6.26.2010

Media Matters: On Fox, the Rules Are Different When the Boss Is Around

Is Fox "news" cleaning their anti-immigrant stance up for when their boss, Rupert Murdoch, shows up for a visit to tout the good that immigrants bring to this country? You betcha.

Via Media Matters:

On Fox, the Rules Are Different When the Boss Is Around

Steve Doocy hosted Murdoch and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Fox & Friends to talk about their about immigration reform efforts, and the tone of the discussion was pretty measured and -- dare I say -- pro-immigrant.

It was not the tone Fox News usually employs when talking about immigration. There was no typical scare-tactic b-roll of people appearing to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally by crawling over fences, no crowing about "amnesty," no outrage over immigrants stealing American jobs or getting fair wages, and no baseless suggestions that all immigrants are criminals. Get this: Doocy even used the phrase "undocumented immigrants," instead of slinging around the charged word "illegals," like he and his co-hosts do in virtually every other segment on immigration. It was like watching a completely different network.



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