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Wed May 30, 2012, 08:39 PM

'Fox And Friends' Anti-Obama Video Could Double As GOP Ad (Fed Elec Commission Should Be Notified!!)

'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.)

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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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/fox-and-friends-anti-obama-video_n_1556557.html

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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.


http://mediamatters.org/blog/201205300016
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/05/30/heres-what-abcs-sister-network-has-been-up-to/





A complaint to the Federal Elections Committee probably wouldn't hurt, either.
http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/complain.shtml

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Reply 'Fox And Friends' Anti-Obama Video Could Double As GOP Ad (Fed Elec Commission Should Be Notified!!) (Original post)
kpete May 2012 OP
NYC_SKP May 2012 #1
SoutherDem May 2012 #2
Grassy Knoll May 2012 #3
Jamaal510 May 2012 #4
nxylas May 2012 #12
davidpdx May 2012 #5
Kablooie May 2012 #6
nxylas May 2012 #13
Scuba May 2012 #7
ScottLand May 2012 #8
LittleGirl May 2012 #9
The Wizard May 2012 #10
ErikJ May 2012 #11
AsahinaKimi May 2012 #14

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 08:41 PM

1. I'll Have a Moran Sandwich, on Sofa, Please

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 08:54 PM

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.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 10:18 PM

3. The TRUTH Behind the Lying Ad.....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 12:11 AM

4. I guess now, Fox will ditch its "Fair and Balanced" slogan.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #4)

Thu May 31, 2012, 04:17 PM

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).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 12:22 AM

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.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:31 AM

6. Is there a law against broadcasting propaganda?

I mean it's what Fox does all the time, why is this any different?

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #6)

Thu May 31, 2012, 04:19 PM

13. Nope

There used to be the Fairness Doctrine, but Reagan abolished it (and I'm not sure it would have applied to a cable channel anyway).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 06:21 AM

7. News Corpse has an ethics policy? I call bullshit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 06:34 AM

8. Musta missed the part about bin Laden....

I'd rather live in Obama's America than Romney's Amercia.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 08:19 AM

9. thanks for posting

I wasn't sure I wanted to watch it. But I'm glad I did.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:21 AM

10. Nazi propaganda here

Come and get your Nazi propaganda. As for their air staff: Shoot them, shoot them all.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 02:02 PM

11. GOP TV

That's what Roger Ailes actually wanted to call it back in 1972 when he 1st pitched it to Nixon. Murdoch bit but wanted it named Fox News.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 07:08 PM

14. pack of lies and

a pack of professional LIARS. FOX NEWS,... UP YOURS!

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