I knew it now you do too. Finally, someone came out and actually documented the salacious Fox News [dare I use News and Fox in the same sentence?]. Read on my friends...
There are thousands of examples of FOX not just “leaning” in a
particular direction on an issue… but actively changing around the words
and meanings of interviews to make them seem to say the opposite of
what the person interviewed actually said; of lies about what happened;
of incorrect graphics…for example, calling Congressman Mark Foley a
Democrat when he got caught in gay chatter with pages and calling
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords a Republican when there was an
outpouring of sympathy for her after she got shot.
FOX took a sparsely-attended tea-party rally in Washington and
spliced in video of a heavily-attended event of an entirely different
nature from months earlier.
FOX has gotten caught using image manipulation software to edit the
appearance of people they don’t like to make them appear more sinister.
FOX alters poll results to mislead its viewers; in one case, their
massacre of a Rasmussen poll on climate change ended up with a poll
number of 120%–mathematically impossible, of course, except in FOX
On 4-24-09… White House correspondent Wendell Goler cropped a comment
by Obama and took it out of context — effectively reversing the
statement’s meaning — to falsely suggest that Obama supports creating a
health care system “like the European countries.”
A 2010 Ohio State University study of public misperceptions about the
so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” found that viewers who relied on Fox
News were 66% more likely to believe incorrect rumors than those with
“low reliance” on Fox News ~Wikipedia
A study by the Program on International Policy Attitudes showed 67%
of Fox viewers believed that the “U.S. has found clear evidence in Iraq
that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist
organization” (He wasn’t. He hated, feared and banned them, but you’d
never know that by watching FOX).
Wait, it gets worse: For all other networks and news sources, the
MORE you watch them, the MORE you know about the actual facts. Those who
view CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, & NPR the MOST, have the BEST grasp
of the FACTS. With FOX it – is- the – opposite!! Which is what gave
birth to the mocking slogan: THE MORE YOU WATCH FOX, THE LESS YOU KNOW.
In the summer of 2003, 34% of Americans who did not follow the news
very closely believed evidence had been found that linked Iraq with al
Qaeda before the U.S. invasion. 42% of people who were moderate
consumers of FOX news had that opinion. Among those who “watched FOX
News very closely” … that number was 80% !! ~Political Science
Quarterly, Vol. 118, #4 THE MORE YOU WATCH FOX, THE LESS YOU KNOW!
FOX News’ Happening Now cropped clips of Obama from an April 3 speech
in France to falsely suggest that Obama only criticized the United
States. In doing so, Happening Now joined conservative commentators and
Fox News hosts who have cropped or misrepresented Obama’s overseas
remarks to falsely suggest, in the words of host Sean Hannity, that
Obama was “blam[ing] America first” and, more broadly, that Obama’s
earlier overseas trip constituted an “apology tour.”
Fox News presented a clip of Joe Biden criticizing John McCain’s “the
fundamentals of the economy are strong” statement…. Problem is, this
was something Biden was QUOTING…from SIX MONTHS EARLIER… but it was
edited by FOX to make it seem that Biden was stating it as his own
opinion. The bogus clip was introduced by Live Desk co-host Martha
MacCallum as comments Biden had made in interviews THIS WEEKEND.
FOX pushed the bogus stat that cap-and-trade would cost “every
American family $1,761 annually.” PolitiFact.com has labeled the
statistic false and noted that the talking point has been pushed by
On 9/30/09 FOX Gregg Jarrett said on the air that the Obama
Department of Justice “thinks it’s OK to intimidate white people, not OK
to intimidate black people at the polls.”
”If we went back … to the fall of 2008, to the campaign, that was a
time this country was in two wars that we had a financial collapse
probably more significant than any financial collapse since the Great
Depression. If you were a Fox News viewer in the fall election what you
would have seen were that the biggest stories and the biggest threats
facing America were a guy named Bill Ayers and a something called
ACORN.” ~Anita Dunn
A 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation survey on U.S. misconceptions about
health care reform found that Fox News viewers scored lower for factual
knowledge than other news viewers.