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Is this that balance they are talking about?

On Thursday morning, Fox and Friends made 22 mentions of the minority-organizing group ACORN -- a consistent boogeyman for the GOP -- despite the fact that there has been no new news on the ACORN front in weeks.

"Straight ahead," said host Steve Doocy early in Thursday's show. "Congress has stopped funding ACORN after... Fox News uncovered shocking video tapes. But did you know that that ACORN ban was only temporary? Should ACORN get its funding back?"

Contrast that to the tone of the coverage when news broke, at roughly 8:30 am (late in the broadcast) that the economy had grown for the first time in the past year. The host spent just a handful of minutes -- and made only two mentions -- on the 3.5 percent growth in GDP, despite the fact that it signaled the beginning of the end of the worst recession in 70 years.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Oct. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So you're upset that they talked about something besides the GDP growth before the news of the GDP growth broke? Or are you upset that they didn't spend more time on the story in the last half hour of a 3 hour show that was already filled with pre-scheduled segments and stories? Did the business show this afternoon also ignore the GDP news? Did they leave it out of the newscasts all day? BTW, I believe the business show is on right now if you'd care to check, or try their 24 hr business/financial news station, which probably mentioned it.

    Talk about grasping at straws.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:49 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Wow this is very dumb. You do know another video has been released within the past couple weeks showing the stupid chick that claimed she threw them out did not throw them out. Oh but ya know apparently they are all psychics on FOX and knew that the GDP growth broke and PURPOSELY did not report it! Those bigot bastards! LMAO!
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:12 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • There is no question that Fox is not balanced in their reporting of this Administration. Acorn is a story that should be covered (by all stations), however, Fox is not happy with just reporting on that or any other story which they feel reflects badly on Obama ( I don't think because Obama worked for Acorn that their problems are a reflection on him), they want to repeat it over and over until they get a reaction from its viewers or other stations. They act like the step child that gets no attention, which makes no sense, since they are the most watched cable channel on TV.
    Phase3

    Answer by Phase3 at 5:19 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Fox lost me when that Hill chick said "Terrorist Fist Jab". And they don't make stuff up?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Wow this is very dumb. You do know another video has been released within the past couple weeks showing the stupid chick that claimed she threw them out did not throw them out. Oh but ya know apparently they are all psychics on FOX and knew that the GDP growth broke and PURPOSELY did not report it! Those bigot bastards! LMAO!


    Defend them to the death! The tape was edited, the edited parts show the woman saying this is a put on right? I'm just playing along because it is funny. Guess FOX didn't air that, when the police report did

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Ok...SO unles you watched and COUNTED you copied and pasted this info....gotta link hon or are you just into taking credit for others work?
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 5:56 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Anon, I don't need to defend them I think it is hilarious ignorant Anons are attacking a news network. For what? What are you gaining? Are you creating jobs? Are you boosting the economy? How about the value of the dollar? Is "crying" about FOX FIXING ANYTHING? Nope! So cram it no one on here gives a rats arse when Maddow went off on her tea-bagger tangent! No one cares when Olbermann continuously misquotes Beck. No one cares when MSNBC cropped a picture of a BLACK MAN with an AR 15 and claimed it was a racist white man!
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:10 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • We had a small amount of growth it is all over the news and on Fox News after it was released. I look at it skeptically since 90 percent of my family is unemployed and cannot find work and they no longer get unemployment benefits or they are about to run out. Some better not even tell them things are getting better they might get a foot up their a$$. It is rude to rub in the millions who are out of work we are having a miniscule jobless recovery.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • I can't believe someone was dumb enough to spend THREE HOURS counting how many times Fox said ACORN.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:22 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Obama bot.Anita Dunn in the cyber, perhaps?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:22 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

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