Sunday, August 19, 2007

Faux News' Pal

Since I don't follow the Murdoch version of news I have to take these folks at NY Daily News word for it, but it seems Rudy Guiliani has friends there. He's had 115 minutes of free face time on Fox, over half on Hannity and Colmes which is 25% more than any other Republican candidate. You might wonder if that has something to do with his lead and how that would benefit Murdoch. Don't even think this is an accident, there's a bit more to the story.

August 9th in Cincinnati Guiliani held a closed door $250/head fundraiser and had...Sean Hannity do the introduction. "But some who were there - including Hannity's boss at WABC, Phil Boyce - said Hannity was typically effusive.
"He talked about Rudy's leadership after 9/11, about how Rudy had turned the city around and taken people off the welfare rolls," said Boyce "There wasn't anything he said that I haven't heard him say on the radio." "

Just so it is known how Fox looks at the whole thing, " "Sean is not a journalist - Sean is a conservative commentator," said Bill Shine, Fox's senior vice president of programming. "Sean doesn't hide, and never has hidden, his beliefs from anyone." " Now while that might be the case, it does not say anything about the political stance of Fox, how it meddles in politics, and just what it is they are trying to accomplish.

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