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Saturday, November 24, 2012
NewsBusters Finds Bias In Fake News
Topic: NewsBusters

The Media Research Center is so obsessed with uncovering "liberal media bias," it's trying to find it in fictional news.

A Nov. 20 NewsBsuters post by Ryan Robertson complains about a story at the satirical news site The Onion, which features how "8-year-old Palestinian boy Walid Suleiman expressed both joy and astonishment Monday that he has yet to be killed in an Israeli military attack." Robertson's complaint? "At no point in the short piece does it reference the terrorist organization Hamas, the death and destruction they cause, or Hamas terrorists' penchant for firing rockets from locations that are full of innocent civilians."

Um, Ryan? It's fake news. Why waste precious MRC resources complaining about fake news?

(Of course, given the $5 million the MRC blew on an spectacularly ineffective anti-media campaign this year, maybe those resources aren't all that precious.)


Posted by Terry K. at 11:44 PM EST

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