Saturday :: Dec 29, 2007

Right wing study concludes Faux News is most balanced


by Turkana

Do they honestly believe anyone will take them seriously?

According to the Huffington Post:

A study released this month by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University found that Fox News Channel's evening coverage was more "balanced" than that of the broadcast networks.

Laughable, at face value. Of course, what they really meant was "fair and balanced." But what is the CMPA? As the Center for Media and Democracy's SourceWatch explains:

However, as shown below, CMPA's claim to be non-partisan is incompatible with the fact that nearly all its funding comes from conservative foundations.

The usual conservative foundations:

  • Carthage Foundation, which is part of the Scaife Foundations
  • Sarah Scaife Foundation, which is, too
  • Earhart Foundation
  • John M. Olin Foundation
  • Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Smith Richardson Foundation
  • Furthermore, CMPA's President is S. Robert Lichter- a paid consultant to Fox News! Joe Conason has more on him, here.

    Expect to hear about this report in the right wing media, and on the right wing blogs. Right wingers study right wingers and conclude that right wingers are most fair and balanced. In other breaking news, water is wet.

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