Fox News Producer Will Keep His Job After Hilariously Biased Anti-Obama Video
It is political and comedic dogma now that Fox News is the opposite of a "fair and balanced" network. Their opinionators are stacked with conservative voices (Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck - remember him?) and any attempt they have made at portraying a leftist voice has failed miserably (Where in the world is Alan Colmes?).
So it was surprising that this video was received so wildly by those in the media who know how things work on Roger Ailes's network. Ed Schultz of MSNBC said that the ad more or less confirms that Fox News is an "arm of the Republican Party." Noted but that's a little harsh.
What has made it an interesting story, though, is that it almost cost producer Chris White, the man behind the video, his job. Keyword: almost.
In the video that premiered Wednesday , we see the lovable staff of "Fox and Friends" speculate on how America has changed in the Age of Obama. Images flash of skyrocketing gas prices and collapsing stocks, terms like "food prices," "families with savings" and "unemployment" are thrown all over the place and sound-bytes of Obama saying recovery is on its way is played over and over and over again. A piggy bank even sadly falls from some high ground, signaling, we guess, a loss of change. Whoa... that's deep.
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