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08 July 2005

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» Professional Fisking from Coder Keitaro
NevOn: Fox journalist says 'Terrorism ok in Paris' Ok. I admit my previous post was a little over emotional and over-reactive. [Got to control my knee-jerk.] NevOn does a much better job at fisking someone who genuinely desrves it. Good on you... [Read More]

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Die Bildzeitung machte bereits am Abend der Anschläge gestern in London im Fernsehen Werbung. Auch die Netzeitung wirbt bereits so mit Google Adwords. Ich frage mich, was mich mehr ankotzt, der Mr Gibson vom Fox oder Bild? Weiterführende In... [Read More]

» Bush II; Day 249: Values shine through, don't they? from Issues Forum
In the aftermath of the London bombings, here are a couple of choice reactions: Like Fox News journalist John Gibson saying "if only it had happened to the French!" Souce NevOn. Or, again Fox News', Brit Hume saying his first... [Read More]

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Gary Goldhammer

Gibson isn't the only insensitive dolt working for Fox (oh, there are so many). Brit Hume, shortly after the attacks, said that his "first thought" upon learning of the attacks was that it’s “time to buy” in the futures market. I have more of the transcript on a recent "Below the Fold" post.

Fox isn't journalism - it's cheap hackery masquerading as intelligent thought. Gibson should apologize, Hume should apologize, and Fox should get out of the news business.

Allan Jenkins

The only people who take Fox seriously work in the White House.

Ooops... that could be a problem.

Scott Baradell

Gibson is an embarrassment. Thanks for your thoughtful post.

The Tonic

"Fox isn't journalism - it's cheap hackery masquerading as intelligent thought."

You're being too kind. It's actually bigoted agitprop masquerading as cheap hackery.

Nevon

Most reactions I've seen about Gibson's writing reflect what you all are saying.

Much of those reactions also put Gibson in a political pigeon-hole. Maybe it's me as a non-American but I'm having difficulty in seeing what the political leaning is here (notwithstanding Allan's comment re the White House).

To my mind, Gibson simply writes xenophobic crap and I don't care what any political emphasis might be.

In any event, I think The Tonic has got it right.

Allan Jenkins

Xenophobic right-winger. That sort of stuff plays well in wide swathes of the country, especially small-town America.

xavier

Thanks for that.

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