Friday, August 03, 2007

Department of New Lows

In case any of you still thought our little friends at Fox didn't take their marching orders from the Republican National Committee, this just in:

Sen. John Edwards in a Biz Hate & $Witch

(That's the hed on the front page. Fox rimsters might want to note that the alleged play on "switch" would work better with the "W" lowercased or the word in all caps.)

The story itself, "John Edwards Calls on Democrats to Turn Down News Corp. Donations But Received $800,000 in Book Deal," doesn't mention "hate." You sort of have to be a regular Fox reader to know that "hate" is shorthand for "occasional suggestions that News Corp. in general operates as the armed propaganda wing of the Bush White House." So what might a "hate and switch" look like? Let's let the tale, from the august New York Post, tell us:

John Edwards, who yesterday demanded Democratic candidates return any campaign donations from Rupert Murdoch and News Corp., himself earned at least $800,000 for a book published by one of the media mogul's companies.

The Edwards campaign said the multimillionaire trial lawyer would not return the hefty payout from Murdoch for the book titled "Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives."

The campaign didn't respond to a question from The Post about whether it was hypocritical for Edwards to take money from News Corp. while calling for other candidates not to.

(Here's the original, in case you want the real stuff from the Post and not the version dumbed down for Fox readers.)

Raising a number of questions, of course, among them: Is the Post's Washburo chief really so blinkin' stupid that he doesn't know the difference between royalties and campaign donations? Or is he a real journalist desperately trying to smuggle out coded pleas for rescue? Or -- well, add your own questions here, but let's make sure that Fox News and all its minions and catamites are held up for the weasels that they are.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The story looks like a real boiled egg, till you see that the Foxes sucked the egg out and left just the shell. I wonder, since we're all on the same ethics page, whether anyone at Fox et al shops at stores owned by - gasp - liberals? And, if they did do by an innocent accident, would they return the merchandise and demand their money back?

6:03 PM, August 03, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

One is kinda tempted to sneak up on them and find out, isn't one?

10:25 AM, August 05, 2007  

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