From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesThe Fox News, Bush DUI myth
July 26, 2004 9:47 AM
Both Roger Ailes and Carl Cameron are bragging about breaking the Bush DUI story in 2000, using it as an example of "fair and balance." Eric Boehlert rips the myth to shreds:
The problem is that both Ailes and Cameron have had to rewrite history to make their DUI claim stick, because the tale of who broke the story is not as simple as they'd like to spin it. And the notion that the FNC crew -- Ailes, Cameron, Brit Hume, Tony Snow, Bill O'Reilly, etc. -- was hounding the Bush camp at the end of the election campaign and asking hard questions about Bush's drunken-driving past is pure fantasy. Plus, once the DUI story leaked out, FNC reporters, anchors and guests spent days spinning furiously on Bush's behalf in an attempt to downplay the story.
The Fox News, Bush DUI myth (07.26.2004)
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