In addition to being neither fair nor balanced, Fox News isn't truthful. A classic example of their lack of truthiness is their recent multi-pronged attack on George Soros who, in right wing circles, is up there with Hitler, Stalin, and Bin Laden. Since the departure of Glenn Beck and his anti-Soros paranoia, there hasn't been a lot of Soros hysteria until recently when Fox decided to go all in against Soros with their claim, on several Fox shows (news and opinion) and Fox Nation, that Soros is the nefarious force behind planned Wal-Mart walk outs and protests. But here's the thing - that's just not true. And while Fox Nation has corrected (without noting the correction) the record, the words spoken by Fox partisans still stand. But there will, I'm sure, be on-air corrections. Ya think?!
On Tuesday's Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, and the Five all claimed that George Soros was, via MoveOn.org, behind scheduled protests at Wal-Mart. News Hounds Brian reported that, on The Five, Eric Bolling said that Obama should appoint George Soros as the "Destroy America" czar. On America Live, Stuart Varney proclaimed that "George Soros, through MoveOn.org, has sent out an email nationwide urging everybody who has an interest in this to turn up at a Wal-Mart on Friday and demonstration and that "The [National Labor Relations Board] is powerless to stop George Soros mobilizing people in favor of unionization, in favor of better working conditions at Wal-Mart. So no matter what the NLRB does, these demonstrations will take place." Fox Nation had a thread titled "Soros Behind Black Friday Strike."
We don't know if Fox deliberately lied in order to smear George Soros or if they were just misinformed. But wouldn't you think that a supposedly top notch "news" outlet could have done the necessary research to find out that Soros is not a member of MoveOn. While he contributed over a million dollars to MoveOn in 2004, he has contributed nothing to the group since then.
Fox Nation has changed the title of its original thread to "MoveOn Behind Black Friday Strike." There is no mention of why the change was made. Let's see if the aforementioned three shows do a correction. I'm not holding my breath. Meanwhile, as opposed to the truth, the lie is out there!