Skip to comments.Uh-oh: Jon Stewart catches Fox News’ creative editing
Posted on 11/12/2009 7:42:33 AM PST by chessplayer
Had CNN spliced footage of a sparsely-attended Capitol Hill rally to discredit the reports of large numbers of attendees to the 9/12 rally in September, conservatives would have rightly howled about media bias. What will conservatives say about Fox News splicing footage of the 9/12 rally into coverage of Michele Bachmanns otherwise well-attended rally last week? Jon Stewart gives Fox News a well-deserved poke in the eye for fudging the footage, as well as exposing rather clearly its source:
All we want is something to believe.
I say that Fox should fire everyone associated with this fraud, for this is nothing less than fraud. The entire reputation of FoxNews is now in question; what credability they had, is now forever tained. So, if Hannity pulled this stunt - sorry Shaun, time to polish that resume' and I hope the radio show pays the bills.
FoxNews has to have a Zero Tolerance policy on this crap; because now they have shown themselves to be as unreliable as their competition - I had a higher opinion of Fox than this. They were number 1; there is simply no reason to pull this crap.
Agreed they are guilty of laziness, at least. But since both rallies were well attended, what would FNC intentions be by using the wrong footage?
Well, the real joke is that the 9/12 footage was scarcely shown on the other “news” channels. If Stewart showed this “fraud” footage on his show, at least some libtards got to see what the 9/12 rallies looked like.
Trying to inflate the crowd size.
It doesn't matter what the intentions are; it's fraud, because they strongly implied that it was today's events when it was actually a month or so earlier.
The fact that they said "earlier" on the tape is insufficient, because it implies "earlier that day".
Just hand them a stick to beat you with, Fox. Why can't the leader be better than the rest?
Hannity's overexposed. His evening show is crap. IMO, Sean needs to make a decision, and decide if he's going to stay on radio, or on TV. Even with his apology last night, his enemies are going to hang this around his neck like an albatross.
I would hate to be the individual(s) who pulled that stunt. I’ve heard that facing Roger Ailes even when he’s in a good mood can be a life-altering experience. But to have to face him when you’ve tarnished the integrity of his news operation...well, in Japan they invented seppuku for that reason. After all, Ailes has to face Rupert Murdoch!
Saturday Night Live was doing skit on FNC. It is clear that media, white house... and stupid liberal are out in full force to try to kill FNC.
If Hannity is doing this than I have lost the little respect I have for him. He rambles on and on and sometimes makes little sense, as though he hasn’t a thought of his own.
Can someone flesh out the “record” of what was done?
Footage from one rally was used I gather for coverage of crowd reponse at another one.
This is unethical, I agree.
What did it do? Make it appear that there were more people? Less people? Or just different people?
Was VH1/CBS/Viacom/Sony overdubbing the boos Sen. Hillary Clinton received from the NYPD and NYFD with cheers at the Concert for NYC a lesser, on par, or greater bit of media manipulation (consider that the undoctored footage aired one time live and subsequently reran numerous times in full rebroadcast and DVD release)?
PS Viacom pwns Comedy Central
I really doubt that this was a concerted effort by Fox.
It may be the product of one liberal film editor.
I agree. The Hannity show is not a news program. I have much the same problems with Hannity.
I rarely watch his show anymore.
It's impossible to be PERFECT 100% of the time.
Cut the man some slack.
From the comments section;
“Sorry but it is true, Hannity has cut specific sections out of Obama comments then attacked him for the missing pieces on air.
Here are some quick video examples.”
Looks like Hannity has a habit of splicing videos. Or showing just what he wants his audience to see.
Other examples of fauxtography.
But it only makes the YukYuk Channel when Fox does it.
I am not defending Fox News and do not find them to be a “conservative news network”. They are to the right of CNN. CNN US is to the right of CNN International. Sense of scale does not make them “right wing” in news coverage regardless of the “other programming”.
Don't they know that they most important asset a newsman has is his loyalty to the truth?
Media Matters (and Joe Biden) have done precisely this to Rush Limbaugh, Bill Bennett, Clarence Thomas and others.
Lies by omission are lies.
When the media runs their daily faxed "did you hear what Rush said today" memos and does not point it out, that too is a lie by omission.
Fox has to show it will not tolerate this kind of distortion of the truth.
Hannity should have resigned.
Over the past month, Hannity has taken two major hits:
1. Michael Moore ate his lunch during their "debate".
2. This creative editing episode.
He's now going to be under serious scrutiny...his enemies are smelling blood.
I think he`s on an ego trip and thought he could get away with it.
I agree he should be "beaten" but I don't think he should commit suicide...
Seriously hilarious thread!
The part that I don't understand, truly don't understand - is that there is so MUCH material on President Zero that Hannity can comment on, he doesn't need to pull this crap. Pres. Zero damns himself, the Democratic party are their own worst enemy - all Shawn has to do is point out the obvious, there is no need to fabricate your facts - especially when the enemy is looking over your reports for distortion.
I can imagine no greater harm that the Conservatives can take, than to have a vocal proponent of the Republican party falsify the facts. Time for Hannity to gather his marbles and head on home.
Get off your high horse. He who has never sinned cast the first stone. ‘Mightier than thow’ attitudes is one of the many things holding back Conservative leadership. If any of you are purer than the air driven white snow, stop what your doing and take the reigns of the country since you are blameless, perfect and impervious to media slander.
Yeah....;I thought so.
They screwed up, they should fix it, and we should move on.
They could always fall back on the standard dem answer: “It was an editing mistake.”
It sure is.
One of these days I'm gonna slip...
I find I cannot sit through it either. Now Greta I believe is much better, and she has a brain!
” I thought I made a mistake one time but found out later I was wrong”
Agreed. This is really disappointing.
A producer screwed up. They apologized last night.
SPlicing is an inaccurate word to use here.
They pulled the wrong file footage, so they SHOWED 9/12 while they talked about last Thursday’s rally.
When it was discovered, they apologized.
There was no active intent to “splice in” inaccurate footage.
To explain further, this is not surprising.
Go research the recent rock slide on Interstate 40 in Tennessee. You’ll see footage of a rock slide, but if you look you’ll see that it is “file footage” from a previous rock slide.
File footage is used all the time. In this case, they simply didn’t label it correctly.
That is much worse, because it was a deliberate attempt to falsify the record.
Fox simply showed the wrong file footage during their discussion of the event. It happens a lot, and they apologized for it.
Grow up. Get a spine. Hannity is Opinion, not "news." Grow a brain while you're at it.
I am endlessly amazed at what a cannibalizing pack of frightened lemmings much of the GOP turns out to be. Whether Hannity or Palin or whomever, it seems a large chunk of the GOP sheep-herd is just waiting for a chance to kill and eat their own.
I'm beginning to think that without a Third Party option, this country hasn't got a chance, because the GOP is a bunch of lily-livered, politically correct Chicken Littles who insist on "fighting fair" with a criminal cabal that will burn your house while you sleep as a measure of gratitude for your wimpishness.
Disgusting. So all 7 people who watch Jon Stupid's comedy routine might have an even worse opinion of Sean Hannity. They can join the hundreds of "conservatives" on FreeRepublic who regularly rip Hannity anyway.
Who effing cares? What a pack of losers.
Viacom had a reason to boost Hillary’s prestige. They paid $8million in advance for her autobiography (which at that point, had not gone to press).
The Left CLAIMED that live footage from the Middle East of muslims cheering on 9-11-2001 was “file footage”. It was genuine and distasteful.
Fake but accurate?
I guess a 'genius' like you doesn't care if the video put on as fact is fiction, so why stop there? Why not photoshop your entire news or 'opinion' piece and claim to be presenting the truth. I mean, if facts aren't convenient, why not make them up?
It's people like you that make me glad and willingly accept the criticism of not having a brain - because I would rather have integrity and demand to know the truth - then get flamed by an ignornat troll like you.
Words mean things, troll. If you want to clap and cheer when the Republicans get caught in a fraud - go ahead. Show us all how wise and smart you are. Just don't be a hypocrite and howl when the Democrats do the same thing.
You see, for an insult to mean anything, you have to respect the source of the insult. You are obviously not worthy of respect; because you don't care if lies are presented as truth. Don't you belong on anothe website? I think DailyKOS and the Democratic Underground thrive on photo-shopped video segments, insults and lies.
I believe a majority of the people here want to hear the truth. Tell me the truth, and let me decide. But, you are an ignornant troll, and seem not to care what the truth is, which is pretty pathetic.
I really care what John Stewart and his bunch of libtards think /s. It was a mistake, Sean has apologized. It wasn’t “childish crap” it happens all the time on other networks and the other side doesn’t even acknowledge the mistake, much less jump up and down screaming for heads to roll.
But this was the event
So willing to repeat the democrat mantra.
There’s a reason the TV comes first in “tv news”, they’re all junk.
Now, because I think that it's both silly and pointless to make a mountain out of the molehill of some file footage run on the Hannity talk show (when the title of the article falsely claimed to have caught "FOX NEWS" in a deceit!), you wish to imply that I have no integrity!?
You poor pathetic, insignificant tit. Best make real sure that all the deck chairs are where the rulebook says they should be as the ship slips under the waves, you chicken-snot, slunk-faced drooler.
Thanks for a much-needed laugh, you pitiable tit.
I know, but I promised the Little League team that I would never tell what you did...
Or Diane Sawyer standing in front of photo of the White House, pretending she was there.
Or anything Dan Rather ever said.
Or 8 years of Bush-smearing lies from the NYT.
Stewart has been ripping FOX up one side and down the other recently. And in every case it’s been with their own words.
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