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Fox News Admits To Being Aligned w/Rush Limbaugh & to Being Part of a "Conservative Team" Working to Put a Radical Conservative on the Supreme Court

Reported by Melanie - October 9, 2005

The first topic of discussion last night (October 8, 2005) on Fox News Watch was the media's coverage of the nomination of Harriet Miers. The discussion centered around why the "conservative rebellion" against Miers' nomination is getting so much attention.

Long time Fox employee, Cal Thomas, said, "What you have here now, particularly in the media, is a huge growth in the conservative media -- the blogs, the websites, conservative talk radio, and the magazines -- that this is the whole ball game right here. This is the seventh game in the World Series. This is what this team, this conservative team, has been fighting for for years and the conservative media says we're no longer willing to trust a Republican president. We want to see the evidence."

Minutes later, another Fox employee, Jim Pinkerton, added names to the "conservative team" Thomas referred to: "This is the first media eruption in the new media era. This really..." Moderator Eric Burns interrupted: "What do you mean, exactly, by that?" Pinkerton continued, "Sorry, I misspoke -- Republican eruption. The l990 tax rate pledge for Bush 41 was like that, only now we've got Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, the new media overall covering it in infinitely more detail, with a lot more sympathy to the conservative side than in the past."

Comment: One need only think back to the months before the invasion of Iraq when voices in opposition to it were all but banned from the media, or to last year's presidential campaign and the hateful Swift Boat Veterans whom the media couldn't get enough of, to know that a sudden attention to "detail" and "sympathy" toward the conservative side is fantasy. However, now that two Fox News employees have publicly confirmed that Fox News is aligned with the likes of Rush Limbaugh, that it's part of a "conservative team" that has been "fighting for years" to see an ultra-conservative nominated to the Supreme Court, let's dispense, once and for all, with the "fair and balanced," "we report, you decide" Fox News charade. It's time to call a spade a spade. Write to the FCC and petition it to force Fox News to stop lying to the public through its use of those slogans.

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