A Guide for the Perplexed

Or at least for Jake Tapper. Here, Jake: here is what makes Fox so different from any other news organization:

In response to the WashPost’s Ruth Marcus who on Tuesday obediently typed up what virtually every Beltway journalist has said about the White House and Fox News (i.e. it’s the White House that’s way out of bounds; Fox News is fine), I offered up some examples of how Fox News isn’t quite like the others. My hunch was that Marcus doesn’t really watch Fox News, even though she pretended to be an expert in the dispute involving the White House.

So for the benefit of Tapper I’ll reproduce the cheat sheet, and yes, many of the examples below involve the supposedly serious “news” side at Fox.

For instance, here’s an example of how the Fox News family isn’t quite like ABC. Here’s […] another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another, and another.

My guess is if ABC News (inadvertently) broadcast just three or four of those kinds of obvious falsehood during an entire calender year, executives would be quite embarrassed. At Fox News though, they flow like a runny faucet and nobody there takes responsibility for the falsehoods, or even pretends there’s anything wrong with them.

But Tapper is stumped. He can’t figure out how Fox News is different from ABC News. (Psst Jake, I wouldn’t say that too loudly around David Westin.)

5 Responses to “A Guide for the Perplexed”

  1. opit says:

    Careful, cowboy. We lost – temporarily anyway – coverage of 2 good blogs because there is no reciprocal sense of ha-ha at Faux about lies : they are very religious and devout about following the maxim ‘It is better to give,than to receive’. Under cover of copyright law enforcement Jurassic Pork was forced to take down a lovely montage of screenshots of their ‘news’ leaders : where the perversion of ‘viewpoint’ shrieked from the item being framed in ridiculous style to promote lies.
    No Quarter – which merely promoted the file – returns no remnant on Search. Welcome to Pottersville finally resurfaced as Welcome Back to Pottersville – but it was an interesting demonstration of the unbalanced power of corporate media to suppress fair comment.
    So…linking is about as blatant as one dares go.

  2. How about recently when CNN and the big 3 falsely reported that the Chamber of Commerce was now backing Crap-n-Trade? How about the false quotes ascribed to Rush Limbaugh? How about the non-coverage of Van Jones and ACORN? How about Dan Rather’s faked Bush National Guard Documents? How about Ann Dunn looking like a serpent .. talking to school kids while praising Chariman Mao? Does Ann Dunn and this Blum guy really represent America and American Values?? Without Fox News we would know nothing about this woman.

    Without Fox News and Talk Radio many important stories would never reach the public. I have never seen in my lifetime such an assualt by the Government directed towards individuals and News Organizations. Its a new McCarthyism!!

    Kathy: Isn’t MSNBC just a lap dog of the Left? Maddown and Olbermann don’t have opposing views on their shows, nothing to challenge their assertions. Maddow and Olbermann are radical lefties who occupy prime time TV slots. They act as if the Republicans are still in power, most of these shows is about alleged GOP corruption and scandal … they rarely address any indiscretion on the Left. They are biased and Partisan moreso than anything on Fox News … so what’s the problem?? I don’t care if Olbermann and Maddow are on TV … so why do you hypocrites care so much about Talk Radio and Fox News??

  3. Kathy: where on TV is there any opposing view to Obama and the Democrats?? … besides Fox News?

  4. Kathy: I read through your examples and they are sooooo weak. Really, C’mon now can you even think independently whatsoever?

  5. radical_moderate says:

    “Kathy: Isn’t MSNBC just a lap dog of the Left? Maddown and Olbermann don’t have opposing views on their shows, nothing to challenge their assertions”
    —————————-
    Bullshit, Maddow frequently has Republican Politicians and other Right-Wingers )including representatives of the radical far right) on her show, in fact, she has invited Dick and Mary Cheney to come on numerous times, and they simply have refused, the same is true of Chris Matthews, and Ed Shultz–both have representatives of the Conservative viewpoint on almost daily, only Olbermann doesn’t seem to have any right-wingers on, and that is probably because they refuse to come on. Clearly you have never watched any of the shows on MSNBC.

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