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FOX chooses article carefully to outsource condemnation of Nevada Dems' cancellation

Reported by Chrish - March 10, 2007 -

The editors at FOXNews.com ignored 145 articles listed in a Google search that objectively told of the decision by Nevada Democrats to cancel a Democratic presidential candidate debate that would have been hosted by the right-wing network. Rather, they chose an editorial from the Las Vegas Review Journal that condemned the decision, allowing FOX to publish the opinion while pretending to report a news item.

Here are some samples from the New York Times and the LA Times, each of which reported the news objectively and succinctly. FOX ignored those and 143 other reports and instead chose this one, which they headlined "Las Vegas Review Publishes Editorial Condemning Nevada Democrats for Backing Out of FOX News Sponsored Debate", and promoted on the front web page here:


Now we can understand they're wounded and angry. But it's a legitimate news item, reported by legitimate news outlets as such. Why didn't FOX just report it without the mocking and name-calling embedded in the editorial? Because they're not about straight news - and that's why the Democrats dumped them in the first place.