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Fox News’ War on White House Video Montage

Fox News plays the victim about criticism and fact checking from the white house and certain individuals have come to their defense, but what they conveniently don’t admit is that Fox News started the war on the White House prior to Barack Obama being elected President. The White House has been fairly silent on the lies and misinformation coming from Fox News for several months. Now that they address the attacks, Fox News plays their victim card… Here is a great montage showing Fox News clips from this year:

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Glenn Beck’s Mao Conspiracy Theory Includes Fox & Murdoch

“Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution.” -Mao Zedong

It’s one thing to attack the President of the United States and other news outlets, made fun of a woman’s miscarriage, etc. But, will the $#!* hit the fan now that Glenn Beck has essentially called Fox, News Corp and Rupert Murdoch Maoists? Beck has lost sponsors, put the network’s revenue in jeopardy and now includes the CEO of the company he works for in his attacks. Genius!

BECK: When you’re watching TV this week, you might notice a common theme on some of your favorite TV shows — service and volunteerism. You might think if you’re an average viewer, “Gee, that’s a coincidence. Look at how much it’s popping up.”

[...]

Well, this is fantastic. It’s almost like we’re living in Mao’s China right now. But Mitch Metcalf, an EIF board member and NBC executive — my God, it can’t be. Come on, Anita, call me. Lookit, Chairman Mao is right there ready to take your phone call. Go ahead. Call me on that one.

Beck may be eating those words. In attacking NBC et al. for being connected to the Entertainment Industry Foundation, he has inadvertently attacked Fox Broadcasting Co., owned by News Corp., who also owns Fox News Channel. They are also participating in EIF’s volunteer initiative. Furthermore, Rupert Murdoch sits on EIF’s “honorary board of governors.” Oops.

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Fox & Friends Uses Outdated Poll to Show Balance

It’s a wonder that there are still so many people who don’t question Fox News Channel’s honesty, but rather question why it’s criticized so much lately. Considering they get their news from FNC they wouldn’t know that shows like Fox & Friends get caught doing things like using an outdated poll to show that they’re “much more balanced.” Of course, these polls don’t dig too deep and definitely don’t show a full picture, but the issue here is the fact that Fox & Friends is being dishonest in their presentation.

Here is what you’d see if you watched Fox & Friends:

Here is the reality – in other words, using a poll that’s not a year old:

The survey found: “More than three times as many Republicans (34%) as Democrats (10%) say they get most of their national and international news from Fox. By comparison, Democrats are more than twice as likely than Republicans to cite CNN (29% vs. 13%). A similar pattern is evident for MSNBC, with more Democrats (9%) than Republicans (3%) citing it as a main news source.” Nineteen percent of independents said they get most of their national and international news from Fox.

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Fox & Friends Helps Prove White House’s Case

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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MoveOn.org: Stay Off FOX

From MoveOn.org:

All year, FOX has worked 24/7 to block President Obama’s agenda—repeating lies about “death panels,” promoting Tea Party protests, and whipping up fake political scandals.1

Now, President Obama is fighting back. The White House communications director said FOX is a “wing of the Republican Party…let’s not pretend they’re a news network.”2 To draw attention to its biased coverage, President Obama will not appear on FOX for the rest of this year.3

It’s about time Democrats stood up to FOX! Can you sign this petition asking Democrats to support President Obama’s stance by staying off FOX as long as he does? We’ll deliver it to Sen. Boxer and Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Matsui. Clicking here will add your name:

http://civic.moveon.org/foxobama/

The petition says: “Democrats should support President Obama’s effort to call out FOX. Please stay off FOX for as long as he does.”

Democrats often appear on FOX in hopes of reaching out to conservative viewers. But FOX cuts off their mic, distorts what they say, or runs biased headlines at the bottom of the screen.4 In the end, Democrats always lose on FOX.

FOX insists there’s a difference between its news shows and its right-wing opinion shows with Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and others.

But in August, FOX’s so-called news shows “aired 22 clips of town hall meeting attendees opposed” to Obama’s health care plans and zero in support. CNN and MSNBC were more fair and balanced.5

In another “news” story, FOX passed off a GOP press release as its own research—typo and all.6

FOX executives now describe the channel as “the voice of opposition” to Obama’s agenda. FOX president Roger Ailes—a former adviser to Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush—said, “I see this as the Alamo.”7

But a Capitol Hill newspaper reports, “In the House and Senate, Democrats who pledged to follow the administration’s near-boycott of Fox were hard to find, although many expressed support for Obama’s stance.”8

Democrats will only find the courage to join Obama if they hear from enough concerned voters. Sign this petition to ask Sen. Boxer and Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Matsui to stay off FOX. Clicking here will add your name:

http://civic.moveon.org/foxobama/

Thanks for all you do.

–Noah, Nita, Michael, Kat, and the rest of the team

Sources:
1. “Fox News viewers overwhelmingly misinformed about health care reform proposals,” Think Progress, August 19, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84884

“Fox News Signs On To Tea Party Agenda, Aggressively Promotes Anti-Obama Protests,” Think Progress, April 10, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84885

“Beck-led Fox News “czar” witch hunt moves to ridiculous smear of Anita Dunn,” Media Matters for America, October 16, 2009

http://mediamatters.org/research/200910160004

2. “White House: Fox News ‘a wing of the Republican Party’,” New York Daily News, October 12, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84886

3. “The Battle Between the White House and Fox News,” The New York Times, October 17, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84898

4. “Outfoxed: Fox News technique: cut their mic!” Brave New Films, May 11, 2007

“The Case Against FOX,” FOXAttacks.com

http://foxattacks.com/facts.php

5. “Fox News’ town hall coverage amplifies opponents of health care reform, ignores supporters,” Media Matters for America, September 8, 2009

http://mediamatters.org/print/research/200909080004

6. “Fox passes off GOP press release as its own research—typo and all,” Media Matters for America, February 10, 2009

http://mediamatters.org/research/200902100019

7. “‘Voice of the opposition’: Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House,” Media Matters for America, September 11, 2009

http://mediamatters.org/reports/200909110016

8. “Congressional Democrats defend the White House’s snub of Fox News,” The Hill, October 14, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84899

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Glenn Beck on White House Controlling Media

White House communications director, Anita Dunn, made a comment prior to working with the White House that the Obama campaign wanted to control their message in regards to their direct video method, not the media itself. Unfortunately, Glenn Beck didn’t see it that way. Instead, he turns it into a “hands around your throat” conspiracy theory.

BECK: OK. So this one has come out this weekend, that we controlled the press. And what people are saying about this is that, see? They’re controlling the press. Well, let’s be honest here. Isn’t that what every candidate tries to do? If you don’t control the press, if you don’t get your hands around the press, they’re going to have their hands around your throat. It is a struggle to the death — not for Obama. I mean, they would have their hands all over you stroking your smooth pecs and saying, “Oh, you are just so hot.” So it’s never been that problem for Barack Obama, but that’s what you do.

Here are Anita Dunn’s exact words:

DUNN: A huge part of our press strategy was focused on making the media cover what Obama was actually saying as opposed to, you know, why the campaign was saying it, what the tactic was, that we — we had a huge premium both on message discipline, on people in the campaign not leaking to reporters and people in the campaign not discussing our strategy, and also on making the press cover what we were saying.

So we, you know, one of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters; we just put that out there and make them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it, as opposed to the press controlled it.

It’s nothing new for campaigns and administrations to release videos. In their case it was a winning strategy to stay focused on the message, not a commentator’s version of it.

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Bill O’Reilly’s Research of Limbaugh’s Race Baiting

Make that lack of research…

Bill O’Reilly claims that “[f]air-minded Americans know that playing the race card is easy and hateful. The only thing we can find about Rush Limbaugh is that he thinks quarterback Donovan McNabb is overrated by some people who want black quarterbacks to succeed.” O’Reilly needs to fire his research staff, or learn to use Google himself… Here’s what he should have found, and aired, if he wanted to be “fair and balanced:”

Not only does O’Reilly prove that his research is biased, inept, or nonexistent, he distorted reality in regarding to Media Matters For America’s reporting of O’Reilly’s own comments.

OREILLY: Now, I’ve been through this. A couple years ago, I said on the radio that having dinner in Harlem at Sylvia’s Restaurant was the same as having dinner anywhere in America. The context was my grandmother, who was very afraid of blacks, even though she never even met a black person. Her fear was irrational. And I made that point quite clearly.

But the vicious website Media Matters put forth I was denigrating a black-owned restaurant. And some people actually believed it without even listening to the radio broadcast, which I posted on billoreilly.com so everybody could hear it. Well, there goes my NFL career.

Actually, MMFA provided the audio and transcript. Here’s what O’Reilly said about Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem:

And I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship.

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Glenn Beck Crops Anita Dunn Quote in Attack

Glenn Beck, in an attempt to take down White House communications director, Anita Dunn, who has been critical of Fox News recently, has resorted to cropping quotes from Dunn… Below are quotes from Beck and the original, unedited, quote from Dunn.

BECK’S EDITED CLIP: “Two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa — not often coupled with each together, but the two people that I turn to most.”

BECK: OK, “not often coupled with one another” — laughter — “but the two people I turn to most.”

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BECK: I don’t think Mao should be anybody’s favorite anything, especially not your favorite political philosopher or one that you turn to most

Now the full quote, which shows quite a different message when it’s not cropped…

DUNN’S FULL QUOTE: “And then the third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa — not often coupled with each together, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you’re going to make choices. You’re going to challenge. You’re going to say, “Why not?” You’re going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. But here’s the deal: These are your choices. They are no one else’s.” [emphasis added].

Dunn later stated that “the phrase ‘favorite political philosophers’ was intended as irony.” Regardless, the message that Dunn was giving to a graduating high school class was clear. “These are your choices. They are no one else’s.”

Food for thought: Did Glenn Beck go after George W. Bush for recommending that Karl Rove read a Mao biography?

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Glenn Beck Cartoon: America is Doooomed

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Fox News Hypocrisy On Criticism From White House

Fox News has been actively playing the victim regarding harsh criticism from the White House recently. As you may have seen here, White House communications director, Anita Dunn, called Fox News “opinion journalism” and a “wing of the Republican Party.” Previously the White House blog listed falsehoods aired by Fox News regarding the Olympics.

Here is one example, from Sean Hannity:

HANNITY: We have a White House that has now set up a Web site specifically to attack the FOX News Channel because we ask tough questions and they do not like that. They’re not used to that with the fawning news media.

So — I mean is this an enemies list? It seems like it to me. I can’t imagine a Republican doing this without, you know, a media outcry.

Note that the White House has not actually “set up a Web site specifically to attack the FOX News Channel,” but rather a blog wherein they’ve addressed Fox News twice (see above). If there is a web site that matches Hannity’s description, we’d probably know about it… It appears to be, instead, another in a long line of falsehoods.

Enter the hypocrisy of Fox News.

Last year, when the Bush administration attacked the credibility of NBC News, and even sent a letter to the President of NBC News questioning deceptive editing and their news vs. opinion, Fox News did not come to NBC’s defense. In fact, they openly questioned why the White House would “bother.”

Example 1 with Laura Ingraham, sitting in for Bill O’Reilly on The O’Reilly Factor:

INGRAHAM: Now Karl, why would the White House agree to do an interview with Richard Engel? I mean, this is the guy who, you know, really didn’t want to give the surge any credit and NBC, an organization, obviously that’s called this a civil war. Now it’s kind of not gone back and changed his view on that. We’re in a recession, etcetera, etcetera. I mean, why bother really at this point? [The O'Reilly Factor, 5/19/09]

Example 2 with Ed Gillespie, then-White House counselor, who sent the scathing letter to NBC:

E.D. HILL: You know, I’m sure you know from watching this program that, you know, Bill has, you know, has been reporting for more than a year on a pattern suggesting that NBC News basically panders to the left and is, in essence, in the pocket for Barack Obama. Why go on a venue like that to begin with?

GILLESPIE: Go on a venue like MSNBC?

HILL: Yes.

GILLESPIE: I don’t know. It’s — you know, the – you know, there are elements there who are clearly advocates for a candidate or a point of view, not even commentaries or commentators really or analysts. So I don’t know why he would. [The O'Reilly Factor, 5/22/08]

So, they can dish it out, but can’t take it. Take, as another example, Glenn Beck and Gillespie, mentioned above, talking about the Democrats allegedly “trying to blackball Fox” in regards to debates in 2008.

BECK: While their [Fox News's] journalists clearly or their commentators are clearly conservative, nobody in Washington is trying to — the Democrats are trying to blackball Fox by not going on any debates, et cetera, et cetera. You don’t see Republicans doing that to NBC, do you?

GILLESPIE: No, and sometimes I question why… It is beyond me frankly.

Keep in mind that Gillespie was White House counselor while Bush was President and accused NBC of deceptive editing. It was that same White House that was caught taking an ABC broadcast, editing it to paint a positive picture of political progress in Iraq, and redistributing it. Don’t forget that the Bush administration granted Fox News unprecedented access. Where was the outrage from Hannity, Beck, or anyone else at Fox News when that was going on?

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