From Jim Gilliam's blog archives
Fox 'guilt' over patriotic reporting

July 13, 2004 8:09 AM

David Rhodes, director of newsgathering at Fox:

We were widely laughed at for our colour coded security threat warnings and everyone remembers the videos of people going down to Wal-Mart and buying their plastic flags. All media in the US share a certain amount of guilt for taking these images and passing them on.

The Guardian continues:

While he refused to discuss the station's policy on Israel or its flag-waving patriotism and support for the war in Iraq, he said the station was merely reflecting sentiment in the US when it introduced its daily "security alert" graphics in 2001.

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