Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ACORN, Van Jones, Kevin Jennings, Planned Parenthood, Barack Obama

No, our subject line wasn’t recreating Glenn Beck’s chalkboard – thankfully that went into retirement months ago. They are just some of the many victims of The Fox Effect and a sharp reminder of the destructive capability of Fox News’ lies.

Next week, Media Matters Chairman David Brock and Executive Vice President Ari Rabin-Havt will release a new book on Fox News, using leaked emails and the network employees’ own words to show Fox News for what it is – a political operation masquerading as a news network.

Pre-order The Fox Effect today and make sure you receive it the day it’s released.

The Fox Effect
lays out how the network operates when they attack political foes – a process we call the Fox Cycle:

STEP 1: Conservative activists introduce a lie.
STEP 2: Fox News devotes massive coverage to the story.
STEP 3: Fox attacks other outlets for ignoring the controversy.
STEP 4: Mainstream outlets begin reporting on the story.
STEP 5: Media critics, pundits praise Fox News coverage.
STEP 6: The story falls apart once the damage has been done.

Most attacks from Fox follows these six steps. The Fox Effect illustrates this phenomena and details how Fox News’ lies can be stamped out.

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Thank you,

Eric Boehlert
Senior Fellow
Media Matters for America
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