Monday, October 26, 2009

Fox News and the Art of the Smear

Those thoughtful and genteel truth-seekers over at Fox News are at it again.

Never a bunch to let facts get in the way of screeds, the Fox gang picks up the smallest threats of a story and tries to weave them into a huge national or international crime.

The latest example seems particularly excessive and, well, dumb. As Jeffery Goldberg has outlined at, innocuous comments on a sketchy British call-in show can be the basis of a smear, especially if the subject of the smear is Muslim.

The truth, apparently, is not exactly welcome over at Fox News. Read Goldberg's illuminating column is here.

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