In 2003 Fox News earned it’s right to misinform it viewers.
Eight years later and they still hold firm to uphold the “misinformation pipeline”!
Few news agencies lie and distort facts, and if they do, little have the guts to admit it…in court…positioning the First Amendment as their defense!
The attorneys for Fox, owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch, successfully argued the First Amendment gives broadcasters the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on the public airwaves. “We are pushing for a consumer protection solution that labels news content according to its adherence to ethical journalism standards that have been codified by the Society of Professional Journalists (Ethics: spj.org).”
Mathematically it can be considered that one-half of the population has an IQ at or below 100. When you look at the ingredients of the modern day GOP, you find people who believe the thousands of conspiracy theories out of camp Fox daily- considering these facts, a premise suggests that approximately 65% of the people with an IQ below 100 are probably Republican. This would equate to 117 million people willing to be misled.
With the number of viewers that Fox boasts about, it is a good thing that Sponge Bob Square Pants airs in the same time slot. It proves that most people would rather listen to a sponge that never lies, rather than to a radical republican who never tells the truth.
Yesterday a senior reporter (Nic Robertson) for CNN slammed Fox News (SEE SUPPLIED VIDEO) for suggesting that he and other reporters who were given a tour of Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Libya and that they were used as human shields by the Libyan government.
Fox News’ defense correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, reported on Monday that the British army had been due to fire seven missiles at Gaddafi’s compound. But the attack was held off, she said, because Libya had brought journalists from CNN, Reuters, the AP, the Times of London and other news outlets to the compound for what, in the government’s words, was a press tour. According to Griffin, the actual reason for bringing the journalists to the compound was to “effectively use them as human shields.”
CNN’s Nic Robertson also had some sharp words for Steve Harrigan, Fox News’ man on the ground in Libya: “I see him more times at breakfast than out on trips with government officials here.”
In other words, it’s very possible Fox News’ coverage of Libya is pretty shoddy. Surprise, surprise.
Faux News, “Fair and Balanced”, As seen from the breakfast portico or the balcony of a Libyan hotel.