Fox News is claiming, falsely, that CNN reporters went on a Qaddafi-organized “propaganda trip” last night and let themselves be used as human shields in order to help Qaddafi thwart a British attack. Fox claims it refused to send its people on the trip. Of course, the entire thing is a lie. CNN’s reporters didn’t even go to the location Fox is referring to. But who did go? Fox’s guy.
It’s about time the real media started fighting against Fox. I’ve got news for CNN’s executives – one of the reasons you’re losing viewers to Fox keeps slandering your network, and slowly whittling away at your reputation. Fox, and the Republicans they work for, have been doing the same to NPR, the NYT and the rest of the real media for decades. And you guys refused to fight back. And, like radiation, the lies build, and the damage is real and fatal.
Here’s CNN’s Nic Robertson slamming Fox’s lies.