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Fox Exclusions & Exclusives

November 3, 2011

Georgia Terrorism Suspect Allegedly Found Inspiration In Fox News Expert’s Novel

You may have read about four men arrested in Georgia Tuesday for what the New York Times described as a domestic terror plot involving guns, bombs and the toxin ricin, all aimed at killing federal and state officials and spreading terror. Yesterday (11/2/11), Fox News’ Jonathan Serrie reported on the case for America’s Newsroom and noted in his report that one of the defendants “allegedly cited the online novel, Absolved, which discusses small groups of citizens attacking U.S. officials. Apparently, this defendant… allegedly saying that these attacks would be based on events in that novel.” But what Serrie and host Martha MacCallum didn’t mention is that the author of Absolved is a Fox News expert.

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Reported by Ellen at 12:19 AM

September 22, 2011

Fox News Too Busy With Its GOP/Obama-Bashing Agenda To Cover Troy Davis Execution

As many know, Georgia prisoner Troy Davis was executed last night after an 11th hour request to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay was denied. Davis’ execution was controversial because, as CBS News reported, "Hundreds of thousands of people signed petitions on Davis' behalf, and prominent supporters included an ex-president and an ex-FBI director, liberals and conservatives. His attorneys said seven of nine key witnesses against him disputed all or parts of their testimony, but state and federal judges repeatedly ruled against him -- three times on Wednesday alone." So how did “we report, you decide” and “fair and balanced” Fox News cover this last night? Barely. In three hours of prime time that included The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and On The Record, there were only two brief reports on it*. Segregation-apologist Ainsley Earhardt didn’t even mention it in her news break during On The Record.

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Reported by Ellen at 3:16 PM

August 4, 2011

Fox Ignores FAA Shutdown While Attacking Obama’s Birthday Party

If you only watched Fox News during prime time last night, you could be forgiven for not knowing that Republican intransigence caused Congress to recess for a month without funding the Federal Aviation Administration – thereby furloughing and laying off thousands of workers, halting construction projects and causing safety workers remaining on the job to do so without pay. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has asked Congress to "End your vacation for a couple days, get off the beach, get out of your mobile homes or whatever you are traveling in, get back to Washington… and pass a bill." Surely this story has everything a news network could love – unless you’re the kind of news network that’s more interested in promoting an anti-Democratic/pro-Republican agenda. In that case, attacking President Obama as insensitive for holding a lavish birthday party is the more important story.

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Reported by Ellen at 10:54 AM

July 14, 2011

Van Susteren Gets Around To Reporting News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal – Briefly

Near the end of On The Record last night (7/13/11), host Greta Van Susteren finally got around to reporting the News Corp phone hacking scandal engulfing the parent company of her employer. There were no guests and the brief segment aired about 50 minutes into the hour (after an interview with the Casey Anthony jury foreman) but this was the first mention of the scandal I’ve seen on Fox News prime time at all.

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Reported by Ellen at 5:32 PM

March 22, 2011

Fox News’ “CNN Reporters As Gaddafi’s Human Shields” Story Reveals Fox News Deceit, Laziness And Likely Cowardice

On Monday (3/21/11), Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin reported that CNN and Reuters journalists had been used as human shields at Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli and thus prevented the British from firing on and possibly taking out the compound. She also claimed that Fox News’ journalists had avoided going to the compound because they were concerned about being used in such a way. But as it turned out, a Fox News representative - a security guard who had been given a camera - was among the reporters, while Fox's correspondent and cameraperson stayed back at their hotel. Furthermore, in a stinging rebuttal, CNN’s Nic Robertson revealed a number of other details that cast serious doubt on the “human shield” claim. "When you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from a dictatorship here. You don’t expect it from the other journalists," Robertson told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Griffin came back on the air later with a "correction" that raised even more questions about Fox News' so-called reporting.

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Reported by Ellen at 3:29 AM
Secretary Rice on FOX and Friends, reported by Chrish,
This Is The Big Story?, reported by Chrish, 0 comments
Ron Paul takes on FOX News, reported by Chrish,
Karl Rove Dodges Alan Colmes, reported by Ellen,
Big Story – Or Small Tabloid?, reported by Chrish,
Trailer Trash TV, reported by Ellen,
Hannity Snubs The Troops, reported by Ellen,
Obsession Is More Than A Perfume, reported by Chrish,
Major Oil Spill in Lebanese Waters, reported by Marie Therese,
Kurdistan - The Other Iraq, reported by Donna,
More Than a Coincidence?, reported by Nancy,
Dumb, Da-Dumb-Dumb, reported by Nancy,
The Eye of the Beholder, reported by Nancy,
The Long & The Short Of It, reported by Nancy,
Roe Changes Her Mind, reported by Deborah, 0 comments
Howard Dean & Colmes, reported by Deborah, 0 comments
FOX Priorities, reported by Ellen, 0 comments
The Year That Was, reported by Ellen, 0 comments
Rewind 2004, reported by Deborah, 0 comments
Linda Vester Festers, reported by Melanie,
Special Report's Not So Special, reported by Nancy,
DeLay-ing Tactics?, reported by Nancy,
Never Mind the Facts, reported by Melanie, 0 comments
Fox News & The State Department?, reported by Melanie,
Abusing the Trust of Viewers, reported by Melanie,
Emerging Terror Stories, reported by Eleanor,
What?, reported by Melanie,
Cheney & Miller #6, reported by Melanie,
Cheney & Miller #4, reported by Melanie,
Is Fox Deaf As Well As Dumb?, reported by Ellen,
Fox Shuts Out the Protesters, reported by Melanie,
Political Calculations, reported by Eleanor,
Interesting What they Don't Cover, reported by Melanie,
News Fixing, reported by Eleanor,
Friends Being Evenhanded, reported by Eleanor,
Republicans for Kerry, reported by Melanie,
Selective Fox Coverage Again, reported by Eleanor,
Good Hair and Lynne a Dud, reported by Eleanor,
Fox Interviews Bush, reported by Judy,
Fox's Freeze on Fahrenheit, reported by Melanie,
Stealing What Spotlight?, reported by Eleanor,
Don't Expect a Saudi Probe, reported by Ellen,
All The News That Fits the RNC, reported by Ellen,
News MIA, reported by Ellen,