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Fox News sues Missouri Democratic candidate Carnahan

Update 9/21/2010 2:51 p.m.: Carnahan's campaign has re-posted the ad.

Update 8:08 p.m. ET: The Carnahan campaign released a statement regarding the lawsuit, saying, "We stand behind our ad," and that "it's unclear why Fox News refuses to stand by its own content." Carnahan campaign spokesman Linden Zakula also confirmed that the ad is still running on cable and network stations statewide.

The Fox News Network has filed suit against Missouri Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan's campaign for an ad that, the network claims, makes it appear as if Fox News Host Chris Wallace endorsed Carnahan.

The suit was filed by the network and Wallace on Sept. 15 in Kansas City, Mo., by the firm Lathrop and Gage LLP. It claims Carnahan's campaign is guilty of copyright infringement, invasion of privacy and invasion of the right of publicity. The suit reads:

In a smear ad against political rival Roy Blunt, Defendant Robin Carnahan for Senate, Inc. usurped proprietary footage from the Fox News Network to [make] it appear - falsely - that FNC and Christopher Wallace, one of the nation's most respected political journalists, are endorsing Robin Carnahan's campaign for United State Senate.

The complaint was originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter and refers to a Jan. 15, 2006, interview that Wallace conducted with Blunt. During the interview, Wallace asked Blunt, "Are you the one to clean up the House?" According to the complaint, Fox alleges that the inclusion of the video in Carnahan's ad "harmed the value of the original work by compromising its apparent objectivity."

The ad, in light of the complaint, has been removed from Carnahan's website and from YouTube.

By Emi Kolawole  | September 16, 2010; 3:07 PM ET
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Amazing Fox suing someone for doing what they do all the time, it's not like they are some legitimate news station. Chris Wallace a respected political journalist, that has to be a misprint, they evidently were not talking about the Chris Wallace on Fox.

Posted by: audrey2010 | September 19, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Good---hope FOX nails her...another CAREER politician smoke screen..>> google >> taxes we pay > sales..no tax on food..PERIOD..

Posted by: rw62827 | September 18, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Good---hope FOX nails her...another CAREER politician smoke screen..>> google >> taxes we pay > sales..no tax on food..PERIOD..

Posted by: rw62827 | September 18, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Good---hope FOX nails her...another CAREER politician smoke screen..>> google >> taxes we pay > sales..no tax on food..PERIOD..

Posted by: rw62827 | September 18, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

It's an excellent ad and it is still running regularly here in Missouri. Fox "News" is angry because the words of one of their mouthpiees is being used, truthfully, against one of their own. Carnahan is not backing down and Fox won't win this one.

Posted by: gsross | September 18, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

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Hey Democrats,

The U.S.A. state of California is divided into 58 counties.

ACLU sues California for allowing school districts to charge fees:

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Friday for allowing school districts to charge students for books, uniforms, classes and other basic supplies.

BYE BYE

DEMOCRATS

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Posted by: kstobbe1 | September 17, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

unionman and apostacyusa, you both need to stop drinking your meals from brown paper bags. If you believe the msm is objective in presenting their personal opinions, you need to go back to rehab, lummoxes. The msm is in bed with the petulant child in the Oval Office, who spends most of days playing golf, frequent vacations, gourmet meals, and travels around the globe. His ego fantasies have created almost 10% unemployment and the largest number of families below the poverty level. Where are the "shovel ready jobs" and recovery summer that he and his stooge, Biden, promised? Wake up!

Posted by: nmg3rln | September 17, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Why is a Democrat using FOX as an endorsement? Are they really THAT desperate? Scared of "astro-turf"?

Seriously, this whole thing seems kind of petty. It's seems to me that FOX is probably in the legal right because they own the footage but, on the other hand, that interview is also a matter of public record and the man is running for public office.

It seems to me that if (IF) anyone was "wronged" and should sue, it's Mr. Wallace. He's the one who's words are being twisted in public. (Assuming, of course, that's what's happening ... I have yet to watch the interview or the commercial.)

Posted by: andrew23boyle | September 17, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

"Christopher Wallace, one of the nation's most respected political journalists".........?????

I can't stop laughing!!!

Posted by: unionman952 | September 17, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

It seems that many who have posted here have refused to understand that Fox News is objecting to the use of the clip because it is being used to state that a reporter/commentator has endorsed a candidate when they have not. That's enough reason to want it taken down and stopped.

Posted by: gfafblifr | September 17, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

wow - this is priceless. Fox news suing someone in retaliation for using their videoclip to allegedly misinform the public. Well, I guess Fox should know as the network has pretty much perfected the art of using video of real events to misinform.

Posted by: JBGJRESQ | September 17, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

It is ironic that an alleged news organization would sue to stop someone from using a video clip of one of their reporters interviewing the candidate in a political ad...especially when their only "proprietary interest" in this short clip might be their own reporter asking a question. Maybe they now wish that Wallace hadn't asked him this question, but "them's the breaks"... if the depiction of the interviewer asking the question is the "property" of the interviewer, then isn't a depiction of the interviewee answering that question, just the same, HIS "property"? If one party to the conversation is permitted to broadcast it, why not the other?

Posted by: Iconoblaster | September 17, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

The reason why the video clip is no longer available on the Carnahan campaign website is because the clip link was just a direct hot link to the You-tube clip. The clip was taken down from You-tube to prevent people from seeing it. By taking it off You-tube, this prevented the hot link from working. It was NOT the Carnahan campaign that removed the clip from her website, it was whoever removed the clip from You-tube.

BTW -- to those who think that Robin Carnahan is a man: guess again.

To all people who post on this comments board (or any other): please get the true facts before you type words that others will see. Thank you.

Posted by: incredulousinBoyntonBeach | September 17, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Stupid people need a party too that is why there will always be Democrats waiting for their hand out. . Ha Ha you fools are just to funny. Anyone got a copy of Obozo's weekly talking points? I need another good laugh! I mean Dems want to see tax cuts extended to everyone? That's an idea from the party of no! Dems using a Republican idea? I thought they didn't have an ideas!

Posted by: Loxinabox | September 17, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

We have reached a low point in our [lack of] culture when we have to resort - repeatedly and consistently - to the courts to enforce our right to get truth. It does reinforce, however, the necessity to put Contitutionalists on our courts if we are to protect and preserve our freedoms.

Posted by: IQ168 | September 17, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

FAUX News is a fake television station which is really an arm of the Republican Party and which is why Sarah Palin advised O'Donnell to only go to FAUX New to be interviewed. They will give her all of the help that she needs. They should be ashamed but they have no shame.

Posted by: gilbertpb40 | September 17, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

FAUX News is a fake television station which is really an arm of the Republican Party and which is why Sarah Palin advised O'Donnell to only go to FAUX New to be interviewed. They will give her all of the help that she needs. They should be ashamed but they have no shame.

Posted by: gilbertpb40 | September 17, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Yo jameschirico sound like you spend a lot of time watching Fox. I wonder how many hours a day do you watch? Just always remember "your religion is politics and your God is Obama"a great man said that. Continue to cling to your religion and your God I understand how it can be comforting to someone stupid enough to think the Government is going to take care of them.

Posted by: Loxinabox | September 17, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Robin Carnahan got caught lying? Hey he was only following the presidents lead! Why does it matter where he took the footage from? You lefties are just to funny! If you don't like Fox news fine but that doesnt make it OK to steal from them. Is it OK to steal from banks just because you don't like them? Very American of you "people" NOT! Try to stop quoting the Obama weekly talking points and think for yourself for once. Try looking at the recent bad news about unemployment. MSNBC had to spin this as a good thing. They are owned by GE and the CEO of GE, Jeffery Immelt, is now on Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. They aren't going report the truth when it makes Obama look bad, especially during an election year. The joke is on you and you don't even know it! Go away and don't come back until you get an idea of your own for once.

Posted by: Loxinabox | September 17, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

It appears that Fox News is sensitive. To say that Chris Wallace, for example, is "one of the most respected journalists..." is as inaccurate as Fox normally is on virtually anything it does. They purport to deliver the news. They do no such thing. On the local level Fox News is not bad. At the national level it is no better than the trash you see and read in the National Enquirer, or any other tabloid. No content of any substance. As for Wallace, his views are skewed too far to the right to be worthwhile. So no, he is not respected by all.

Did the Carnahan campaign impugn Wallace and Fox. Well I have not seen the ad. So I can not comment on it. But it seems to me that Fox is taking this to the silliest of extremes. That is to be expected from a bunch of clowns and blowhards who make a lot of noise but tdo not even check their facts before giving an opinion. Why else would this joke of a network be considered by most rational people as emptyheaded.

Posted by: agrossman1 | September 17, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

What has happened to investigative reporting. The WP could have done its work and looked at the complete context of the interview to find out the truth. But did they do it?
The new condition of reporting, leaves a lot to be desired. The lack of the whole story is as deceiving as someone out and out lying.

Posted by: cobrajohn | September 17, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Again the WP has it wrong.
There is nothing democratic about a Democrat!

Posted by: rteske | September 17, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Murdoch has the penchant for running with the hounds and self-promoting his organisations as king makers. In UK the authorities wisely invoked the constitutional law that precluded him from owning more than a fixed percentage of the media, otherwise the vastly independent BBC and newspapers would be competing with a lopsided Fox News and downgrading the fair and balanced news media in UK.

Posted by: shaik1 | September 17, 2010 7:09 AM | Report abuse

I see that the ad was taken down. This only occurs when your atty's tell you that you screw the pooch, legally.

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 17, 2010 6:44 AM | Report abuse

Murdoch funds Fox
Fox funds the Republicans
Fox doesn't want anyone to have free speech but corporations
Fox sues the Democrats
The Republicans don't want anyone to have lawyers except the corporations.
The Koch brothers fund the TEA party
The TEA Party doesn't want Government to promote the general welfare just their version of the Constitution.

The truth?? Fox can't handle the truth!

Posted by: thebobbob | September 17, 2010 1:51 AM | Report abuse

What invasion of privacy occurred here? Fox had a right to privacy for things it broadcasts over television? Clearly, damage to the Fox reputation cannot be part of this. Fox has created its own reputation as a propaganda machine, reinforced by the big contribution to the GOP. If anything, someone should file suit over the ridiculous mantra about "fair and balanced". This is as big a piece of false advertising as there ever was.

Posted by: twm1 | September 17, 2010 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Uh oh Republicans, this is beginning of the end of the Fox "News" farce.

Posted by: shrink2 | September 16, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Its funny reading all the comments here about right wing bias by Fox News, considering the strong left wing/Democratic-partyline crap that CBS/ABC/NBC/PBS/CNN/NYT/WP has been slinging at the public for DECADES!

/cue tiny violin

Posted by: Illini | September 16, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

You have one reporter in Sheppard Smith and zero both sides political shows with 90% supporting the far right. The Rivera's and Coombs are far between and most reporters are slanted as are the edited, repeated newclips showing one point of view. By far the worst is Beck, followed by Megyn and Bret doing news. O'Reilly has moments of sanity but should never go after Maddow, she wins every time. When your highbrow writer guest is Ann Coulter, you know the level of the audience, cheap thrills, preying on pride and prejudice, gets them every time. Probably the most glaring example of one sided coverage occurred when president Obama took the entire GOP to the woodshed in their health care debate, Fox stopped covering the event seeing how badly their side was losing. Hannity is a fool good for laughs like his John Bolton interview. Beck throws people under the rails, O'Reilly tells women discussing the hotel peeping Tom "We all know these animals will get away with it.", Malkin says factories going overseas is good for America, it creates sales jobs. Guests include birthers, flat earthers (creationists), racists, anti-semites (Hannity's Ayers expert), and the brilliant Sharon Angle. Funny thing is MSNBC and parts of CNN push the same pablum on the progressive crowd. A chicken hearted Dem congress taking half measures, with very slow improvement, a GOP keeping status quo and possible regression, an unsure of effect health care plan, has voters looking for something else. Unfortunately the Tea Party candidates look like a worse devil than the one we have now.

Posted by: jameschirico | September 16, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I'd have to see the commercial to give a fair and balanced opinion. But that this broadcasting company is making hay out of it does say something about the corporation, now doesn't it?

Posted by: glenglish | September 16, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, when Fox supports free speech, they mean only their version. Hopefully, a federal judge will make this a very expensive tactical political mistake by levying heavy sanctions.

Posted by: BBear1 | September 16, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

'Many people here seem to think Fox News is somehow bias. After being fed by old media and CNN I can see why their thinking is skewed.They do not know what fair and balanced is!'

The person that wrote this is completely and totally delusional.

To know how FOX works, first check factcheck.org and find out how many ridiculous claims are made by FOX. Then check out The Art of Propaganda in Hitler's Mein Kampf to find out the inspiration behind the FOX propaganda machine.

'Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people...All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed...The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses. The broad masses of the people are not made up of diplomats or professors of public jurisprudence nor simply of persons who are able to form reasoned judgment in given cases, but a vacillating crowd of human children who are constantly wavering between one idea and another.'

Adolph Hitler

Posted by: jimsillan | September 16, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Good for Robin Carnahan! This is clearly not an endorsement and any court will see through the Fox charade. In the meantime, she should make sure the transcript of that text is pasted on every website across Missouri. If the media (ahem!) was doing its job, it would air the story about Blunt and get to the bottom of why Fox News (sic) is trying to cover it up.

Posted by: tfburke19 | September 16, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

"compromising its apparent objectivity."
BhaaaHeeeheheahahahahhahahhhahahah! Oh that is rich, Faux News really means cognitive bais, transparent non-objectivity...If Faux news is a real News station then so is John Stewart's Daily show...Australia was so glad to get rid of Rupert Murdoch, they tried to tell us how evil he is, but we would not listen now he is an American Citizen.

Posted by: nallcando1 | September 16, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Many people here seem to think Fox News is somehow bias. After being fed by old media and CNN I can see why their thinking is skewed.They do not know what fair and balanced is!

Posted by: jamespmarion | September 16, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Fox news: Bare and Biased.

Posted by: dudh | September 16, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

I watched the ad on HuffPo and it is a typical attack ad but in no way implies that Fox is endorsing Carnahan. The interview challenges Blunts past involvements and is not favorable to Blunt. I do not know news copyright law but likely the best they can get is an injunction against play. Fox sues and is sued a lot so nothing new her. Many entertainers sued politicians for using their material (think Palin for using the Heart song Barracuda without permission).

Actually the suit may be a miscalculation. Suing over infringement lends credence to the Carnahan assertions. Fox has unwittingly bolstered Carnahan.

Posted by: chucko2 | September 16, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

FOX and their friends the trial lawyers.

Posted by: whocares666 | September 16, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

The American public, that believes in democracy of the Founding Fathers and the truth, should mount a class action law suite against Fox, like the suit against cigarette manufacturers. Some law firms could make a lot of money.

Posted by: enelson52 | September 16, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious. As if FOX News had any "objectivity" to damage.

Posted by: washpost29 | September 16, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Is this an article from The Onion? Fox News claiming someone else is bending the truth? Please tell me this is from The Onion.
The truth is always stranger than fiction.

Posted by: fishman2 | September 16, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God, Fox News is upset at someone for gerrymandering video clips to forward their point of view? What the bleep? O'Reilly and Hannity are famous for showing snippets of clips, and taking them massively out of context to gin up conservatives.

Imagine if the people (mostly politicians) being slimed by Fox News with clips cropped to endorse the Fox point of view were able to sue Fox?

Boggles the mind. Fox should temper its hypocrisy.

Posted by: scadolph | September 16, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I remember back in the 90s when Time magazine was sued for libel by Ariel Sharon because it said something negative about some financial deal he had been involved in. When Time responded in court that Sharon was "libel proof" because as a known war criminal he had no reputation left to protect, Sharon quickly dropped the suit.

Hope Carnahan fights back against the Faux Network's attempt to commit fair and balanced campaign censorship.

Posted by: bloggersvilleusa | September 16, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

The same Fox News that sued Wilson/Akre for the right to lie?!?!?!?

Posted by: hootie1fan | September 16, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

The best way to deal with Fox News is like I and many of my friends do and have passed around the internet...simply remove them from your channel guide and you never have to see their filthy propaganda again. As their ad revenues have dropped dramatically, on the record, through Bloomberg, anyone who advertises on them will get no results and hence, they will pull their ad revenues...hence...NO MORE FOX!! It's that simple.

Posted by: gcook2 | September 16, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

The best way to deal with Fox News is like I and many of my friends do and have passed around the internet...simply remove them from your channel guide and you never have to see their filthy propaganda again. As their ad revenues have dropped dramatically, on the record, through Bloomberg, anyone who advertises on them will get no results and hence, they will pull their ad revenues...hence...NO MORE FOX!! It's that simple.

Posted by: gcook2 | September 16, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Wallace respected?? Fox is a new channel???

Who knew???

Posted by: dwdave67 | September 16, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

U Fox trash R getting angry, we can tell: U have painted all your trailers camouflage, ha ha. Take a ten minute walk a few times a year, b cuz U weigh 400 pounds and your trailers R sinking in the mud, ha ha.

Posted by: euroguy | September 16, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

U Fox trash R getting angry, we can tell: U have painted all your trailers camouflage, ha ha. Take a ten minute walk a few times a year, b cuz U weigh 400 pounds and your trailers R sinking in the mud, ha ha.

Posted by: euroguy | September 16, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh My, this is the Network which sicked their catch dogs on the innocent Muslim businessmen who wanted to build a mall with a small mosque in it a few blocks from Ground Zero until their CEO remembered that one of the businessman that is finacing the mall owns a large share of that Network? Fox News-Only the News thats fit to spit.

Posted by: oregonbirddog | September 16, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

The desperate lunatic-left d-crat socialists will stoop to new lows to try to dupe the people into again supporting them.

But the people have learned their lesson and now understand the true nature of these radical extremists who are destroying America.

The socialists will be thrown out and the criminal lies and distortions of carnahan won't save her, either.

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | September 16, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

A media company whose UK paper, News of the World, is accused of illegally wiretapping members of Parliament suing a politician for using a clip of their "news show." That's rich! How long is Murdoch going to be allowed to spout anti-American drivel on an American TV network? Christopher Wallace - "respected"? PLEASE!

Posted by: mad1026 | September 16, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

That's like the Catholic Church accusing the Boy Scouts of being sexual predators. Or the Republican Party claiming to be the 'Moral Majority'. Or the Oil and Gas companies accusing environmentalists of being a "Special Interest" group.

They try to throw dirt so that they can accuse everyone else of being as covered with mud as they are. Disgusting!

Posted by: thebobbob | September 16, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Faux News is nothing more than the propaganda arm of todays extremist Republican party.


Fox Parent News Corp. Funds GOP Attack Machine to the Tune of $1 Million - So Far

It isn't like this is a complete surprise, but still, there is something incestuous about News Corp. donating $1 million to the Republican Governors' Association in order for the Republican Governors' Association to mount high-profile attack campaigns on Democratic candidates. I think it's safe for everyone to eliminate the terms "fair" and "balanced" from any discussion of Fox News.

More disturbing to me than even the editorial compromise that comes from such a contribution is the fact that the largest shareholder (besides Murdoch) in News Corp is Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who is launching an Arabic News Network in partnership with News Corp. That raises all sorts of ethical and political issues for me. Does the corporate veil shield News Corp from the ban on contributions from foreign countries? It likely does, but it certainly should disqualify Fox News from being considered a "news outlet."
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http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/fox-parent-news-corp-funds-gop-attack-machi
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Posted by: DrainYou | September 16, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Fox News is like a weird combination of the National Enquirer and Repug propaganda. When they feel the need to say they are "fair and balanced" you know they aren't.

Posted by: 1observer | September 16, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about the double post below. Site seems to hang up sometimes.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 16, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

harmed the value of the original work by compromising its apparent objectivity?

like they were going to syndicate the interview on DVDs as a masterpiece and now they can't because the Carnahan use will undermine sales because Carnahan made it look like an endorsement?

sound theory by the lawyers, just absurd factually.

Posted by: JoeT1 | September 16, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL. Did everyone catch the oh-so-professional wording in Fox's lawsuit filing? The phrase "smear ad"? Does that sound like the kind of wording a truly "fair and balanced" news network would ever use? Of course not. A real news network - even one upset that they felt they had been misrepresented - would soberly call it a "campaign ad". But the Fox-GOP Propaganda Network couldn't resist the opportunity to get in an nasty editorial jab against the Democrat.

I really wish the serious news media would stop the inaccurate practice of referring to them as the "Fox News Network". Real news corporations would not donate A MILLION DOLLARS to a political party, as Fox did this year after the conservative Supreme Court put our government up for sale on eBay. It erased any of Fox's trace residue of credibility for good. No serious informed person considers this channel anything other than a GOP mouthpiece.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 16, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL. Did everyone catch the oh-so-professional wording in Fox's lawsuit filing? The phrase "smear ad"? Does that sound like the kind of wording a truly "fair and balanced" news network would ever use? Of course not. A real news network - even one upset that they felt they had been misrepresented - would soberly call it a "campaign ad". But the Fox-GOP Propaganda Network couldn't resist the opportunity to get in an nasty editorial jab against the Democrat.

I really wish the serious news media would stop the inaccurate practice of referring to them as the "Fox News Network". Real news corporations would not donate A MILLION DOLLARS to a political party, as Fox did this year after the conservative Supreme Court put our government up for sale on eBay. It erased any of Fox's trace residue of credibility for good. No serious informed person considers this channel anything other than a GOP mouthpiece.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 16, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

by: davidlhanegraaf...I never saw the ad,
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I beleive no one saw the ad because it was shown on ABC, CBS and NBC! Check their rateings for verification... ;o) Bawahaha!

Posted by: erodrik | September 16, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Fox is about as objective as Rush Limbaugh. It is nothing more than an arm of the republican party.

Posted by: lemondog | September 16, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Isn't this funny...almost like the pot calling the kettle black.

Posted by: ewjazzed | September 16, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

angriestdogin...Chris Wallace respectable? Maybe if weasels are considered respectable.
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Don't judge others by yourself... ;o)
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by: ApostasS I'd bet that they could dig up thousands of instances where Fox News bends the truth to make an argument for Republicans or against a Democrat
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All they have to do is DO IT! Money talks and BS walks...are your feet sore?? ;o)


Posted by: erodrik | September 16, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Chris Wallace respectable? Maybe if weasels are considered respectable.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | September 16, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Fox News wouldn't know the truth if it were broadcasted on all the other news stations as well as newspapers. Which it is. And that's why the network warns its viewers not to trust any of those sources.

Posted by: sarahabc | September 16, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Fox's "objectivity"! That is funny!

Posted by: brian_away | September 16, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

The Republican party and the tea bag class are all marching to the pied piper of FOX news. This is a news service that offers 7 star news, the listener doesn't even have to think, just listen and do.

The recent statements made by Karl Rove and other high ranking Republicans ,about the fitness of certain tea bag class nominees surely caused a strain in the heads of the fox old white listeners.

We can all count on Fox news to disregard the truth and the facts in any news report.

Sure enough, less than 24 hours after claiming O'Donnell and others were unfit to serve, Rove and others had a FOX conversion. O'Donnell and the others were the best candidates and should be supported and elected.

Folks, how dumb does FOX news, Hannity,Limbaugh,Beck,Palin, Rove and the rest think the voters are?

That question will be answered in November, stand by.

I do have to add that the voters of Delaware are entitled to review the tax returns and liens of O'Donnell. Those unemployed and otherwise will be schocked at the amount of campaign money she used for living the past 5 years.

O'Donnell needs to hook up with Paladino and join a circus act. However Paladino would not accept O'Donnell, there is a bis stench about her.

Posted by: COWENS99 | September 16, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Fox News CAN'T win a libel suit.

Their reputation simply cannot be further impaired - they are virtual PARIAHS.

Who could respect a network led by a ranting loon who proposed to rub falafel on his associate producer's genitals in the shower? (I am referring to Bill O'Reilly and Andrea Mackris, of course).

CASE DISMISSED!

Posted by: trenda | September 16, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

A Democrat seeking Fox News endorsement how rich, LOL.

Posted by: cleancut77 | September 16, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I never saw the ad, but maybe its purpose was to associate Roy Blunt with the Faux News network. FormerDemocrat: Dementia setting in huh? You meant to say the Republican party.

Posted by: davidlhanegraaf | September 16, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Fox "news" is about as objective as Rush Limbaugh. It is nothing more than an arm of the republican party.

Posted by: lemondog | September 16, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Democrats are dispicable. It is why I left the party.

Posted by: FormerDemocrat | September 16, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

OBJECTIVITY??? Fox gave $1 million to the Republicans. Some media companies give equal amounts to both sides, but none has been as blatantly partisan as Fox and shown its hand so obviously.

I wonder what would happen if Fox unleashed its attack squad methods against someone from its own side:

Fox News: Is George W. Bush a secret Muslim?

Former President George W. Bush came under attack Monday from Fox News, which accused him of having ties to the Islamic world and of perhaps being a secret Muslim. While the former president has stayed out of the limelight since leaving office, critics contend that his silence only proves their theories correct.

The fervor began when Fox’s morning show “Fox and Friends” reported that Bush’s family had close ties to the Islamic world, particularly with Saudi Arabia.

“I just learned that, get this, George Bush senior actually led a whole bunch of countries to war to protect Saudi Arabia when he was president. Of course the Bushes have always been close to big oil,” Fox Newsmodel Gretchen Carlson reported Monday. “Was the young George W. Bush indoctrinated into the Islamic faith during that time? Some people are asking this question. By ‘some people’ I mean the people on this show, our scriptwriters and the folks who issue our talking points each morning.”

Carlson’s co-host Steve Doocy joined in the echo chamber, asserting that this information “raises questions” about where the younger Bush’s loyalties lie.

“The younger President Bush inflamed the Islamic world by invading Iraq on false pretenses. Our own intelligence agencies said this made us less safe and served as a rallying cry for Al Qaeda and other extremists,” Doocy said. “Did George W. Bush do this to help out Al Qaeda? Does George W. Bush hate America? Does he want to install a Muslim caliphate here in the U.S.? Some say the former president has some explaining to do.” (continued…)

http://www.thechicagodope.com/2010/09/06/is-george-w-bush-a-secret-muslim/

Posted by: Mikeystyle | September 16, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

LOL. I hope she countersues and puts up an endless stream of Fox "News" clips before a judge and jury where they mislead and lie. That's what they do 24/7. And after she cleans their clocks...Fox "News" owner Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal might have less money to fund all those radical Muslim madrasas. Everybody wins.

Posted by: wilder5121 | September 16, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean, GASP, trial lawyers?

Posted by: jckdoors | September 16, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Faux News was started by a Republican. Every thing about it was word smithed by Frank Luntz to find out what words could be used to get the moron Republican base to hear and hold onto that word.


Then they advertised their words/slogans over and over and over and over, I would bet at least 100 times a day.


If someone (Faux News) has tell you how honest they are you can bet they are not honest! Faux News repeats over and over that they are "fair and balanced". That says it all. They might as well have the word lie printed across the screen.


I never met a Republican that would not lie to suit whatever need he/she might have. It doesn't matter if the lie causes someones death or a whole countries death as long as he/she gets what he/she wants out of it, it's OK!


The Teabagger Republican party has turned into a circle jerk of misinformation, propaganda and out right lies - led by Druggy Limbaugh and Faux News..Republicanism is a mental illness

Posted by: DrainYou | September 16, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

That's funny! Fox News sues someone for bending the truth!

In defense of the Carnahan campaign, I'd bet that they could dig up thousands of instances where Fox News bends the truth to make an argument for Republicans or against a Democrat.

There is nothing credible or good about Fox News. If there is ugliness and division in our country, Fox News is one of the main reasons why.

Posted by: ApostasyUSA | September 16, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

That's funny! Fox News sues someone for bending the truth!

In defense of the Carnahan campaign, I'd bet that they could dig up thousands of instances where Fox News bends the truth to make an argument for Republicans or against a Democrat.

There is nothing credible or good about Fox News. If there is ugliness and division in our country, Fox News is one of the main reasons why.

Posted by: ApostasyUSA | September 16, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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