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Surprise-surprise: Fox was very bad

August 8, 2011

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So our president funds his own 50th birthday bash, invites a slew of guests from all races and ethnicities, and has everything but hip-hop music played. How does the blog owned by Fox News cover it? Look at the picture below. Look at it again. Feast your eyes on the cheap shot par excellence. Fox Nation finds scandal where there is no scandal and litters it with racist hints as subtle as earthquakes. No doubt they’ll respond to objections with that we’re-just-kidding look.

The real scandal, of course, lies in an alleged “news organization” that fronts for a propaganda machine. I wonder if the Fox owner Rupert Murdoch is finished answering questions on that phone hacking scandal in Britain …

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News flash: The media’s religion beat soars from the pitiable to the pathetic in a single bound! Films at Eleven!

February 25, 2011

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Sarah Pulliam Bailey gives us the good news and the bad news after plowing through a recent Pew Research Center Study. The surprisingly good: Mainstream media religion coverage doubled from 2009 to 2010. The predictably bad: it was a leap from one to two percent of all the news deemed fit to print and broadcast. Wow. Like, scrape me off the ceiling and everything.

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The really secret gun smoking in all those WikiLeaks leaks

December 14, 2010

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Eben Harrell drops an irony on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: “Little is known about his life: he has refused to confirm his age in interviews or give a fixed address.” Come-come, Julian. Tell us about yourself. Your organization is blasting a thumb-drive full of 250,000 confidential State Department cables across the internet, possibly damaging US relations while revealing no genuine scandals (if anything, we see our foreign service officers earning every cent of their measly government paychecks).

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