Fox & Friends hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy were gabbing away with Dana Perino about how wrong they think it is that the Obama administration is finally standing up against the numerous falsehoods and manipulations aired by Fox News. Below are quotes from Steve Doocy, a video clip and an excerpt from the Newsweek article he refers to.

DOOCY: And you know it’s funny Dana, I didn’t do a thorough search, but I did do a little Google thing. The New York Times came out against it, The Nation refers to, says there’s a word for what the President and his aids are doing and that’s “whining” and refers to the President as the “Whiner-in-Chief”, the Baltimore Sun thinks it’s stupid, and the Newsweek column said that it is essentially un-American.

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The Newsweek article actually states the exact opposite – that Rupert Murdoch and Fox News are un-American. Doocy showed that he couldn’t even correctly read the title of the article, The O’Garbage Factor. Fox News isn’t just bad. It’s un-American.

NEWSWEEK: What’s most distinctive about the American press is not its freedom but its century-old tradition of independence—that it serves the public interest rather than those of parties, persuasions, or pressure groups. Media independence is a 20th-century innovation that has never fully taken root in many other countries that do have a free press. The Australian-British-continental model of politicized media that Murdoch has applied at Fox is un-American, so much so that he has little choice but go on denying what he’s doing as he does it. For Murdoch, Ailes, and company, “fair and balanced” is a necessary lie. To admit that their coverage is slanted by design would violate the American understanding of the media’s role in democracy and our idea of what constitutes fair play. But it’s a demonstrable deceit that no longer deserves equal time.

So, as you can see, Doocy complains that the criticism of Fox News is un-American while floating yet another falsehood about the Obama administration.

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3 Responses to “Fox & Friends Helps Prove White House’s Case”

  1. The Video should be sent to the DNC and all the media outlets.

  2. RBStanfield says:

    Ah yes, Faux News, fairly honest.

    1) The Brits Parliamentary questioning needs to follow up on the discrepancy between Ms Brooke’s testimony of every other day phone calls from R Murdoch and his every month or so.

    2) We need an exhaustive list of cover up payments and then questions about the “lack” of curiosity of what was causing these payments. There should be a stock holder’s law suit against managements incompetent lack of oversight to recover the “hush money” settlements.

    3) The same thing should be done in the US on A Breitbart’s and J O’Keefe’s slanderous and libelous video tapes shown endlessly on Faux News. There is a Enron precedent of “Willful Neglect”? that could apply to their (News Corps) management for not validating their truthfulness.

    • I hate to type this, but I’ll address the 2nd and 3rd points…
      Stock holders would probably want this swept under the rug to protect their investments. As for “not validating their thruthfulness,” FNC doesn’t really have to – They have an entertainment license, they’re on cable vs. public airwaves and due to court case(s), unfortunately, they have the right to lie. Yes, they need to be held accountable and if their shareholders won’t do it, the other people who hold their purse strings (their sponsors) should.

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