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Obama on Fox News

Barack Obama has frozen out Fox News since he found himself the victim of the network’s attack journalism at the start of the campaign. Here he lifts the ban to run the gantlet with Chris Wallace on flag pins, the Rev. Wright and, to be fair, more substantive issues.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008 READ MORE


Speaking Truth to Fox News

Fox newsman Chris Wallace just bit the hand that feeds him talking points. While a guest on “Fox and Friends,” Wallace took his colleagues to task for their coverage of Obama and race, accusing them of both belaboring and distorting the story.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008 READ MORE


Woodward and Wallace

Woodward: Kissinger Re-Fighting Vietnam via Bush

In his “60 Minutes” interview, Bob Woodward said Henry Kissinger “is almost like a member of the [Bush] family,” and that in his frequent meetings with Bush and Cheney, Kissinger’s dogmatic ‘stay the course’ advice on Iraq amounts to “fighting the Vietnam war again.”

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


Dems taking on Fox News
From Robert Grossman / NYT

Dems See Gain in Taking On Fox News

Within two days of the fiery Clinton-Wallace interview, Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis mocked Fox’s “fair and balanced” motto on air. It’s part of a strategy: no more rolling over for the Murdoch empire.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


Wallace and Woodward
From CBS

Woodward: Bush Covering Up Iraq Violence

In his new book, “State of Denial,” Bob Woodward reports that Iraqi insurgents attack our troops over 100 times per day—far more than what Bush has disclosed publicly. Also: Key intelligence predicts the situation will deteriorate in 2007 before getting better. (“60 Minutes” will air a Woodward interview this Sunday.)
Yes, we know Woodward frequently acts as a White House stenographer, but he also surfaces real game-changing news.

Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Stewart Rips Cable News for Clinton Coverage

“The Daily Show” host spanks most cable news outlets for focusing on anything except the substance of Bill Clinton’s Fox News interview. Watch it

  • For example: MSNBC focuses in on the fact that Clinton’s sock was showing during the interview.

  • Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Fact-Checking the Blame-Bill Crowd (Pt. II)

    Another issue stemming from the Clinton-Wallace interview: Wag the Dog. The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg claims that only a handful of right-wingers accused Clinton of using his 1998 missile attacks on bin Laden to draw attention away from the Lewinsky scandal. That’s simply false, as evidenced here.

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Fact-Checking the Blame-Bill Crowd

    Fox News’ Chris Wallace claimed on Sunday that Osama bin Laden was emboldened by Bill Clinton’s pulling out from Somalia after the “Black Hawk Down” incident. But Wallace is dead wrong: Clinton kept U.S. troops there for six months—over the strenuous objections of GOP’ers. Fact-check it.

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


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