Can Fox Get Any More Blatant?

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

This isn't a political ad produced by Romney or one of the pro-Romney pacs.

This 4 minute film was produced and shown on Fox News.  In fact, it starts off with a graphic that reads, “Fox & Friends Presents.”


“The ad presented on ‘Fox & Friends’ was virtually indistinguishable from the sort of campaign videos regularly produced by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign, the Republican National Committee or Fox News analyst Karl Rove’s American Crossroads,” Media Matters stated. “Those videos at least provide a disclaimer noting their affiliation with a campaign or other sort of political committee.”

A blogger on the conservative Web site Hot Air wrote of the video on Wednesday afternoon, “It makes a pretty powerful argument against another four years of Barack Obama, but that shouldn’t be the job of news-reporting organizations, even when we like the message.”

David Zurawik, a television critic for The Baltimore Sun, wrote, “Even I am shocked by how blatantly Fox is throwing off any pretense of being a journalistic entity with videos like this.”

Indeed.  Fox has started pulling the video from its websites. More at Media Matters.