Headline of the day: Fox News on Syria

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 10.46.30 AMSpeaking of Syria, the following screen shot of a google news search for the term “Syria” shows how different media present the news about a potential diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. As you  see, CNN and CBS emphasize the fact that Syria has said it will hand over its chemical weapons; NBC stresses the “peaceful” nature of the development and The New York Times refers to the diplomatic nature of the deal. Fox News, for its part, acts as if nothing new has happened. It basically says, what is wrong with you people! How can you oppose a strike on Syria when there are chemical weapons there? Thanks for the informative and enlightening perspective, as always, Fox.


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/talulah42900/ Alisha Walker

    I accidently flipped to this station last night (I thought I’d blocked it) and got to hear some of the wonderful commentary they offered. Apparently, some at FOX are convinced that there is a conspiracy in the works with Syria. They think that the whole thing played out too fast and too well for Obama, so it obviously had to be planned. Never mind that the “plot” is actually getting Syria to turn over chemical weapons – it’s all about image and this is obviously a planned political stunt. You could teach a whole course on fallacy with a single Fox broadcast.