Irony is dead: Fox News exec lectures staffers about being "fair" and "impartial"
September 21, 2009 4:41 pm ET by Eric Boehlert
It's from managing editor Bill Sammon and it's in response to the (shocking!) revelation that at least one member of the Fox News team was whipping up the 9/12 crowd prior to a live report, pretending it was a studio audience. Which, of course, it pretty much was considering Fox News was an unofficial sponsor of the event.
But the video has been a huge embarrassment. (Hey, live by raw video, die by raw video, right?) So Sammon typed up a memo and said all the things that normal journalists would say in this situation. The funny part, of course, is that Fox News no longer practices journalism. Instead, it's transformed itself into the Opposition Party of the Obama White House, so Sammon's solemn pleas for impartiality read like a clever parody.
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