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Has FOX News Caved To Political Correctness?



The selective stupidity of political correctness seems to have infected the FOX News network. Example: “America’s Pulse” anchor E.D. Hill did a body-language segment on the Obama gesture on June 6th. The tease was how people are interpreting the fist gesture between Obama and his wife – “A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab?”

Secular progressives had a “hissy-fit” over the “terrorist fist jab” description. Media Matters launched a petition drive demanding an apology from Hill and Hill apologized saying, that she had mentioned “various ways in which the Obamas’ fist-bump in St. Paul had been characterized in the media” and she had not intended to characterize it inappropriately.

America’s Pulse anchored by E.D. Hill was then canceled by FOX News and it was later announced that Hill’s contract with Fox would not be renewed. Too bad, but there is more to this.

Atlas Shrugs notes that in 2005 the Saudis purchased 6% of FOX News. When the French riots of 2005 occurred, FOX newscasters stopped calling the Muslim rioters Muslims. Why? According to Prince al-Walid, “I picked up the phone and called Murdoch … [and told him] these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty. Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots.”

Another disturbing shift: Columnists Rush & Malloy of the New York Daily News have written that FOX has told its hosts that they must cease criticism of Obama for the near future. Roger Ailes, the Fox News boss, told prime-time hosts Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Greta Van Susteren they are to back off of criticism of Obama for the near future.

Some speculate that the FOX News Corporation expects to be a target of vindictive actions by the Obama administration. The secular progressives will always hate FOX, however, so why the brown nose?

The Carl Cameron now widely-discredited hit piece against Sarah Palin has left Fox fans particularly perplexed. It led to a huge backlash in favor of the Alaskan governor. So is FOX News going to spend the next four years tip-toeing around the secular progressive agenda? If so, its ratings will collapse.

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