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duh, fox news lies

>> Tuesday, July 15, 2008

everyone knows fox news isn't... but these stories really amazed me. the first involves the blatant photoshopping of portraits of new york times employees. via a media matters story. more photos in that link...

the other is a little subliminal video action... not as shocking, but a good reminder of what brands they push. via haha.nu.

also today i was flipping through an old copy of project censored (in the house we are renting in beautiful hood river, oregon...) and came upon this story, "the media can legally lie" about a very curious case in which fox news tried to force reporters to broadcast lies by monsanto officials in a story on bovine growth hormone.

from the article, "Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station and on August 18, 2000, a Florida jury unanimously decided that Akre was wrongfully fired by Fox Television when she refused to broadcast (in the jury’s words) “a false, distorted or slanted story” about the widespread use of BGH in dairy cows. They further maintained that she deserved protection under Florida’s whistle blower law. Akre was awarded a $425,000 settlement. Inexplicably, however, the court decided that Steve Wilson, her partner in the case, was ruled not wronged by the same actions taken by FOX. FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Court held that Akre’s threat to report the station’s actions to the FCC did not deserve protection under Florida’s whistle blower statute, because..." the rest...


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