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Bought and Paid for News

On Friday, I posted an article about how powerful organizations manipulate public opinion by inundating social media sites with fake people. But why stop at social media sites? Why not just make up stories and get them printed as news?

Which naturally brings us to Fox News. On Saturday, they posted a story about the protests in Wisconsin, with the headline “Doctors at Wisconsin Protest Signing Fake Sick Notes“. Because it is illegal for teachers to strike, they called in sick and have to produce a doctor’s excuse. In the video, they interview Christian Hartsock, who claims that he got a doctor’s note.

So would you be surprised that the people who created this video were also involved in making the videos smearing ACORN and the New Jersey teachers. In fact, the guy they “interview”, Christian Hartsock, works for Andrew Breitbart.

So, the same people who produced false and misleading videos in the past, are now doing fake interviews. Why report on news when you can just make up stories that fit your agenda? And have Fox News run them without bothering to verify them, just like they did when they smeared ACORN?



  1. Fox news is the modern-day equivalent of any paper run by William Randolph Hearst.

    Monday, February 21, 2011 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  2. Jason Ray wrote:

    Faux News = Pravda USA

    Monday, February 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Permalink