Showing that the misinformation we’re used to seeing from Fox News starts at the top, Media Matters for America has put together the following list showing recent falsehoods from News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.
- falsely characterized Sean Hannity as being an “academic”;
- falsely characterized Glenn Beck as being “purely Libertarian”;
- falsely claimed nobody on Fox News had ever compared Obama to Stalin (i.e. “No, no, no, not Stalin”);
- falsely suggested Fox News’ ratings shot up after its public dispute with the Obama administration began last month;
- falsely claimed that administration officials agree that Fox News has been “absolutely fair” in its White House reporting;
- falsely claimed the White House just doesn’t like “two of our [Fox News] commentators”;
- falsely claimed Fox News’ television competitors “only have Democrats” on to debate the issues;
- falsely claimed Obama had made a “very racist comment”; and
- falsely implied that The O’Reilly Factor, Your World With Neil Cavuto, and Fox & Friends, among others, are not “commentary” shows.