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Video Clips Capture The Right-Wing Media Spin Cycle: Lie, Terrify, Win, Repeat

by on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm EDT in Politics

Media Matters has just released a fascinating compilation of clips showing step-by-step how Fox News, Industry-Funded Operatives, and right-winged politicians take a simple lie / fear-mongering point, and spread it like wildfire, until a significant number of American citizens believe it, and become terrified by it.  This is a MUST WATCH:


Let us know what you think.

Watch: Fox ‘News’ People Push The Same Lies As Fox Commentators

by on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm EDT in Politics

The Fox News Channel’s core line of defense against White House assertions that they are not a ‘news’ organization, but propagandists, can be summed up by Bill O’Reilly’s Oct. 13 — O’Reilly Factor ‘Talking Points’:

First of all, there is no question that Fox News is tougher on the Obama administration than the other TV news operations, because we actually have some conservative commentators on this network … However, our hard news people don’t do commentary. […]

Our hard news coverage is fair and balanced. Again, if somebody doesn’t believe that, let’s see the evidence because bloviating walks.

And that’s “The Memo.”

Well, Bill, it appears Media Matters has taken you up on your challenge.  They’ve put together this scathing compilation of Fox News clips, first displaying your channel’s wing-nut commentary lies, and then it jumps to your hard news team where these same lies are being elevated to ‘real factual issues’:


And if you’d like to see some more, the Huffington Post has put together “The Ten Most Egregious Fox News Distortions” — ten separate clips of Fox ‘hard’ News doing its routine misinformation thing.  Scroll through all ten and vote for the most egregious distortion of the lot.

Bill, there’s the evidence.  Now what were you saying about ‘bloviating’?