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August 29, 2011

Fox News’ Dick Cheney Infomercial That Just Happens To Swipe At President Obama

In advance of Dick Cheney’s memoirs coming out, Fox News devoted an entire hour showcasing Cheney recently (8/19/11). Need I say there were rose-colored glasses for Cheney? And yet somehow host Bret Baier managed to work in some swipes at President Obama. The special was called “Dick Cheney Revealed” but it should have been called “Dick Cheney Touched Up.”

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Reported by Ellen at 6:11 PM

April 1, 2010

Sarah Palin's New Fox News Show -- Where She Leads, Controversy Follows

As News Hounds' Aunty Em reported, Sarah Palin is hosting a new Fox News show called "Real American Stories" -- and as Aunty Em informed us, it's already meeting with some controversy. After Fox touted featured interviews with celebrities, including LL Cool J and Toby Keith, both LL Cool J and Toby Keith said the network was -- get this -- making misrepresentations. And Fox' response?

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Reported by Julie at 12:47 AM

March 21, 2010

Fox News Inserts Footage Of Protesters Into Bart Stupak Press Conference

Fox News didn’t just insert video of health care protesters to take away from the moment of Rep. Bart Stupak’s press conference announcing that he had reached a deal with the Obama administration and, as a result, would be supporting the health care reform bill that was now all but certain to pass. Fox also added audio to make it sound as though the protesters were part of the event, threatening to drown him out.

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Reported by Ellen at 7:08 PM

July 15, 2009

What A Coincidence! Fox News Breaks Away From Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings After Last Republican Concludes Questioning

I reported yesterday about Fox News' predilection for showing the Republican questioners of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Today, the special coverage with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly ended as soon as Sen. Tom Coburn, described by Kelly as "the last Republican," concluded his questioning. She promised they'd return later for questions from Senators Specter and Franken, thereby implicitly acknowledging they'd be skipping over the three Democratic senators in-between (Whitehouse, Klobuchar and Kaufman).

Reported by Ellen at 11:15 AM

July 14, 2009

Fox Cuts Away From Durbin Questions After Showing Graham In Full

Sure enough... Megyn Kelly just interrupted Democratic Senator Dick Durbin's questioning of Sonia Sotomayor after showing Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in full. This follows the pattern I noted earlier.

Reported by Ellen at 4:55 PM