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Fair and balanced?

January 12, 2015

Several commentators on Fox News were blind to the Muslim condemnation of that attack, in France, in the Arab world, and elsewhere. Rupert Murdoch wants to hold all Muslims responsible for Islamic terrorists. And news anchor Shannon Bream seems to think she can tell who the bad guys are by their skin color.

It seems what Fox News considers “fair” is to balance reality against a large dose of political skew and ignorance. Shown left is Lassana Bathily, a Muslim from Mali who worked for the kosher grocery attacked by the terrorists, and who saved several customers from being held hostage or killed. That hoodie and skin color likely would frighten Shannon Bream.

Update: Fox News puts on a terrorism expert who paints a fantasy picture of Britain, with Birmingham as an all-Muslim city and London divided, that caused David Cameron to choke on his porridge. The question isn’t whether the expert later apologized when caught in his lies, but whether Fox News will again turn for expertise to this “complete idiot.”

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