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Ross
10-05-2004, 11:10 AM
Yes, Fox News managed, in one week, to publish not one, but two faked anti-Kerry stories as real news during this pre-election run-up. They claim both were innocent mistakes, but they would never have fallen for such obvious hoaxes if the content had been anti-Bush. And the first anti-Kerry story was written by Fox's CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT. So what do you think the likelihood is of getting unbiased political information from him? Do you think they will condemn themselves like they did CBS?

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Fox News apologizes for fictitious Kerry story - Los Angeles Times

The chief political correspondent for Fox News wrote a fictitious story yesterday referring to John Kerry as a "metrosexual" who does manicures. The report was posted temporarily on the network's Web site.

In a piece titled "The Metrosexual and the Cowboy," correspondent Carl Cameron quoted Kerry telling supporters at a rally in Tampa, Fla.: "Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!"

At another point, Cameron quoted Kerry as saying, "I'm metrosexual he's a cowboy." "Metrosexual" refers to young, fashion-savvy urban men.

Fox News said the piece was a joke that accidentally ended up on the Web site for a period of time yesterday. The Web site later posted an editor's note apologizing for the piece.

"The item was based on a reporter's partial script that had been written in jest and should not have been posted or broadcast," the note read. "We regret the error, which occurred because of fatigue and bad judgment, not malice."

Fox spokesman Paul Schur said Cameron was "reprimanded," but would not say what discipline he faced.

"Carl Cameron made a stupid mistake, and he has been reprimanded for his lapse in judgment," Schur said.

Asked about the incident, Kerry spokesman David Wade said: "America would be stronger if only George Bush could admit his mistakes as easily."


Fox News, completely unbalanced and fairly stupid

10/02/2004
(http://www.btcnews.com/btcnews/archives/00000728.html )

In an article following up on its post-debate coverage, Fox News correspondent Jane Roh quotes a member of an organization called "Commies for Kerry" as heartily endorsing the Kerry candidacy.

Of course, there were some Kerry supporters in attendance who had no doubts whatever about their candidate.

"We're trying to get Comrade Kerry elected and get that capitalist enabler George Bush out of office," said 17-year-old Komoselutes Rob of Communists for Kerry.

"Even though he, too, is a capitalist, he supports my socialist values more than President Bush," Rob said, before assuring FOXNews.com that his organization was not a parody group. When asked his thoughts on Washington's policy toward Communist holdout North Korea, Rob said: "The North Koreans are my comrades to a point, and I'm sure they support Comrade Kerry, too."

"Commies for Kerry" is, of course, a Republican anti-Kerry campaign sponsored by the Hellgate Republican Club, one of those infamous "527" groups President Bush finds so alarming.

No doubt we'll be hearing soon from outraged Republican senators calling for a Congressional investigation into Fox News' journalistic practices.


Update: Fox News and "Communists for Kerry"

10/02/2004

"Communists for Kerry," the group cited as a pro-Kerry organization by Fox News correspondent Jane Roh, if that's her real name, was identified as a Republican organization by both Cox News Service and The New Republic in late August.

The group's website, to which the Fox News story links, includes an "About Us" section containing a disclaimer to the effect that the organization is a "527" group operated by the Hellgate Republican Club.

Rather than investigating the group's description of itself (i.e., clicking on the "About Us" link) or doing a web search, Fox News' Roh simply relied on the assurance of her interview subject that the group was "not a parody."

Fox News chief Roger Ailes was not available to confirm or deny that Roh's article, and an earlier one authored by Fox's chief political correspondent, Carl Cameron, consisting entirely of manufactured John Kerry quotes, are the result of the network's decision to cut down on overhead by simply making things up.

Quite an acceptable practice when the interview subject is Komsomolets Rob. I recommend you check out the comrades' take on it all at communistsforkerry.com.

Roh even avoided calling the Kerry campaign: "It is unclear whether the Kerry campaign has welcomed the Communists' endorsement." That's a fundamental journalistic no-no as well.

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Fair and Balanced, No Spin Zone? I suggest a more accurate slogan: FOX NEWS - "All Conservative, All the Time"

Wally_in_Cincy
10-05-2004, 11:25 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr>
...FOX NEWS - "All Conservative, All the Time" <hr /></blockquote>

Are you implying Fox news has an agenda? Well harumph!! That's falderol and balderdash. They are

FAIR AND BALANCED

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At least they apologized and admitted their mistake RATHER than continue the charade /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cueless Joey
10-05-2004, 11:53 AM
Fox does news?
I thought they only did sleazy shows and sports.

Fair_Play
10-05-2004, 12:09 PM
"Don't you never call me no metrosexual." GW /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

John Kerry is not a communist, Jane Fonda is not a communist. And, they must love America, cause they haven't left it. (Hey, this is is where they money is, right?)

Fox - their agenda, like all networks:
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All the best,

Fair Play

Ross
10-05-2004, 02:18 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr>
...FOX NEWS - "All Conservative, All the Time" <hr /></blockquote>

Are you implying Fox news has an agenda? Well harumph!! That's falderol and balderdash. They are

FAIR AND BALANCED

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At least they apologized and admitted their mistake RATHER than continue the charade /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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I'll give you that Wally. Rather should have owned up to the mistake right away. Apparently Rather let his dislike for Bush interfere with him doing his job and hurt his own already declining career.

As punishment, both Cameron and Rather should be assigned to covering car crashes for the local news, IMO. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
10-05-2004, 02:24 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr>
....As punishment, both Cameron and Rather should be assigned to covering car crashes for the local news, IMO. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Car washes are not all that bad

http://www.bikini-car-wash.com/bikinicarwash/galleries/2/4.jpg

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highsea
10-05-2004, 02:45 PM
Nice one Wally.

Don't you just love patriotic women? /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif