3/7/09 12:51 AM

A Challenge to Donna: Be Honest

Updated! Are the newshounds responsible critics or dishonest deceivers? Here's a challenge that could shed some light on that question.

Just a few weeks ago, newsmutt Donna was incensed. Outraged! Why? Because Fox dared to broadcast a Presidential speech:

Fox Gives Free Commercial For Bush And He Isn't Running
Today on America's Pulse Bush came out and spoke to a group in Chicago with Mayor Richard Daly [sic]. All it turned into was a free speech for Bush that sounded like he was stumping. Was it for him or to help the RNC candidates that are running now? He had no opposition, no one from the Democratic side to have around 20 minutes (the uninterupted time the President had) to speak out about policies.... I'd like to see Fox give a Democrat a 20 minute speech, no questions, with a friendly audience and let them say whatever they want. Nope, can't do that. That might be fair and balanced.
This afternoon, Fox went one better: live coverage of Barack Obama accepting the endorsement of Senator Ted Kennedy. Not just 20 minutes: nearly 30 minutes. No questions. No one from the Republican side to have 30 minutes to speak out about policies. A friendly audience. Letting him say whatever he wants. Precisely what the newspoodles claimed would never happen.

So how about it, Donna? Here's the challenge. Are you going to write a whole article devoted to this coverage? Complete with the headline: Fox Gives Free Commercial for Obama? Are we going to see that article today, or are you going to pretend it never happened? Are you an honest broker, or just a dishonest Fox hater?

We will watch, we will see, we will know.

Update: Gee, what do you know. Here's how Donna described the coverage of the Kennedy endorsement of Obama:
An election alert (it always has to be an alert on Fox News) said that Ted, Patrick and Caroline Kennedy came out to endorse Barack Obama.
See, on Fox "an election alert said" they endorsed Obama. What about the 30 minutes of coverage? You know, that Fox would never do? You know, like the "free commercial for Bush"? Um, not a word. However, Donna did spot a Carl Cameron interview with John McCain which she described as--you guessed it!--a "free advertisement" for John McCain!

Why a "free advertisement"? Because, and we're not making this up, Romney wasn't interviewed too. You see, according to the anti-Fox terriers they have to bring all the candidates on at once or it's a "free advertisement".

Um, Donna, bringing a bunch of candidates in at the same time is not an interview. It's a debate. And if you're so concerned about Romney's view being represented, then why did you say nothing about his interview this morning? Just think, you missed another chance to show your ignorance by calling it a "free advertisement".

Well at least we know how Donna and the biased bassets did on the honesty challenge. They flunked.

Dan Tanna
Don't hold your breath.....
People like Donna, that suffer from Fox Derangement Syndrome, will spin it to favor their wacked viewed of the world.
It would be nice to have honest debate of ideas.....but, the left will never allow it...
Keep shining the light on these people.
January 28, 2008, 2:07:20 PM EST – Like – Reply

The Left wing lives in a world of its own.. this is why they tolerate no dissent.. truth destroys their fantasies.
January 28, 2008, 2:17:41 PM EST – Like – Reply

Wait till after the SOTU sppech tonight. If they are whining about a President getting air time I'm sure the will be screaming about Obama getting 10 mins more "FREE AIRTIME" then the President. They will be screaming that a PRESIDENT dare tell the country what is going on. Oh, forgot that Space ship Kunich already knows what is going to be said thus it's "FREE AIR TIME" for the President and the Republican's.
January 28, 2008, 3:04:18 PM EST – Like – Reply

Scott | 01.28.08 - 3:09 pm 
Actually, it doesn't much matter what Bush says. It's irrelevant. Anything he "plans" on doing will be wiped out in less than a year anyway. So any long winded SOTU speeches are meaningless when you are a lame duck Prez in the last year of your regime. Dems and Reps alike will try to ignore this buffoon so they don't all get slimed in the next election.
January 28, 2008, 4:01:25 PM EST – Like – Reply

So Noam, you again call the President a "buffon" yet come here whining about your master MUTT'S censoring your hatred at their little site. HMMM, what gives Noamy? 
Anything he "plans" on doing will be wiped out in less than a year anyway. And, just how sure of you of that Noam? If Iran were to launch a Nuck at Israel I think you would be proven WRONG! Face reality ole Noam, you will never get your communist state. But, lucky you there's one 90 miles southeast of Florida.
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January 28, 2008, 5:08:18 PM EST – Like – Reply

Scott | 01.28.08 - 5:13 pm 
Slow down on the Koolaid Scott. Bush is a buffoon and it matters not what anyone says, it won't change. You scared of Cuba? How sad it that? You kind of launched into a pile of talking points (mostly NeoCON) that really don't belong in one post. The main theme is fear though. So be afraid. And get yourself some duct tape and plastic in case we are attacked by:
communist Cuba, Iran, terrists....ooh...be afraid. That stuff don't cut it with me. I'm not afraid of Iran, Cuba, the AlQaeda boogeyman, or socialism.
January 28, 2008, 5:22:08 PM EST – Like – Reply

Wow I've been away for a while but I see nothing's changed. Well I take that back. Obviously their site is going downhill fast--which was only a matter of time or course. But their lies stay the same.
January 28, 2008, 7:24:52 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Welcome back OverHere! The sad fact is that it took this long for the members of NH to realise what a corrupt, dishonest cabal they were following. The entire premise of the site was based on an oversnipped and underbudgeted movie, Outfoxed. Past that, their credibility sank even lower if that's even possible.
January 28, 2008, 7:55:28 PM EST – Like – Reply

"Reported by Donna - Mon 3:14 PM
An election alert (it always has to be an alert on Fox News) said that Ted, Patrick and Caroline Kennedy came out to endorse Barack Obama.
Clearly a big endorsement. Even Shepard Smith said it was a powerful speech."
what was a powerful speech Donna? oh you mean the speech they played in it's entirety? wonder why she wasn't more clear about that....
January 28, 2008, 10:33:39 PM EST – Like – Reply

Thanks Fox Fan! Yeah, they never had any credibility to begin with but their devotees never saw that. It took a long time but people are finally starting to see the truth about them.
January 29, 2008, 7:38:23 AM EST – Like – Reply

Actually, if FNC were to go belly up, where would MSNBC an CNN get their news from ??? They do more advertising for FNC then FNC can buy in other mediums. How many blogs are in existence just to track what is said on FNC an Talk Radio. Hmmmmm
January 29, 2008, 11:15:37 AM EST – Like – Reply

I'm not afraid of Iran, Cuba, the AlQaeda boogeyman, or socialism.
NChomsky | 01.28.08 - 5:27 pm | # 
I'm sure you would welcome them all with open arms.
January 31, 2008, 1:54:20 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny t
I'm sure you would welcome them all with open arms.
olbysucks | 01.31.08 - 1:59 am 
No, I'd prefer to run around the globe making friends by bombing them like Bush.
January 31, 2008, 8:06:48 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny t | 01.31.08 - 8:11 am 
Ya, that sure is working well, isn't it?
January 31, 2008, 8:07:36 AM EST – Like – Reply

No, I'd prefer to run around the globe making friends by bombing them like Bush.
johnny t | 01.31.08 - 8:11 am | # 
Unfortunately, Bush didn't bomb them enough which is why the war is dragging on. Since when are we "running around trhe globe?" Is that what the news mutts are telling you?
January 31, 2008, 10:51:49 AM EST – Like – Reply

Bill Corcoran
So olby are you saying we should have KILLED everyone in Iraq? Sure sounds like it to me. You sound like some radical right wingers I know who think we should have bombed Iraq back into the stone age. 
I thought the mission was help them establish a democracy and win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people.
How do you do that if you are dropping bombs on them and killing all their women and children?
January 31, 2008, 3:47:05 PM EST – Like – Reply

The mission in Iraq was to eliminate it as being a threat to the United States. Don't ever forget it.
January 31, 2008, 4:37:27 PM EST – Like – Reply

This website is "very refresing",more enjoyable then nh.
February 1, 2008, 8:18:41 AM EST – Like – Reply

Oh yeah and that fat CHRISH, is not watching over your shoulder waiting to delete what ever you write, WHAT A WITCH!
February 1, 2008, 8:24:46 AM EST – Like – Reply

We should keep are bases there always close to iran to keep an eye on them.
February 1, 2008, 8:54:36 AM EST – Like – Reply

Bill Corcoran
Vince: Iraq was NEVER a threat to the United States and everyone knows that. Bush's plan was to establish a democracy in Iraq. It hasn't gone very well.
So are you in the camp with olby that we should have bombed Iraq back into the stone age? 
What would that accomplish other than killing millions of innocent Iraqi citizens and getting the entire world to hate the U.S. more than they do already.
February 2, 2008, 3:35:39 PM EST – Like – Reply