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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Craven like a Fox

Roger Mosey, the head of BBC Television News, pointedly comments:
A contributor to Fox [News] said after the London bombings that "the BBC almost operates as a foreign registered agent of Hezbollah and some of the other jihadist groups." On the Fox website today there is an opinion piece, "How Jane Fonda and the BBC put you in danger". I am writing this in a building which was bombed by Irish terrorists. My colleagues and I are living in a city recovering from the wounds inflicted last week. If I may leave our customary impartiality aside for a moment, the comments made on Fox News are beneath contempt.

Quite so, but never forget that when it comes to FOX News, what they say is never just beneath contempt, but born of contempt for decency and truth, and an expression of contempt for the intelligence of their viewers.

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