Thursday, December 14, 2006

Can Fox news and the AP be any more disgusting?

In a word, NO.

Fox news is just giddy over the prospect that Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) may not be able to serve his term, leaving the Republicans with a chance to gain back a seat in the Senate.
KILMEADE: Steve, remember we were down this road before? If something happens that Johnson can’t continue, 50-50 with Dick Cheney breaking the tie.

DOOCY: That’s right, and you know, in the state of South Dakota, I understand there is the issue of incapacitation. It’s not spelled out in the state law, at the state level. However, the secretary of state of South Dakota says there would be a precedent at the federal level. Is that how you understand it as well Megan?

FOX ANCHOR: Yeah, indeed, there’s a big laundry list that they would have to go through in order to determine that he is incapacitated. It’s something that, ironically enough, might be weighed in on by his advisers. In other words, Sen. Harry Reid, the incoming majority leader, and Chuck Schumer, may advise him on whether he should declare his incapacity, if in fact he’s in a position where he can declare it or not. And so, we’ll have to see what happens in terms of, you know, what exactly his condition is and who’s going to weigh in on whether it should be declared an incapacitation or whether that’s just clear from the facts.
Ugh. You can practically READ the excitement dripping from their words. No kind words for the Senator, no concern for his family or his constituents, just looking towards the future in anticipation of power. Pretty despicable, but I wouldn't expect any differently.

The AP is no better with their false and misleading headline:
Senate back to 50-50 with Johnson out
NOTE: After numerous blogs have reported on this atrocious behavior, the headline has changed. You can click here to see the original title on google news, but when you click on the article, the title changes to the revised version. I have attached a screenshot.
Minus Johnson, Senate would split 50-50
Too late, AP; the damage is done and you look like calloused jerks. Nice media coverage.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blood in the water....

The Repug sharks are circling.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

How nice, steal the 2000 election, and now they're just so GIDDY over the fact that they might steal the senate back.

If this happens, the Republicans will never win an election again.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

I guess Fox has realized that they aren't going to get that control of the Senate they so desire. They've switched to covering the Natalie Halloway case, and their "breaking news" of the evening is "Judge Orders Polygamist Sect Leader Warren Jeffs to Stand Trial in Rape Case."

5:42 PM  

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