"Well now color me confused. I thought FOX News was Fair and Balanced? But today we learn from Media Matters that in fact FOX has been peddling a "quote" from White House communications director Anita Dunn, supposing claiming that she turns to Mao and Mother Teresa "the most" in her life, and in fact, that's not what she said at all." -John Aravosis, Write for www.americablog.com
The last thing Fox News is, is "fair and balanced". They obviously have to keep repeating it to try and convince themselves. It is painfully obvious when one watches Fox, as little as possible, that they have a clear agenda. There is no single thing a Democrat, Obama, or a liberal could do no matter how decent, important to the people of America, or beneficial to all our citizens that they won't find fault with.
They hypocritically wrap themselves in the flag and beat their chests over how the liberals and Democrats, sometimes rolled together, are destroying America. Hannity, Beck and O'Reilly attempt to pretend impartiality, pretend what they say is factual and news worthy but in fact it is the mangling of the truth and if a story shows Democrats/Liberals in a good light it is either ignored or rephrased or twisted to distort all sense of truth and fact.
An example from Media Matters "Continuing Fox News’ witch hunt against members of the Obama administration, both Glenn Beck and Special Report misleadingly cropped White House communications director Anita Dunn’s remarks at a high school graduation ceremony to falsely claim that she was, in Beck’s words", “proclaiming Mao [Zedong] as … the man that she turns to most.” In fact, Dunn actually said that Mao and Mother Theresa were “the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you’re going to make choices” [emphasis added]
"A common tactic used by the right wing media is to crop audio or video clips to make it appear Democrats are saying something totally different from what they have said and then play it for the gullible wingnuts who have no concept of fact checking. Often they even claim that people like Glenn Beck are hitting people with their own words." Liberal Values Blog
Clearly this is at best dishonest reporting and distortion although it is not against the law, news outlets can lie with impunity, evidence Fox.
Fox News is an industry joke. Everyone in the news business knows what Fox is except the gullible or those with a vested interest in their reporting. As Frank Schaeffer said about what Fox News is, including Rush Limbaugh, "...buffoons like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck and other people who are not terribly bright themselves and talking to even stupider people", is a damming inditement of this make believe news channel. Fox is a panderer to the evangelical wing nuts across America, the stupid, the vested interests and the hypocrites everywhere. There is no sense of decency on Fox, they actually try to make the news and then shape it like it is grass roots, as exemplified by Glen Beck and the tea party.
Republicans health care program, "ecco domani", haven't a clue.
"Boehner Won’t Pledge To Offer GOP Health Care Plan, Refuses To Post It Online If He Does". thinkprogress.org
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