Sure, the sane among us know that Fox News is the propaganda arm of the Republican Party whose job it is to misinform the “sedentary ignoramuses” who actually believe they’re watching real news. Well, that and making millions for Rupert Murdoch and friends. No big surprise that Fox’s role is to promote a right-wing agenda by any means possible, legit or not. You know this, I know this, tens of millions know this…but not so with a certain TV critic who writes for the Baltimore Sun.
With Mitt Romney now officially President Obama’s opponent, it truly appears to be game on at the Fox News channel – at least, if this morning’s “Fox & Friends” is any indication.
Today’s version of the morning show featured an anti-Obama video that resembled propaganda films from 1930′s Europe more than it did responsible TV politics of today.
And the remarkable thing was the witless crew on the couch that serves as hosts for this show had the audacity to present it as journalism and congratulate the producer who put it together.
As the guy who challenged the Obama administration two years when it tried to deny Fox News access to interviews and other opportunities offered to the media on the grounds that Fox was not a legitimate news operation, 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.
Shocked? Where the hell has this guy been for the last 16 years? He wonders if that morning’s edition of Fox and Friends is “any indication” of Fox’s political agenda. Yes, Mr. TV Critic Guy, it is an indication..as was yesterday’s morning show as well as every other show from every morning, afternoon and evening since day one of Fox’s emergence on the scene. This is who they are! This is what these lying, hypocritical buffoons do! Everything Fox does is blatant partisan politics. They just don’t admit it, that’s all. Fair and Balanced, remember? It’s right there on every Fox promo, so it has to be true for those who need it to be true. It is no wonder that surveys have shown that watching no news at all would make you a better informed individual than if you spent your days watching Fox News. Hey, it does not get any clearer than that.
Yes, Fox is “rotten to the core” but the only surprise here is that it took a TV critic so long to figure it out. The headline for his piece, by the way, was hilariously naive: With Romney now official, Fox News gets shamelessly political. Really? What were they before Romney became the official nominee? Fair and balanced, I presume.
If you wish to waste your time watching Fox and Friends’ version of high journalism, here it is.