View Full Version : Maddow Accuses Fox News

05-16-2012, 05:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Maddow noted that Vandersloot has said his business has suffered following this attack on him — and that Fox News is simply trying to gin up a scandal that portrays the president in a bad light. The message the network is trying to send, she said, is <span style='font-size: 14pt'>“Private citizens, if you donate to the Mitt Romney campaign, the president of the United States is coming after you.”</span>

Fox has done five segments on the story, three of which Vandersloot was part of, Maddow noted. Yet this attack isn’t solid on more levels than one, she said. First of all, Vandersloot is a Romney campaign official, which makes him a public figure. But Fox was so excited to have a possible Obama scandal, she said, that they rushed to run the story before fully understanding it.

Maddow recalled that she did a segment with Vandersloot back when he was opposing a documentary about homosexuality, arguing that it has no place in the classroom. It’s not a smear, Maddow said, because his thoughts about gay rights are on record. In the past, he’d given Maddow a statement saying he supports equal rights but doesn’t support sexual concepts introduced to young students.

Furthermore, Maddow played a Fox segment that mixed Vandersloot up with the Wall Street Journal‘s Kimberley Strassel. The segment portrayed Strassel as the victim of the smear, when in fact, she’d simply written a column about Vandersloot.

Not stopping there, Maddow moved on to Vandersloot himself — who Fox is referring to as a target of “political terrorism” — and accused him of rewriting history. Since this story has been circulating on Fox,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> Vandersloot has been saying he’s seen the negative effects on his business following mention of him on the Obama campaign’s blog.

Maddow contradicted that. <u>Following her story about him in March, she said, Vandersloot sent her an angry letter in which he said her reporting was inaccurate and that the story had negatively affected his business. That was far before the Obama campaign had mentioned him in April, Maddow observed, adding that he’d essentially made the same complaints months ago.</u></span>

Maddow invited Vandersloot on the show, but received a response that said she knowingly spread false information about him. Later, he agreed to possibly phone in. Welcoming confrontation, Maddow challenged Vandersloot to come on the show and explain what she’s reported incorrectly.</div></div>

watch it (http://www.mediaite.com/tv/maddow-accuses-fox-news-of-ginning-up-anti-obama-scandal-with-disregard-to-facts/)

Maddow does two things. She completely destroys this latest Fox/GOP talking point and she shows that Fox is not 'Fair and Balanced'.

Now its down to Obama v Mitt, <u>the GOP propaganda machine has moved into 3rd gear and the Fox channel has shown, once again, that it is a willing accomplice in deception and no qualms about deceiving its own viewers and spreading lies to the public in general .</u>


05-18-2012, 04:46 AM
Worth bumping.

05-18-2012, 05:07 AM
What is your point?