They Are Who We Thought They Were

Yesterday, in just four minutes and nineteen seconds, Fox News explicitly confirmed for all the thinking world to see that it is a propaganda outlet and NOT a news organization:

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The response was swift, and condemnation came from some unexpected quadrants.

Howard Kurtz:

The thing has to be seen to be believed. It is a classic piece of negative propaganda, scary music and all…This is a moment of truth heading into the general election. Roger Ailes should denounce the video and criticize his network’s handling of it. He should make clear that such partisan garbage has no place on Fox News. Otherwise people will assume that Fox’s worst critics are right.”

Ed Morrisey:

My point is that this ad was produced by Fox News itself, and it’s clearly intended to campaign against Obama. That’s the problem with this video, and I think it was ill-advised by Fox to have produced and published it.”

Since they have clearly identified themselves as a political entity with this attack ad, they should be treated as such.  Since the White House Press Corps is a journalistic concern, Fox News’ credentials should be immediately revoked.  The FCC and FEC ought to be looking into this.

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