February 28, 2007

Kick Fox "news" in the ass already
From a Capital Times editorial, Feb. 27, 2007 -

There is no question that Fox News is a mouthpiece for the Republican Party, and that is what makes the cable and broadcast television operations of Rupert Murdoch so noxious.

If Fox was an ideologically conservative network, that would be fine.... But there is nothing conservative or liberal about Fox. It is a mouthpiece for the Bush White House and the Republican National Committee. And it does the dirty work of those entities most recently evidenced by the network's peddling of false reports suggesting that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, had been educated as a Muslim fundamentalist.

Fox deserves no respect whatsoever. But the people who view it do. Instead of refusing invitations to appear on what for better or worse is a significant national forum, Obama should seize the opportunity.

Go on Bill O'Reilly's show and poke back at the bully. Go on Sean Hannity's show and tell the fact-mangling fool that he is wrong. Talk about the obvious and consistent pro-Bush, pro-RNC biases of the network. And if they refuse to air the criticisms, make a story of that refusal. It is far better to confront critics than to avoid them.
Do something, for petessake.

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