Wednesday, April 1, 2009

False News...Faux News...Fox News

It's the same game...

A recent email has been going around which is accusing the Obama administration of seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law in the United States. The ridiculous conversation between Fox News anchor Alisyn Camerota and guest Nonie Darwish is based on hearsay, supposition and nonsensical banter. WATCH:

From Huffington Post:
Fox News anchor Alisyn Camerota and guest Nonie Darwish suggested something radical Wednesday morning: the Obama administration is attempting to impose Sharia, the strict Islamic law, to the U.S. and its courts.

The entirety of Fox’s claim is based on an e-mail posted on March 21, 2007 in National Review’s blog claiming that Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh — now an appointee to the State Department — had indicated that Sharia could apply in the U.S.
Daily Kos has more:
Needless to say, the accusation is totally false and just another example of the hate-filled insanity and paranoia of Foxaganda, America's most-watched cable news network...

According to White House spokesman Reid Cherlin, the allegations contained in the e-mail are false...

There’s no question about Fox’s agenda here: they are trying to fan the flames of hysterical anger against the Obama administration for their own partisan purposes.

But there is a real question about why the rest of the media refuses to criticize Fox for its extremist propaganda.

Fox has no problem attacking CNN or MSNBC, yet other than Keith Olbermann, nobody in the broadcast media has had the courage to take on Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes.

Why is that?

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