Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fox News and the Wasilla Wench

Is there any clearer example of "advocacy journalism" than how Fox News supports Sarah Palin?

First, she is employed by the network as a commentator. As such, how can any hard news coverage of her behavior not be considered possibly biased or used to promote her work for the network?

Second, all to often, critical comments of the Wasilla Wench or abusive comments from the entertainment industry receive top line news coverage as well as substantial notice on commentary programs from Neil Cavuto, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Greta Van Susterain.

Sarah Palin is an active participant in the political process because the conservative, libertarian, and anti-Democrat population has seen so much vicious attacks against the former Governor of Alaska who resigned due to the pressures of her office have helped create the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" phenomenon to set it. Sarah Palin's intellect is limited to little more than a passionate recitation of bumper sticker slogans. She is clearly as George Will noted, one of the least intellectually curious people he has ever observed. She lacks the critical thinking skills or analytical abilities for leadership.

Fox seldom broadcast anything critical of Ms. Palin unless it's giving left-wingers a chance to throw bottles at her.

While we often cite Fox News as the source for much of our commentary, we cannot let their organizational errors go unchallenged and certainly Geraldo and Glenn Beck are two of the most irresponsible figures in all of media.

We can never accept any news organization without keeping our skepticism in tact. Question everything!

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