Fox "News" Once Again Rewrites Reality
This one is for those few low capacity conservatives who still suffer from the delusion that Fox is anything remotely resembling a news source and that "fair and balanced" is supposed to be taken seriously. Every news outlet has its biases, but when it comes to deliberate premeditated lying and a complete rewrite of reality, no information outlet comes close to Fox. This is a disgrace, of course, but it's just business as usual for the Right Wing Propaganda Network.
Article excerpt follows:
Fox News Distorts Politico Headline
By Nathaniel Downes
August 22, 2012
Most news websites do deal with a significant number of cross-posted news articles. In order to keep their staff headcount lower, they take and link to news from other websites which fits in with the narrative they want to keep going. Common sources for these news pieces include the Associated Press, Reuters, Interfax, and so on. One of the sources Fox News uses is ABC, an affiliate of Allbritton Communications, who run the political journalism company Politico. In sharing a Politico piece today, however, Fox News took it upon themselves to selectively edit a small piece, in order to completely change the meaning of the article. Here, look for yourself.
Here is the original Politico piece:
And then, the same piece, now on display at Fox News:
The Politico title “Obama doesn’t take SEAL group attacks ‘seriously’” on Fox News becomes “Obama Takes On Navy SEALS: ‘I Don’t Take These Folks Too Seriously’,” completely changing the setup to the piece. As statistically, most people read the headline to then jump to conclusions, this of course creates a false narrative; that Obama does not care about the men and women who defend our nation, the elites of our armed forces, the best of the best, those who found and killed Obama Bin Laden himself. Then they have to do nothing as those who read the headline and jumped do the damage, and attack the president over something he never said. By doing this, of course, the hope is to discredit his efforts to blunt the attack by the Republican-tied Special Operations Opsec Education Fund, Inc group which is attempting to instigate a fake swift boat attack, falsely claiming to be run by the Navy SEALs which Obama just ‘insulted.’
This is not a new tactic, it appears as part of a plan of operation, coördinated between Newscorp, owners of Fox News, and the Republican Party. They do this with alarming regularity with their own news pieces, but that is now expected. By tying these edits to an article from another agency, the idea is to shift the blame for it from Fox, but into another agency with a far better reputation. This demonstrates how desperate the media arm of the Republican Party has become.
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