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July 12, 2011

No Fox News Outrage Re Alleged Bribe For 9-11 Victims' Phone Records?

During the Rupert Murdoch media/Pam Geller generated "controversy" surrounding the so-called "Ground Zero" mosque, Fox News became the protector of 9-11 families who, according to the coverage on Fox News, were unilaterally opposed to the construction of the NY Islamic cultural center. In reality, there was no unanimity; but that didn't stop Fox from providing lots of air time for the right wing, anti-mosque Debra Burlingame from conveying the impression that all 9-11 families were deeply troubled by the proposed construction. Flash forward a year. Reports have surfaced that Rupert Murdoch's British media have been involved in attempting to secure information about all sorts of people via all sorts of legally and ethically questionable activities which include the hacking of phones belonging to a murdered girl and families of fallen British soldiers. The human dimension of this scandal would seem to be grist for the types of stories that Fox News loves; but, interestingly, it has been rather muted. Yesterday, another report surfaced, regarding the "News of the World" and 9-11 families. You'd think that Fox would be all over this affront to a group that heretofore has had pride of place on Fox News. So far, not so much.

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Reported by Priscilla at 7:12 AM

September 17, 2009

Networks Mostly Overlook Fox News Role In Hyping ACORN Story

Media Matters has the research:

In their coverage of recently released videotapes showing ACORN employees allegedly giving advice to conservative activists posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how they could skirt laws, all three network evening news broadcasts -- ABC's World News, NBC's Nightly News, and the CBS Evening News -- left out substantive facts about the incidents that mitigate the accusations, exonerate ACORN employees, or undermine the credibility of the filmmakers. Moreover, none reported that Fox News, in its aggressive promotion of this story, repeatedly falsely reported that a San Bernardino ACORN worker murdered her former husband; only ABC News even mentioned that Fox News has been the major force promoting the story.

Did the networks report that "prostitute" Hannah Giles and webhost Andrew Breitbart were allowed by Sean Hannity to dissemble when asked whether any ACORN offices had rebuffed the ploy? That Giles has twice admitted to having an anti-ACORN agenda before her undercover work began? It doesn't appear so.

Reported by Ellen at 10:32 PM

April 2, 2009

No Peabody Awards For Fox News? But They’re #1 In Cable News!

While media ratings are important for advertising revenue, they don’t necessarily imply quality. Compare any program on NPR with the highly rated Fox&Friends and you know what I’m talking about. Thus, we have Fox News, ”real journalism, fair and balanced,” being #1 in cable news while not receiving any awards from an organization that values real journalism. It’s also funny that the Fox apologists, when faced with the evidence of Fox partisanship and right wing demagoguery (Beck, O’Reilly, Hannity, Fox&Friends), claim that these right wing talking sockpuppets are “conservative commentators” and, thus, not subject to the proper protocol for “real” journalism – which is how Fox defines itself. So, the lack of a Peabody Award might be because the Peabody people don’t value what Fox presents as “real journalism, fair and balanced.” Ya think?!

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Reported by Priscilla at 12:07 PM

February 10, 2009

"Spendulus" - Lest There Be Any Doubt About Fox News Partisanship

Senate OKS Stimulus Plan

Senate Passes $838B Stimulus Bill

Senate Passes Obama's $838 Billion Economic Recovery Plan By a Vote of 61-37

Senate OKs 'Spendulus' Bill
URGENT: 61-37 vote passes $838 billion plan, bill now goes to House-Senate conference to work out differences | 1ST 100 DAYS
'Spendulus' Debate on the Senate Floor: WATCH LIVE
• Obama in Fla. as Senate Votes on 'Spendulus' | WATCH LIVE


***Update - 7:18 EST - Fox News website now referring to the bill as the "stimulus bill." What happened to "spendulus." It was so cute!

***Wait a minute, Fox Forum says there is "still time to kill the spendulous bill." Whew, for a minute I thought Fox had become non partisan!!!!!

Reported by Priscilla at 12:56 PM

May 11, 2006

Only FOX News Viewers Believe 2004 Election Fair

Take a look at this poll from OpedNews.com. Viewers of all the news networks except FNC believe that the 2004 election was stolen but 99% of the FOX viewers believe the election was legitimate.
The News Hounds are not surprised.

Reported by Deborah at 7:06 PM 0 comments