, it would be considered terrorism. And unlike Ayer's "terrorism," Schenk actually has a record!
Bill Ayers was never arrested; but Rob Schenck has a "long history of militant anti-abortion activism, fines, and arrests." He and his brother Paul targeted abortion doctor Barnett Slepian who was eventually murdered by a pro-life zealot who, reportedly, had ties to the Schencks. One of Rob's arrests occurred when over 100 Operation Rescue terrorists charged an abortion clinic in Buffalo. Schenck's finest moment occurred when he and fellow terrorists thrust a container, holding a fetus, at then presidential candidate Bill Clinton.
But for Roger Ailes, Schenck has been redeemed. Not only did Schenck's Christmas circus perform outside the Fox News headquarters; but Fox provided them with nice warm dressing rooms. (See attached video)
As I said, Fox News had a barrage of anti-Occupy coverage in which the Occupiers were painted as violent thugs - the same kind of coverage that was given to union members who protested Scott Walker's union busting. But when it comes to coverage for arrests and/or convictions of those involved in anti-choice violence, Fox News is mum. And while Fox was more than happy to show video of the various protesters deemed anathema to the right wing, they never show the screaming and praying gauntlets that women, attempting to access reproductive health care, have to walk every day.
But in the dualistic world of the "fair & balanced" Fox News, Christians good, everybody else very, very bad.