Yesterday, Doug Ross at Director Blue issued a challenge to those who have proclaimed that Fox News is not really a news organization. He’s offering a solid gold Kruggerand (today’s value: $1,040) to the person who can document one single lie made by a Fox News reporter. I’d have thought, given the ferocity with which liberal bloggers, newsmedia, and the White House have perpetuated this claim, that Doug’s Kruggerand would have been gone by sundown. But amazingly enough, it’s still there.
So we’re going to help Doug out by publicizing his challenge, in the hopes that one of the many bloggers who refer to the network as “Faux News” or the right-wing propaganda machine or whatever, will cover themselves in glory (and gold) by simply proving what they’re accusing Fox of.
Doug has four simple and reasonable rules for anyone wishing to claim the gold.
• Typos don’t qualify (“ooh, the news ticker used a ‘D’ after his name, not an ‘R’!”).
• The lie must have been repeated by at least two national Fox News reporters and left uncorrected.
• The transcripts and/or video clips must be available on the Fox News website for verification.
• The story, refuting the Fox News lie, must have been correctly reported at around the same time by news reporters from CNN and MSNBC (with links and/or transcripts from their sites).
So come on, lefties–you know who you are! Put up or shut up. And yes, Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanual, and David Axelrod, you all can participate, too. Good luck.