Apr 02 2008
the entire program
As the Democratic nomination process continues on longer than anyone expected, the mainstream media coverage, particularly cable TV news, is already tilting in particular directions. The impact of media coverage on an election is undeniable – as we have seen in past elections a sudden emphasis on one aspect of a candidate’s past can create a story where none existed before. Most recently, the controversy over Barack Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright was created in large part by Fox News, and then picked up by other media outlets, turning it into a serious scandal for the Illinois Senator. We turn next to Jonathan Kim, a producer with Brave New Films, who has just made a short film piece for the internet, exposing how Fox News is engaging in dirty tricks to smear Barack Obama – and worse, how other news outlets are echoing Fox, sometimes word for word. Brave New Films is calling on outlets like MSNBC and CNN to “stop spreading the virus” of Fox News.
The video is available online at: www.foxattacks.com/virus
Watch the video, Fox Attacks Obama – Part 2: