Wednesday, November 15, 2006

FOX News and the terrorists

By Michael J.W. Stickings

At his excellent blog State of the Day, our co-blogger Creature reported recently on an internal FOX News memo that seems to prove that the network of unfairness and imbalance is "more than happy to give a platform for the Iraqi insurgents to express themselves" and "absolutely gleeful that the war on terror will continue irrespective of the Democratic victory".

How so? The memo, written by a network vice president and reproduced at The Huffington Post, includes this little nugget: "The election and Rumsfeld's resignation were a major event, but not the end of the world. The war on terror goes on without interruption... And let's be on the lookout for any statements from the Iraqi insurgents, who must be thrilled at the prospect of a Dem-controlled congress."

Yes, we all know that FOX News is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Republican Party, however dishonestly it may market itself, but its shameless partisanship has now reached such depths that it will happily promote the views of the insurgents -- just so long as those views correspond with its shameless partisanship, just so long as the insurgents say the right things.

FOX News, like others in the Republican camp, use Iraq and the war on terror for political purposes, that is, to score points. Now we have it in writing.

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