Friday, 28 January 2011

Here we go, for Fox' sake

Fresh from supporting Sarah Palin's claim that the Founding Fathers abolished slavery (they didn't: they owned slaves), Fox 'News' has just used the magic words to describe Egypt's uprising:

"You probably don't give a lot of time thinking about Egypt," a Fox News presenter suggested about an hour ago, before explaining that "groups linked to al-Qaida" were in danger of taking over the government in Cairo.

I guess Fox never met a dictator it didn't like. For the record, every other media outlet and the eyewitness statements I've had from friends all agree: it's not the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood fuelling the rebellion: they've reluctantly agreed to support it after a day sitting on the sidelines. It's a mass of unemployed, bright, secular young people. But for Fox, all Arabs are terrorists unless they're our Arabs. Fox probably thinks the Three Kings are still in charge.


Sinéad said...

I think that you might really like this example of Fox News's high moral, ethical and unbiased standards in reporting... "That's not my opinion, that's historic fact."

The Plashing Vole said...

Unfortunately, the video won't play in the UK. Can you transcribe the entire statement? I'm really curious now!

Sinéad said...

Oh that's a shame... try to find a clip from last week's Daily Show with Jon Stewart called '24-hour Nazi Party People'... I'll put most of the segment (it was about 8 mins long) up on my blog rather than clogging your comments, but this quote was a particular highlight.

Glenn Beck: I know the progressives are using progressive tactics, they're not using Nazi tactics... the real answer is the Nazis were using early American progressive tactics and that's not my opinion, that's historic fact.

Just gotta love Fox News!