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Fox news internal memo from Fox news VP John Moody


FOX NEWS INTERNAL MEMO: "Be On The Lookout For Any Statements From The Iraqi Insurgents...Thrilled At The Prospect Of A Dem Controlled Congress"...

Huffington Post has obtained an internal Fox News memo written by the network's Vice President of news. The memo details Fox's game plan the day Democrats won control of both the Senate and the House.



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'Live Desk' Follows Script of Fox News Memo
Reported by Judy - November 15, 2006 -

How closely did Fox News reporters follow the script laid out for them last Thursday (November 9, 2006) in that leaked memo obtained by Huffington Post? The evidence from Martha MacCallum's "Live Desk" for that day indicates she is one of the most loyal foot soldiers Fox News has. Updated with video

The memo, by Fox's vice president for news, instructs staff members to be on the lookout for any information from insurgents in Iraq, who, the memo says "must be thrilled" at Democratic victories in last week's midterm elections.

The memo's wording may explain where Martha MacCallum got the idea for her report later that day that insurgents were "cheering in the streets" over the Democratic victories.

During the "Live Desk" show that aired the same day as the memo, MacCallum claimed without
providing any details or sources that there were "some reports of cheering in the streets on the behalf of the supporters of the insurgency in Iraq, that they’re very pleased with the way things are going here and also with the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld."...
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seriously, what proof do you have that this memo is authentic?

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There are some terrorists who are thrilled with the election results, particularly in Iran. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this memo was authentic.

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Martha MacCallum is hot!

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Martha MacCallum is hot!
she does appear to have a gap in her teeth.

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seriously, what proof do you have that this memo is authentic?
None, although the huffingtonpost is a relaible source.

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There are some terrorists who are thrilled with the election results, particularly in Iran.
Really? which terrorists?

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seriously, what proof do you have that this memo is authentic?
None, although the huffingtonpost is a relaible source.

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There are some terrorists who are thrilled with the election results, particularly in Iran.
Really? which terrorists?
arianna huffington isnt biased?

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None, although the huffingtonpost is a relaible source.
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arianna huffington isnt biased?
Yes it's biased just like the drudge report is biased to the right, but that doesn't make either of them unreliable. What counts is not thier opinion but their sources and their reliability, so far I haven't seen the huffingtonpost use lies or just make things up to furthur thier agenda.

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Really? which terrorists?

If Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's opinion of the midterm election results is any indication of how many Iranians felt, then it seems obvious that many terrorists in Iran would also be thrilled that the unilateralism of Bush was symbolically defeated. I'm not sure why that is so shocking. What would be shocking is the GOP pretending the terrorists are on the democrats side, which is patently false.

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arianna huffington isnt biased?
Yes it's biased just like the drudge report is biased to the right, but that doesn't make either of them unreliable.
So you're saying they are reliably biased rather than reliable with the facts? (I personally don't think spinning facts is reliable).

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arianna huffington isnt biased?
Yes it's biased just like the drudge report is biased to the right, but that doesn't make either of them unreliable.
So you're saying they are reliably biased rather than reliable with the facts? (I personally don't think spinning facts is reliable).
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If Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's opinion of the midterm election results is any indication of how many Iranians felt, then it seems obvious that many terrorists in Iran would also be thrilled that the unilateralism of Bush was symbolically defeated. I'm not sure why that is so shocking. What would be shocking is the GOP pretending the terrorists are on the democrats side, which is patently false.
I agree, but again it's not like the terrorist support it because they like the democrats more than the republicans, I am willing to bet they hate them both equally and would have no quarrels about murdering a D or a R. Fox news on the other hand is trying to make out as if the terrorist are overjoyed because the dems won and now they can go on muderdering sprees. To me that is supporting terrorism, they are using the terrorists for their own advantage to furthur thier own agenda.

Foxnews I think is a huge problem becuase it is considered mainstream news, if Fox reports it the other channels have to pay attention to the story even if it's ridiculous. Otherwise you'll have the rightwing propaganda machine claiming "oh look the liberal media is supporting the terrorists again". And through this method it has a much more wider influence than just it's immediate audience, it pulls the entire mainstream media furthur and furthur towards the right.

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So you're saying they are reliably biased rather than reliable with the facts? (I personally don't think spinning facts is reliable).
No Iam saying that thier facts are reliable, whether you choose to belive the spin or not is up to you. I think the Foxnews memo speaks for itself, it's clear through that memo that Foxnews had an agenda during election time and that agenda was to support the republicans no matter what, even if the facts weren't on their side. Even the wording of that memo looks like it's from a partisan hack not someone interested in delivering fair and balanced news.

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So you're saying they are reliably biased rather than reliable with the facts? (I personally don't think spinning facts is reliable).
No Iam saying that thier facts are reliable, whether you choose to belive the spin or not is up to you. I think the Foxnews memo speaks for itself, it's clear through that memo that Foxnews had an agenda during election time and that agenda was to support the republicans no matter what, even if the facts weren't on their side. Even the wording of that memo looks like it's from a partisan hack not someone interested in delivering fair and balanced news.
Refined propaganda always deals with facts. What most offends me about bias today is not so much when it pervades in how they report but WHAT they report on. I only became political a few years ago. I remember Fox News from back in 2000 and though I knew nothing about politics it was blatantly obvious to me that they were catering to one side. I came away from that experience not only being more distrustful of the media, but confident that others apolitical workaholics had the capacity to distinguish from fact and fiction. Perhaps I am an abberation, but I think Fox's bias is so transparent these memos are merely yawn inducing.

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I think that fox news has reached its peak. I don't think it has any political effect anymore. The people that watch it and take it seriously are far right anyway.
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