by Ben Dimiero
| Dec. 9, 2010
At the height of the health care reform debate last fall, Bill Sammon, Fox News' controversial Washington managing editor, sent a memo directing his network's journalists not to use the phrase "public option."
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The story is short to the point and delivers on the lede. Almost every scintilla of this report is verifiable by a simple viewing of fox news and / or the flotilla of itinerant talking right-wing heads that frequent the newsy shows. It would be hard to find a person (not employed by Fox) that would argue about the obvious bias engineered into the Fox News programming - however, this article goes about to give the reader a peek at the tactics used to deliver the Fox strategy.
Simply stated, the Fox organization crafts news in a manner that is consistent with how Rupert Murdoch views journalism; cash cow. It is a carnival act that is very appealing to a great deal of America. Frankly, I'm not sure what is more sad - that a news organization and broadcast empire is so greedy that it re-manufactures news to fit its scheme; that the paid info-tainers on the network actually are a perfect fit because they are zealots; or the vastness of the market to which this daily docudrama is appealing.