Posts tagged fox
Posts tagged fox
That would be Tucker Carlson, responding to Politico’s follow-up concern that the series he started on Sunday is full of unnamed sources, especially regarding serious charges about the mental health and wild antics of MMFA’s CEO David Brock. All of the allegations against Brock are made by unnamed sources and the fact that Carlson isn’t willing to name names to another reporter so they can confirm these things raises even more suspicions.
Journalism’s about verification, and if someone isn’t willing to submit to it, chances are they have something to hide.
(one other note: The series brings up again and again how MMFA has “declared war” on Fox, and has singled out Fox. Tucker Carlson is a paid contributor to Fox. Conflict of interest much?)
The Muppets bash Fox news
MSP Magazine does a Q&A with Heidi Collins, former anchor on CNN who replaced Robyn Robinson on FOX9 earlier this year.
When you were at CNN, what did you think of FOX?
I thought they were phenomenal and that they had incredible leadership. It’s really difficult to argue that they’re not a successful organization.
But as journalists?
They don’t try to tell you that they are journalists. Their whole prime-time lineup is opinion television. The viewer knows that. And I think a lot of times at CNN we would say that we were on the straight and narrow when presenting all these sides, and that wasn’t the case all the time.
and the last question:
One of the directives from FOX New York is to have more combative interviews.
Well, “combative” is probably not the word that we’re after. It would be “issues driven,” and issues aren’t issues without some sort of emotion attached to them. So that should be happening naturally. But “Scream TV” is not what we’re after.
Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon sent an e-mail to staff last December offering guidance on how to handle the climate debate, three weeks after the Climategate scandal broke and in the midst of the Copenhagen climate summit.
“Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data,” Sammon wrote, “we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.”