Saturday, July 26, 2008

The New Fox News Tagline

"False, Fixed and Straight From The White House"

What ear-shattering, jarring, blinding, obnoxious graphic will they come up with for this?

Tweety had an interview with former White House Press Secretary Scott "I Be Singing Now" McClellan, and this "Duh" tidbit came up;

McClellan: White House gave FOX commentators talking points

Matthews: “Did you see FOX television as a tool when you were in the White House? As a useful avenue to get your message out?”

McClellan: “I make a distinction between the journalists and the commentators. Certainly there were commentators and other, pundits at FOX News, that were useful to the White House.” […] That was something we at the White House, yes, were doing, getting them talkng points and making sure they knew where we were coming from.

Matthews: “So you were using these commentators as your spokespeople.”

McClellan: “Well, certainly.”
(You can view the interview Here)

Olbermann jumped all over it, as well;

Bush White House fed Fox News talking points

July 25: In his appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan revealed that the White House routinely submitted literal talking points for prime time stars of Fox News like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. Air America’s Rachel Maddow talks with Keith Olbermann about the line between political agreement and outright puppetry.
Hmmm ... I wonder, will the Faux news people go to the Bush Grindhouse for the last office party on January 19th, or will they have their own, in-studio?

Bonus Faux News Riffs

Cenk Uygur - POLL: Time For Us To Label Fox?

USGovInfo - Fox News: 'Fair and Balanced' or 'Fox for Bush?'

Ellen - Newshounds: The Lies of Roger Ailes

Top Ten Cloves: Ways Roger Ailes and Fox News Plans On Ending Its’ Ratings Slump

Roger Ailes Is Slipping ... Blows Wildfire Scoop For New Biz Network

Nicole Belle: Fox News Producer Ambushes Bill Moyers; Gets Taste Of His Own Medicine

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