Tuesday, July 31, 2007


It's not new that Fox News offers everything *but* news. They skew information, create a climate of fear, misrepresent facts to support their own conservative agenda, and worst of all, debase journalistic integrity beyond recognition.

Maybe you've heard about the war between the loud and ignorant Bill O'Reilly and the wonderful Daily Kos blog. If not, read about it here to fully acquaint yourself with the horrifying humanoid who knows absolutely no boundaries when it comes to truth or fairness.

And if you want to see what a fine, upstanding gem Mr. O'Reilly is in his personal life (so that you know his television persona is not just a little something he dons for the cameras), check out this post: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/30/161937/795

If you don't think this idiot is not only reaching people but also affecting their judgment, let me tell you about an experience I had with my own parents recently. They watch Fox News -- almost exclusively. Because of Fox's relentless attacks on "bloggers," my mother asked me, with visible fear in her voice, how to find blogs on the Internet. She wanted to know how pervasive they were and whether, if she visited one, something would be "recorded" on her computer and somehow put her under suspicion. I explained that a blog was a form of expression, and that it was the content of the blog rather than the format that determined its "flavor." I asked her whether she wanted to find some blogs of her favorite celebrities or even political figures. "Oh no!" she instantly said. "I don't need to see that stuff."

Thanks, Bill O'Reilly, for spreading hate and fear so effectively.

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