If there is anyone out there who still thinks that Fox News is a fair and balanced news enterprise, as opposed to a Republican promotional agency, check out these recent stories at their Fox Nation web site:
RNC Catches Obama Using ‘Same Tired Rhetoric’ April 5, 2012.
Obama’s budget speech yesterday recycled the exact same scare tactics he used last year. See the original RNC video showing Obama’s State of the Union speeches side-by-side.
New Video Exposes Myth of Obama’s Great Speechmaking April 11, 2012.
Obama’s recent budget speech recycled the exact same scare tactics he used last year. See the original RNC video showing Obama’s State of the Union speeches side-by-side.
That’s right. The Fox Nationalists posted a story on April 5, and then posted the exact same story on April 11. When posted the second time they labeled it as “New.” The entirety of the story is a video by the Republican National Committee mocking President Obama for reprising a speech this year that he had made last year, as if he were guilty of plagiarizing himself. Politicians often reuse speeches when they are speaking on the same subject. Have the Fox Nationalists ever heard of a stump speech?
There is a comical irony in that Fox is rerunning a GOP video that is critical of Obama for rerunning a speech. That irony escapes the Fox dimwits. But what’s really disturbing about this is that Fox is just replaying Republican propaganda as if they were retained to promote the GOP brand. Perhaps they weren’t satisfied with the number of views the video got the first time they posted it, so they threw it up there again. How many times do they plan to run it?
This is nothing but a gift of free publicity from Fox News to the Republican Party. When will the Federal Elections Commission realize that Fox is acting on behalf of the GOP and force it to report these in-kind donations on their financial disclosure forms?