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.
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!
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
Don't they know that they most important asset a newsman has is his loyalty to the truth?
Seriously hilarious thread!
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.”
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.
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.
There’s a reason the TV comes first in “tv news”, they’re all junk.
Stewart has been ripping FOX up one side and down the other recently. And in every case it’s been with their own words.
I’m a firm believer that watching *any* of the cable news networks will make one more stupid, not less.
These things happen all the time. Photos and videos are often mistakenly mis-labelled. ONLY when it is Beck or Fox or Hannity or conservatives is it treated as some nefarious plot.