Pet peeve: protestations of equivalency

People / things I love to kick when they’re down.

  • Sarah Palin
  • Fox News
  • other Palins

Anyway,  on with it: whenever (which is often) FOX News is accused of faking their journalism, they get all weak with the vapors. At which point ‘media critics’, the ones still allowed on television anyway (I’m looking at you Howard Kurtz), remind their viewers and readers that MSNBC and CNN and some other elvis-forsaken entity do it too! After all. To be fair. You know.

It’s nonsense of course. Here’s an oldie but goodie. Ever seen CNN do this? Such good times:

During a segment in which Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade labeled New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe “attack dogs,” Fox News featured photos of Steinberg and Reddicliffe that appeared to have been digitally altered . . ..

Here’s a screenshot of photo Fox & Friends used for Steinberg, with the actual photo on the left.






And here’s Reddcliffe.

6 responses to “Pet peeve: protestations of equivalency

  1. Hmmmmm, you humans are so divided it seems that you want to live in two separate countries. Is that the thing to do? Or do you on bothsides of the equation think that you should be able force the other half (it is close to 50-50) to do it “your way?”


    • Sadly Sandy, too many of us dig in and assume the ‘my way or the highway’ posture. And we are more divided than anytime in my life.

      We have a lot of problems, but the biggest one at present is our government has become dysfunctional, with every politician constantly running for office instead of governing and who see compromise as a dirty word. They seem to have forgotten that without serious compromise by those writing the Constitution back in the 18th century, we wouldn’t even have a country.

      I’m not hopeful. We need structural reform of our governing process and I don’t see that happening.


    • By the way, do you canines have an pointers for us?


  2. It seems like we’re all in about 5th grade or so.


  3. Pingback: People like Howard Kurtz still take these guys seriously. | Whatever Works

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