3/21/09 11:50 PM

Donna Doubles Down

Lies about FNC sprout up like dandelions all over the internet. We spotted this one Saturday, on a gay activist site with a penchant for highighting negative John McCain stories. They put a little anti-Fox twist on the reportage of the incident with a New York Times reporter:

Fox News, which initially reported the incident, has since removed the video from its site...
The claim quickly spread to other sites. But is it the truth? Go onto the foxnews website and you will find this. Or, for a lengthier clip, this. The Fox video can even be embedded, to wit:

We emailed the originating site with this information but of course no correction was made. Admitting mistakes is not a common practice among Fox haters, and that goes double for the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed syndicate). When Fox & Friends discussed comments by Gloria Steinem and others that disparaged John McCain's military service, Donna was outraged:
Where was the fair and balanced on this segment? Were there any Democrats or Gloria Steinman [sic], Hillary or Obama asked about this? Fair and balanced, Fox is not.
Recall that not that long ago we caught Donna lying about "no Democrat" on F&F. We thought that after being exposed, she might mend her ways. Not so. Instead, Donna doubled down and pulled the same trick again. Meet Liz Chadderdon, as Democratic a Democratic strategist as one could ask for. She was on Fox & Friends that morning and discussed that very issue. But her appearance was a tad inconvenient for the newspoodles, so they just pretended she didn't exist and counted on the gullibility of the kennel-dwellers to swallow it without question.

And just today, Donna was at it again, claiming that in a discussion about water impurities Fox "seems to go with the government and say it is just a miniscule amount". Donns'a proof: "Brian Kilmeade said it only affected 4 million people". Why does Donna have a problem telling the truth? Kilmeade cited the study and noted that "they say it only affects 41 million [not "4 million"] people", to which Alysin Camerota replied: "How do they know?", adding that even small amounts can be harmful. Does that sound like Fox "going with the government", or does it sound like Another Hound Lie?

As a postscript, we want to note how Donna brings professionalism to the dog house with every word she writes. That's why we could not resist presenting her latest literary achievement, just as published (did we miss anything?):

lol, i saw this one this morning, took a bit of work to understand what the hell she was talking about. I think you missed one:
"But if of course they don't know what they are."
I was also thinking, if Donna wanted to take the opposite angle she could have always just said Fox was trying to scare their audience. Being a fox hater's easy!
March 10, 2008, 5:01:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
You're right, I did miss that! It's like looking for one grain of sand on a beach full of ignorance!
March 10, 2008, 5:12:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox is a festival of ignorance ! Are you trying to plagiarize from that comedian?
March 11, 2008, 3:20:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Yes. Everyone here is envious of his deep philosophical insights and stellar career.
March 11, 2008, 4:48:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply