In case you care… Fox News caught red-handed faking news footage

By | November 11, 2009

foxfakeThis should be the nail-in-the-coffin for anyone that thinks that Fox is a ‘credible’ news source. To my knowledge, this type of blatant fabrication has not been evident on other news channels and puts Fox in a league by itself.  It’s sickening.  What has happened to journalistic ethics?! What has happened to integrity?  On to the clip:

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– via Daily Show | via ATS

Fox news did get caught red-handed. And sadly, they got caught by the only legitimate news program still on television (which, even more sadly, is on Comedy Central). – ats

“Sean Hannity uses footage of Glenn Beck’s bigger protest to make the GOP’s health care rally appear more heavily attended.” – videosift

… if TDS were lying or fabricating this story, Fox would sue them into oblivion, and Jon Stewart’s staff knows this. By that fact alone, TDS, Comedy Central, and their parent companies have to be 100% sure that what they are presenting is ironclad fact.  This isn’t about Fox vs. CNN, repub vs. dem or any of that crap. It’s about pointing out the absurdity of thinking that some people have regarding the sanctity of Fox. What’s it going to take?  I don’t care what part of the spectrum you come down on – that clip above destroys any credibility that Fox News has. – ats

CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, who is reporting this? Right. Just Comedy Central…so far. Why? What holds the others back? I have no idea.

For real news read a variety of foreign and small local news sources where real reporters still do their jobs every day: Who, what, where, why, when… no spin.

4 thoughts on “In case you care… Fox News caught red-handed faking news footage

  1. gavin

    Could you please inform us as to those media outlets where non-biased reporting is being done?

    Also, it should be noted that Hannity is not a reporter, and therefore, it is not his job to write, the who, what, where, when, and why. Saying Hannity is biased is like saying the sky is blue. Similarly, no one reports when Rachel Maddow completely butchers constitutional law in order to criticize Scalia.

  2. Xeno Post author

    Hi Gavin,
    Sure. Research on media bias is conducted by universities and by independent watchdog groups from various parts of the political spectrum. A study showed that compared to every other major media outlet, people who watched Fox had the most misconceptions about the war in Iraq. My advice is watch anything by Fox for acceptable coverage of the news.

    The fact that no one can report all of the news every day means that there will always be bias in the selection of stories if nothing else, wherever you get your news.

    Also interesting: http://www.prwatch.org/

    I used to listen to Limbaugh every day. I did NOT always know that he says what he is paid to say by marketing firms hired by oil companies, right wing think tanks and the military to influence us to buy products and support wars. It’s a scam and it took me a while to figure out how and why it works. I was surprised to learn that there are consultants from the military / government in the major media outlets, for example. If the powers that be want to kill or spin a story, they can and they have.

    Contrary to the views of some liberals, as a moderate, I think the intent of the puppet masters is not evil, just greedy and exploitative. We have a democratic republic, not a democracy. We vote for people to represent us, and once they are in power doing that, they find that they need to herd the flock to get things done. Understandable, but once you know that there is a man behind the curtain controlling the great and powerful OZ, it is unlikely that you’ll want to keep talking to or listening to the giant talking head.

  3. Cole

    Uh, all news channels do this. When I say this, I don’t mean what it first appears to be. I think you wrote (or it could have been someone else) way back when, about footage of New York City being showed, the report being about weather or something, I can’t remember. But the World Trade Center was shown still standing, after the planes had already destroyed them years before.

    Stock footage, that’s what it could be. Perhaps they couldn’t get footage of the real rally, or maybe it got lost. So they might have filled it in with miscellaneous footage of past rallies.

    That’s just a thought. It could be anything, really. Maybe Fox will issue a statement?

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