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Date: 10 Feb 2009 14:11:35
From: topset72
Subject: Fox/fake News -- who try and claim they don't take their orders from
Fair and Balanced lol. I guess reprinting repug press realeases is
digging and reporting. Dec 12, 2009 Dec 12, 2009 Dec 12, 2009

Fox passes off GOP press release as its own research -- typo and all

Summary: In purporting to "take a look back" at how the economic
recovery plan "grew, and grew, and grew," Fox News' Jon Scott
referenced seven dates, as on-screen graphics cited various news
sources from those time periods -- all of which came directly from a
Senate Republican Communications Center press release. A Fox News on-
screen graphic even reproduced a typo contained in the Republican
press release.


During the February 10 edition of Fox News' Happening Now, co-host Jon
Scott claimed that "the Senate is expected to pass the $838 billion
stimulus plan -- its version of it, anyway. We thought we'd take a
look back at the bill, how it was born, and how it grew, and grew, and
grew." In tracking how and when the bill purportedly "grew," Scott
referenced seven dates, as on-screen graphics cited various news
sources from those time periods. However, all of the sources and cost
figures Scott cited, as well as the accompanying on-screen text, were
also contained in a February 10 press release issued by the Senate
Republican Communications Center.

One on-screen graphic during the segment even repeated a typo from the
GOP document, further confirming that Scott was simply reading from a
Republican press release. The Fox News graphic and the GOP press
release both claimed that a Wall Street Journal report that the
stimulus package could reach "$775 billion over two years" was
published on December 19, 2009 [emphasis added].

topset72

http://mediamatters.org/items/200902100019
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/10/fox-passed-of-gop-talking_n_165720.html




 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 15:35:22
From: topset72
Subject: Re: Fox/fake News -- who try and claim they don't take their orders
On Feb 10, 6:01=A0pm, "Syvyn11" <robhorine...@yahoo.com > wrote:

> > Fox passes off GOP press release as its own research -- typo and all
>
> you don't bitch about MSNBC doing the same for Obama!

You mean the MSNBC who didn't even cut away from Olberman for one of
Obama's speeeches? CNN and Fox showed it.

topset72



 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 15:27:00
From: Ron
Subject: Re: Fox/fake News -- who try and claim they don't take their orders
On 10 Feb, 16:11, topset72 <topse...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Fair and Balanced lol. =A0I guess reprinting repug press realeases is
> digging and reporting. =A0Dec 12, 2009 =A0Dec 12, 2009 Dec 12, 2009
>
> Fox passes off GOP press release as its own research -- typo and all
>
> Summary: In purporting to "take a look back" at how the economic
> recovery plan "grew, and grew, and grew," Fox News' Jon Scott
> referenced seven dates, as on-screen graphics cited various news
> sources from those time periods -- all of which came directly from a
> Senate Republican Communications Center press release. A Fox News on-
> screen graphic even reproduced a typo contained in the Republican
> press release.

(SNIPPED)

My favorite example of "investigative reporting" from Fox was an item
presented as fact when it actually was a parody.

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/04/27/fox-parody/

A beginning of this story is offered in the next few paragraphs.

On Tuesday, Fox News morning show =93Fox & Friends=94 aired at least eight
segments on a purported =93news=94 story that was actually a parody
article written by a publication similar to The Onion.

The backstory: Last week in the town of Lewiston, Maine, a group of
Somalian Muslim middle school students were the subject of a cruel
prank when their peers placed a ham steak next to them in order to
personally offend the students. School officials filed a report
because the students considered the act to be a hate/bias crime.

This actual story was then spoofed by a parody site called Associated
Content, which made up quotes and details, such as the school=92s
intention to =93create an anti-ham =91response plan.=92=94

(more)

Fox Cable News: We Report and Distort.

RO


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 14:33:15
From: topset72
Subject: Re: Fox/fake News -- who try and claim they don't take their orders
On Feb 10, 5:24=A0pm, "Doorman" <nos...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> Fox news is the only "over the air or cable" news organization to sue
> Administration to release information about the first TARP money ($350
> billion), signed into law by Bush, written by democrats.
>
> If Fox is the right wing hack, how come they're the only ones to sue for =
the
> info?

Is this post a level? Sueing to get info on a bill written by
democrats (to embarass democrats) isn't being right wing?

You didn't address the story of course. Fox takes a rpublican press
release and presents it a news they mined and thought up. Did they
even check the facts behind they press release? Doesn't look like it
considering their own graphic showed they got the info from a story
that has never even been written. Did fake news read the stories to
check if the press release even had the right info?

topset72