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Local Rebel
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FOX NEWS INTERNAL MEMO: "Be On The Lookout For Any Statements From The Iraqi Insurgents...Thrilled At The Prospect Of A Dem Controlled Congress"...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/11/14/fox-news-internal-memo-_n_34128.html

Wouldn't it be more fun for the conservative fans if they just said they're the Conservative Alternative than trying to pass themselves off as fair and balanced?
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That memo certainly does show a bias in the way they approach news coverage.  It's like...here's what we want you to say....now find a way to do that.  'Course, maybe this is what "hypocracy" really is.  
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Wow, a Fox news memo taken and exploited on a totally liberal website. Amazing!

"Melvin, the best thing you got going for you is your willingness to humiliate yourself."

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If it didn't exist there would be nothing to exploit.  

Since it does exist -- Faux News is revealed as the shill it is...
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Apparently it runs even deeper than that.

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YouTube: The Live Desk With Martha MacCallum: November 9, 2006: Segment (Runs 3:10)

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According to this segment, MacCallum claimed without providing any details or sources that there were "some reports of cheering in the streets on the behalf of the supporters of the insurgency in Iraq, that they’re very pleased with the way things are going here and also with the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld."

Next, she asks guest Erick Stakelbeck, a terrorism analyst for CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), "What does the Democratic leadership mean for the war on terror?" who answers by suggesting Palestinians were telling Americans to vote Democratic, but doesn't not refer to any Iraqi insurgents celebrating a Democratic victory.

Moreover, later on in the program beyond the excerpt provided, she claims on her "A-List" segment that Democrats don't want the U.S. government to be able to listen to terrorists' phone calls, and then has an interview with John Gibson who claims that lifting habeas corpus was not something over which people should engage in "heavy breathing."

It's really interesting on a wider note in that this is far from the first time an internal memo has heavily influenced the partisan tone and rhetoric of the Fox News pundits in whole. "Outfoxed" by Robert Greenwald, a documentary which points out the various biases in the network's programming, reveals numerous other internal memos that did just likewise.

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I just find this disturbing;

quote:

The elections and Rumsfeld's resignation were major events, but not the end of the world.  The war on terror goes on without interruption.



Thank GOD! We still have the WAR people.  At least we have war!

But you're right Noah -- talk about 'The Memo' has been on-going.  
http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2003/10/30/fox_thememo.html

 
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