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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bozell Pushes Ariz. Shooting Falsehoods
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center's Brent Bozell was clearly in a lying mood during his Jan. 10 interview with Newsmax to discuss news coverage of the Arizona shooting.

"Note how quickly the New York Times came out with an editorial calling for the Fairness Doctrine as a result of this," Bozell said. But that didn't happen -- in fact, a search of the Times' website indicates no mention of "fairness doctrine" anywhere in the Times in the past 30 days. 

The closest a Times editorial published between the shooting and Bozell's interview came to discussing speech issues regarding the shooting is a Jan. 10 editorial that called for "quieting the voices of intolerance," which is not even remotely the same thing as "calling for the Fairness Doctrine."

Bozell also asserted that "The Daily Kos whackjob website has got targets over faces that they don’t like." Not true either -- in fact, Daily Kos has issued no graphics containing a bulls-eye image regarding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, one victim of the shooting.

Bozell, by the way, is the same guy who is complaining that conseratives are being unfairly maligned over the shooting.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:37 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:29 AM EST

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