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The Media Is The Enemy - Fox's Mike Tobin Reports His Opinion As Fact

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Submitted by Sofasogood (United States), Jan 19, 2009 at 14:39

I saw the same report as you and had a similar response. Although Fox is 1000 times more honest than CNN, and many of their TV personalities try to do their best, Mike Tobin often reports his opinion (usually biased against Israel) as fact. It seems to me that Fox tries to keep him a bit reined in, or he'd be much worse. Reporters sit around in hotel bars and peer pressure influences them. He must get a lot of flak because he works for Fox, and being objective, much less Pro-Israel would amount to total social ostracism. It would take some courage to stand apart.

I completely agree with your analysis of his opinion, and your alternative report is excellent.

But the point is, where did he get that information? What was his source? Did someone take a poll? Baloney. It's either his opinion, or he's reporting the opinion of some Palestinian.

This is journalism without integrity.

Although, given the nature of most Gazans, it would seem he might be right, it's still nothing but opinion.

And what if, in all the calamity, a poll was taken? You are right. Most Gazans and Hamas are the same. But, also, any Gazan who expressed resentment of Hamas would be killed. He could report that. That's a fact.

I hope you will write to Fox every time you hear a sleazy report. Send copies to all of them.

friends@foxnews.com, americas-talking@foxnews.com, special@foxnews.com, studiob@foxnews.com, foxreport@foxnews.com, oreilly@foxnews.com, hannity@foxnews.com, cavuto@foxnews.com, ontherecord@foxnews.com, foxnewsradio@foxnews.com, fncspecials@foxnews.com

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