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What? No sex slaves?

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Every documentary filmmaker and journalist knows that it is impossible to present a truly accurate picture of reality.  No matter how hard they try to give an honest presentation of their subject, there is the inescapable reality that the limits of what a camera can fit in its frame and the necessity of editing will censor information – sometimes vital information.  With the inevitability of media distortion in mind, a measure of grace must be extended to any report, especially amateur journalism.  Never the less, I find it difficult to conjure the unfathomable amount of grace needed to forgive the disgustingly twisted, lying ACORN “expose” perpetrated by O’Keef and promulgated not only by the likes of FOX News, but also the NY York Times and just about everyone else reporting on the scandal.  A review of the uncut video used to expose ACORN, tells a different story than the popular narrative used to gut the organization.  Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes announced recently that his office found no criminal wrongdoing by ACORN.

Rachel Maddow offers a look at how the tapes were creatively cut and comments on how O’Keef’s journalistic hoax cost innocent people their jobs and helped destroy ACORN.

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Written by Aaron Nee

April 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm

FOX News fair and balanced? Maybe

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If fairness and balance is measured by how often a network has something nice or negative to say about a dominant party candidate, then FOX News Channel comes out on top.  According to the Pew Reaserch Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Fox has just as much nice, neutral and negative to say about both Obama and McCain.  The overall media was found to be considerably more friendly to Obama and more negative toward McCain.  MSNBC, according to the study, is dramatically more unbalanced in it’s coverage of the two dominant party candidates than the other major media outlets.

The study says nothing about the amount of coverage given to Chuck Baldwin, Cynthia McKinney, Bob Barr, Ralph Nader and the other alternative candidates running this year, nor does it examine the accuracy of any of the networks’ negative or positive reports.

Written by Aaron Nee

November 2, 2008 at 8:03 pm