Friday, May 27, 2011

The Difference Between Fox And A Real News Network

The Difference Between Fox And A Real News Network | Media Matters for America

MSNBC host Ed Schultz will be placed on unpaid administrative leave for a week after he made sexist comments on his radio show directed at conservative commentator and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham. Schultz issued an apology for the comments Wednesday night.

Holding employees accountable when they make unacceptable comments as Schultz did, is how a news organization behaves. Indeed, it's the way that any responsible organization behaves.

But accountability for unacceptable rhetoric has no apparent place at Fox.

Fox News' Glenn Beck has twice called Sen. Mary Landrieu a prostitute - including once on Fox News itself - without any evident accountability.

Beck infamously accused President Obama of being a "racist" with a "deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture." Beck faced no demonstrable accountability at Fox for this statement.

Just this week, Fox's Eric Bolling criticized Obama for traveling to Europe for the G-8 summit, outrageously claiming that Obama was "chugging a few 40s" rather than attending to tragic tornadoes in Missouri. (Local officials have praised the White House for its response to the disaster.) Bolling has been widely criticized for making "racially tinged" comments, but to date there has been no accountability for his comments at Fox.

1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...


No where in the liberal linked reporting of Ed's hate mongering from the left, did it mention what Ed said about Laura Ingram.

Is it possible leftists can't bring themselves to actually repeat what Ed said?

That is a sign that Ed deserved what he got.

NBC has a commercial interest to slap down overt liberal hate of women. Kudos to NBC.

I call what happen to Ed, "sweet, sweet justice".

Political corresctness is a chill wind, isn't it?