In the following clip, you’ll see Fox & Friends discussion of News of the World, also owned by Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. At the very least they appear to portray the now defunct news organization as victims. While addressing actual hacking victims, Citicorp, Bank of America & American Express, guest Bob Dilenschneider of the Dilenschneider Group, includes News of the World, the perpetrator of the U.K. phone hacking scandal!

Dilenschneider: Why are so many people piling on at this point? We know it’s a hacking scandal. Shouldn’t we get beyond it and really deal with the issue of hacking? Citicorp has been hacked into. Bank of America has been hacked into. American Express has been hacked into. Insurance companies have been hacked into.?.?. . So we have to figure out a way to deal with this hacking problem. That’s what we have to do.

The following analogy by clockworkdiamond from Reddit puts this into perspective:

Wow, way to spin it to make news of the world out as though they are the same kind of victims as other corporations that got hacked. Lets be clear, this company was not the hacked, but the hacker. They are the criminals, not the victims. This is like saying “sure we were raping people, but rape is a serious thing in this country, so we should focus on that”.

If you can stand it, watch the end and you’ll notice that Steve Doocy mentions the “mainstream media,” of which he must have forgotten they are part of… He states that there are more important topics – Cue Casey Anthony!

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4 Responses to “Fox & Friends Whitewash of News of the World Phone Hacking”

  1. WOW, what a cover up – calling their practice, as ok. They are the hackers, not the hackees. FBI, etc. all should make sure that they do not get away with this. This is criminal.

  2. Anthony says:

    This clip displays the same sort of logic, or lack thereof, that Fox News and other yellow journalism outlets used to promote the Iraq War. So let me see if I understand Steve and his “fair and balanced” apologist Mr. Dilenschneider. We should move on and stop “piling on” because hacking is the real problem and Rupert Murdoch has already apologized. Uh, yeah, he apologized BECAUSE HIS COMPANY WAS DOING THE HACKING! And the only thing he’s sorry about is getting caught with his trousers down. People aren’t so much piling on as they are waiting for the other shoe to drop, perhaps this time on the other side of the Atlantic.

  3. Mark From Middle GA says:

    I can’t wait until the waste matter from this hacking investigation washes up on Fox News’ shores. I’m gonna love seeing how they can spin their way out of their own network’s criminal implications, and believe me. It (the investigation) WILL eventually turn to them

  4. Reita Anderson says:

    Foxandfriends are the best cheerleading trio that the republican party has, they are all in lock step, and don’t you dare have a different opinion that what they are proposing, because they will tell you that you couldn’t be on their show if they weren’t “fair and balanced”

    puke, puke”.


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