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Chris Wallace and The FOX Broadcasting Company have proven to me personally that not only do they work in a direct effort to both intentionally under-report and under-disclose vital information to the stories they cover, but also to outright lie in the name of presenting their case.
Wallace attempted to defend the ACORN slander artist, James O’Keefe III, by repeating false claims that have irrefutable evidence stating otherwise.
As is the par for the course, nobody cares to speak out against these truth-spinners and defenders of McCarthyism in the US.
MediaMatters.org has covered the story far better than I ever could hope to, but I think it needs to be understood that when Fox News reports via Megyn Kelly that O’Keefe and Giles were in fact asked to leave ACORN offices, while O’Keefe and Giles have previously denied these claims on the air of FOX News, it is the obvious responsibility of Chris Wallace to inform you of this lack of credibility native to these people along with any other claims or assertions he would like to make.
That failure to report this information, and the failure of FOX News to hold their employees responsible, is an affront to American democracy as much as it is to journalism in the modern age. If these people continue to lie to the public there may need to be some serious consideration made toward the goal of civilly disrupting and peacefully dismantling an agency dedicated to spreading misinformation, racist sentiments and un-American propaganda.
.. Carter, who said racism accounts for most criticism of Obama, but says “That’s not what’s driving” Obama’s detractors ..
Words are important. To lie about the words of a former United States President, even in a cable news-ticker, is an insult to this nation and there is no doubt to me that this is far from some minor accident.
Look carefully at that sentence.
The whole statement is designed to make Jimmy Carter look like he is talking in circles, when in fact the Fox News organization is using their own language “most criticism” to put words in Carter’s mouth. A shameful and un-American thing to do, in my view.
Now look carefully at Carter’s actual quote:
Carter was quite clear and not all ambiguous like the false and downright slanderous “Fox News-version” of events.
The words are “intense animosity“, not “criticism“. And “overwhelming portion“, not “most“.
Jimmy Carter can defend himself. I will not dissect every angle of this for the sake of this singular posting.
I am simply saying you look at the words someone spoke for what they are. Not twist them around until they say what you want them to say.
And it amounts to a simple, and for some hard to accept, fact:
Fox News appears to be in the business of promoting and advocating for racist ideals in the U.S.
Until I see clear examples of the end of their unwillingness to accurately report on fabricated-scandals like ACORN, the controversy over Jimmy Carter’s words or something to the issue of finally questioning the wisdom in keeping an avowed racist like Glenn Beck on the payroll, I see no reason to think or say otherwise.
There are some good people who work at Fox News. But there are good people who work at the IRS, too.
Doesn’t mean they’re not working in a cesspool.