Saturday, March 10, 2007
Are YOU Ready To RUMMMMMBLLLLLLEEEEE!!!!
It is on. The Faux News division has "pulled an Adam Coulter" and gone one step to far.
POINT: Comments on Thursday by FOX News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, when he jokingly compared Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, to Osama bin Laden, "went too far," and prompted Nevada Democrats to end the partnership.
"We cannot, as good Democrats, put our party in a position to defend such comments," the letter said. "In light of his comments, we have concluded that it is not possible to hold a presidential debate that will focus on our candidates and are therefore cancelling our August debate. We take no pleasure in this, but it is the only course of action."
COUNTERPOINT: FOX NEWS OFFICIAL STATEMENT 'News organizations will want to think twice before getting involved in the Nevada Democratic Caucus which appears to be controlled by radical fringe out-of-state interest groups, not the Nevada Democratic Party. In the past, Moveon.org has said they ‘own’ the Democratic party — while most Democrats don’t agree with that, it’s clearly the case in Nevada' -- David Rhodes, VP
So Fox went straight for the spin of the MoveOn.org part of the party - totally bypassing the point of pulling out of the agreement. I refer to this as the "look at the wookie" defense. I know we have low standards for Faux, but think about it - a news organization didn't even consider the facts in its own PR releases. Now *that* is delusional. If I were head of ABC News, I would run this story for weeks.