Sunday, June 17, 2007

More Deceit From Media Matters

Deceit may be a harsh word. In this post I document how "Media Matters" gets it wrong about Rush Limbaugh. Their mistake was using FAIR as a source.

Well, again they use FAIR as a source to criticize Rush Limbaugh, little knowing that FAIR is deliberately being deceitful.


It revolves around a radio broadcast that Rush made in 1994. Now, being a daily listener at the time, I was listening to that particular program as it occured. Rumors were swirling around about what really happened to Vince Foster. And some moron tried to mislead Limbaugh by sending him a fax. He read the fax on the air, but later derided the fax as a phony (Rush: "I'll give you ten to one odds that this fax is a fake!")


However, FAIR, and consequently Media Matters, leaves that part of Rush's broadcast out of their reports. Thereby taking it completely out of context and lying by ommission.


Media Matters:


according to a report by the national media watch group Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR):

On his March 10 radio broadcast, Limbaugh had announced the following in urgent tones:

OK, folks, I think I got enough information here to tell you about the contents of this fax that I got. Brace yourselves. This fax contains information that I have just been told will appear in a newsletter to Morgan Stanley sales personnel this afternoon. ... What it is is a bit of news which says ... there's a Washington consulting firm that has scheduled the release of a report that will appear, it will be published, that claims that Vince Foster was murdered in an apartment owned by Hillary Clinton, and the body was then taken to Fort Marcy Park.

After he returned from a commercial break, Limbaugh began referring to the story as a "rumor," but continued to claim that the story was that "the Vince Foster suicide was not a suicide."


Ah, they acknowledge that Rush refered to the story as a rumor, but neglect to mention that Rush derided the fax, and the story as a hoax. Rush's major point overall was how the Clintons could put all these rumors to rest if they just came forward and told the truth. But they would not. Instead stonewalling, lying, and obstructing any attempts to investigate what really happened. Their actions only caused the rumors to multiply and swell up.

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