Faux News Can't Bring Itself to Say "Media Matters for America"
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 07:19 PM by joefree1
Fox News Can't Bring Itself to Say "Media Matters for America"
Sometimes all I can do is laugh (or is it cry?) at tough, gruff Fox News, especially when they show how frightened they are of something. The existence of Media Matters for America, for example.
edit ... "Backpedaling. Staples now says that it will continue to advertise on Sinclair Broadcasting. Early reports claimed Staples was pulling out. The company says that it was misrepresented by an organization with no affiliation with Staples. A group supported by MoveOn.org claimed the ads were being pulled due to complaints over Sinclair's so-called right wing political tilt."
COMMENT: If you've ever listened to "The Point," or have followed news about Sinclair Broadcasting over the last few months, you know that a "right wing political tilt" runs through it at full force, there's no "so-called" about it. Also, where's the mention of Media Matters? I contend that Fox News doesn't want its viewers to know about Media Matters. Media Matters blows holes in Fox News' spin and Fox wants to keep its viewers in the dark as to its existence.
Additionally, over the past year, Fox News has painted MoveOn as a radical, hate-filled organization, working against the good of the country, and one probably guilty of some devious shenanigans during the last election. To regular Fox News viewers, the name MoveOn conjures up images of liberal fanatics, a near-instantaneous way of discrediting anything or anyone associated with it. So my main points are: (l) Cavuto omitted mention of Media Matters even though it was central to his report, and (2) of the six entities who lent official support to Media Matters' Sinclair Action campaign, Cavuto chose to name MoveOn, a group Fox has already turned into a monster and whose mention, Fox hopes, will discredit the whole anti-Sinclair campaign.
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