Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Wow. It saddens and frightens me how this brand of journalism finds its way into so many homes night after night.

Anyone familiar with the whole quote knows it was a little closer to: "I think that nobody wants to play chicken with our troops on the ground."

Interesting visual excerpt, isn't it? The visual takeaway here is a completely false "report" of what was actually said. This is not an isolated gaffe, mind you. It is just one of seemingly countless irresponsible decisions made on behalf of Fox News channel editors every day of the year. For more on the truth behind how these types of absurdities make it into your living room, I highly recommend the documentary "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism."

An independent study was recently conducted to determine how informed Americans are with regard to actual current events and news. The results revealed that viewers of the Fox News Channel were the LEAST informed Americans of all those tested - by a huge margin. Garbage in, garbage out. Their actual knowledge of real world events was distorted beyond that of any other news channel audience. And what's dangerous is that these viewers THINK they know the truth because they are getting all of this information from a reputable "news" channel. But for heaven's sake, 34% of FNC viewers actually believe we FOUND weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Are you fucking kidding me?

Outfoxed is short and sweet and available to rent on DVD today. Get it into your Netflix queue today. I'm going to start a list of advertising sponsors responsible for the proliferation of this disinformation and hold them accountable.

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme to start a boycott posse. Who's with me, boys? Let's saddle up and ride!

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