Wed May 30, 2012, 08:39 PM
kpete (38,900 posts)
'Fox And Friends' Anti-Obama Video Could Double As GOP Ad (Fed Elec Commission Should Be Notified!!)
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'Fox And Friends' Anti-Obama Video Could Double As GOP Ad (VIDEO)
"Fox and Friends" aired a remarkable four-minute video on its Wednesday show.
The video, which the hosts of the show advertised as taking a "look back" at President Obama's four years in office, could easily be mistaken for a Republican attack ad. It was aired multiple times throughout the show. (UPDATE: Fox News later issued a statement disavowing the ad and attributing it to an associate producer. See the statement below.)
UPDATE: Bill Shine, the executive vice president for programming at Fox News, issued a statement about the video on Wednesday afternoon.
"The package that aired on 'Fox & Friends' was created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network," Shine said. "This has been addressed with the show’s producers.”
Fox News later confirmed that the video had been removed from both its main website and the network's aggregation site, foxnation.com.
Fox's Anti-Obama Attack Ad Is Nearly $100,000 In Free Advertising For GOP
May 30, 2012 3:53 pm ET by Oliver Willis
The four minute anti-Obama attack ad aired by Fox News this morning was the equivalent of $96,000 of free advertising for the Republican Party. Sources confirm to Media Matters that at the current rate of $6,000 for a 30-second ad on Fox and Friends, the cost of airing two four-minute attack ads would cost an outside group $96,000*. Fox News aired their ad at 6:45 a.m. and 8:07 a.m. during that program.
Fox is also promoting the ad at the top of their Fox Nation website as "Must-See Fox Video."
The ad has received widespread criticism. Released the day after Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the ad resurrects several false and misleading economic attacks on Obama and may also violate News Corp.'s own internal ethics policy.
A complaint to the Federal Elections Committee probably wouldn't hurt, either.
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Response to kpete (Original post)
Wed May 30, 2012, 08:54 PM
SoutherDem (2,151 posts)
2. Can you imagine what would happen if ANY news organization
aired an Anti-Romeny "package" (ad) like that? They would be calling for investigations. How many reporters have been fired for simply telling the truth about Bush, or for participating in political campaigns. I guess FOX is now a super pac.
And, "this has been addressed with the show's producers" here is how it probably went. Good Job, way to go, I need to give you a raise.
Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #4)
Thu May 31, 2012, 04:17 PM
nxylas (4,697 posts)
12. People misunderstand that slogan
Fox News does not claim to be balanced, it claims that the rest of the media has a pervasive liberal/Democratic bias that needs to be balanced out by their 24/7 shilling for the Republican Party. It's classic cult behavior - tell the brainwashed acolytes that everything that comes from "outside the compound" is part of the conspiracy to suppress the truth, and that only approved sources of information can be trusted. It's also a feature of totalitarian regimes - given their use of socialism as a boogeyman, it's ironic how much Fox Noise has in common with Pravda (the capitalist running dogs are trying to bring down our glorious Soviet republics etc etc).
Response to kpete (Original post)
Thu May 31, 2012, 12:22 AM
davidpdx (8,797 posts)
5. I hope people, especially those on the East Coast who are close to DC
file a complaint right away. The website says it has to be done by mail and notarized. They make it as difficult as possible. I live overseas and finding a notary is a pain.