Wednesday, August 04, 2004

We report, you fend for yourself. The FOX News Channel decided that its viewers didn't need to see for themselves too much of what Democrats had to say. A new report by David Brock's Media Matters group shows that FOX broadcast nearly two hours less of the speeches than did MSNBC. FOX decided, for instance, to give only a 45-second snippet of Al Gore before cutting away to have its pundits attack him. To borrow a catchprase cited in the movie, Outfoxed, "some people say" that FOX's producers and broadcasters are right-wing blowhards who distort journalism to further their nefarious conservative, pro-Republican agenda. You decide for yourself: FOX aired significantly less of Dem convention ... [Media Matters for America]

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