Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quote of the Day, Jr.

"I have to tell you even I am shocked by how blatantly Fox is throwing off any pretense of being a journalistic entity with videos like this. Don't be fooled by Bret Baier's Boy Scout smile or all the talk about how some shows are news and some are opinion on the channel. Any news organization that puts up this kind of video is rotten to the core."

-- David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun on the extended "look back" at the Obama administration's time in office, aired this morning on Fox & Friends, which was really nothing more than a four-minutes of blatant Republican propaganda

You really have to see this thing to believe it -- and this is coming from somebody who truly believed that Fox couldn't possibly get any more shameless.

In an almost comically full-of-shit move, the network is now distancing itself from the story -- the one that was lauded by Doocy the Clown and the other two F&F dingbats as exceptional journalism -- and is blaming the "mistake" on a lowly associate producer, essentially throwing a person with almost zero authority within the newsroom directly under the front tires of the bus.

I'll have more to say about this tomorrow at the Daily Banter.


Anonymous said...

It was the AP in edit bay 7 with the Avid!

Riles said...

A mistake a producer spent weeks on, per Doocy.

I truly couldn't believe what I was watching. They took the propaganda and fear to a new level. And as much as they get worked up, I'd be surprised if some of their viewers didn't have heart attacks watching it.

Anonymous said...

The tongue-in-cheek response would be to put together a similar video with the same stats for Bush.

Anonymous said...

Has the associate producer been fired? If memory serves, there was some icky-ness with the Treyvon Martin coverage, and a couple of folk got run out of town on a rail.

Anonymous said...

As quipped, here are some figures for Bush:

National Debt
2000/09 - 5.674 Trillion
2008/09 - 10.024 Trillion

Courtesy of the US Treasury debt history page

Gas prices
mid-2000 - ~1.50/gal
mid-2008 - peaked ~4.10/gal (Rio) or ~3.50 (CER)

Courtesy of both The Rio Norte Line and Consumer Energy Report

I tend to go with Rio's data because it was taken on weekly intervals, whereas the data for CER is distilled to yearly averages.

Drew said...

The Scrooge promo in the movie "Scrooged" had more class than this piece of shyte.

As far as FOX blaming the AP...that just serves to sharpen the right wing bully-mugger knife that they use on the non-combatant "little guys" in the country. "It's okay everyone, we fired some poor shmuck that wasn't responsible for this....hahaha...isn't that funny? Just like Romney and Trump!"

Which brings to mind: Chez, how likely do you think it is that Romney picks Trump for his VP? Certainly it's *possible* but is it viable option politically speaking?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure it is worth discussing viability. After all, picking Mr. Wall Street as your candidate right in the middle of a long, painful recession caused by Wall Street is about as close as you can get to spitting in the face of every voter in the country.

...and yet, sadly, his poll numbers seem to indicate that he has a decent shot at winning the Presidency anyways. I wish I knew what kinda chemicals were in the water that made the American public so often identify the worst possible decision and run toward it like a herd of lemmings.

Comparatively speaking, Trump is probably a better candidate than Romney, if only for his TV show and the ability to say he knows what it's like to declare bankruptcy.