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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Friday, February 17, 2006

Fair, Balanced and Filtered

Fox refuses to air DeLay Ad

Here's an interesting twist. Fox News in Houston is refusing to air an ad produced by Tom DeLay's folks that attacks democratic suppporter George Soros for spending millions in the attempt to defeat Bush in 2004, and to help produce the ads attacking Tom DeLay that were refused by the media last month.

Was this an attempt to appear "fair and balanced"? Regardless, it personifies the power that the media have over the information we receive. If they had agreed to air both ads - one for, and one against DeLay - then it would truly be fair and balanced. Instead, it proves that the information we receive from the media is filtered in order to just inform us of what they want us to hear.

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