Monday, July 19, 2010

FOX News: Supporting America's Veterans, Unless Fox Disagrees With Them

As if we needed any more evidence that FOX News essentially functions as the communications arm for Big Oil's congressional allies - opposing any sort of clean energy and climate bill - the network has rejected without explanation a second advertisement from the veterans' group VoteVets.

As reported by Politico's Ben Smith, FOX is refusing to air this spot, featuring retired Brigadier General Steven Anderson, who was the top logistics aide to the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus:



As Smith points out, it's the second time in recent months that FOX has rejected an ad from VoteVets.

For a network whose anchors literally shed tears on the air while talking about their love of country, denying a decorated military leader the chance to speak his mind about a national security issue is -- and these are hard to come by these days at FOX -- a new low.

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