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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Where was Fox?

From about 11:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. today, President Barack Obama spoke at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.

Anyone sitting in front of a TV was able to watch the speech live on CNN.
Or MSNBC.
Or CNBC.
FoxNews? They had some anti-Obama talking head on the screen for most of the half-hour yapping about how the president will botch the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

Pardon me, but isn't Fox the network that just ran full-page newspaper ads accusing the other 24-hour cable news outlets of ignoring significant news events?

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Blogger Paul said...

So what is more significant? The President doing a photo op at a community college. Or discussion that unless we send more troops to Afghanistan our efforts are all for naught. As reported by top ranking US and Nato officials. I don't know but I think Fox got it right. But you being a typical OBOT would not think so.

September 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM 
Blogger Jeremy Schiffres, City Editor said...

Paul:
If what Fox was showing had truly been a discussion, I would agree with you.
But, in typical Fox fashion, there was no representation of both sides. It was just one anti-Obama guy running off at the mouth for almost half an hour about how bad a president Obama is.
Unless Fox learns to present both sides of an argument, it will continue to be impossible to take them seriously.
Thank you for commenting.
-Jeremy S.

September 21, 2009 at 1:36 PM 

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