Blue-Chip Fabrications


Our contestants: the Outfoxed gals, the Eyes Guys, and Keith Olbermann. Which one told The Lie of the Week? With J$P Video!

It's time again for a few more pickings from the Fox Haters' grapevine, where the ends justify the means. No tricks are too dishonest, no falsehoods too blatant, if it's a way to attack Fox News. Take, for example, the claims of the site that asserts they are keeping an "eye" on Fox. They're complaining about coverage of the purported Jesus tomb on Fox & Friends:
Fox & Friends does a great job at mocking the evidence. Fox & Friends does a great job of data mining particular facts to poke holes into the theory. And, not too surprising, Fox & Friends makes no attempt to present the evidence supporting the theory. Worse, when they bring in a guest to discuss it he’s a biased source who goes out of his way to ridicule the theory as well.

If this sounds suspicious to you, there's a good reason. The Eyes Guys do a great job at mocking Fox. They do a great job at data mining particular snippets to smear Fox. And, not too surprising, they hide the evidence that disputes their smear. Because while they railed about one guest who was interviewed, somehow they didn't get around to mentioning that other guest. The director of the documentary also appeared on Fox & Friends, to present all that evidence the Eyes Guys insist was not presented:



Why do you suppose they didn't tell us that? Mr Jacobovici becomes another "invisible man", that classic technique perfected by the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed gang). And no journey into the world of the Fox haters would be complete without an entry from the biased bassets. As it turns out, they're picking on Fox & Friends too, for interviewing people behind a new documentary about the border:
"Fox and Friends" were nearly ready to declare war on Mexico Wednesday (February 28, 2007) in their promos of an upcoming segment, but when they finally got to the story, the facts did not back up their claim.... Co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade twice claimed that the documentary would show that the Mexican army was doing the shooting.... Doocy and Kilmeade asked Burgard himself, who first claimed, oh, yeah, the Mexican military is doing the shooting, only to back off and say it could be members of para-military groups or members of drug cartels. Hype, hype, hype, fizzle. The facts were reported, but not until a totally different impression was drilled into viewers [sic] heads.

Note how the entire thrust of this article focuses on the promos for the interview. The anti-Fox terriers assert that these promos "drilled into viewers' heads" the idea that the Mexican government was shooting at our people. There's only one problem: it isn't true! But don't take our word for it; here are the two teases for the story. Listen carefully for Doocy and Kilmeade's alleged statement that "the Mexican army was doing the shooting" [QuickTime video]:



Not only did they not say the Mexican army was doing the shooting, in fact neither promo said anything about shooting at all! Where did newspup Judy get the idea that they did? She made it up! (And as more proof of her guilty conscience, when we asked her to explain herself, our comment was swiftly erased from their site.)

For rank falsification, that's going to be hard to top. But we do have one more entrant in this week's sweepstakes. After the Tuesday stock market close, where the Dow suffered a large loss, one of the most virulent Fox haters used the news to launch another smear:
Fox Noise insisted though that the drop off was because of the assassination attempt on Vice President Cheney.  You guys are really opening a business channel? 

Yes, there can be no mistaking that unique mix of arrogance and ignorance. It's Keith Olbermann, once again pulling "facts" out of his usual orafice. We looked all through Fox's coverage of the that market drop. They talked about Chinese markets and our domestic economy, but we didn't even find a guest, let alone a Fox anchor or reporter, who "insisted" the Cheney attack caused the downturn. What's more, the one time Cheney came up in an interview, the expert offered exactly the opposite opinion [QuickTime video]:



Bold, arrogant, and wilfully false, Keith Olbermann's latest slander is a real blue-chip fabrication. That's why it's The Lie of the Week.

posted: Sun - March 4, 2007 at 07:25 PM       j$p  send 

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March 4, 2007, 8:23:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
EOF, NH, and KO all discredited in one fell swoop. Why do they make it so easy???
March 4, 2007, 11:01:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


Puck
The reason KO won was because Johnny was going through O.W. withdrawls.
 
If not he would have been in third place, like his ratings.
March 5, 2007, 1:00:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


destroyeroflyingdemonuts
DAMN IT Johhny! Bring back OW or we will all be goosestepping to PEDOMANN and the DEMONUT'S in less than 2 years. They took our property right's for the rich and now want to take our FREE SPEECH. Damn isn't those 2 things the same that demonut's and PEDOMANN say Bush is taking and destroying? OW MUST BE REVIVED!!!
March 5, 2007, 1:08:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
You have to take that up with Mr Cox. It's his website, I only wrote there.
 
Puck, I think you may be correct!
March 5, 2007, 3:00:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


JohnE
Noticed that hitting OWatch brings up a picture of a roadkill animal now instead of Cox's weak letter... I wonder if Cox lost a bet or something (or maybe someone has compromising pictures)...
March 5, 2007, 3:11:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Tom
Oh hey, Johnny. Want to prove Fox is fair and balanced? Post a video of the interview tonight of Ann Coulter and "Democrat" Pat Caddell. Caddell defended Ann Coulter, absolutely kissed the witch's ass.
 
FAIR AND BALANCED. The Republicans are right-wing, so are the "Democrats".
March 5, 2007, 9:19:07 PM EST – Like – Reply


OWUB
I say put Olbermann Watch over to new conservatives ---
March 5, 2007, 9:38:42 PM EST – Like – Reply


Tom
Oh look, hey Johnny? Want to watch this? It's a video of TWO Republicans defending Ann Coulter's comments, no Democrats.
 
http://mediamatters.org/items/200703060005
March 6, 2007, 12:04:06 PM EST – Like – Reply