Thursday, January 25, 2007

Foxy reporting

Or not reporting, as the case may be. Is Fox News trying to smear both the Clinton campaign and the Obama campaign with one story? They picked up a story from Insight, a conservative magazine, that says the Clinton campaign is digging around in Obama's background, found that he was schooled at a Madrassa and is leaking it to spook voters. CNN checked out the school and pronounces it non-religious.

Huh. Well, the conservative magazine that started it all has this to say:
We at Insight commend CNN for at least showing the initiative to follow-up on the story and send a correspondent to check it out. But, contrary to their claims, CNN didn’t debunk anything about our story. For the record, Insight never—not once—in its article claims that Obama went to a Madrassa. We didn’t claim it; Hillary’s people did. We reported—and we fully stand by our story—that the Hillary Clinton camp had conducted their own opposition research on Obama’s Muslim past, and that the Clinton investigators had concluded Obama had attended a Madrassa. This is what Hillary’s camp was saying and desperately trying to prove—not Insight. Our sources also confirmed to us that the Clinton camp had come to the conclusion that not only had Obama been raised and educated as a Muslim, but that he had been deliberately concealing it. Moreover, our sources also said that Clinton’s people were seeking to find out about the possible radical Wahhabi angle, and then peddle their information to their media allies later this year—prior to the January 2008 primaries.
That's what you get for using anonymous sources!

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Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

From the article:

A Fox News spokeswoman, Irena Briganti, said CNN was mainly looking for publicity in attacking its higher-rated rival. Of Mr. Cooper’s comment, she said, “Yet another cry for attention by the Paris Hilton of television news, Anderson Cooper.”

My sentiments exactly!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Borg said...

We are the U.S. of Borg. You will comply ...

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Yoda said...

mmmMMMmmm....fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to CNN "reporters" shilling for the Democrats. Stuck on stupid, CNN is.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous darth luther said...

LOL Yoda in S.A. You made me snicker for about 30 seconds with that one!!

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Yoda said...

Darth Luther!! Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.

6:27 PM  

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