I have to admit, I get major jollies when the on-air talent at Fox News says that they are “fair and balanced.”Ã‚Â About two weeks ago, Sean Hannity had the audacity to say “60 Minutes” was biased for airing a “hit piece” on troops against the Iraq War.Ã‚Â He actually said “They (60 minutes) have a bias, we don’t.”Ã‚Â Mr. Hannity’s on-air defense of Ms. Coulter’s “faggot” comment to John Edwards should be read back to him whenever he plays the “who said this” game on his radio program, aired locally on KABC.
Fox News was planning to host a Democratic Debate in Nevada.Ã‚Â Some problems with that though.Ã‚Â John Edwards wouldn’t appear.Ã‚Â Barrack Obama won’t.Ã‚Â Even Air America declined to have a panelist.
I got this email a sort while ago:
Ã‚Â Dear activists, colleagues and friends,
We have a terrific victory to enjoy today. The Fox News sponsored Democratic presidential debate in Nevada has been cancelled. Activists all over the country came together — from the netroots to grassroots to MoveOn to bloggers to the film we at Brave New Films created — in a stunning and powerful rejection of the myth that Fox is a news station.
For those of you who have helped spread the word by spreading our Fox Atacks: Obama video far and wide. Thanks for amazing work. If you missed it, check it out here:
We want to continue the work of calling attention to the distortions, lies and propaganda that is Fox News. Please help support our continuing efforts:
Enjoy this important step in making very clear we will not accept propaganda as news any more.
and the Brave New Films team
I think Greenwald’s onto something here.Ã‚Â But so are Edwards and Obama.Ã‚Â Fox News isn’t going to give any Democrat a fair shake.Ã‚Â The best way to marginalize Fox News is to ignore questions from their reporters, avoid appearances on their programs, and invest more time with legitimate news organizations.Ã‚Â Might I suggest viewing Greenwald’s “Outfoxed” documentary which is simply one of the best when it comes to dealing with media bias.