Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Faux News: They All Look Alike

Talking Points Memo:
Rep. John Conyers' (D-MI) office not happy about Fox News Channel's substituting video of Rep. Conyers in place of video for indicted Rep. Jefferson of Louisiana.

Just out from the congressman's office ...
Yesterday, Fox News Channel broke the story of Rep. William Jefferson's indictment with video of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers greeting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at a recent Judiciary Committee hearing. The network apologized on-air for airing the wrong video; however, they did not personally apologize to Mr. Conyers or describe the video they aired the previous day. Chairman Conyers responded today:

"Fox News has a history of inappropriate on-air mistakes that are neither fair, nor balanced. This type of disrespect for people of color should no longer be tolerated. I am personally offended by the network's complete disregard for accuracy in reporting and lackluster on-air apology." - House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)

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