Thursday, June 07, 2007

A little black lie

As if it was even possible, your boys at Fox News have hit an all-time low.

While doing ‘coverage’ of the latest drama behind the indictment of Representative William Jefferson (D-LA); your boys at Fox ‘accidentally’ displayed images of Senior Congressmen John Conyers (D-MI) all throughout their segment. Essentially, they used visual juxtaposition with one man who is being charged with about six million counts of bribery (OK. I’m exaggerating a bit), and a completely different man who will leave a longlasting and virtually untainted Congressional legacy. Hmm. I guess all black folks do look alike, huh?

Though I’m pretty disappointed with Fox, I’m not at all surprised by this crap. These jerks have a long and storied history of using sneaky and underhanded tactics as leverage to bamboozle and mislead its viewers; many of whom are pretty uninformed in the first place. Anybody remember the time where they mislabeled scandal-ruined Mark Foley as a Democrat? A perfect move for exposing a sex-criminal without associating him with the Republican party.

The reality is, Fox News gets their kicks out of going after Black Americans with their smearing campaigns any chance they get. This has become one of their signature moves. That being the case, why the Congressional Black Caucus would ever want to work with Fox News is a mystery. A sad and sickening mystery. I’m officially done with them.

In a response to Fox’s apology, Conyers blasted the network by stating:

"Fox News has a history of inappropriate on-air mistakes that are neither fair, nor balanced. This type of disrespect for people of color should no longer be tolerated. I am personally offended by the network’s complete disregard for accuracy in reporting and lackluster on-air apology."

I found Conyers’ comments interesting; especially when you compare them to the steps the CBC have been taking to push for Fox to provide a forum for Presidential candidates to debate. While Conyers came out and aggressively labeled Fox as a network with a disdainful “disrespect for people of color” with a “complete disregard for accuracy in reporting”, the CDC is still trying to woo them. You have to ask yourself what the motivation is behind this. What were the terms and conditions of this deal these parties cut?

A little bribery worthy of Congressmen Jefferson perhaps?


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Greeneyes said...

My Green eyed KING ,

This is an eye opener for me , corruption seems to be everywhere ,News is what I am and many others are depending on to enlighten us to the rest of the world , many who are not familiar with all the players on at 7 would believe what is broadcasted as news ,shame on them , I have heard of this type of thing before and know you cannot believe ALL you see on TV , news or otherwise but this makes me want to rinse out my BRAIN !
Thanks for this update , again Great POST :0}{0:

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The H.C. said...

Hey Dre,
Them Good 'Ol Boys down at Fox wouldn't do something like that on purpose....would they? (H.C. snickers at his own sarcasm) Both the major networks (CNN & FOX) seem to be getting more partison by the day in preparation for the '08 elections. I was amazed at the way CNN was reporting on Scooter Libby non-stop while at the same time FOX was reporting on William Jefferson non-stop, each damn near completely ignoring the other story. This is why everyone needs to diversify their news. I'm going to be doing a little FOX-Bashing myself here shortly which will further demonstrate how my pal (for those of you that think I fall a little too right) Neil Cuvota pulled out all the stops to attack someone he disagreed with. Great Post!

Andre said...

Hey my green-eyed queen:

The media is pretty good at taking information and twisting and distorting it to accomplish their goals of deception. They anticipate that the average American is either uninformed about what's going on in the world or they just don't care.

I don't profess to be an expert at picking up on lies and misinformation (Hippie is always teaching me something new), but I do know that most of the agents in the media are not to be trusted as being reliable sources.

Hippie, I don't think there's an American News Source (except for the Onion and the Daily Show w/Jon Stewart) that I can truly count on. Sad, huh?

But I still contend that Faux News is the grandaddy of 'em all.