More evidence about News Corp. on News Corp.

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    More evidence about News Corp. on News Corp. - Erik Wemple - The Washington Post

    And while they complain about the "real news" being ignored, their next segment is...Casey Anthony!
     
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    The problem is that most stories that pass as news today are really opinion editorials. The Washington Post accuses Fox of inviting a sympathetic guest while their editorialist is taking the opposite anti-FOX viewpoint.
     
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    So instead of addressing Fox's attempt at whitewashing, you attack the source. Fantastic. :lol:
     
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    And we have an administration that intends to stamp out any opposing viewpoints....exactly the complaint that the Democrats had about an 'enemies list' of a previous administration.

    To that point:

    Newly Uncovered E-Mails Undermine White House Claim It Never Denied Access To Fox


    by Matt Schneider | 4:44 pm, July 14th, 2011

    New light is being shed on an old but hardly forgotten “war” between the White House and Fox News Channel. Judicial Watch, which oddly describes itself as a “conservative non-partisan” educational foundation, filed a Freedom of Information Act request and has now obtained e-mails from the White House that Judicial Watch says reveal that staffers specifically sought to exclude Fox News from interviewing an administration official, despite public statements from the White House at the time that such an action was merely “a mistake.”

    In October 2009, the Department of Treasury made “Executive Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews, but for reasons that have been somewhat unclear, Fox News was not included in an opportunity to interview Feinberg along with other reporters, though Fox News White House reporter at the time, Major Garrett, later revealed that no specific request was ever made. After a backlash by the other news networks, Fox News was welcomed to interview Feinberg. At the time the White House denied any anti-Fox News agenda. However, now these uncovered e-mails appear to reveal an effort was made by White House staffers to keep Fox News away during that time period and evidence what Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton describes as a “pervasive anti-Fox bias in the Obama White House.”

    While White House supporters may claim that there is no “smoking gun” within the tranche of recently released emails, but some of the highlights include an e-mail between Dag Vega, Director of Broadcast Media on the White House staff, to Jenni LeCompte, then-Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Treasury Department, suggesting “we’d prefer if you skip Fox please.”

    Perhaps more damning, in another e-mail, Jennifer Psaki, Deputy White House Communications Director writes to LeCompte, “I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby – just cause,” and later she also wrote “Brett Baier just did a stupid piece on [the exclusion of Fox News from the pool interview] — but he is a lunatic.”
    Fox News White House War | Judicial Watch E-Mails | Fox Video | Mediaite

    Now, whether it is Nixon or this Chicago thug administration, are there those who would defend the presidency of the United States in attempting to silence or manipulate the dissemination of information?
     
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    You do know if you want to discuss another topic, you can make a thread about it. All you're doing here is trying to change the topic away from Fox's attempt at whitewashing this hacking scandal.
     
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    Fox has been covering the story as well as any other media outlet in the US.

    IMHO, the best coverage by far has been from the Guardian.
     
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    is fox and friends, a news segment? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Too nuanced for you?

    Here, let me help.
    There is no one who should be deciding what or how a news outlet decides to present.

    Your post was about Fox News, as was mine.
     
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    Agreed. You certainly can't count on Fox or the left-leaning networks in the US. At this point, my thought is that this scandal will eventually go away since the reputation of the police is on the line.
     

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